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  • Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a type of treatment that involves taking synthetic hormones to prevent or treat certain medical…

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  • Cancer Treatment

    Learn about what you can expect during cancer treatment, including treatment types, side effects, and your treatment team.

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  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator: A Treatment for Arrhythmia

    An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a type of medical device. It helps treat arrhythmias and prevent cardiac arrest.

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  • Pain Relievers: Understanding Your OTC Options

    Over-the-counter pain relievers can help you manage aches and pains without a prescription from your doctor. There are several types…

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  • Beta-Blockers for Heart Problems

    Beta-blockers are medicine used to treat heart problems and high blood pressure. Learn the benefits and side effects of taking…

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  • What do I need in my first aid kit?

    A well-prepared first aid kit is an important tool in treating minor injuries that commonly occur at home and when…

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  • Questions to Ask When My Asthma Doesn’t Get Better

    If the asthma treatment your doctor prescribed isn’t helping your symptoms, review these questions, answers, and things to consider.

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  • How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler

    A metered-dose inhaler is a hand-held device that contains medicine to open the airways in people with asthma and other…

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  • Meconium Aspiration Syndrome (MAS)

    Meconium aspiration syndrome happens when a newborn inhales meconium and amniotic fluid before, during, or after labor and delivery.

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  • Occupational Exposure to HIV: Advice for Health Care Workers

    Information for health care workers about how HIV is transmitted and what to do if you think you’ve been exposed…

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  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

    Complementary and alternative medicine therapies are outside of mainstream medical care. They include yoga, meditation, and dietary supplements.

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  • Rotator Cuff Exercises

    Your rotator cuff is made up of muscles and tendons that protect your shoulder. Learn about stretches and exercises that…

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  • Ways to Increase Low Testosterone

    Learn about some of the symptoms and causes of low testosterone (“low T”), as well as ways to increase your…

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  • Risks and Benefits of Common Prostate Cancer Treatments

    Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. It spreads quickly and can be hard…

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  • Types of Antidepressants

    Antidepressants are a group of medicines that treat depression. Learn about the kinds and talk to your doctor to see…

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  • Bioterrorism

    Bioterrorism is the use of hazardous agents, such as bacteria, viruses, or germs, to harm people.

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  • Cast Care

    Casts and splints keep broken bones and torn tissue in place long enough to heal. They require special care to…

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  • Caring for Your Incision After Surgery

    Surgical incisions require certain care to avoid infection or further damage. Instructions for care will depend on the size and…

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  • BRAT Diet: Recovering From an Upset Stomach

    The BRAT diet is an effective way to treat an upset stomach and diarrhea. It relies on bland, low-fiber foods…

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  • Health Care Workers: Avoiding Infections at Work

    Health care workers are at risk of infection in the workplace. Learn how to prevent and protect yourself against…

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