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  1. Hartnup disorder Hartnup disorder
    Hartnup disorder is an inherited metabolic condition that involves the transport of certain amino acids (for example, tryptophan and histidine) in the small intestine and kidneys. Causes Hartnup disorder is possibly the most common metabolic condition involving amino acids. It is an inherited condi...
  2. HbA1c HbA1c
    HbA1c is a test that measures the amount of glycated hemoglobin in your blood. Glycated hemoglobin is a substance in red blood cells that is formed when blood sugar (glucose) attaches to hemoglobin. How the Test is Performed Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the ba...
  3. HCG blood test - qualitative HCG blood test - qualitative
    A qualitative HCG blood test checks to see if there is a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin in your blood. HCG is a hormone normally produced during pregnancy. See also: HCG urine test Quantitative pregnancy test (reveals specific level of HCG in your blood) How the Test is Performed ...
  4. HCG blood test - quantitative HCG blood test - quantitative
    A quantitative human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) test measures the specific level of HCG in the blood. HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. See also: HCG urine test HCG blood test - qualitative How the Test is Performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of ...
  5. HDL test HDL test
    HDL stands for high-density lipoprotein. It's also sometimes called "good" cholesterol. Lipoproteins are made of fat and protein. They carry cholesterol, triglycerides, and other fats, called lipids, in the blood from other parts of your body to your liver. This article discusses the blood test used...
  6. Head and face reconstruction Head and face reconstruction
    Head and face reconstruction is surgery to repair or reshape deformities of the head and face (craniofacial). See also: Cleft lip and palate repair Craniosynostosis repair Description Surgery for head and face deformities (craniofacial reconstruction) depends on the type and severity of defor...
  7. Head injury Head injury
    A head injury is any trauma that leads to injury of the scalp, skull, or brain. The injuries can range from a minor bump on the skull to serious brain injury. Head injury is classified as either closed or open (penetrating). A closed head injury means you received a hard blow to the head from strik...
  8. Head lice Head lice
    Head lice are tiny insects that live on the scalp. They can be spread by close contact with other people. These lice only live in hair and occasionally eyebrows and eyelashes. See also: Body lice Pubic lice Causes Head lice infect hair on the head. They are easiest to see on the neck and over...
  9. Head MRI Head MRI
    A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the head is a noninvasive method to create detailed pictures of the brain and surrounding nerve tissues. Unlike x-rays and computed tomographic (CT) scans, which use radiation, MRI uses powerful magnets and radio waves. The MRI scanner contains the magnet. ...
  10. Headache Headache
    A headache is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck. Serious causes of headaches are extremely rare. Most people with headaches can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax, and occasionally by taking medications. See also: Cluster headache Migraine Tension...
  11. Headache - what to ask your doctor Headache - what to ask your doctor
    A headache is pain or discomfort in your head, scalp, or neck. Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse about your headaches. Questions How can I tell if the headache I am having is dangerous? What are the symptoms of a tension headache? A migraine headache? A cluster heada...
  12. Health screening - men - age 18 - 39 Health screening - men - age 18 - 39
    All adults should visit their health care provider from time to time, even if they are healthy. The purpose of these visits is to: Screen for diseases Assess risk of future medical problems Encourage a healthy lifestyle Update vaccinations Maintain a relationship with a doctor in case of an illness...
  13. Health screening - men - age 40 - 64 Health screening - men - age 40 - 64
    All adults should visit their health care provider from time to time, even if they are healthy. The purpose of these visits is to: Screen for diseases Assess risk of future medical problems Encourage a healthy lifestyle Update vaccinations Maintain a relationship with a doctor in case of an illness...
  14. Health screening - men - over 65 Health screening - men - over 65
    All adults should visit their health care provider from time to time, even if they are healthy. The purpose of these visits is to: Screen for diseases Assess risk of future medical problems Encourage a healthy lifestyle Update vaccinations Maintain a relationship with a doctor in case of an illness...
  15. Health screening - women - age 18 - 39 Health screening - women - age 18 - 39
    All adults should visit their health care provider from time to time, even if they are healthy. The purpose of these visits is to: Screen for diseases Assess risk of future medical problems Encourage a healthy lifestyle Update vaccinations Maintain a relationship with a doctor in case of an illness...