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Health Promotion and Prevention

Health Promotion and Prevention. At each stage of a woman's development and maturation, it is important to make healthy lifestyle choices and find ways to prevent problems. Getting regular healthcare examinations and learning to identify potential health problems are two ways to help you live a longer, healthier, and happier life.

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Could a Quick Breathalyzer Test for COVID-19 Be on the Way

MONDAY, Nov. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental Breathalyzer-type test can detect COVID-19 within seconds and could become a noninvasive, faster alternative to nasal swab tests, researchers report. COVID-19 infection produces a distinct breath print from the interaction of oxygen, nitric oxide and ammonia in the body, the investigators

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Tuberculosis Testing

Tuberculosis Testing. Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial disease that spreads through the air. A person with TB of the throat or lungs who coughs, speaks, or sings can unknowingly spread the bacteria into the air.

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Prevention Guidelines for Men 65+

Men between the ages of 50 to 80 who are in fairly good health and are at higher risk for lung cancer who: Currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years, and . Have a 20-pack year history of smoking (1 pack/day for 20 years or 2 packs/day for 10 years) Expert groups vary a bit in their recommendations, so talk with your provider

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Healthy Eating During Adolescence

The USDA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have prepared the following food plate to guide parents in selecting foods for children ages 1 and older. The MyPlate icon is divided into 5 food group categories, emphasizing the nutritional intake of the following:

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Understanding Post-Injection Inflammation

search Submit Health Library Search. Understanding Post-Injection Inflammation. After any injection, swelling and irritation (inflammation) can occur at the site where the needle entered the skin. This is a reaction to the needle or to the medicine that was injected. Or it may be a reaction to both.

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What Is Emphysema

search Submit Health Library Search. What Is Emphysema? Emphysema is a type of lung disease. It limits the movement of air in and out of your lungs. This makes breathing harder. It's most often caused by heavy, long-term cigarette smoking. Emphysema is one of a group of conditions called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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COVID-19 May Trigger High Blood Sugar, Raising Death Risk

COVID-19 May Trigger High Blood Sugar, Raising Death Risk: Study. MONDAY, July 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Bodies stressed by severe COVID-19 could produce abnormally high blood sugar levels, even in people without diagnosed diabetes. And that appears tied to a doubling of the odds of dying from COVID-19, Chinese researchers report.

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Free Testosterone

The free testosterone can help give more information when total testosterone is low. Both men and women can have health problems because of low or high levels of testosterone. Women with high levels of testosterone may have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This condition can cause: Infertility. Lack of menstruation.

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Calorie Burn Rate Calculator

Calorie Burn Rate Calculator. The more active you are, the more calories you burn. Running or jogging, for instance, burns more calories than bowling. Carrying your clubs when golfing burns more calories than riding in a golf cart. Your weight also affects the number of calories burned: The more you weigh, the more calories you burn.

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Climate Change Is Already Harming Many Americans' Health

Climate Change Is Already Harming Many Americans' Health: Report. FRIDAY, Oct. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Climate change is already making Americans sick and researchers warn that the nation must take swift action to protect people's well-being. "Climate change effects aren't just an abstraction, something that will happen years from now.

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Breast Health Assessment

Breast Health Assessment. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American women other than skin cancer. The American Cancer Society says the breast cancer death rate is declining. This is likely because breast cancer is found earlier through routine screening and treatment keeps getting better. Getting routine screen test and

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Retrograde Cystography

Retrograde cystography is an imaging test that uses X-rays to see the bladder. X-rays are made of the bladder after it has been filled with a contrast dye. The dye lets the radiologist see your bladder and nearby tissues more clearly. Retrograde cystography can also be done using computerized tomography (CT), another type of imaging.

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Understanding Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Understanding Polymyalgia Rheumatica. Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory condition that can cause aching and stiffness. It often affects the neck, shoulders, and hips. The aching and stiffness are often worse in the morning. PMR can come on suddenly.

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Vaping Worse Than Smoking for Boosting Odds for Stroke at

Vaping Worse Than Smoking for Boosting Odds for Stroke at Young Age. MONDAY, Nov. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who vape could suffer a stroke at least a decade younger than those who smoke tobacco, a new study has found. E-cigarette users have a 15% higher risk of stroke at a younger age than traditional tobacco smokers, according to

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Dexamethasone Can Help the Sickest COVID Patients Survive

TUESDAY, Aug. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- There's strong evidence that the steroid drug dexamethasone can significantly lower hospitalized patients' risk of dying from COVID-19, but many who might benefit from it the most aren't getting it. "Dexamethasone is a steroid that is used for the treatment of arthritis, inflammation and allergic

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Renal Angiography

Renal angiography is an imaging test used to study the blood vessels in your kidneys. The procedure is done through a thin, flexible tube called a catheter. The catheter is put into a blood vessel through a small cut or incision. X-ray dye, also called contrast medium, is injected. The dye makes the blood vessels easier to see on X-ray images.

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Sleep Deprivation in Teens: A Common Problem

Teens on average need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep at night. But most don't get the amount of sleep they need. School, friends, homework, activities, television, and the computer may all have a higher priority for a teen than sleep. Sleep deprivation can have serious consequences for a teen's health and well-being.

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'Pink Eye' Often a Symptom of COVID-19, and Infection Via

Dr. Alfred Sommer, a professor of epidemiology and international health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, wrote an editorial that accompanied the study. "This is a warning to people that the conjunctiva can be a source of infection that might spread to others," he said.

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Blood Pressure Quiz

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Overview of Nervous System Disorders

search Submit Health Library Search. Overview of Nervous System Disorders. What is the nervous system? The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates body activities. It is made up of two major divisions, including: Central nervous system.

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New Drug Shows Real Promise Against Celiac Disease

New Drug Shows Real Promise Against Celiac Disease. THURSDAY, July 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug can prevent intestinal damage caused by celiac disease, an early trial has found — raising hopes that it could become the first medication for the serious digestive disorder. With celiac disease, the immune system attacks the

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Flu Shot Might Help Ward Off Severe COVID

Flu Shot Might Help Ward Off Severe COVID. MONDAY, July 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A flu shot might offer some protection against severe effects of COVID-19, a new study suggests. If you are infected with COVID-19, having had a flu shot makes it less likely you will suffer severe body-wide infection, blood clots, have a stroke or be treated

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Having Carotid Artery Stenting

search Submit Health Library Search. Having Carotid Artery Stenting. Understanding carotid artery stenting. Carotid artery stenting is a procedure to open up a narrowed carotid artery. Two carotid arteries on each side of the neck deliver blood to the brain. A stent is a tiny, metal mesh coil that props open the artery so that blood can flow

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Información sobre la radiculopatía lumbar

La radiculopatía lumbar es la irritación o inflamación de una raíz nerviosa en la parte baja de la espalda. Causa síntomas que se propagan desde la espalda y bajan por una o ambas piernas. Para entender esta afección, ayuda comprender cómo se compone la columna vertebral: Vértebras. Son huesos que se apilan unos sobre otros para formar

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Kidney Damage Another Consequence of 'Long COVID,' Study Finds

Kidney Damage Another Consequence of 'Long COVID,' Study Finds. THURSDAY, Sept. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- People hospitalized for COVID-19, and even some with milder cases, may suffer lasting damage to their kidneys, new research finds. The study of more than 1.7 million patients in the U.S. Veterans Affairs system adds to concerns about the

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term (chronic) disease that causes inflammation of the joints. The inflammation can be so severe that it affects how the joints and other parts of the body look and function. In the hand, RA may cause deformities in …

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Osteoporosis Risk Assessment

Osteoporosis Risk Assessment. Osteoporosis is a long-term (chronic) disease that slowly weakens bones until they break easily. It is caused by a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. In some cases it may also be caused by medical conditions or medicines. Millions of Americans older than 50 have osteoporosis.

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Questions to Ask Before Surgery

Because health plans vary in their coverage of different procedures, there may be costs you will be responsible for. You will need to know what the specific costs of the surgery will be and how much your insurance or health plan will cover. This information is not typically available to …

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Third Vaccine Dose Can Help Shield Transplant Patients

Third Vaccine Dose Can Help Shield Transplant Patients From COVID. THURSDAY, Aug. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A third dose of a two-shot COVID vaccine significantly boosts transplant patients' protection against SARS-CoV-2, according to a new study.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Spine and Brain

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a large magnet, radiofrequencies, and a computer to make detailed images of organs and structures within the body. In this case, the images are of the brain and spine. MRI is used to help diagnose a health problem. The MRI machine is …

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Resumen de la diabetes mellitus

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Prostate Cancer: Surgery

Prostate cancer can be treated with: Radical prostatectomy. This surgery removes the whole prostate gland and some nearby tissue. The surgery may be done with a long cut (incision) in the belly (abdomen). Or it may be done with an incision in the …

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Anatomía del aparato reproductor masculino

Durante el orgasmo, el semen se eyacula por la uretra. Los testículos. Son glándulas que producen espermatozoides (células reproductoras) y hormonas. El epidídimo. Este es un conducto enrollado que alberga a los espermatozoides mientras maduran. El conducto deferente. Transporta el esperma desde el epidídimo hasta el pene.

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Anatomía básica del corazón

Cómo funciona el corazón. El sistema cardiovascular está formado por el corazón y los vasos sanguíneos. La función del corazón es bombear sangre para que circule por todo el cuerpo. La sangre aporta oxígeno y nutrientes a los tejidos. Las aurículas reciben la sangre que vuelve al corazón. Los ventrículos bombean la sangre fuera del

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Health News. Search Our Health Library. search Submit Health Library Search. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a type of treatment used to speed up healing of carbon monoxide poisoning, gangrene, wounds that won't heal, and infections in which tissues are starved for oxygen.

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Anatomía del sistema digestivo

Anatomía del sistema digestivo. Los alimentos dan al cuerpo la energía necesaria para la vida. El sistema digestivo procesa la comida separando los nutrientes básicos que pueden ser asimilados por el organismo. El tubo o tracto digestivo es un conducto largo y muscular que va de la boca al estómago y a los intestinos, hasta el ano.

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Folate-Deficiency Anemia

Folate-deficiency anemia is the lack of folic acid in the blood. In most cases it is caused by a lack of folic acid in the diet. Leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, beans, and whole grains are natural sources of folic acid. Folate-deficiency anemia in pregnancy may cause a neural tube defect. This is when the brain or spinal cord doesn’t develop

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Communication Disorders in Children

Treatment will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is. A speech-language pathologist will work with your child to improve communication skills. Treatment is often a team effort. Parents, teachers, and mental health experts may also be involved.

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Nervous System Quiz

The correct answer is. Neurons are cells that perform most of the information processing, memory, and communication functions of the nervous system. Neurons are organized into circuits, also called neural pathways. These pathways are combined into structures that make up the nervous system. All the sensations, movements, thoughts, memories, and

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Understanding Thalamic Stroke

search Submit Health Library Search. Understanding Thalamic Stroke. The thalamus is a complex part of the brain. It sits deep in the center of the brain at the top of the brainstem. The thalamus has 2 halves and is only about the size of walnut. But despite the thalamus’ small size, a stroke there can have a wide range of effects in the body

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What Are the Health Effects of Air Pollution

What Are the Health Effects of Air Pollution? Air pollution is the black cloud belching from an industrial smokestack. It's the smog that settles over some cities, dimming the skyline. It's the smelly exhaust of an old car that burns oil. Air pollution also can be invisible and odorless. It can cause lung damage, cancer, or other serious health

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Childhood Lead Exposure Tied to Brain Changes in Middle Age

Childhood Lead Exposure Tied to Brain Changes in Middle Age. THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged adults who had elevated levels of lead in their blood as children have brain structure changes, new research shows. For the study, the researchers analyzed childhood lead exposure data on 564 participants in a long-term study of

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Lupus Eritematoso Sistémico (Lupus)

Lupus Eritematoso Sistémico (Lupus) ¿Qué es el lupus? El lupus eritematoso sistémico, también conocido como LES o simplemente lupus, es una enfermedad que se caracteriza por episodios periódicos de inflamación y daño en articulaciones, tendones, otros tejidos conectivos y algunos órganos, incluyendo el corazón, los pulmones, los vasos sanguíneos, el cerebro, los riñones y la piel.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Adolescents

But these don't generally cause health problems. Chlamydia. Chlamydial infections, the most common of all STIs, can affect both men and women. They may cause an abnormal genital discharge, burning with urination, and rectal discharge and bleeding. In women, untreated chlamydial infection may lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

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úlceras por Presión

Síntomas de úlceras por presión. Las úlceras por presión se dividen entre cuatro etapas. Estos son: Etapa 1. La zona se ve roja y se siente caliento al tocarlo. Con la piel más oscura, el área puede tener un tinte azul o púrpura. La persona también puede quejarse de que se quema, duele o pica. Etapa 2. El área afectada se ve más

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