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Birth Defects in Children

A birth defect is a health problem or abnormal physical change that is present when a baby is born. Birth defects can be very mild, where the baby looks and acts like any other baby. Or birth defects can be more severe.

Birth Defects of the Hands

Abnormalities of the hand that a child is born with can interfere with the growth and use of the hand. With modern surgical techniques, most of these defects can be correct early - sometimes in infancy and in other cases before the age ...

Biventricular Pacing

Biventricular pacing is a promising new procedure that improves the left ventricle's ability to fully pump blood from the heart. As a result, patients are able to exert themselves more easily, live longer and have a higher quality of life.

Bladder Cancer

A malignant tumor in bladder usually starts in the cells that line the bladder (transitional cells), although thin, flat cells in the bladder (causing squamous cell carcinoma) and cells that manufacture mucus and other fluids (causing ...

Bladder Cancer Overview

Bladder cancer most often starts in the cells that make the inside lining of the bladder. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

Bladder Stones

Also called bladder calculi, bladder stones are mineral build-ups that form in the bladder, usually as a secondary urologic condition caused by a urinary tract infection or enlarged prostate. Bladder stones form when stagnated urine in ...

Blepharitis in Children

Blepharitis is an inflammation in the oil glands of the eyelid. It causes swollen eyelids and crusting around the eyelashes. Even after it’s treated and goes away, it can often come back again and again for years. It can often lead to an...

Blind Loop Syndrome

In blind loop syndrome, food is not able to follow the normal digestive route. Instead, it bypasses a section of your intestine.


Blisters are bubbles on the skin that are filled with bloody or clear fluid. Blisters are common injuries and often heal on their own.

Blocked Intestine

An intestinal blockage interrupts the normal digestive process. Many possible causes can lead to intestinal blockage including scarring, a hernia, or tumors.

Blocked Tear Duct (Dacryostenosis) in Children

In some babies, the openings into the tear duct don’t form the right way. This causes a blockage. The tears have no place to drain.

Blood Clotting Disorders in Children

Blood-clotting disorders are a group of conditions in which there is too much clotting. They are often inherited.

Blood in the Eye (Hyphema) in Children

Hyphema is blood in the front (anterior) chamber of the eye. This is located between the clear front part of the eye (cornea) and the colored part of the eye (iris). This section is where fluid flows in and out. The fluid gives ...

Blood in the Urine

Blood in the urine means there are red blood cells (RBCs) in the urine. Often the urine looks normal to the naked eye. But when checked under a microscope, it contains a high number of red blood cells. Here's what you need to know.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental health problem. If you have BDD, you may be so upset about how your body looks that it gets in the way of your ability to live normally.

Bone Bruise

A bone bruise is a traumatic injury to a bone that is less severe than a bone fracture.

Bone Cancer

Bone cancer is a malignant tumor that develops from the cells of the bone. Cancer that starts in the bone is not the same as cancer that spreads to the bone from another part of the body. Cancer that spreads is called metastatic. It ...

Bone Cancer: Overview

Primary bone cancer is cancer that starts in your bones. It is also sometimes just called bone cancer. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

Bone Marrow Suppression During Cancer Treatment in Children

Bone marrow suppression is when fewer blood cells are made in the marrow. It's a common side effect of some strong medicines, such as chemotherapy.

Bone Spurs

Bone spurs are smooth, bony growths that form over a long period of time. They are a growth of normal bone that tends to occur as we age. The spurs themselves are not painful. Their effect on nearby structures, such as nerves and the ...

Bone Tumors (Benign)

Most bone tumors are benign, and unlikely to spread. They can occur in any bone, but they usually are found in the biggest ones. These include the thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia), upper arm bone (humerus) and pelvis. Some types are ...

Bone Tumors (Malignant)

Malignant (cancerous) tumors are more rare than benign tumors - and more dangerous. The term malignant means there is moderate to high probability the tumor will spread beyond where it first develops. The cancer cells spread by traveling...

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a kind of mental health problem. People with BPD have unstable moods and can act recklessly. They also have a hard time managing their emotions. Read on to learn more.

Bow-legged (Genu Varum)

Almost all babies are born bow-legged. At birth, the soles of a baby's feet face each other with the tibia and femur curved outwards. There is also a space between the knee joints. During the first year of life, the knee joints move ...

Boxer’s Fracture

A boxer's fracture is a break in the neck of the fifth metacarpal bone in the hand. It gets its name because the injury is common in inexperienced boxers.

Brachial Neuritis

Brachial neuritis is nerve damage that affects the chest, shoulder, arm, and hand. It causes pain, weakness and lack of muscle control and lack of feeling in the shoulder or arm.

Brachial Plexus Injuries

The brachial plexus can be injured in many different ways - from pressure, stress, or being stretched too far. The nerves may also be damaged by cancer or radiation treatment. Sometimes, brachial plexus injuries happen to babies during ...


The heart muscle is responsible for circulating blood throughout the body. When the heart does not operate as it is supposed to and develops an abnormally slow heart rate that is less than 60 beats per minute, the condition is known as ...

Brain Abscess in Children

An abscess is a pocket of infection. In the brain, an abscess may be in one or more areas. This condition may cause problems with how the brain and spinal cord function. It is a serious and life-threatening condition that needs to be ...

Brain Cancer: Overview

Brain cancer includes primary and secondary tumors. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

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