|Vocal Cord Disorders
The vocal cords (also called vocal folds) are two bands of smooth muscle tissue found in the larynx (voice box). The larynx is set in the neck at the top of the trachea (windpipe). The vocal cords vibrate and air passes through the cords from the lungs to produce the sound of your voice. The sound is then sent through the throat, nose, and mouth, giving the sound "resonance." The sound of each person's voice is determined by the size and shape of the vocal cords and the size and shape of the throat, nose, and mouth. Vocal cord disorders affect the vocal cords.
Cancer of the vagina is rare. Certain factors thought to raise the risk for this type of cancer include advancing age, history of cervical cancer, and infection with the human papillomavirus.
|Vulvar Cancer: Treatment Questions
Nearly 90 percent of vulvar cancers are squamous cell carcinomas. Melanoma is the second most common type of vulvar cancer.
|Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) are illnesses caused by several types of viruses. Some of these viruses cause mild illness. Many others lead to life-threatening diseases with no known cures. One of the best known of this group is the Ebola virus.
|Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR)
Detailed information on vesicoureteral reflux, including cause, symptom, diagnosis, and treatment
|Viral Infections of the Skin
Detailed information on the most common viral infections of the skin, including cold sores, molluscum contagiosum, shingles (herpes zoster), and warts
|Viral Hepatitis Overview
Detailed information on the different types of hepatitis, including viral hepatitis, hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c
Detailed information on a child's vision milestones
Varicose and spider veins can be treated in several ways, including injections, surgery, and laser.
|Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Vocational rehabilitation counselors assist people with disabilities in planning careers and finding and keeping satisfying jobs.