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Learn more about eating disorders and the wide range of treatments available with behavioral health specialists at Northwell.


Ebola is a virus that causes problems with how your blood clots. It is known as a hemorrhagic fever virus. This is because the clotting problems lead to internal bleeding, as blood leaks from small blood vessels in your body...


An ectopic pregnancy happens when an embryo attaches itself somewhere outside of the uterus. This condition occurs in one out of every 50 pregnancies


Atopic dermatitis, also called eczema, is a hereditary and chronic skin disorder that mostly affects infants or very young children. Most children who suffer eczema symptoms ?" more than half ?" are often over the condition by the time they reach puberty...


Your elbow joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the elbow joint move. The elbow is made up of three bones: the humerus (a bone in the upper arm) and the radius and the ulna (two bones in the forearm)...


Your elbow joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the elbow joint move. The elbow is made up of three bones: the humerus (a bone in the upper arm) and the radius and the ulna (two bones in the forearm)...


When you experience a cerebral embolism, a blood clot from one part of your body is carried through your bloodstream to your brain where it causes a blockage in an artery...


Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) involving damage to the air sacs in the lungs. As a result, your body does not get the oxygen it needs, making it hard to catch your breath


Empyema is a collection of pus in the pleural space, which is the thin space between the surface of your lungs and the inner lining of your chest wall...


Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain that is most often caused by a viral infection. This condition can cause severe headache, flu-like symptoms and cognitive problems that make it difficult to think clearly...


Encephalopathy is a general term for a condition that alters brain function or structure. Encephalopathy has a variety of causes, including bacterial or viral infections, brain tumors, metabolic dysfunction, exposure to toxins, poor nutrition, and lack of oxygen or blood flow to the brain...


End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is the complete, or almost complete, failure of the kidneys to function. ESRD occurs when the kidneys are no longer able to function at a level needed for day-to-day life...


A variety of conditions affect male reproduction, with a number of these male reproductive disorders directly or partially associated with the endocrine system...


The endocrine system is responsible for a number of disorders affecting the female reproduction system. Some conditions affecting female reproduction are caused by endocrine disorders...


Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer. It is often detected early because of the abnormal bleeding it causes in early stages.


Endometriosis is a common gynecological condition that affects an estimated 2 to 10 percent of American women in this age group.


Urinary incontinence (enuresis) is the medical term for bed-wetting. The different types of bed-wetting that may occur include: Diurnal enuresis -- the involuntary voiding of urine during the day...


An ependymoma is a rare tumor that originates in either the brain or spinal cord. Ependymomas occurs in both children and adults. Sometimes these tumor cells spread in the cerebrospinal fluid to one or multiple areas in the brain, spine, or both...


An epidural hematoma happens when blood collects between the skull and the membrane covering the brain. This can happen as a result of a skull fracture that tears an underlying blood vessel...


An epidural hemorrhage, also called an extradural hemorrhage, is a type of hemorrhage that happens when blood collects outside the dura mater of the brain or spinal cord...


Epilepsy is a neurologic disorder which affects the nervous system; the primary symptom is seizures, a sudden surge of disruptive electrical activity in the brain.


Convulsive Epilepsy is a neurological disorder diagnosed when a person has recurring seizures due to an overstimulation or disruption of nerve cell activity in the brain...


Epilepsy is a neurologic disorder which affects your nervous system. If you have more than one seizure not caused by a known medical condition, such as alcohol withdrawal or extremely low blood sugar, you’re considered to have epilepsy...


Erythema multiforme is a skin disorder that's considered to be an allergic reaction to drugs or an infection. Symptoms are symmetrical, red, raised skin areas that can appear all over the body, although they seem to be more noticeable on the fingers and toes...


Esophageal cancer is a growth of abnormal cells in the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach. People who regularly use tobacco and drink alcohol increase their risk for this form of cancer.


Esophageal cancer occurs when cancer cells form in the tissues of the esophagus. People don’t usually undergo routine screenings for esophageal cancer as they do for other cancers, such as colon cancer.


Esophagitis is the irritation and inflammation of the lining of your esophagus, or food pipe. Because the lining of the esophagus is sensitive, many things can cause swelling and irritation...


Essential tremor is a common neurological condition which causes mild or moderate involuntary, rhythmic shaking of various parts of the body. Though it primarily affects the hands, making simple tasks like tying a bow difficult, it can also affect the arms, feet, legs, the trunk of your body and your vocal cords...


Excessive sweating, also called hyperhidrosis, can affect the entire body, but usually occurs in the palms, soles, armpits, and/or groin area. Excessive sweating is normal when a person is anxious or has a fever, which is at intermittent periods, however it can become an issue for those who suffer from chronic excessive sweating...


Learn about excision of tumors and the musculoskeletal oncology specialists who perform these procedures at Northwell Health.


Ecchymosis, or more commonly known as a “black eye," usually occurs from some type of trauma to the eye, causing the tissue around the eye to become bruised...