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Alcoholism is a disease that includes alcohol craving and continued drinking despite repeated alcohol-related problems, such as losing a job or getting into trouble with the law.

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      • What is the liver? Is it a gland or an organ?
      • What is the functional purpose of the liver?
      • What does the liver look like, and where is it located in the body?
      • What diseases affect the liver?
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      • Genetic disorders
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      • Decrease in blood flow draining from the liver
      • What are symptoms of diseases of the liver?
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      • Can diseases of the liver be prevented?
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      • Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) facts
      • What is fetal alcohol syndrome?
      • What causes fetal alcohol syndrome?
      • What are risk factors for fetal alcohol syndrome?
      • What are symptoms and signs of fetal alcohol syndrome?
      • How do physicians diagnose fetal alcohol syndrome?
      • What is the treatment for fetal alcohol syndrome?
      • What are the complications and long-term effects of fetal alcohol syndrome?
      • What is the prognosis of fetal alcohol syndrome?
      • Is it possible to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome?
      • Is it safe to consume alcohol and breastfeed?
      • Where can people find more information about fetal alcohol syndrome?
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      • Facts about cataracts
      • What is a cataract?
      • What are the different types of cataracts?
      • What are causes of cataracts?
      • What are risk factors for cataracts?
      • What are the symptoms of cataracts?
      • What are the signs of cataracts?
      • How are cataracts diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for cataracts?
      • What are the different types of cataract surgery, and what risks are involved?
      • What are complications of cataracts?
      • What is the prognosis of cataracts?
      • Can cataracts be prevented?
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