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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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  • Disease

    Q fever

    A thermometer is a useful aid used to measure body temperature. A thermometer is usually filled with mercury.  Mercury in the tube rises when expanded by an increase in body temperature.

    Q fever is a bacterial infection that can affect the lungs, liver, heart, and other parts of the body.

  • Disease

    Q fever - early

    Q fever is an infectious disease that is spread by domestic and wild animals and ticks.

  • Test

    Quadruple screen test

    Quadruple screen

    The quadruple screen test is a blood test done during pregnancy to determine whether the baby is at risk for certain birth defects.

  • Test

    Quantitative nephelometry

    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.

    Quantitative nephelometry is a test to quickly and accurately measure the specific level of certain proteins called immunoglobulins in your blood....

  • Questions To Ask Your Doctor

    Questions to ask your child's doctor

  • Questions To Ask Your Doctor

    Questions to ask your doctor after knee replacement

    You had surgery to get a new knee joint. Below are questions you may want to ask your health care provider to help you take care of your new joint.

  • Questions To Ask Your Doctor

    Questions to ask your doctor before knee replacement

    How do I know if knee replacement surgery will help me? Is there any harm in waiting? Am I too young or too old for knee replacement? What else can be...