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Information on Health Conditions and Treatments

Welcome to the Scripps health information library. It’s part of our commitment to partnering with you for lifelong wellness.

Here you can read articles on hundreds of health conditions and wellness topics, complete with medical illustrations and links to related symptoms, procedures and conditions.

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  • Self-Care Instructions

    ACE inhibitors

    Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors

  • Poison

    Acetaminophen and codeine overdose

    Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and codeine is a prescription pain medicine. It is a narcotic, which means it has the potential to relieve pain while making you feel...

  • Poison

    Acetaminophen overdose

    Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is a pain medicine. Acetaminophen overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or...

  • Poison

    Acetone poisoning

    Acetone is a chemical used in many household products. This article discusses poisoning from swallowing acetone-based products. Poisoning may also occur from...

  • Test

    Acetylcholine receptor antibody

    Blood is drawn from a vein (venipuncture), usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. A needle is inserted into the vein, and the blood is collected in an air-tight vial or a syringe. Preparation may vary depending on the specific test.

    Acetylcholine receptor antibody is a protein found in the blood of most people with myasthenia gravis. The antibody affects a chemical that sends signals...

  • Disease


    The esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, aided by the liver, gallbladder and pancreas convert the nutritive components of food into energy and break down the non-nutritive components into waste to be excreted.

    Achalasia is a disorder of the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. This condition affects the ability of the esophagus to...

  • Self-Care Instructions

    Aches and pains during pregnancy

    Growing a baby is hard work. Your body will go through a lot of changes as your baby grows and your hormones change. Along with the other common symptoms...

  • Disease

    Achilles tendinitis

    An inflamed or torn Achilles tendon causes intense pain and affects mobility.

    Achilles tendinitis is when the tendon that connects the back of your leg to your heel becomes swollen and painful near the bottom of the foot. This tendon...

  • Self-Care Instructions

    Achilles tendon rupture - aftercare

    Heel cord tear; Calcaneal tendon rupture

  • Disease


    Achondrogenesis is a rare type of growth hormone deficiency in which there is a defect in the development of bone and cartilage.