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Health Topics: MedlinePlus

Details: Health Topics. 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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All Health Topics: MedlinePlus

Details: Health topics: alphabetical listing of diseases, illnesses, health conditions and wellness issues.

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Evaluating Health Information: MedlinePlus

Details: Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine (National Library of Medicine) Finding and Evaluating Online Resources (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health) Also in Spanish. Health Information on the Web: Finding Reliable Information (American Academy of Family Physicians) Also in

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Online health information

Details: With a bit of detective work, you can find information you can trust. Search for websites of well-known health institutions. Medical schools, professional health organizations, and hospitals often provide online health content. Look for ".gov," ".edu," or ".org" in the web address. A ".gov" address means the site is run by a government agency.

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Interactive Health Games: MedlinePlus

Details: 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 February 2021

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Healthy Sleep MedlinePlus

Details: The amount of sleep you need depends on several factors, including your age, lifestyle, health, and whether you have been getting enough sleep recently. The general recommendations for sleep are. Newborns: 16-18 hours a day. Preschool-aged children: 11-12 hours a day. School-aged children: At least 10 hours a day.

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Organizations: MedlinePlus

Details: National Adult Day Services Association. National Adult Protective Services Association. National Alliance for Hispanic Health. National Alopecia Areata Foundation. National Aphasia Association. National Association for Continence. National Association for the Education of Young Children. National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.

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Cholesterol Levels: What You Need to Know: MedlinePlus

Details: The medicines work in different ways and can have different side effects. Talk to your health care provider about which one is right for you. While you are taking medicines to lower your cholesterol, you should continue with the lifestyle changes. NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Use of restraints: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

Details: 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. When restraints are used, they must:

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Stress and your health: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

Details: Stress and your health. Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Stress is your body's reaction to a challenge or demand. In short bursts, stress can be positive, such as when it helps you avoid danger or meet a deadline.

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How to Improve Mental Health: MedlinePlus

Details: Gratitude can help you to recognize them. Taking care of your physical health, since your physical and mental health are connected. Some ways to take care of your physical health include. Being physically active. Exercise can reduce feelings of stress and depression and improve your mood. Getting enough sleep.

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Health screenings for men ages 40 to 64: MedlinePlus

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Understanding health insurance plans: MedlinePlus Medical

Details: High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs). This type of plan offers low monthly premiums and high yearly deductibles. A HDHP may be one of the plan types above with a high deductible. A deductible is a set amount of money you have to pay before your insurance starts to pay. For 2020, HDHPs have a deductible of $1,400 per person and $2,800 per family

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Why is it important to know my family health history

Details: A family health history is a record of health information about a person and his or her close relatives. A complete record includes information from three generations of relatives, including children, brothers and sisters, parents, aunts and uncles, …

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HDL: The "Good" Cholesterol: MedlinePlus

Details: Health care providers don't usually prescribe medicines only to raise HDL. But if you have a low HDL and high LDL level, you might need medicine. What else can affect my HDL level? Taking certain medicines can lower HDL levels in some people. They include. Beta blockers, a type of blood pressure medicine

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Teen Health: MedlinePlus

Details: Adolescents: Health Risks and Solutions (World Health Organization) Also in Spanish; America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being (Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics); FastStats: Adolescent Health (National Center for Health Statistics); Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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Facts about polyunsaturated fats: MedlinePlus Medical

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Women's health: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

Details: 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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Hyperthyroidism Graves' Disease Overactive Thyroid

Details: Hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid, happens when your thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormones than your body needs. Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck. It makes hormones that control the way the body uses energy. These hormones affect nearly every organ in your body and control many of your body's

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Children's Health: MedlinePlus

Details: Your child's health includes physical, mental and social well-being. Most parents know the basics of keeping children healthy, like offering them healthy foods, making sure they get enough sleep and exercise and insuring their safety.. It is also important for children to get regular checkups with their health care provider.

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Health screenings for women ages 40 to 64: MedlinePlus

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Older Adult Mental Health: MedlinePlus

Details: Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, including as we age. Many older adults are at risk for mental health problems.

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Health screenings for women age 65 and older: MedlinePlus

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Foot Health MedlinePlus

Details: Your foot health can be a clue to your overall health. For example, joint stiffness could mean arthritis. Tingling or numbness could be a sign of diabetes. Swelling might indicate kidney disease, heart disease, or high blood pressure. Good foot care and regular foot checks are an important part of your health care.

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Definitions of Health Terms: General Health: MedlinePlus

Details: Contact your health care provider if you have spotting; call right away if you are pregnant. Source: NIH MedlinePlus. UV Exposure. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are an invisible form of radiation from sunlight. They can help your body form vitamin D naturally. But they can pass through your skin and damage your skin cells, causing sunburn.

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Women's Health: MedlinePlus

Details: Women have unique health issues. And some of the health issues that affect both men and women can affect women differently. Unique issues include pregnancy, menopause, and conditions of the female organs.Women can have a healthy pregnancy by getting early and regular prenatal care.They should also get recommended breast cancer, cervical cancer, and bone density screenings.

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Sleep and your health: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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RSS Feeds: MedlinePlus

Details: RSS feed of MedlinePlus updates on Twitter. If you are a Twitter user, you may follow our updates @medlineplus. The RSS feeds below contain links added to each MedlinePlus health topic page for the last 60 days. We update an RSS feed when we add a new link to a MedlinePlus health topic page. If a feed appears empty, you can still subscribe to it.

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Parathyroid Disease Hyperparathyroidism MedlinePlus

Details: High Blood Calcium (Hypercalcemia) (Hormone Health Network) Also in Spanish Hypercalcemia (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research); Mineral and Bone Disorder in Chronic Kidney Disease (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases); Other Common Diseases and Conditions (American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists)

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High Blood Pressure Hypertension MedlinePlus

Details: 130 or higher. or. 80 or higher. Dangerously high blood pressure - seek medical care right away. 180 or higher. and. 120 or higher. For children and teens, the health care provider compares the blood pressure reading to what is normal for other kids who are the same age, height, and sex.

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Risks of tobacco: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

Details: There are many health risks from smoking and using tobacco. The more serious ones are listed below. Cancer (more likely in the lung, mouth, larynx, nose and sinuses, throat, esophagus, stomach, bladder, kidney, pancreas, cervix, colon, and rectum) Smokers who switch to smokeless tobacco instead of quitting tobacco still have health risks: Those

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Vitamin D Deficiency: MedlinePlus

Details: Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a loss of bone density, which can contribute to osteoporosis and fractures (broken bones). Severe vitamin D deficiency can also lead to other diseases. In children, it can cause rickets. Rickets is a rare disease that causes the bones to become soft and bend.

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Mental Health: MedlinePlus

Details: Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood and aging.

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Black and African American Health: MedlinePlus

Details: FastStats: Health of Black or African American non-Hispanic Population (National Center for Health Statistics) Heart Disease and African Americans (Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health) HIV and African Americans (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Infant Mortality and African Americans (Department of

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ALT Blood Test: MedlinePlus Medical Test

Details: 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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Definitions of Health Terms: MedlinePlus

Details: Definitions of Health Terms. Staying healthy includes exercising, eating right, and learning how to take care of your overall well-being. To help you, MedlinePlus offers these easy-to-read definitions of common health words and phrases. These will also be helpful when you are talking with your health care provider. See definitions on.

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Dietary fats explained: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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Toddler Health: MedlinePlus

Details: If you are worried about your toddler, call your health care provider right away. Well-child visits are important to your toddler's health. Toddlers will get their recommended vaccines during these visits. Routine exams and screenings help you and your kids prevent and treat health problems as well as chart their growth and development.

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Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health: MedlinePlus

Details: FastStats: Health of Asian or Pacific Islander Population (National Center for Health Statistics) Health and Health Care for Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (NHOPIs) in the United States (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation) - PDF. Heart Disease and Asian Americans (Department of Health and Human Services, Office

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Health Information in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt): MedlinePlus

Details: Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) -- Your Child's First Vaccines: What You Need to Know (Multi-vaccine VIS) - Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese) PDF. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccines for Young Children - Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese) Bilingual PDF. Health Information Translations.

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Health screenings for men age 65 and older: MedlinePlus

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Caregiver Health: MedlinePlus

Details: 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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Living with heart disease and angina: MedlinePlus Medical

Details: Emotional health. Get checked and treated for depression, if needed. Exercise. Get plenty of aerobic exercise, such as walking, swimming, or bicycling, at least 40 minutes a day, at least 3 to 4 days a week. Smoking. Do not smoke or use tobacco. Stress. Avoid or …

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Telehealth: MedlinePlus

Details: 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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Breast Diseases Fibroadenoma MedlinePlus

Details: Fibrocystic breast changes - lumpiness, thickening and swelling, often just before a woman's period. Cysts - fluid-filled lumps. Fibroadenomas - solid, round, rubbery lumps that move easily when pushed, occurring most in younger women. Intraductal papillomas - growths similar to warts near the nipple. Blocked milk ducts.

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