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Wellness Library UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Children's Health. The Healthy Child. Children and Healthcare. Emotions and Behavior. Age-Specific Concerns. Parenting. Men's Health. In Good Health. Health Issues. Sexual Health & Reproduction. Sports Injuries; Older Adults. Living Better, Living Longer; Eating Well, Staying Fit. Prevention, Self-Care, and Safety. Using Medications; Health

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Health Encyclopedia UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Health Encyclopedia: L. Show. Update page display 10 25 50 100. results per page. | Update page display. Labyrinthitis. Lacerations (Cuts) Without Stitches in Children. Lacerations With Stitches. Lactate Dehydrogenase (Blood)

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Home Health, Hospice, and Elder Care UCLA Health Library

Details: Home Health, Hospice, and Elder Care Home. Home Health Care Overview. Being a Caregiver. Making the Home Environment Safe. Assistive Equipment for the Home. Hospice Care Overview. Palliative Care Methods for Controlling Pain. Pressure Ulcers. Paying for Home Health and Hospice Care.

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Men's Health UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Puberty: Adolescent Male. Overview of the Male Anatomy. Physical Examination: Adolescent Male. Care of the Uncircumcised Penis. Conditions of Concern to Men. Breast Reduction in Men With Gynecomastia. Erectile Dysfunction / Impotence. Heart Attack. High Blood Pressure / Hypertension.

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Hashimoto Thyroiditis UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Thyroiditis is when your thyroid gland becomes irritated. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common type of this health problem. It is an autoimmune disease. It occurs when your body makes antibodies that attack the cells in your thyroid. The thyroid then can’t make enough of …

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Well-Care Visits UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Providing information on health and safety issues. Providing information on nutrition and physical fitness. Providing information on how to manage emergencies and illnesses. Your child's healthcare provider can also provide guidance on other issues, such as: Behavioral problems. Learning problems.

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Virtual Colonoscopy for Colorectal

Details: Virtual colonoscopy (also known as CT colonography) is a procedure that is done to look for small polyps or other growths inside your colon. Read on to learn what …

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Hiatal Hernia UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: The symptoms of a hiatal hernia may look like other health problems. Always see your healthcare provider to be sure. How is a hiatal hernia diagnosed? Your healthcare provider will give you a physical exam. They will look at your past health. You may also have tests, including:

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Electromyography UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Electromyography (EMG) measures muscle response or electrical activity in response to a nerve’s stimulation of your muscle. The test is used to help find nerve and muscle problems. During the test, your healthcare provider will put a small needle (also called electrodes) through your skin into a muscle. The electrical activity picked up by

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Glaucoma UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Glaucoma is a health problem where the fluid inside the eyes slowly builds up and doesn’t drain correctly. This causes an increase in eye pressure that can ultimately damage the optic nerve. The optic nerve is a bundle of nerve fibers that connects the retina with the brain. This damage leads to loss of eyesight.

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Intestinal Obstruction UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: The symptoms of an intestinal obstruction can be like other health conditions. See your healthcare provider for a diagnosis. How is an intestinal obstruction diagnosed? Your healthcare provider will ask about your symptoms and health history. He or she will give you a physical exam. The physical exam may include pressing on areas of your belly.

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Introduction to Menopause UCLA Health Library, Los

Details: To learn more about women's health, and specifically hormone therapy, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health launched the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) in 1991. The hormone trial had 2 studies: the estrogen-plus-progestin study of women with a uterus and the estrogen-alone study of women without a

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Acute Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) UCLA Health Library, Los

Details: The symptoms of SCI may look like other health conditions or problems. How are acute SCIs diagnosed? Acute SCI is a medical emergency. Emergency evaluation is needed anytime there is a suspected injury to the spinal cord. The effects of an SCI may not be clear at first. A full health evaluation and tests are needed.

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Depression and Suicide UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Take the person to the nearest emergency room, contact a mental health professional, or call 911 right away. Keep possibly harmful objects hidden. Prepare for possible hospitalization, if the healthcare provider advises. Online Medical Reviewer: Amy Finke RN BSN Online

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Hematocrit UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Test results may vary depending on your age, gender, health history, the method used for the test, and other things. Your test results may not mean you have a problem. Ask your healthcare provider what your test results mean for you. Results are given as a percentage. Normal HCT values are different for men, women, and children.

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Cholecystectomy UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Search Our Health Library. search Submit Health Library Search. Cholecystectomy. What is a cholecystectomy? A cholecystectomy is surgery to remove your gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small organ under your liver. It's on the upper right side of your belly (abdomen). The gallbladder stores a digestive juice called bile that is made in the liver.

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Overview of Kidney Disorders UCLA Health Library, Los

Details: Other health providers who treat kidney problems include primary care providers, pediatricians, transplant specialists, and urologists. What causes problems with the kidneys? Problems with the kidneys may include health conditions, such as kidney failure, kidney stones, and kidney cancer. These problems with the kidneys may be caused by:

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Laminectomy UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Laminectomy is a type of surgery in which a surgeon removes part or all of the vertebral bone (lamina). This helps relieve compression of the spinal cord or the nerve roots that may be caused by injury, herniated disk, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the canal), or tumors.

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) UCLA Health

Details: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that affects the central vision. AMD can lead to severe loss of central vision. It rarely causes blindness. It can make it hard to read, drive, or do other things that need detailed vision. Risk factors include being age 50 and older, being a woman, smoking, high blood pressure, cardiovascular

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Hospice Care Overview UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Health Encyclopedia. Search Our Health Library. search Submit Health Library Search. Hospice Care Overview. What is hospice care? The word "hospice" means "a place of shelter." Today, the "place of shelter" is not so much a physical location as it is a service that helps a patient who is terminally ill to die with dignity and peace. Hospice

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Diabetic Neuropathy UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Treatment will depend on your symptoms, your age, and your general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is. The main goal of treatment is to ease pain and discomfort. It can also help prevent more tissue damage. Treatment may include: Pain medicines.

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Ferritin (Blood) UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: The normal range for ferritin in your blood serum is: 20 to 250 ng/mL for adult males. 10 to 120 ng/mL for adult females, 18 to 39 years. 12 to 263 ng/mL for females, 40 years and older. 25 to 200 ng/mL for newborns. 200 to 600 ng/mL at 1 month old. 50 to 200 ng/mL at 2 to 5 months old.

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Immune System UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Health Encyclopedia. Search Our Health Library. search Submit Health Library Search. The Immune System. What is the immune system? The immune system works to keep germs out of the body and destroy any that get in. It's made up of a complicated network of …

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Knee Replacement Surgery UCLA Health Library, Los

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Complete Blood Count UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: The complete blood count (CBC) is a blood test used to screen your overall health and to look for many different illnesses, including anemia, infections, and leukemia. The test extracts a large amount of information from the blood sample you've given, including:

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Colorectal Cancer: Screening UCLA Health Library, Los

Details: Regular colorectal cancer screening for those at average risk continues through the age 75 for people in good health and a life expectancy of 10 years or more. For people ages 76 to 85, talk with your healthcare provider about continued screening. ACS does not advise screening for …

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Overview of Blood and Blood Components UCLA Health

Details: The components of human blood are: Plasma. The liquid component of the blood in which the following blood cells are suspended: Red blood cells (erythrocytes). These carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. White blood cells (leukocytes). These help fight infections and aid in the immune process.

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Uric Acid (Blood) UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Many health conditions can cause high levels of uric acid. These include: Cancer. Kidney disease. Hypothyroidism. Hyperparathyroidism. Sarcoidosis. Your uric acid levels may be high if you eat foods high in purines. These include organ meats, dried beans and peas, and fish such as anchovies, herring, sardines, and mackerel. High levels can also

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Women's Health UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Physical activity is an important action that people can engage in to improve their health. Experts advise getting at least 150 minutes to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity, aerobic physical activity every week for major health benefits.

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Facts About Blood UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: The bone marrow is the soft, spongy material in the center of the bones. It produces about 95% of the body's blood cells. Most of the adult body's bone marrow is in the pelvic bones, breast bone, and the bones of the spine. There are other organs and systems in our bodies that help regulate blood cells. The lymph nodes, spleen, and liver help

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Laser Surgery for Lesions and Skin Conditions

Details: There is less chance of scarring, swelling, and crusting with a laser peel. Newer lasers have fewer side effects and a shorter recovery time. Before the surgery, your healthcare provider may prescribe facial medicines for you to use to help prepare your skin. These medicines may be used for 4 to 6 weeks before the laser peel.

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Pneumonia Vaccine Quiz UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Pneumonia is a serious lung infection that is more common in older adults, infants, young children, and some people with chronic health problems. Two vaccines offer …

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Urine Protein (Dipstick) UCLA Health Library, Los

Details: Test results may vary depending on your age, gender, health history, the method used for the test, and other things. Your test results may not mean you have a problem. Ask your healthcare provider what your test results mean for you. Healthy adults normally excrete less than 150 mg of protein over 24 hours. Higher amounts of protein in your

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Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone UCLA Health Library, Los

Details: This is a blood test that measures your level of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). Healthcare providers use this test to diagnose problems affecting the thyroid. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland near the base of your throat above your collarbones. The thyroid makes 2 …

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BNP (Blood) UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: BNP stands for brain or B-type natriuretic peptide. It's made inside the pumping chambers of your heart when pressure builds up from heart failure. The test is an important tool for healthcare providers to diagnose heart failure quickly. Heart failure happens when your heart is not pumping blood well. This causes cells inside your heart to

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Scleroderma UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Scleroderma is a rare, long-term condition that causes abnormal growth of connective tissue. It can affect the joints, skin, cartilage, and internal organs. Symptoms can include joint pain, skin hardening and thickening, scarring of the lungs and esophagus, pale and tingly fingers, and kidney disease. It can affect one area of the body.

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Peripheral Neuropathy UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Peripheral neuropathy is a type of damage to the nervous system. Specifically, it is a problem with your peripheral nervous system. This is the network of nerves that sends information from your brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) to the rest of your body. Peripheral nerves are the nerves that exit the spinal canal or skull and go to

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Dentaduras postizas UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Search Our Health Library. search Submit Health Library Search. Dentaduras postizas ¿Qué son las dentaduras postizas? Las dentaduras postizas reemplazan los dientes perdidos y sus tejidos adyacentes con un aparato dental de resina acrílica y, en algunos casos, una combinación de metales.

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Atrial Fibrillation UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Diagnosis starts with a health history and physical exam. An internist or primary care healthcare provider will often makes the diagnosis. You may be sent to a cardiologist for more assessment and treatment. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is very important for a diagnosis. Healthcare providers use this test to study the heart signal and rhythm.

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Adult Diseases and Conditions: P UCLA Health Library

Details: Periodic Paralysis. Periodontal Diseases. Peritonitis. Personality Disorders. Whooping Cough (Pertussis) in Adults (Pertussis) Peyronie Disease. PFO. Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis in Children. Phobias.

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Barrett's Esophagus UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Barrett's esophagus is when the normal cells that line your food pipe (esophagus) turn into cells not usually found in your body. The new cells take over because the lining of the esophagus has been damaged. The new, abnormal cells are called specialized columnar cells.

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Methylmalonic Acid (Blood) UCLA Health Library, Los

Details: This is when your body does not make enough red blood cells. This test is used to diagnose a mild and early shortage of vitamin B-12. A high level of MMA can mean that you have a low level of B-12. Vitamin B-12 deficiency is the most common cause of MMA production. Foods that can increase B-12 levels include red meats, shellfish, fish, dairy

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Vascular Malformations and Hemangiomas UCLA Health

Details: Most hemangiomas are in the head or neck area, but they can occur anywhere in the skin, mucous membranes, or internal organs. Most will keep growing for the first 3 to 5 months of life. Then they start to shrink. Almost 50% disappear by the age of 5 and the vast majority are gone by age 10. The rate of shrinkage, however, varies.

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Psoriatic Arthritis UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Psoriatic arthritis is a form of arthritis associated with psoriasis. Psoriasis is a chronic skin and nail disease. It causes red, scaly rashes and thick, pitted fingernails. Psoriatic arthritis is similar to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in symptoms and joint inflammation.

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Electrocardiogram UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: An electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the simplest and fastest tests used to evaluate the heart. Electrodes (small, plastic patches that stick to the skin) are placed at certain locations on the chest, arms, and legs. When the electrodes are connected to an ECG machine by lead wires, the electrical activity of the heart is measured, interpreted, and printed out.

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Hepatitis Quiz UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Symptoms of chronic viral hepatitis can take decades to show up. Symptoms of hepatitis can include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, belly (abdominal) pain, dark urine, light-colored stools, joint pain, and jaundice. D. All of the above. 8.

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ALT UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Children's Health. The Healthy Child. Children and Healthcare. Emotions and Behavior. Age-Specific Concerns. Parenting. Men's Health. In Good Health. Health Issues. Sexual Health & Reproduction. Sports Injuries; Older Adults. Living Better, Living Longer; Eating Well, Staying Fit. Prevention, Self-Care, and Safety. Using Medications; Health

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Growth and Development UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Details: Children's Health. The Healthy Child. Children and Healthcare. Emotions and Behavior. Age-Specific Concerns. Parenting. Men's Health. In Good Health. Health Issues. Sexual Health & Reproduction. Sports Injuries; Older Adults. Living Better, Living Longer; Eating Well, Staying Fit. Prevention, Self-Care, and Safety. Using Medications; Health

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Adolescent Mental Health UCLA Health Library, Los

Details: Adolescent Mental Health. There are many different mental health problems affecting adolescents that require the clinical care of a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Schizophrenia.

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