Understanding Your Body

Understanding Your Body provides easy-to-understand explanations of body systems and disease conditions. This material can be used for patient education, life sciences curriculum development, or to enhance public understanding of general health concepts. Permission for such use is not required, but citation as to source is requested. The information provided is derived from Consumer Versions of Clinical Practice Guidelines, sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, from 1992 to 1996.
About the Back and Back Problems
About the Ear and Hearing
How Your Body Makes, Stores, and Releases Urine
The Immune System and HIV
The Keys to Heart Health
What Are Pressure Ulcers?
What Is a Cataract?
What Is a Stroke?
What Is Alzheimer's Disease?
What Is Depression?
What Is Pain?
What Is Sickle Cell Disease?
What Is Your Prostate?
Current as of November 2007
Internet Citation: Understanding Your Body. November 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/patients-consumers/prevention/understanding/bodysys/index.html