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Health Highlights: Sept. 4, 2015
Health Highlights: Sept. 4, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Kraft Singles Recall Expanded A recall of Kraft Singles products is being expanded from 36,000 cases to 335,000 cases, Kraft Heinz Co. said Thursday. The company said a thin strip of packaging film may stick to the cheese slice after the wrapper is removed, posing a choking a hazard, the Associated Press reported. There have been five reports of customers choking, and ...
Health Tip: Spot the Signs of Hypothyroidism
Health Tip: Spot the Signs of Hypothyroidism (HealthDay News) -- When the thyroid doesn't produce enough hormone, your metabolism slows, which may lead to dangerous side effects. The University of Maryland Medical Center says symptoms of hypothyroidism include: Feeling tired. Being sensitive to cold. Developing a hoarse voice and slowed speech. Having a slower pulse. Developing hair that is thicker, scaly, dry and more coarse. Feeling numbness in the hands and fingers. Having constipation, weight gain, ...
Health Tip: Weigh Yourself Regularly
Health Tip: Weigh Yourself Regularly (HealthDay News) -- Self-monitoring is an important part of losing and maintaining a healthy weight. Weighing yourself regularly can help you stay on track. The Obesity Action Coalition suggests: Weigh yourself once weekly. Use the same scale each time. If possible, use a scale at home or a gym, which may be more accurate. Weigh yourself on the same day of the week and at the same time of day. Log your weight each week to track your progress. Don't weigh yourself mor...
Health Highlights: Sept. 3, 2015
Health Highlights: Sept. 3, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Liberia is Ebola-Free: WHO Liberia is once again Ebola-free, according to the World Health Organization. The West African country was declared free of the deadly disease on May 9, but six new cases were discovered from late June to July. Two of those patients died, CNN reported. Forty-two days have passed since the last infected person tested clear for Ebola, so the WH...
Health Tip: If Your Child Chooses Unhealthy Foods
Health Tip: If Your Child Chooses Unhealthy Foods (HealthDay News) -- If your child tends to prefer junk food over healthier fare, there are ways to break the habit. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advises: Don't overdo restricting favored treats, as this can trigger over-indulging. If there's a food you want your child to avoid, don't keep it in the home. Have plenty of healthier food options available, such as fruit and vegetables. Continue offering healthier foods to your child; eventually, he...
Health Tip: Shoe Inserts May Help Pain
Health Tip: Shoe Inserts May Help Pain (HealthDay News) -- If your feet tilt inward or you have foot pain for another reason, shoe inserts may help tame discomfort. The American Podiatric Medical Association says types of shoe inserts include: Arch supports to help counter high or low arches. Plastic, gel or foam inserts that provide cushioning and support. Heel cups, pads or liners that cushion the heels, particularly in older people who have lost some of the heel's natural fatty padding. Cushions that...
Health Tip: Athletes Are at Risk for Skin Problems
Health Tip: Athletes Are at Risk for Skin Problems (HealthDay News) -- Athletes are especially prone to skin conditions, such as infections. To help reduce the risk, the American Academy of Dermatology advises: Protect any scrapes or cuts with regular cleaning and bandaging. Protect against blisters by using a spray, gel or pad on areas that tend to blister. Make sure footwear fits correctly, and consider special socks or gloves for blisters on the hands or feet. Wear clothing that wicks moisture from t...
Health Tip: Can't Sleep?
Health Tip: Can't Sleep? (HealthDay News) -- If you're struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep, keeping a sleep diary can help you figure out why. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests what to include: The time at which you go to bed each night. The time you wake up each morning, and when you get out of bed. If and when you nap. If and when you exercise. Consumption of any alcohol or caffeine.
Health Highlights: Sept. 2, 2015
Health Highlights: Sept. 2, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Rare Poliovirus Cases in Ukraine Concern WHO After a five-year absence, a rare poliovirus has resurfaced in Europe, leaving a 4-year-old and an 11-year-old in the Ukraine paralyzed. The World Health Organization said the two cases involving vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) occurred in the southwestern area of the Ukraine, which borders Romania, Hungary, Slova...
Health Highlights: Sept. 1, 2015
Health Highlights: Sept. 1, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Death Toll Reaches 7 in Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak at Illinois Veterans' Home Three more deaths from Legionnaires' disease at a veterans' home in Illinois have increased the death toll to seven. So far, 39 residents of the facility in Quincy have been sickened and test results for others are still pending, the Associated Press reported. All seven victims were elder...
Heart Doctors May Have Hard Time Spotting Valve Problems
Heart Doctors May Have Hard Time Spotting Valve Problems TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart specialists can't always identify heart valve problems through the sound of heart murmurs, but additional training improves their abilities, a new study shows. A heart murmur is an extra or unusual sound that occurs during a heartbeat, according to the U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Some murmurs don't indicate a problem, but others can signal heart valve problems, the NHLBI ...
Health Tip: Taking Antacids
Health Tip: Taking Antacids (HealthDay News) -- Over-the-counter antacids are generally safe to help ease heartburn. But, there are some people who should check with their doctor before taking them. The American Academy of Family Physicians says you should get your doctor's OK if you: have kidney disease, are postmenopausal, have had a Clostridium difficile infection, are elderly, have a compromised immune system.
Health Tip: Coping With Mosquito Bites
Health Tip: Coping With Mosquito Bites (HealthDay News) -- Mosquito bites are itchy and annoying, and tough to ignore when they're virtually screaming "scratch me!" The Mayo Clinic recommends: applying calamine lotion, using hydrocortisone cream, applying an ice pack or cold compress, combating a more significant allergic reaction by taking an oral, over-the-counter antihistamine.
Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School
Health Tip: When Kids Walk to School (HealthDay News) -- Walking to school is a great way to start the day with some exercise, but parents should make sure kids stay safe. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests: Ensuring that your child's route to school is safe, and that there is a trained adult crossing guard at each intersection. Finding other neighborhood children who can walk to school with your child, or finding an adult to walk a whole group of kids to school together. Remembering that young...
Health Tip: GERD Shouldn't Interrupt Sleep
Health Tip: GERD Shouldn't Interrupt Sleep (HealthDay News) -- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be a nuisance at night while you're trying to sleep. The National Sleep Foundation recommends: Staying upright after eating a large meal. Opting for smaller meals. Restricting GERD-triggering foods, such as onions, chocolate, alcohol and high-fat fare. Avoiding potassium supplements. Swallowing medications with plenty of water, and taking them while in an upright position.
Health Highlights: Aug 31, 2015
Health Highlights: Aug 31, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Kidney Transplant Racial Gap Shrinks: Study A large disparity in kidney transplant rates between white and black Americans has shrunk since the late 1990s, according to a new study. An analysis of nearly 200,000 kidney failure patients found that the transplant rate for blacks rose from 93 per 1,000 patients in 1998 to 128 per 1,000 in 2010 and 2011. The 2010-11 rate wa...
Hate Hangovers? Then Don't Drink Too Much
Hate Hangovers? Then Don't Drink Too Much FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Since people first started drinking alcohol, the search has been on for a way to go heavy on the pour but light on the hangover. Unfortunately, two new drinking surveys suggest that search is probably futile. One poll, conducted in Canada, concluded that if you drink to excess, you're going to have a hangover -- no ifs, ands, or buts. A second poll, conducted in the Netherlands, suggested that chasing your liquid poison ...
Health Highlights: Aug 28, 2015
Health Highlights: Aug 28, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Bread Recalled Due to Possible Glass Fragments The risk of glass fragments from a broken light bulb has led to the recall of bread in 11 states. The recall is for Sara Lee, Kroger, Bimbo, Nature's Harvest, Great Value and L'Oven Fresh brand breads sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West...
Health Tip: Dive Safely
Health Tip: Dive Safely (HealthDay News) -- Reckless diving can lead to serious injury, including permanent paralysis. To stay safe, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons advises: Never dive in shallow water. Only one person at a time on the diving board. Do not dive into murky water. Make sure you can see the bottom in the deepest area of the pool. Ensure the diving area is deep enough to dive safely. Never run down the diving board or bounce more than once. Dive off the end of the board, and do...
Health Tip: Skip the Salt in Your Child's Lunch
Health Tip: Skip the Salt in Your Child's Lunch (HealthDay News) -- The average child consumes too much salt each day, and some children even have high blood pressure. To help avoid these problems, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends: Pack your child's lunch with lower-salt meat, bread, soups and snacks. Include in your child's lunch fresh fruits and veggies, such as carrots, grape tomatoes or snow peas. Let your child help pack lunch, and make the healthiest, lowest-salt choi...
How Parents Add to Math Anxiety
How Parents Add to Math Anxiety FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents can spur math anxiety and poor math performance in children, a new study suggests. "We often don't think about how important parents' own attitudes are in determining their children's academic achievement. But our work suggests that if a parent is walking around saying 'Oh, I don't like math' or 'This stuff makes me nervous,' kids pick up on this messaging and it affects their success," study co-leader Sian Beilock said in...
How Reliable Are Medical Studies? Half of Findings Couldn't Be Replicated
How Reliable Are Medical Studies? Half of Findings Couldn't Be Replicated THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Independent researchers couldn't reproduce the findings of more than half of 100 experiments previously published in three prominent psychology journals, a new review reports. This review should fuel skepticism over scientific claims, particularly if those claims are based on shaky statistics, said one of the new study's authors, Brian Nosek, a professor of psychology at the University o...
Health Highlights: Aug 27, 2015
Health Highlights: Aug 27, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Plague Death in Utah Under Investigation Utah health officials are investigating the death of an elderly person from plague this month. They did not provide any details about the person. It's the first human case of plague in Utah since 2009, according to the Department of Health's JoDee Baker, CNN reported. The investigation is looking into how, where and when the pers...
Healthier School Meals Offered Across U.S., Feds Find
Healthier School Meals Offered Across U.S., Feds Find THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most U.S. schools are offering healthier meals that feature more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains and less salt, a new government study reports. "School meals are healthier now than ever before. We've made real progress, but there is much more to do to help American children make food choices that will keep them healthy throughout their lives," U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Directo...
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study
High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Reappear Later in Life: Study THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to face the same health problem later in life, a new study suggests. The researchers also said they found that the brothers and sisters of these women have a higher risk of high blood pressure later in life, and the brothers also may have a higher chance of heart disease. "The increased risk of high blood pressure in siblings s...
Health Tip: Balance Homework With Down Time
Health Tip: Balance Homework With Down Time (HealthDay News) -- Developing healthy homework habits can help your child succeed in school. But be sure to reserve time for exercise and play. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends: Designate a quiet, well-lit space where your child can do homework without distraction. Place all needed supplies (paper, pencils, etc.) within easy reach. Figure out the time of day that works best for your child. Some children may want to get it done as soon as they get...
Health Tip: If Allergic to Eggs
Health Tip: If Allergic to Eggs (HealthDay News) -- People who are allergic to eggs don't have to miss out on the tasty versatility that eggs offer. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests these alternatives: In place of scrambled eggs, use cubed firm tofu. In the pan, gently smash it with a fork to make it crumble like a scrambled egg. Sprinkle with a little turmeric for yellow coloring. Use diced extra-firm tofu in place of hard-boiled eggs in salads and sandwiches. Or opt for white beans or b...
Household Dust Harbors Thousands of Microbial Species
Household Dust Harbors Thousands of Microbial Species WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- You've got a lot of unsuspected roommates: A new study finds that ordinary house dust contains thousands of species of bacteria and fungi. The researchers analyzed dust from about 1,200 homes across the continental United States, and found that the dust in each home contained an average of more than 5,000 species of bacteria and about 2,000 species of fungi. "Every day, we're surrounded by a vast array of ...
Health Highlights: Aug 26, 2015
Health Highlights: Aug 26, 2015 Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Experts Call for Wider Access to Hepatitis C Drugs Federal and state Medicaid programs need to expand access to prescription drugs that could cure thousands of Americans with hepatitis C, according to an expert panel. Restrictions on the drugs imposed by many states are inconsistent with sound medical practice, according to the experts from the Public Health Service and...
Health Tip: Coping With a Bump on the Back of the Heel
Health Tip: Coping With a Bump on the Back of the Heel (HealthDay News) -- Haglund's deformity is characterized by a benign bump that forms at the back of the heel. It's common among women who wear high heels, having earned the nickname "pump bump." The American Podiatric Medical Association suggests: Use orthotic inserts, heel pads or arch supports inside shoes to help relieve pressure on the back of the foot. Take an anti-inflammatory drug or apply a topical cream to ease pain. Wear a walking boot or ...
Health Tip: Home Remedies to Ease Dandruff
Health Tip: Home Remedies to Ease Dandruff (HealthDay News) -- Dandruff is an embarrassing problem, but there are home remedies available to help ease flakiness and itching. The Mayo Clinic advises: Keep stress under control, as stress can worsen flaking. Shampoo every day, especially if your scalp is oily. Limit use of styling products, such as hair spray, gel and wax. These can build up and make the scalp oilier. Eat a nutrient-rich diet that includes plenty of zinc and B vitamins. Allow your scalp a ...
Herpes Simplex Virus Culture and Typing
Herpes Simplex Virus Culture and Typing Does this test have other names? Viral isolation What is this test? This test looks for which type of herpes simplex virus (HSV) is causing your infection. HSV is a common virus that comes in two types: HSV1 and HSV2. Each type of HSV causes a number of health problems. Viral culture is the best test to confirm a herpes simplex infection. HSV1 is more common. It's carried in saliva and typically causes outbreaks of cold sores around the mouth. HSV2 affects the gen...
Herpes Simplex Virus Antibody
Herpes Simplex Virus Antibody Does this test have other names? HSV-1 antibodies, HSV-2 antibodies What is this test? The herpes simplex virus antibodies test is a blood test that screens for the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Culturing a sample from an active outbreak of HSV is the best method to diagnose a current infection. But the herpes simplex virus antibodies test can help identify the recurrence of a previous infection. Why do I need this test? If you suspect that you have herpes but do not have an ...
Hepatitis C Antibody
Hepatitis C Antibody Does this test have other names? Antibody to HCV, anti-HCV What is this test? A hepatitis C antibody test is used to find out if you are infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). When your body is infected with a virus, it produces antibodies to fight the virus off. The hepatitis C antibody test looks for antibodies that the body produces in response to the presence of HCV. HCV infects the liver, often causing inflammation and damage. It is more common in developing nations. Why do...
Hemoglobin (Fetal) Does this test have other names? Hemoglobin analysis, hemoglobin electrophoresis What is this test? A fetal hemoglobin test is a blood test that checks the amount of fetal hemoglobin (Hb F) in the blood. Fetal hemoglobin is one of many types of hemoglobin. It is present in high levels in fetuses, but usually drops to trace amounts about six months after birth. If Hb F is at higher than normal levels, it can mean you have thalassemia, myeloid leukemia, or sickle cell anemia. Why do I n...
Hemoglobin C Does this test have other names? Hemoglobin C blood test, hemoglobin electrophoresis, Hgb electrophoresis What is this test? Hemoglobin C is a blood test used to find out if you have hemoglobin C disease, a blood disorder passed on to you from your parents. It causes your red blood cells to have hemoglobin C instead of the hemoglobin A found in most people. In the blood, hemoglobin C forms crystals and makes the blood cells less flexible. This causes your blood to not flow well. Hemoglobin ...
Hemoglobin Does this test have other names? Hb, Hgb, H and H, Hemoglobin and hematocrit What is this test? This is a blood test to find out how much hemoglobin is in your blood. Hemoglobin is the main part of your red blood cells. Hemoglobin is made up of a protein called globin and a compound called heme. Heme consists of iron and a pigment called porphyrin, which gives your blood its red color. Hemoglobin serves the important role of carrying oxygen and carbon dioxide through your blood. If your hemog...
Hematocrit Does this test have other names? HCT, packed cell volume, PCV What is this test? This test measures how much of your blood is made up of red blood cells. Normal blood contains white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, and the fluid portion called plasma. The word hematocrit means to separate . In this test, your red blood cells are separated from the rest of your blood so they can be measured. Your hematocrit (HCT) shows whether you have a normal amount of red blood cells, too many, or t...
Helicobacter Pylori Antibody
Helicobacter Pylori Antibody Does this test have other names? H. pylori What is this test? This test measures the levels of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) antibodies in your blood. H. pylori are bacteria that can invade your gut. H. pylori infection is one of the major causes of peptic ulcer disease. This happens when inflammation caused by the bacteria affects the mucus coating of your stomach or duodenum, the first section of your small intestine. This leads to sores called peptic ulcers on this lini...
HCG (Urine) Does this test have other names? Human chorionic gonadotropin urine test, urine pregnancy test What is this test? This test measures the amount of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) in your urine. When you get pregnant, your body makes HCG. In a healthy pregnancy, the amount of HCG in the blood increases a lot over a short time, usually doubling every two days. HCG can be found in your urine two to three days after it can be measured in your blood. This is often about the same time that you ...
HCG (Blood) Does this test have other names? Human chorionic gonadotropin hormone test, serum pregnancy test What is this test? Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a type of hormone. Both men and women have small amounts of HCG in their body at all times. When a woman is pregnant, her body produces much more HCG than usual. In a healthy pregnancy, the amount of HCG in the blood increases substantially throughout the first three months. This blood test measures how much HCG is in your blood. This test ...
Haptoglobin Does this test have other names? HPT, hemoglobin-binding protein, Hp What is this test? This test measures the level of a protein called haptoglobin in your blood. Haptoglobin is made by your liver. It binds to a type of hemoglobin that's made when red blood cells die. This haptoglobin-hemoglobin complex is removed from your body by your liver. This leads to a low blood level of haptoglobin. The level of haptoglobin in your blood helps your healthcare provider figure out what type of anemia ...
Hypothyroidism in Children
Hypothyroidism in Children Hypothyroidism means that the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone regulates many natural processes of metabolism and growth. Thyroid Gland - Click to Enlarge Congenital hypothyroidism means the condition was present at or before birth. Severe physical and mental developmental delays can occur if congenital hypothyroidism is not identified and treated in a timely matter. Older children may fail to grow properly if any type of hypothyroidism is in...
Hemoglobin E Trait
Hemoglobin E Trait Hemoglobin E trait is a hereditary blood disorder. This means it is inherited from your parents. Facts about hemoglobin E trait Hemoglobin E trait occurs most frequently among people of Southeast Asian descent. Hemoglobin E trait is rare. It happens most often among people with a Thai, Cambodian, Vietnamese, or Laotian background. It can also happen in people of Turkish, Asiatic Indian, Chinese, and Filipino descent. Types of hemoglobin E trait If you inherited the hemoglobin E mutati...
Headaches in Early Pregnancy
Headaches in Early Pregnancy Nearly all women have occasional headaches, but having a headache in pregnancy is not fun. And, managing headaches is especially tricky in the first trimester when you should avoid many medicines. Whether your headache is from tension or is a full-blown migraine, there are some things you should know. What causes headaches in pregnancy? The exact cause of a headache isn’t always clear. In the first trimester, changing hormone levels and blood volume may play a role. A dull, ...
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocystosis Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare disease that usually occurs in infants and young children. It may also occur in adults. Children usually inherit the disease. In adults, many different conditions, including infections and cancer, can cause HLH. If you have HLH, your body's defense system, called your immune system, does not work normally. Certain white blood cells — histiocytes and lymphocytes — attack your other blood cells. These abnormal blood cel...
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, is a type of treatment used to speed up healing of carbon monoxide poisoning, gangrene, stubborn wounds, and infections in which tissues are starved for oxygen. If you undergo this therapy, you will enter a special chamber to breathe in pure oxygen in air pressure levels 1.5 to 3 times higher than average. The goal is to fill the blood with enough oxygen to repair tissues and restore normal body function. Facts about hyperbaric oxygen therapy...
Hyperbaric Therapy for CO Poisoning and Decompression Sickness
Hyperbaric Therapy for CO Poisoning and Decompression Sickness Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has helped treat a variety of illnesses. Over the years, research has shown that it can treat many conditions that involve oxygen-starved tissue. You can get hyperbaric oxygen therapy in either a single-person chamber or tube, or a larger chamber that holds several people at a time. The chamber is then pumped full of pure oxygen, and the pressure rises to 2.5 times that of normal air pressure. The FDA has approved t...
How Wounds Heal
How Wounds Heal Most of us take wound healing for granted. If you get a small cut, you may clean and cover it with a bandage, and move on with your life. Yet under that bandage (or in the open air), the body orchestrates a complex cascade of events designed to heal wounds big and small. The basic steps of wound healing are: Stopping the bleeding (hemostasis). When your skin is cut, scraped, or punctured, you usually begin to bleed. Within minutes or even seconds, unless you have a bleeding disorder, blo...
HIV/AIDS and Skin Conditions
HIV/AIDS and Skin Conditions Skin conditions are common in people with HIV/AIDS. Many, including Kaposi sarcoma, thrush, and herpes, are caused by germs that take advantage of a weakened immune system. That's why they are called "opportunistic" infections. Others, like photodermatitis, may be linked to inflammation caused by an overactive immune system as it revives during antiretroviral drug therapy or due to the drugs themselves. Here are some of the more common skin conditions related to HIV/AIDS. Mo...
Hepatitis B Virus Subtype ADW2 HBSAG Surface Protein antigen Suspension for injection
Hepatitis B Virus Subtype ADW2 HBSAG Surface Protein antigen Suspension for injection What is this medicine? HEPATITIS B VACCINE (hep uh TAHY tis B VAK seen) is a vaccine. It is used to prevent an infection with the hepatitis B virus. How should I use this medicine? This vaccine is for injection into a muscle. It is given by a health care professional. A copy of Vaccine Information Statements will be given before each vaccination. Read this sheet carefully each time. The sheet may change frequently. Tal...
Hepatitis A Virus Strain HM175 antigen (Formaldehyde inactivated) Suspension for injection
Hepatitis A Virus Strain HM175 antigen (Formaldehyde inactivated) Suspension for injection What is this medicine? HEPATITIS A VACCINE (hep uh TAHY tis A VAK seen) is a vaccine to protect from an infection with the hepatitis A virus. This vaccine does not contain the live virus. It will not cause a hepatitis infection. This vaccine is also used with immunoglobulin to prevent infection in people who have been exposed to hepatitis A. How should I use this medicine? This vaccine is for injection into a musc...
Hydrocortisone, Neomycin, Polymyxin Otic drops, solution
Hydrocortisone, Neomycin, Polymyxin Otic drops, solution What is this medicine? HYDROCORTISONE; NEOMYCIN; and POLYMYXIN B (hye droe KOR ti sone; nee oh MYE sin; pol i MIX in B) is used to treat ear infections. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is only for use in the ears. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Clean your ear of any fluid that can be easily removed. Do not insert any object or swab into the ear canal. Gently warm the bottle by holdin...
Heart Attack: Signs and Symptoms
Heart Attacks Millions of Americans suffer heart attacks every year. Explore what happens during a heart attack and what can be done to minimize the damage.
Holter Monitor (Continuous Electrocardiogram, Continuous ECG, Ambulatory ECG Monitoring) Procedure overview What is a Holter monitor? The Holter monitor is a type of electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) used to monitor the ECG tracing continuously for a period of 24 hours or longer. A standard or "resting" ECG is one of the simplest and fastest procedures used to evaluate the heart. Electrodes (small, plastic patches) are placed at certain locations on the chest and abdomen. When the electrodes are connected ...
Heart Valve Repair or Replacement Surgery
Heart Valve Repair or Replacement Surgery (Open Heart Surgery) Procedure overview What is heart valve repair or replacement surgery? Heart valve repair or replacement surgery is a treatment option for valvular heart disease. When heart valves become damaged or diseased, they may not function properly. Conditions which may cause heart valve dysfunction are valvular stenosis and valvular insufficiency (regurgitation). When one (or more) valve(s) becomes stenotic (stiff), the heart muscle must work harder ...
Heart Transplantation Procedure
Heart Transplantation Procedure (Transplant-Heart, Heart Transplant, Cardiac Transplant) Procedure overview What is a heart transplant? A heart transplant is a surgical procedure performed to remove the diseased heart from a patient and replace it with a healthy one from an organ donor. In order to remove the heart from the donor, two or more doctors must declare the donor brain-dead. Before a person can be put on a waiting list for a heart transplant, a doctor makes the determination that this is the b...
Hysteroscopy Procedure Overview What is a hysteroscopy? Hysteroscopy is the visual examination of the canal of the cervix and interior of the uterus using a thin, lighted, flexible tube called a hysteroscope. The device is inserted through the vagina. Hysteroscopy may be used for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The hysteroscope allows for easy visual access to the interior of the cervix and uterus to assess the lining of these structures. Therapeutic maneuvers, such as taking a tissue sample (...
Hysterectomy (Removal of the Uterus) Procedure overview What is a hysterectomy? Click Image to Enlarge Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. Different portions of the uterus, as well as other organs, may be removed at the same time. The types of hysterectomy include: Total hysterectomy. Includes the removal of the entire uterus, including the fundus (the part of the uterus above the openings of the fallopian tubes) and the cervix, but not the tubes or ovaries. This is the most common type ...
Hip Replacement Surgery
Hip Replacement Surgery (Total Hip Arthroplasty, Hip Arthroplasty, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Replacement) Procedure overview What is a hip replacement surgery? Hip replacement, also called total hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace a worn out or damaged hip with a prosthesis (an artificial joint). This surgery may be considered following a hip fracture (breaking of the bone) or for someone who has severe pain due to arthritis. Various types of arthritis may affect the hip joint. Osteoar...
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