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Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention. INTERACTIVE TOOLS. Age-Related Macular Degeneration Quiz. Millions of Americans are affected by age-related macular degeneration, a disease that damages the eye's central vision. To learn more about macular

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Pericarditis OSF HealthCare

Along with a health history and physical exam, you may also need certain tests. These may include: Echocardiogram (echo). This test uses sound waves to check your heart's size and shape. The echo sound waves make a picture on a screen as an ultrasound transducer is passed over the skin over the heart. Echo can show how well your heart is

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Breast Health OSF HealthCare

Detailed information on breast health, including anatomy of the breast, normal breast development, breast cancer prevention, breast self-examination, mammography, breast conditions, mastalgia (breast pain), breast lump, fibrocystic breast changes, nipple

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Heart Murmurs in Children OSF HealthCare

The healthcare provider will ask about your child’s symptoms and health history. They will do a physical exam on your child. During an exam, the provider will listen to your child's heart with a stethoscope. If the provider hears an abnormal sound, they may refer you to a pediatric cardiologist. This is a doctor with special training to treat

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Nephrotic Syndrome in Children OSF HealthCare

Nephrotic syndrome is a problem where too much protein called albumin is released from the body into the urine. It means that one or both kidneys are damaged. The kidneys contain many coils of tiny blood vessels. Each of these is called a glomerulus. Glomeruli filter substances from the blood into the urine. Nephrotic syndrome occurs when the

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Heart Disease OSF HealthCare

chevron_right Atherosclerosis. in Coronary Artery Disease. Atherosclerosis is a type of thickening or hardening of the arteries caused by a buildup of plaque in the inner lining of an artery. It can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other circulatory conditions. more. expand_more.

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Anatomy and Development of the Mouth and Teeth OSF …

There are 4 main stages of tooth development: The first stage begins in the unborn baby at about 6 weeks of pregnancy (gestation). This is when the basic substance of the tooth forms. Next, the hard tissue that surrounds the teeth is formed around 3 to 4 months of gestation. After the child is born, the next stage occurs when the tooth actually

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Lipid Panel with Total Cholesterol: HDL Ratio OSF …

Here is the adult range for HDL cholesterol: Normal: 45 to 70 mg/dL for men, 50 to 90 mg/dL for women. A low HDL cholesterol level is associated with an increased risk for coronary heart disease. Your total-cholesterol-to-HDL ratio can be figured out by dividing your total cholesterol number by your HDL cholesterol number.

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Creatine Kinase (Blood) OSF HealthCare

This test measures the amount of an enzyme called creatine kinase (CK) in your blood. CK is a type of protein. The muscle cells in your body need CK to function. Levels of CK can rise after a heart attack, skeletal muscle injury, or strenuous exercise. They can also go up after drinking too much alcohol or from taking certain medicines or

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Hepatitis B Surface Antigen OSF HealthCare

Hepatitis B surface antigens can be found in your blood within several weeks after the infection starts. They are one of the earliest signs of a hepatitis B infection. HBV is one of 5 hepatitis viruses. The others are hepatitis A, C, D, and E. Most hepatitis infections are caused by these 5 viruses.

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Tennis Elbow in Children OSF HealthCare

These symptoms may be caused by other health problems. Make sure your child sees their healthcare provider for a diagnosis. How is tennis elbow diagnosed in a child? Your child’s healthcare provider can diagnose tennis elbow with a physical exam. During the exam, they may ask about your child’s health history.

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Heart Murmurs OSF HealthCare

To diagnose a heart murmur, your healthcare provider will first ask about your health history. They will also listen to your heart. Your healthcare provider can hear a murmur with a stethoscope. Some murmurs can be heard best when listening on the front of the chest. Others can be heard best when listening with a stethoscope on your back.

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Healthy Eating During Adolescence OSF HealthCare

Teens need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on most days for good health and fitness and for healthy weight during growth. To prevent dehydration, encourage teens to drink fluids regularly during physical activity and drink several glasses of water or other fluid after the physical activity is completed.

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Oral Health/Dental Specialists OSF HealthCare

Public health dentist. Public health dentists help to prevent and control dental diseases on a communitywide basis. They offer community-based dental health programs and provide dental health education. Oral and maxillofacial radiologist. These providers take and interpret X-ray images. They diagnose and manage diseases of the mouth and jaw area.

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Tonsillitis OSF HealthCare

The symptoms of tonsillitis may look like other conditions or health problems. Always see your healthcare provider for a diagnosis. How is tonsillitis diagnosed? Your healthcare provider will ask about your health history and do a physical exam. Your provider may do a strep test if they think the infection is caused by strep bacteria.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Wound Healing OSF HealthCare

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used to treat medical conditions such as carbon monoxide poisoning. It's also used for certain types of wounds such as: Delayed radiation injuries. Soft tissue infections. Thermal burns. Certain skin grafts and flaps. Crush injuries. Diabetes-related wounds. Non-healing pressure sores.

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Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair OSF HealthCare

The aorta is your body’s largest artery. An aneurysm is a weak, bulging area in the aorta wall. If it bursts (ruptures), it can be deadly. TEVAR is a minimally invasive surgery. That means it's done with a small cut (incision). With TEVAR, a device called a stent graft is used to reinforce the aneurysm. A stent graft is a metal tube covered

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Mastoiditis in Children OSF HealthCare

Here are the most common symptoms of mastoiditis: Pain, redness, or swelling behind the ear. Ear pain. An ear lobe that sticks out because of swelling of the mastoid bone. Fever. Being grouchy or fussy. Pulling the ear or hitting it. A bad smell coming from the ear. Pus or other fluid coming from the ear.

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Nervous System Quiz OSF HealthCare

7. Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter. Which disease or disorder results when the neurons in the brain that produce dopamine die? A. Multiple sclerosis. B. Lou Gehrig disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) C. Parkinson disease. D. Seizure disorder. 8. Certain metabolic diseases can affect the nervous system.

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