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A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that cushions a joint. When a bursa becomes inflamed, the condition is known as bursitis.
Beta Thalassemia (Cooley's Anemia)
Detailed information on beta thalassemia, including diagnosis and treatment
Breast Infections and Inflammations
The most common type of breast infection is lactational mastitis, which occurs 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.
Baldness (Alopecia)
Baldness is usually most noticeable on the scalp, but can occur anywhere on the body where hair grows. The condition is more common in men than in women.
Bed Sores
Detailed information on bed sores, including causes, prevention, and treatment
Detailed information on blisters, including cause, first-aid, and treatment
Barrett's Esophagus
Detailed information on Barrett's esophagus, including cause, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Biliary Cirrhosis/Bile Duct Cancer
Detailed information on biliary cirrhosis and bile duct cancer, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Binge Eating Disorder
Binge eating disorder is an illness that resembles bulimia nervosa and is characterized by episodes of uncontrolled eating or bingeing. It differs from bulimia because its sufferers do not purge their bodies of the excess food.
Brain Tumors
A brain tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue in the brain. The tumor can either originate in the brain itself or come from another part of the body and travel to the brain.