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  • Anatomy of the Inner Ear

    The hearing and balance canals are made up of hard bone lined by membrane. The canals are filled with a fluid called endolymph. Sound waves cause vibrations of endolymph in the hearing canal, creating sound messages.

  • Anemia, Iron-Deficiency (Adult)

    Anemia is when you have too few red blood cells. Here is information about anemia that is caused by not having enough iron.

  • Bile Duct Cancer: Introduction
  • Birth Control: IUD (Intrauterine Device)

    The IUD (intrauterine device) is small, flexible, and T-shaped. It is placed in the uterus by a trained healthcare provider. The IUD is one of the most effective birth control methods.

  • Birth Injuries

    Some babies have a more difficult trip through the birth canal than others, resulting in physical injuries. These injuries usually are not serious and clear up or improve within a few days or weeks after the birth.

  • Bladder and Bowel Incontinence

    Bladder or bowel incontinence means a problem with holding in urine or stool. Here's what you should know.

  • Brain Tumors: Introduction
  • Breast Infections and Inflammations

    The most common type of breast infection is lactational mastitis. This happens when a woman is breastfeeding. The nipples become cracked and sore, allowing bacteria from the baby's mouth to enter the ducts and rapidly multiply in the milk.

  • Breast Reconstruction with Implants

    Your surgeon can help you decide whether to have reconstructive surgery. You will be advised to wait if now is not the best time for you. Breast reconstruction can be done during or after a mastectomy. One kind of reconstruction is the breast implant. A sac of fluid is inserted during surgery to re-form the shape of a breast.

  • Caring for Your Child’s Incision

    Follow these tips to help your child's incision heal as it should and prevent infection.