A thyroid nodule is defined as a small lump of tissue (either solid or cystic - filled with fluid), usually more than one quarter of an inch in diameter that may protrude from the neck's surface or may form in the thyroid gland itself. The nodule can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).
One of the newest birth control options for women is literally at arm's reach. The Norplant contraceptive, approved by the Food and Drug Administration and marketed since 1992, is implanted just under the skin of the inner arm, right above the elbow.
Hypothyroidism is thyroid hormone deficiency. It can be due to primary disease of the thyroid gland itself or to the lack of stimulation of the thyroid gland by the pituitary gland via the hormone TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone).
Cervicitis is an inflammation of the cervix - the lower part of the uterus that extends about one inch into the vaginal canal.
Candida albicans becomes an infectious agent when there is some change in the body environment that allows it to grow out of control.
AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS is a serious condition that weakens the body's immune system, leaving it unable to fight off illness.
AIDS is the last stage in a progression of diseases resulting from a viral infection known as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV or AIDS virus).