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Takayasu's arteritis

Understand this rare disease that damages the aorta, the large artery that carries blood from your heart to the rest of your body.


Thoracic outlet syndrome

This group of disorders causes symptoms including pain or numbness due to pressure on the blood vessels or nerves between the collarbone and rib.


Brain aneurysm

Learn about the signs and symptoms that may occur when a thinning wall of a blood vessel in your brain bulges — and know when to get emergency care.


Osteoporosis treatment: Medications can help

Find out more about your options for bone-preserving drugs, including how often you need to take them and what side effects you might expect.


Carotid ultrasound

A carotid ultrasound examines the blood flow through the arteries in your neck that deliver blood from your heart to your brain.


Pleurisy

In this condition, the tissues that line the lungs and chest cavity (pleura) become inflamed, causing sharp chest pain that worsens during breathing.


Kyphosis

This exaggerated, forward rounding of the back is often caused by osteoporosis in older women. Spinal malformations can cause kyphosis in infants or teens.


Alzheimer's test: Detection at the earliest stages

New experimental Alzheimer's tests may help detect the disease earlier.


Calcium supplements: Do they interfere with blood pressure drugs?

In large amounts, calcium supplements may interfere with certain blood pressure medications.


Liver biopsy

Examining liver tissue can be a vital step in diagnosing and treating many liver conditions. Find out what to expect from this important procedure.


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