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The bones in the body not only add support but they help the body move. During early stages of life the body builds bone faster than it removes it. As we age, production slows down...


At Northwell Health Cancer Institute, our centers and departments bring together multidisciplinary specialists who deliver advanced, coordinated cancer care.


Candidiasis, sometimes referred to as a yeast infection, is an infection caused by yeast on the skin and/or mucous membranes. Although yeast is normally a harmless inhabitant of the digestive system and vaginal area, it may cause an infection when the skin is damaged, when conditions are warm and humid leading to overgrowth, and/or when a person has a depressed immune system...


Learn more about the dental treatment options available for canker sores at Northwell Health.


Carbon monoxide can be created whenever a fuel (such as wood, gasoline, coal, natural gas or kerosene) is burning. Breathing in carbon monoxide fumes not only prevents oxygen from being used properly by the body, but also causes harm to the central nervous system...


Learn about Carotid Artery Dissection diagnosis, symptoms, causes and treatments at the Northwell Health Brain Aneurysm Center and Cerebrovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery Center.


Learn about carotid body tumor, symptoms, causes and treatments at Northwell Health’s Neuroscience Institute.


Carotid artery disease occurs when there is damage to the inner layers of the arteries, which supply blood to the brain. Approximately 30 percent of strokes are caused by narrowing or blockages in the carotid arteries on either side of the neck.


Learn about Carotid Cavernous Fistula, symptoms, causes and treatments at Northwell Health’s Neuroscience Institute.


Learn about Cavernous Angioma, symptoms, causes and treatments at Northwell Health’s Neuroscience Institute.


Learn about Cerebral arteriovenous malformation, symptoms, causes and treatments at Northwell Health’s Neuroscience Institute.


Learn about Cerebral Hemorrhage diagnosis, symptoms, causes and treatments at the Northwell Health Brain Aneurysm Center and Cerebrovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery Center.


Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder caused by a brain injury or malformation during brain development.


Cervical disc herniation is a condition similar to a bulging disc, yet far more painful, occurring when the soft padding (discs) between the vertebrae in the neck become misaligned and crack, causing the soft, gel-like material inside (nucleus pulposus) to rupture...


Cervical radiculopathy, or a "pinched nerve," is a type of damage or disease (neuropathy) affecting the root of one or more nerves in the neck region. It causes radiating pain, weakness, numbness, and/or difficulty controlling or using some muscles...


Cervical cancer develops when normal cervical cells transform into abnormal cells. The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer.


Cervical cancer is a condition in which the cells in the cervix grow abnormally and out of control. The cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body.


Learn about cervical decompression surgery and the spine specialists who perform these procedures at Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute.


A healthy cervix remains strong and closed until you near your due date. Cervical insufficiency occurs when the cervix weakens and is unable to stay closed.


Cervical spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck and usually occurs in people over 50 years of age. The narrowing can occur at the center of your spine in the canals that branch off your spine.


Chemotherapy (chemo) refers to the use of drugs, known as chemotherapeutic agents, to kill or slow the growth of rapidly multiplying cancer cells. Chemotherapy drugs are most commonly given intravenously (through an IV) or orally (through the mouth), but they can be given in other ways.


We have a dedicated program to expertly treat a wide array of chest wall deformities. We physically examine each patient, discuss their condition with them or their family and determine the best surgical or non-surgical approach to treatment.


A Chiari malformation is when the back of the brain pushes down through the bottom opening of the skull, which can obstruct the flow of cerebrospinal fluid.


Cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder wall and nearby abdominal lining. Cholecystitis is usually caused by a gallstone in the cystic duct, the duct that connects the gallbladder to the hepatic duct...


Chronic kidney disease is the slow loss of kidney function over time. The kidneys' main function is to remove waste and excess water from the body. Chronic kidney disease causes a buildup of fluid and waste products in the body...


Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer that causes the body to produce large numbers of white blood cells. These leukemia cells, called lymphocytes, cannot fight infection very well.


Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a type of cancer that causes the body to produce large numbers of white blood cells (myelocytes). These myelocytes, called leukemia cells, cannot fight infection very well.


Chronic myofascial pain (CMP) is a common disorder that affects skeletal muscles, which are connected to bones and help you move. It also affects the tissue (called fascia) that surrounds the muscles...


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that can interfere with normal breathing. Nearly 13 million Americans suffer from COPD, according to the American Lung Association, and 24 million U...


Chronic pain can be very distressing and debilitating?"physically and emotionally?"to patients and their families who care for them. At Northwell Health, the multidisciplinary team addresses the causes and effects of your chronic pain with a range of therapeutic treatments...


Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders are disruptions in the circadian rhythm?"the human body’s internal clock, which regulates various biological processes...


Cirrhosis is the twelfth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases...


The multidisciplinary team of trauma and fracture experts at Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute treats clavicle fractures as well as a broad range of conditions that affect the bones.


Learn more about the causes mouth infections and treatments available by dental specialists at Northwell Health.


Colon cancer happens when cells that are not normal grow in your colon. These cells grow together and form tumors.


Congenital anomalies of the female genital tract are developmental issues that form in the embryo and can occur in the vagina, ovaries, uterus or cervix.


Congenital kidney defects are present at birth. Along with congenital defects of the urinary tract anatomy, they represent approximately 30 percent of all malformations diagnosed prenatally...


Learn more about what causes conjunctivitis, symptoms and world-class treatments available at Northwell Health.


Constipation is a condition in which a person has uncomfortable or infrequent bowel movements. A person is considered to be constipated when bowel movements result in small amounts of hard, dry stool fewer than three times a week...


Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the accumulation of fatty deposits in the inner layer of the coronary arteries. The fatty deposits may begin to develop in childhood and they continue to thicken and enlarge during a person’s lifetime. This thickening, known as atherosclerosis, narrows the arteries and can decrease or block the flow of blood to the heart.


Craniofacial abnormalities are abnormalities of the growth of the skull, which may constrict brain growth.


Crigler-Najjar syndrome is a very rare condition where a substance made by the liver (bilirubin) cannot be broken down. In these cases, the enzyme that typically converts bilirubin into a form that can be removed by the body is not working correctly...


Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that is a chronic condition that may recur at various times over a lifetime. It usually involves the small intestine, most often the lower part called the ileum...


Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition that involves pressure or stretching of the ulnar nerve. It is evidenced by a sensation similar to the pain that occurs from hitting the "funny" bone in your elbow. The "funny" bone (ulnar nerve) crosses the inner (medial) side of the elbow and rests under a bump of bone called the medial epicondyle. The ulnar nerve begins in the side of the neck and ends in the fingers.