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Details: For Parents. Find parenting resources to help you learn about your child's health and well-being. This library includes topics ranging from mental and emotional health to physical and developmental changes from infancy through the teen years. This licensed content is peer reviewed by pediatricians and specialists from across the country and is

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Mechanical Soft Diet Health and Nutrition Facts for You

Details: None, unless you have been told to thicken your liquids. Then see Health Facts for You #468. Other Foods to Choose. Butter, margarine, oils, vegetable shortening. Salad dressings, mayo. Vinegar. Gravies. Salt and pepper. Ketchup, mustard, bbq sauce. Jelly or preserves (without tough fruit skins) Sugar, honey, molasses or syrup. Horseradish

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Caregiver Role Strain Health and Nutrition Facts for You

Details: Talk with a member of your health care team if you are feeling any symptoms of strain. Below is a list of resources that may be helpful. When your loved one’s life changes, so does yours. Support Group at UW-Hospital G5/142. To sign up call Penny at 608-263-8574 or …

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Peanut Allergy Diet Health and Nutrition Facts for You

Details: The top 8 allergenic foods in the United States are eggs, milk, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. Read labels each time you shop since the ingredients often change without warning. Check and recheck even the “safe” foods you have bought before. Avoid all foods that are produced on equipment shared with peanuts or other nuts.

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High Protein Food Sources Health and Nutrition Facts for

Details: Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.

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Pulmonary Function Tests Health and Nutrition Facts for

Details: Your health care provider will talk with you about your test results when the final report is available. Finding Your Way. From the parking ramp, you will enter through the main Hospital Entrance. Follow the brown pathway past the “D” elevator lobby to “Clinic Registration” by the Surgical waiting area. After you are registered, you

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Low Potassium Diet Health and Nutrition Facts for You

Details: Switch to more refined cereals that are lower in potassium. Legumes, nuts, peanut butter and dried fruits such as raisins, apricots, prunes, and dates are rich sources of potassium. Meat, fish, poultry and eggs are moderate to high sources of potassium. These foods are also good sources of high-quality protein, which you need for normal body

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Gastrostomy Tube Feeding Health and Nutrition Facts …

Details: Gastrostomy Tube Feeding. A gastrostomy tube (g-tube) is a tube that enters through your abdomen and rests in your stomach. This tube is used for tube feeding formula, water, and medicine (instead of taking them by mouth). Tube feeding formula is a liquid source of nutrition. It provides calories, protein, water, vitamins and minerals.

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Thickened Liquids Health and Nutrition Facts for You

Details: If you are a patient receiving care at UnityPoint – Meriter, Swedish American or a health system outside of UW Health, please use the phone numbers provided in your discharge instructions for any questions or concerns. Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care.

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Hearing Aid Services Clinic Health and Nutrition Facts

Details: Hearing Aid Services Hearing aid patients over the age of 18, who purchased their hearing aids at UW Health, can schedule an appointment to receive basic hearing aid cleaning and repair.This does not require a formal visit with an audiologist. You must call ahead to schedule an appointment. Days of service vary based on availability of staff.

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Ryan White Coverage and Eligibility

Details: The UW Health HIV Care & Prevention Program is committed to providing care to people living with HIV, regardless of ability to pay. For those who are uninsured or underinsured, the Ryan White Program provides financial assistance with medical and non-medical services.

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Patients & Families UW Health

Details: If you are a patient receiving care at UnityPoint – Meriter, Swedish American or a health system outside of UW Health, please use the phone numbers provided in your discharge instructions for any questions or concerns. Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care.

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Healthy Snacks Health and Nutrition Facts for You

Details: Healthy snacking is a habit that can: Fill a food “gap” to help prevent over-eating at the next meal. Keep your body’s engine, or metabolism, running smoothly. Balance your blood sugar. Provide extra chances for more fruit and vegetables. Help those who need to eat more meet their energy needs. When hunger strikes, be ready with tasty

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Splenectomy Health and Nutrition Facts for You

Details: The spleen is an organ in your abdomen. It is often injured in accidents but may need to be removed for many other reasons. Your spleen works as a filter for your blood. It is a vital part of your immune system. If your spleen has severe damage, it may be harmful to your health. A spleen that is injured can bleed into the abdomen.

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Consistency: Pureed Consistency Diet Health and

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Pulmonary Hypertension Health and Nutrition Facts for

Details: Pulmonary hypertension from hypoxemia ( low oxygen levels in the body) causes the blood vessels in the lung to become blocked. This affects the amount blood and oxygen flowing through your body. Emphysema, sleep apnea, or being exposed to high altitudes for a long time are a few causes. Pulmonary hypertension due to chronic thrombotic and/or

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What Is a Pleurodesis

Details: Lung Health Download & Print A pleurodesis is a procedure done to treat repeated collapsed lungs or fluid build up between the lung and chest wall lining that will not go away.

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High Calorie Diet for Infants and Toddlers Health and

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Defecography Health and Nutrition Facts for You

Details: A defecography is an x-ray of the rectum and sigmoid (lower) portion of the colon while you are emptying contrast from your bowel. In order to see parts of the rectum, it will be filled with contrast. For woman, the vagina will also be filled with a small amount of contrast. You will need a clean and empty colon.

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Ventriculostomy Health and Nutrition Facts for You

Details: A ventriculostomy (ventric) is a device that drains excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the head. It is also used to measure the pressure in the head called intracranial pressure (ICP). The system is made up of a small tube, drainage bag, and monitor. Excess CSF and blood can build up in your head after brain surgery, a head injury, or a

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Digestive Health: The Low FODMAP Diet Health and

Details: Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.

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40 to 50 Gram Fat Diet Health and Nutrition Facts for

Details: 40 to 50 Gram Fat Diet. We may suggest a low fat diet for you if it is hard for you to digest and absorb fat, or if you have gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, or a stomach or intestinal illness. If you follow the serving guidelines number for each food group, you will get the nutrition you need. Always choose the low fat foods within each

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High Ostomy Output Health and Nutrition Facts for You

Details: Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.

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Palate Soft Diet Health and Nutrition Facts for You

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Using Your 2-Piece TLSO Brace at Home Health and

Details: Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.

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Healthy Lunchbox Ideas Health and Nutrition Facts for

Details: Chef salad: Lean ham and turkey with cheese, lettuce, cucumber, tomato and olives. Serve with whole wheat crackers. Breakfast for lunch: Hardboiled egg with Canadian bacon and whole grain baby pancakes. Serve with applesauce. Taco fresco: Chopped chicken breast with peppers, avocado and tomato. Serve with baked tortilla chips.

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Healthful Eating Tips for PCOS Health and Nutrition

Details: Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.

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Manual Resuscitator Bag Health and Nutrition Facts for

Details: Your health care team will talk with you about what’s best for your patient. You will have a chance to practice this on a doll, and your patient. Give breaths at a rate of _____breaths per minute. If you have been taught to bag when you suction, bag for _____ breaths …

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Smart Weight Loss Health and Nutrition Facts for You

Details: Smart Weight Loss. Set small goals and think long-term. It may take 2-3 years to reach a healthy weight. Expect ½ to 1-pound weight loss per week average. The number on the scale is a result, not a goal. Set small goals to change habits that will lead to weight loss. Plan extra time each week. Healthy eating requires anywhere from 7-14 hours

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Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD) Diet Guidelines Health

Details: Graft-Versus-Host Disease (GVHD) is a side effect of a stem cell transplant. It can upset the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This can cause symptoms like diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramping, nausea, mouth sores or heartburn.

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Voiding Trial Health and Nutrition Facts for You

Details: When to Call. Call your doctor or nurse if you have questions. Who to Call. UW Urology Clinic: (608) 263-4757. If you are a patient receiving care at UnityPoint – Meriter, Swedish American or a health system outside of UW Health, please use the phone numbers provided in your discharge instructions for any questions or concerns.

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Vasovagal Syncope (The Common Faint) Health and

Details: Syncope, or fainting, is a brief loss of consciousness and not being able to stand up. Vasovagal syncope is due to changes within the body’s nervous system, blood vessels, and heart, with not enough blood going to the brain This is also referred to as neurocardiogenic syncope, or the common faint.This type of fainting is not caused by any problem with the heart’s structure or rhythm.

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Suprapubic Catheter Home Care Instructions Health and

Details: UW Health Urology. 608-263-4757. UW Health at The American Center Urology. 608-440-6464. UW Health One South Park Urology. 608-287-2900. UW Health Gynecology 608-263-6340. After hours, nights, weekends, and holidays, the clinic number is answered by the paging operator. Ask for the Urology doctor on call.

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Details: UW Health Urology. 608-263-4757. UW Health at The American Center Urology. 608-440-6464. UW Health One South Park Urology. 608-287-2900. After hours, nights, weekends, and holidays, the clinic number is answered by the paging operator. Ask for the Urology doctor on call. Leave your name and phone number with the area code. The doctor will call

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Diet Guidelines Health and

Details: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term used to describe two diseases that cause the gastrointestinal (GI) tract to become inflamed: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.Both can cause sores or ulcers to occur in the GI tract.

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Migraine Headaches Health and Nutrition Facts for You

Details: Migraine headaches may involve. Severe pain on one or both sides of the head. Upset stomach. Sensitive to lights and sounds. Changes in vision. The pain of a migraine headache is described as intense, throbbing, or pounding and can be felt in the forehead, temple, ear, jaw, or around the eye. Migraine often starts on one side of the head but

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Going Home After Bleeding in or on Your Brain Health and

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Your Health Care Team-Mechanical Circulatory Device (MCD

Details: Each member of your health care team has a role in your care. You are the focus of each member of your team. Please read on to find out more about your team members. Your surgeon is the doctor who is doing your surgery. Your surgeon directs your care to meet …

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Asthma Health and Nutrition Facts for You Patients

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Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) Health

Details: This handout will review anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), planning and getting ready for surgery. What is an ACDF? ACDF is a front neck surgery that is used to remove either a disc material or overgrown bone that is putting pressure on a spinal nerve or the spinal cord.

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Patients & Families UW Health

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Brachytherapy with Anesthesia Health and Nutrition Facts

Details: Brachytherapy is a type of internal radiation treatment. It gives a high dose of radiation to a small area within the uterus, cervix, or vagina. Small, hollow tubes are placed by your doctor. A tiny, radioactive source, attached to a wire, is inserted through the tubes. The wire is left in place for 5-20 minutes.

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Creating Healthy Habits Health and Nutrition Facts for

Details: Make health a family priority and use the tips below to create healthy habits that will last a lifetime: Use set times for meals and snacks to prevent skipping meals or grazing. Eat meals at the kitchen table, rather than on the couch or in the bedroom.

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Concussions Education Patients & Families UW Health

Details: In the past, health professionals used a variety of classification/grading systems to define concussion. These have been determined to be obsolete. It is now known that the severity of a concussion can only be determined after the symptoms have resolved. The severity of the concussion is related to the intensity and duration of the symptoms.

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Digestive Health: Eating Hints to Help with Diarrhea

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Esophageal Manometry Health and Nutrition Facts for You

Details: UW Health at the American Center. 4602 East Park Blvd. Madison, WI (608) 440-6300 (608) 607-4800. If you are a patient receiving care at UnityPoint – Meriter, Swedish American or a health system outside of UW Health, please use the phone numbers provided in …

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