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  • A Serious Look at Fainting

    Fainting (syncope) is a brief loss of consciousness. This leads to falling down or needing to lie down, followed by a quick recovery. Fainting by itself is not a problem, but it could be a sign of a serious health condition.

  • Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy

    AFLP is a rare, but serious, liver problem in pregnancy. With AFLP the liver cells have too much fat, which can damage the liver.

  • Anal Fistula

    An anal fistula is an abnormal opening in the skin near the anus. It leads to the inside of the anal canal in the colon.

  • Anemia, Folate-Deficiency (Child)

    Without enough folate, the body makes red blood cells that are too large. This blood disorder is called anemia caused by folate deficiency.

  • Ankle Fracture

    You have an ankle fracture. This means that one or more of the bones that make up the ankle joint are broken.

  • Atrial Fibrillation

    Atrial fibrillation is a condition in which the heart beats in an irregular pattern. It is caused by a problem in the heart's electrical pathways. It can be a sign of heart disease or other health problems that affect the heart.

  • Atrial Fibrillation

    Atrial fibrillation is when the upper chambers of the heart don’t pump normally. Learn what happens in the heart, and how it can be managed.

  • Atrial Flutter

    Atrial flutter is when the upper chambers of the heart beat too fast. Learn how it happens, and how it can be treated.

  • Blood Circulation in the Fetus and Newborn

    During pregnancy, the fetal lungs are not used for breathing - the placenta does the work of exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide through the mother's circulation. With the first breaths of air the baby takes at birth, the fetal circulation changes.

  • Boxer Fracture

    You have a fracture, or break, of one of the bones in your hand. This causes pain, swelling, and sometimes bruising. This injury is treated with a splint or cast.