Health Topics A–Z

For each health topic, you’ll find a “Basics” version, which provides essential facts, and an “In-Depth” version, which provides more details. All of our health topic pages may be downloaded as a PDF, and can be printed or shared with others. Please note that this information is not intended to answer specific questions about a particular problem or condition. It should not be used for diagnostic or treatment purposes.

Health Topics by Category

Arthritis is a type of rheumatic disease. Rheumatic diseases usually affect joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles.

Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases

Arthritis is often used to refer to any disorder that affects the joints. Rheumatic diseases usually affect joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles.
Muscle and bone diseases

Muscle and Bone Diseases

The musculoskeletal system consists of the body's bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and cartilage.
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Skin Diseases

Allergies, irritants, genetic makeup, certain diseases, and immune system problems can cause skin conditions.

Initiatives and Resources

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Portal en español

Find free health information on conditions of the bones, joints, muscles, and skin.
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Community Outreach

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Asian Language Resources

Asian Language Resources

Find free resources about bones, joints, muscles, and skin.
Kids and Their Bones

Kids Pages

Childhood and teen years are a prime time to learn habits that will help you keep your bones, joints, muscles, and skin healthy.

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