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Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of arthritis, which is a term for a group of often painful medical conditions that affect the body’s musculoskeletal system. The...
Faculty and staff of the UAB Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology program address problems involving the joints, muscles, soft tissue, and connective tissue, such...
Arthritis is a term for a group of often painful medical conditions that affect the body’s musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system enables the body to move and...
During the second or third trimester of pregnancy, a woman may experience problems caused by excessive protein in the urine, high blood pressure and edema (swelling). This...
Pregnancy is a period of approximately 41 weeks during which a woman carries a fetus inside of her. In most cases, the fetus grows inside the uterus (womb). Pregnancy is...
Premature atrial contractions (PACs) is a medical condition in which the heart beats too early due to premature discharge of an electrical signal in the atria, which are the...
Premature births, or prematurity, occur when babies are born before the completion of 37 weeks of pregnancy. Some half-million babies are born prematurely in the United...
Liposarcoma is a malignant soft tissue tumor. It can be found anywhere in the body where soft tissue is present, including muscles, tendons, connective tissue, fat,...
Bladder cancer is a type of cancer that forms in the tissue of the bladder, the balloon-shaped organ in the pelvis that stores urine after it passes from the kidneys. Roughly...
Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is the presence of an extra, or accessory, abnormal electrical pathway in the heart. This additional pathway creates periods of very rapid...
Heart palpitations are feelings or sensations that the heart is beating too hard, too fast, skipping a beat, or fluttering. They can be felt in the chest, throat, or neck....
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat, occurring when the two top chambers of the heart (atria) beat out of rhythm with the two lower chambers of the heart (the...
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by a series of unprovoked seizures caused by an electrical malfunction in the brain. Brain cells communicate commands to the...
Dementia is a group of symptoms that interfere with certain functions of the brain, such as memory, language, and decision making. These symptoms stem from various diseases,...
A brain tumor is a collection of abnormal cells in the brain. Normal cells in the body develop, age, die, and are replaced by new cells; tumors disrupt that cycle by causing...
Most strokes occur when the blood supply to a part of the brain is shut off or reduced, causing brain cells to die as they are starved of oxygen. These are called ischemic...
Aphasia is a condition causing sufferers to struggle with communication. It is most common in older adults, particularly those who have had a stroke or head injury. Aphasia...
A ventricular septal defect is one of the most common congenital (present from birth) heart defects. It refers to one or more holes in the wall separating the right and left...