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Read about symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention for over 1000 diseases, illnesses, health conditions and wellness issues. MedlinePlus health topics are regularly reviewed, and links are updated daily.

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Health Facilities: MedlinePlus

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Health facilities are places that provide health care. They include hospitals, clinics, outpatient care centers, and specialized care centers, such as birthing centers and psychiatric care centers. When you choose a health facility, you might want to …

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Managed Care: MedlinePlus

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Managed care plans are a type of health insurance. They have contracts with health care providers and medical facilities to provide care for members at reduced costs. These providers make up the plan's network. How much of your care the plan will pay for depends on the network's rules. Plans that restrict your choices usually cost you less.


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Infant And Newborn Care

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Newborns have many needs, like frequent feedings and diaper changes. Babies can have health issues that are different from older children and adults, like diaper rash and cradle cap. Your baby will go through many changes during the first year of life. You may feel uneasy at first. Ask your health care provider for help if you need it.


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Telehealth: MedlinePlus

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Telehealth is the use of communications technologies to provide health care from a distance. These technologies may include computers, cameras, videoconferencing, the Internet, and satellite and wireless communications. Some examples of telehealth include. A "virtual visit" with a health care provider, through a phone call or video chat

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Rural Health Concerns: MedlinePlus

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People in rural, remote areas can face different health issues than people living in towns and cities, such as even being able to get health care.

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Health Occupations: MedlinePlus

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In fact, the health care industry is one of largest providers of jobs in the United States. Many health jobs are in hospitals. Others are in nursing homes, doctors' offices, dentists' offices, outpatient clinics and laboratories. To work in a health occupation, you often must have special training.

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Online Health Information

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Find out who wrote or reviewed the content. Look for health care providers such as doctors (MDs), nurses (RNs), or other licensed health professionals. Also look for an editorial policy. This policy can tell you where the site gets its content or how it is created. Look for scientific references.

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Interactive Health Games: MedlinePlus

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U.S. National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health Page last updated on 2 …

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Use Of Restraints: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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Health care providers should first try other methods to control a patient and ensure safety. Restraints should be used only as a last choice. Caregivers in a hospital can use restraints in emergencies or when they are needed for medical care.


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Directories: MedlinePlus

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Indian Health Service: Find Health Care (Indian Health Service) NCI Designated Cancer Centers (National Cancer Institute) Neurofibromatosis Specialists (Children's Tumor Foundation) Post-Polio Directory: Post-Polio Clinics, Health Professionals, Support Groups (Post-Polio Health International including International Ventilator Users Network)


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Understanding Health Insurance Plans: MedlinePlus Medical

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Depending on how you get your health insurance, you may have a choice of different types of plans. Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs). These plans offer a network of health care providers and low monthly premiums.

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Health Literacy: MedlinePlus

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Health literacy involves the information that people need to be able to make good decisions about health. There are two parts: Personal health literacy is about how well a person can find and understand the health information and services that they need. It is also about using the information and services to make good health decisions.

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Homeless Health Concerns: MedlinePlus

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Homelessness and health are closely connected. Limited access to healthcare can contribute to the problem. Learn about news and specific resources.

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How To Improve Mental Health: MedlinePlus

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For a Healthy Mind and Body Talk to a Psychologist (American Psychological Association) Also in Spanish; Get Professional Help if You Need It (Mental Health America); Meditation (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health); Taking Control of Your Mental Health: Tips for Talking With Your Health Care Provider (National Institute of Mental Health) Also in Spanish

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Reportable Diseases: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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Reportable diseases are diseases considered to be of great public health importance. In the United States, local, state, and national agencies (for example, county and state health departments or the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) require that these diseases be reported when they are diagnosed by doctors or laboratories.


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Do Not Resuscitate Order: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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A do-not-resuscitate order, or DNR order, is a medical order written by a doctor. It instructs health care providers not to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if a patient's breathing stops or if the patient's heart stops beating.


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Women's Health: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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SEXUAL HEALTH SERVICES. Your sexual health is an important part of your overall well-being. Women's sexual health services may include: Birth control (contraceptives) Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sexually-transmitted infections; Therapies to help with problems with sexual function ; GYNECOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES

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Types Of Health Care Providers: MedlinePlus Medical

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Clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) have training in a field such as cardiac, psychiatric, or community health. Certified nurse midwives (CNMs) have training in women's health care needs, including prenatal care, labor and delivery, and the care of a woman who has given birth.

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Health Statistics: MedlinePlus

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Health statistics are numbers that summarize information related to health. Researchers and experts from government, private, and non-profit agencies and organizations collect health statistics. They use the statistics to learn about public health and health care. Some of …

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Health System: MedlinePlus

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U.S. National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health Page last updated on 4 May 2020

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Eye Care Vision Care

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Your eyes are an important part of your health. Most people rely on their eyes to see and make sense of the world around them. But some eye diseases can lead to vision loss, so it is important to identify and treat eye diseases as early as possible.You should get your eyes checked as often as your health care provider recommends it, or if you have any new vision problems.

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Definitions Of Health Terms: General Health: MedlinePlus

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U.S. National Library of Medicine 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health

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Savings Account For Health Care Costs: MedlinePlus Medical

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As health insurance changes, out-of-pocket costs continue to grow. With special savings accounts, you can set aside tax-exempt money for your health

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Health Screenings For Women Age 65 And Older: MedlinePlus

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A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, for Health Content Provider (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation program is an independent audit to verify that A.D.A.M. follows rigorous standards of quality and accountability. A.D.A.M. is among the first to achieve this important distinction for online health information and services.

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Head Lice Pediculosis MedlinePlus

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Use only one product at a time, unless your health care provider tells you to use two different kinds at once; Pay attention to what the instructions say about how long you should leave the medicine on the hair and on how you should rinse it out; After rinsing, use a fine-toothed comb or special "nit comb" to remove dead lice and nits


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Health Screenings For Women Ages 18 To 39: MedlinePlus

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A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, for Health Content Provider (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation program is an independent audit to verify that A.D.A.M. follows rigorous standards of quality and accountability. A.D.A.M. is among the first to achieve this important distinction for online health information and services.

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Consumer Rights And Protections: MedlinePlus Medical

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) came into effect on September 23, 2010. It included certain rights and protections for consumers.These rights and protections help make health care coverage more fair and easy to understand.


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How To Choose A Health Plan: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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Thanks to health care reform, most plans must now cover the same basic services. This includes preventive care, hospital care, maternity care, mental health care, lab tests, and prescription drugs. Some services like chiropractic, dental, or vision care may not be fully covered.

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Preventive Health Care: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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All adults should visit their health care provider from time to time, even when they are healthy. The purpose of these visits is to: Screen for diseases, such as high blood pressure and diabetes; Look for future disease risks, such as high cholesterol and obesity

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Home Health Care : MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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Home health care nurses can help manage problems with your wound, other medical problems, and any medicines that you may be taking. Physical and occupational therapists can make sure your home is set up so that it will be easy and safe to move around and take care of yourself. They may also help with exercises when you first get home.

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Apgar Score: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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Apgar is a quick test performed on a baby at 1 and 5 minutes after birth. The 1-minute score determines how well the baby tolerated the birthing process. The 5-minute score tells the health care provider how well the baby is doing outside the mother's womb. In rare cases, the test will be done 10 minutes after birth.


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How To Care For Pressure Sores: MedlinePlus Medical

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A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, for Health Content Provider (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation program is an independent audit to verify that A.D.A.M. follows rigorous standards of quality and accountability. A.D.A.M. is among the first to achieve this important distinction for online health information and services.


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Health Care Agents: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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A health care proxy is not an advance care directive. An advance care directive is a written statement that can include your health care wishes. Unlike an advance care directive, the health care proxy allows you to name a health care agent to carry out those wishes if you cannot. You can change your mind about health care choices at any time.

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Help Prevent Hospital Errors: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, for Health Content Provider (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation program is an independent audit to verify that A.D.A.M. follows rigorous standards of quality and accountability. A.D.A.M. is among the first to achieve this important distinction for online health information and services.


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Health Screenings For Men Age 65 And Older: MedlinePlus

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A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, for Health Content Provider (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation program is an independent audit to verify that A.D.A.M. follows rigorous standards of quality and accountability. A.D.A.M. is among the first to achieve this important distinction for online health information and services.

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Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) Isoenzymes Test

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A health care professional will take a blood sample from a vein in your arm, using a small needle. After the needle is inserted, a small amount of blood will be collected into a test tube or vial. You may feel a little sting when the needle goes in or out. This usually takes less than five minutes.


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Caregiver Health: MedlinePlus

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Caregivers may give care at home or in a hospital or other health care setting. Sometimes they are caregiving from a distance. The types of tasks that caregivers do may include. Helping with daily tasks like bathing, eating, or taking medicine; Arranging activities and medical care; Making health and financial decisions

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Heart Disease Prevention MedlinePlus

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If you have frequent sleep problems, contact your health care provider. One problem, sleep apnea, causes people to briefly stop breathing many times during sleep. This interferes with your ability to get a good rest and can raise your risk of heart disease. If you think you might have it, ask your doctor about having a sleep study.

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Hyperthyroidism Graves' Disease Overactive Thyroid

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To make a diagnosis, your health care provider. Will take your medical history, including asking about symptoms; Will do a physical exam; May do thyroid tests, such as TSH, T3, T4, and thyroid antibody blood tests; Imaging tests, such as a thyroid scan, ultrasound, or radioactive iodine uptake test. A radioactive iodine uptake test measures how


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A Guide To Herbal Remedies: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, for Health Content Provider (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation program is an independent audit to verify that A.D.A.M. follows rigorous standards of quality and accountability. A.D.A.M. is among the first to achieve this important distinction for online health information and services.


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Definitions Of Health Terms: MedlinePlus

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MedlinePlus offers easy-to-read definitions of common health words and phrases related to fitness, nutrition, minerals, vitamins, and general health.

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Vacation Health Care: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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Talk to your health care provider or visit a travel clinic 4 to 6 weeks before you leave for your trip. You may need to get updated (or booster) vaccinations before you leave. Ask your health insurance carrier what they will cover (including emergency transport) while traveling out of the country.

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What is healthy really means?

Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods that give you the nutrients you need to maintain your health, feel good, and have energy. These nutrients include protein, carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals. Nutrition is important for everyone. When combined with being physically active...

How do you stay healthy?

In order to stay healthy, you need to live an active and aware lifestyle. This means getting at least 30 minutes of exercise daily, eating a well balanced diet, and try and reduce stress in your lifestyle. Becoming more active will help with stress levels and eating a well balanced diet will help keep you healthy.

Is your healthy food really healthy?

Is Your Healthy Food Really Healthy? Give your salad a second look. While salads are a great way to get in your daily vegetables, it's surprisingly simple to... Avoid artificial sweeteners. While reducing the amount of sugar in your diet is always a positive move, artificial... Be picky about popcorn. Popcorn can be a great low-calorie snack when you make it at home. More ...

Is being too healthy unhealthy?

Yep, being too healthy can actually be unhealthy . Orthorexia is an obsession with eating a "pure" diet, which can mean avoiding foods with unhealthy fats, added sugar or salt, genetic modifications, artificial colors, or flavors and preservatives.

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