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Binge Eating

People with this condition have bouts of eating large amounts of food in a short period of time. They tend to select high calorie foods and binge in secret. Unlike people with bulimia, they do not try to purge the food from their bodies ...

Binge Eating Disorder

Binge eating disorder is when someone often eats large amounts of food in a short time. It is also called compulsive overeating. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.


Some medical problems can make it hard for you to breathe. In these cases, you might benefit from bilevel positive airway pressure. It is commonly known as “BiPap” or “BPap.” It is a type of ventilator - a device that ...

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder. People with bipolar disorder switch between periods of mania and periods of depression. There is no cure, but medicine and therapy can help manage symptoms.

Bipolar Disorder in Teens

Bipolar disorder is a type of depression. A teen with bipolar disorder often has extreme mood swings. These mood swings go beyond the day's normal ups and downs.

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 Assist Device Implantation

A biventricular assist device (BiVAD) is an implantable pump designed to help your heart function better when both sides of your heart are failing.

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.

Blood Transfusions

A blood transfusion is a procedure in which you receive blood or parts of blood through an IV (intravenous) line.

Blood Transfusions in Adults

A blood transfusion is when blood is put into the body. During a blood transfusion, you receive donated blood through one of your blood vessels.

Body Contouring After Weight-Loss Surgery

Body contouring is a type of surgery that improves how you look. It's done after you lose a large amount of weight. This type of surgery gets rid of extra skin folds and other surrounding tissue. This gives your body ...

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 Grafting

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that uses transplanted bone to repair and rebuild diseased or damaged bones. During a bone graft, your surgeon inserts a new piece of bone in the place where a bone needs to heal or join. The cells ...

Bone Marrow Biopsy

A bone marrow biopsy involves removing a small sample of the bone marrow inside your bones for testing. Bone marrow is a soft tissue in the center of most large bones. It makes most of the body's blood cells. The biopsy is done using a ...

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.

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