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1 Closed Head Injury

A closed head injury is trauma to the head that does not cause a break in the skull. Though the skull is intact, the brain and soft tissue can be damaged by violent movem

2 Concussion

A concussion is an injury to the brain that causes problems with how the brain works. It can affect things like memory, balance, focus, decision making, and coordination.

3 Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken baby syndrome is a brain injury from physical abuse to a baby or young child. It may cause lasting brain damage or death. Treatment is needed right away.

4 Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a deterioration of the brain. It is caused by the buildup of a protein called tau. The brain damage caused by CTE can lead to se

5 Penetrating Brain Injury

Penetrating brain injury is when an object enters the skull and harms the brain. It can hurt a small or large part of the brain. It is a threat to life and needs emergenc

6 Postconcussion Syndrome

A concussion is an injury to the brain. It causes problems with how it works. It can make memory, balance, thinking, and coordination hard. Post-concussion syndrome (PCS)

11 Post-Traumatic Headache

A post-traumatic headache can happen after an injury or trauma to the head and neck.

12 Dysarthria

Dysarthria is a speech disorder. It differs from aphasia , which is a language disorder.

17 Parkinson Disease

Parkinson disease (PD) is a brain disorder that causes tremors and problems moving.

18 Spasticity

Spasticity is when muscles tighten without control.

19 Seizure Disorder -- Child

A seizure is abnormal electrical activity in the brain. A seizure disorder is when 2 or more seizures happen. This is also known as epilepsy.

20 Central Cord Syndrome

Central cord syndrome (CCS) is a type of incomplete spinal cord injury. CCS is marked by damage to the nerve fibers that bring messages from the brain to the body. This c

21 Heterotopic Ossification

Heterotopic ossification (HO) is the growth of bone in places where it is not supposed to be. It can happen anywhere in the body. The hip, knees, shoulders, and elbows ar

22 Conditions and Diseases -- Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue

This collection focuses on conditions related to skin and subcutaneous tissue.These comprehensive and concise factsheets are physician-reviewed and reflect the most curre

23 Symptoms and Signs of Ill-defined Conditions

This collection focuses on symptoms and signs of ill-defined conditions.These comprehensive and concise factsheets are physician-reviewed and reflect the most current, ev

24 Conditions and Diseases -- Skeletal and Muscular Systems

This collection focuses on conditions related to the skeletal and muscular systems.These comprehensive and concise factsheets are physician-reviewed and reflect the most

25 Conditions and Diseases -- Nervous System and Sense Organs

This collection focuses on conditions associated to the nervous system and sense organs.These comprehensive and concise factsheets are physician-reviewed and reflect the

26 Conditions, Diseases and Injuries -- Injury and Poisoning

This collection focuses on conditions related to injuries and poisoning.These comprehensive and concise factsheets are physician-reviewed and reflect the most current, ev

28 Women's Health Guide

The Women's Health Guide is a comprehensive and concise quick-reference guide to women's health conditions and medical procedures. The authors and physician reviewers hav

29 Physical Fitness Guide

The Physical Fitness Guide is a comprehensive and concise quick-reference guide to sports injuries, conditions, and medical procedures. The authors and physician reviewer

30 Senior Health Guide

The Senior Health Guide is a comprehensive and concise quick-reference guide to health conditions and medical procedures affecting older adults. The authors and physician

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