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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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Health Statistics: MedlinePlus

Details: 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 the types of statistics include. How many people of a certain group have

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College Health: MedlinePlus

Details: There are steps you can take to stay healthy and safe while you're in college: Eat a balanced diet. Get enough sleep. Get regular physical activity. Maintain your health with checkups and vaccinations. If you decide to have sex, practice safe sex. Make smart choices about alcohol and drugs. Get help if you are stressed or depressed.

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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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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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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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Risks of underage drinking: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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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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Sleep and your health: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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How to Improve Mental Health: MedlinePlus

Details: What is mental health? 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

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Health screenings for men ages 40 to 64: MedlinePlus

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Urethral Disorders Urethritis Urethral Stricture

Details: Urethral cancer - a rare cancer that happens more often in men. Urethral stricture - a narrowing of the opening of the urethra. Urethritis - inflammation of the urethra, sometimes caused by infection. Urethral problems may cause pain or difficulty passing urine. You may also have bleeding or discharge from the urethra.

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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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Health screenings for women ages 40 to 64: MedlinePlus

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Facts about polyunsaturated fats: MedlinePlus Medical

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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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International Health: MedlinePlus

Details: Natural and man-made disasters create refugee populations with immediate and long-term health problems. Some of the major diseases currently affecting countries around the globe include HIV/AIDS, malaria, Zika, and tuberculosis. Climate change is also an international problem which can affect people's health.

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Head Injuries: MedlinePlus

Details: MedlinePlus also links to health information from non-government Web sites. See our disclaimer about external links and our quality guidelines. The information on this site should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Contact a health care provider if you have questions about your health.

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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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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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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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Fast food tips: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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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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HDL: The "Good" Cholesterol: MedlinePlus

Details: HDL and LDL are two types of lipoproteins.They are a combination of fat (lipid) and protein. The lipids need to be attached to the proteins so they can move through the blood. HDL and LDL have different purposes: HDL stands for high-density lipoproteins. It is sometimes called the "good" cholesterol because it carries cholesterol from other

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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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Health Topics: W: MedlinePlus

Details: Health Topics: W. Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia see Lymphoma. Walkers see Mobility Aids. Walking Pneumonia see Pneumonia. Walleye see Eye Movement Disorders. Water see Drinking Water. Waterborne Diseases see Water Pollution. Weariness see Fatigue. Wegener's Granulomatosis see Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis.

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Health Topics: O: MedlinePlus

Details: Health Topics: O. Obesity Surgery see Weight Loss Surgery. Occupational Injuries see Occupational Health. Occupational Therapy see Rehabilitation. OCD see Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Ombudsman Programs see Patient Rights. Omega-3 Fatty Acids see Dietary Fats.

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Facts about saturated fats: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

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Teen Mental Health: MedlinePlus

Details: Mental health problems are real, painful, and sometimes severe. You might need help if you have the signs mentioned above, or if you. Often feel very angry or very worried. Feel grief for a long time after a loss or death. Think your mind is controlled or out of control. Use alcohol or drugs.

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Thyroid Problems Hypothyroidism Hyperthyroidism

Details: Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. Start Here Thyroid Disease (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health) Also in Spanish; Thyroid Disease (for Parents) (Nemours Foundation) Thyroid Disorders Overview (Hormone

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Health screenings for men age 65 and older: MedlinePlus

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Hand Injuries Hand Disorders MedlinePlus

Details: Hand problems include. Carpal tunnel syndrome - compression of a nerve as it goes through the wrist, often making your fingers feel numb. Injuries that result in fractures (broken bones), ruptured ligaments and dislocations. Osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis, which can also cause deformity. Tendinitis - irritation of the tendons.

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DASH diet to lower high blood pressure: MedlinePlus

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Fatty Liver Disease MedlinePlus

Details: Both alcoholic fatty liver disease and one type of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) can lead to cirrhosis. Doctors can treat the health problems caused by cirrhosis with medicines, operations, and other medical procedures. If the cirrhosis leads to liver failure, you may need a liver transplant.

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MedlinePlus Evaluating Internet Health Information: A Tutorial

Details: your health. It may not reflect the latest research or treatments. Look for some sign that the site is reviewed and updated regularly. Here is an important clue. The information on this site was reviewed recently. The example on the Physicians Academy for Better Health site states the date of the review.

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CREST syndrome: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia Image

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Ear Disorders Ear Problems MedlinePlus

Details: Tinnitus, a roaring in your ears, can be the result of loud noises, medicines or a variety of other causes. Meniere's disease may be the result of fluid problems in your inner ear; its symptoms include tinnitus and dizziness. Ear barotrauma is an injury to your ear because of changes in barometric (air) or water pressure.

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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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Health Information in Spanish (español): MedlinePlus

Details: Vaccinations for infants and children, age 0-10 years - English PDF. Vaccinations for infants and children, age 0-10 years - español (Spanish) PDF. Immunization Action Coalition. Vaccinations for preteens and teens, age 11-19 years - English PDF.

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Health Information in Korean (한국어): MedlinePlus

Details: Vaccinations for preteens and teens, age 11-19 years - English PDF. Vaccinations for preteens and teens, age 11-19 years - 한국어 (Korean) PDF. Immunization Action Coalition. Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) -- Your Child's First Vaccines: What You Need to Know (Multi-vaccine VIS) - …

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Cholesterol Levels: 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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Black and African American Health: MedlinePlus

Details: Mental and Behavioral Health -- African Americans (Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health) Obesity and African Americans (Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health) Poor Sleep Linked with Higher Blood Sugar (National Institutes of Health) Also in Spanish

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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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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 …

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