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Question: How do I find information about my disease or condition?


  • To find information about a specific disease or condition, select "Health Topics" from the main MedlinePlus page. In addition, you will find a link back to the Health Topics page just below the header of every MedlinePlus page. This page features:

    • An "A to Z" guide which lists health topics by letters of the alphabet.

    • An option to list all health topics at once in alphabetical order.

    • A list of health topics by broad groups.

    • A short list of frequently requested topics.

    • A link to the medical encyclopedia.

      • The medical encyclopedia provides additional information on diseases, symptoms, tests, surgery, injuries, nutrition and poisoning.

  • To find information about prescription and non-prescription drugs, select "Drug Information" just below the header of every MedlinePlus page.

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