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Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is one of the most complicated joints in your body. You have one on each side of your face, just
Tendons are cords of tissue that anchor muscles to bones. They slide back and forth as our muscles contract and our joints flex. To
Tennis elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis, is a very common injury that results from overuse, injury, or strain of the tendon that attaches the
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer found in men between the ages of 15 and 29 years old, and the incidence of this
Tetanus is a condition caused by a nerve toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium tetani, a cousin of the bacteria that cause
The Common Cold
A cold – also called infectious rhinitis – is a very common viral infection of the nose and throat. Doctors call it a "self-limiting"
Thrombophlebitis is an inflammation of a vein due to a blood clot. The term comes from a combination of thrombus, meaning blood clot, and
The thyroid is a small gland located below the Adam’s apple in your neck. It releases hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), which increase
Tinea Cruris (Jock Itch)
Tinea cruris, commonly referred to as jock itch, is a fungal infection in the groin area. It affects mostly adult men. It’s caused by
Tinnitus (or "ringing in the ears") is sound or noise that no one but the person with the condition can hear. The noise can
Onychomycosis (OM) refers to a fungal infection of the nails that may affect one or several of the toenails or fingernails. OM affects about
Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils that causes inflammation. It’s most common in children aged 3 to 7, who have larger tonsils than
Tooth Decay and Toothache
Tooth decay (cavities) affects almost all of us to some degree at some point in our lives. It usually occurs in children and young
In order for your neck to move the way it should, all the neck muscles, tendons, and bones must be healthy and functioning properly.
Tourette syndrome (TS), named after the French neurologist who first described it, is a neurological disorder characterized by motor tics (brief, non-rhythmic, stereotyped movements)
Toxic Shock Syndrome
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is caused by toxins released by certain strains of common bacteria. Although anyone can experience TSS, it occurs most often
Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. On average, it is estimated that 20% to 40% of the population in North
Transient Ischemic Attack
A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is an ischemic stroke in which the blood flow is restored quickly and the symptoms disappear within 24 hours.
Immunizations are among the most important and effective ways to prevent travel-related infections. Immunizations for travel include: the routine childhood or adult immunizations that
Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition of recurring pain on one side of the face due to a malfunction of one or more of the
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most common infections in the world. About 2 billion people are infected with TB and nearly 3 million
Type 1 Diabetes
Diabetes is a condition of elevated blood sugars in which the body does not make enough insulin and/or the insulin being made cannot be
Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes is a condition in which the body cannot properly store and use fuel for energy. The body’s main fuel is a form of
Typhoid, also known as typhoid fever or enteric fever, is an infection caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhi. Across the world, millions of people
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