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A1C Test For Diabetes

The A1C (“A-one-C”) is a blood test that checks your average blood sugar over the past 3 months. This average is different from your day to day blood sugar. There are 3 reasons to check your A1C:

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. OVERVIEW What is an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)? The main blood vessel in your body is the aorta (say: a-or-ta). It is a long blood vessel that reaches from your chest into…

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Abdominal Hysterectomy

An abdominal hysterectomy is a procedure in which the uterus (womb) is removed through a cut in the abdomen. The uterus is the muscular organ at the top of the vagina. Babies develop in the uterus, and menstrual blood comes from the uterus.

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Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain is aching or cramping in your belly. The abdomen, or belly, is the area between the chest and the pelvis. The pain can range from mild discomfort to cramping or severe pain.

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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. OVERVIEW What is abnormal uterine bleeding? Abnormal uterine bleeding is any bleeding from the uterus (through your vagina) other than your normal monthly period. Having extremely heavy bleeding during your period can…

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Abuse And Domestic Violence

Abuse is one person trying to control another by using fear, violence, or bullying. Physical abuse is an injury to your body. Abuse may include hitting, kicking, shaking, biting, throwing, stabbing, and choking. It may also include beating you with objects such as a knife or cord or purposely burning you with hot water, cigarettes,...

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Abuse Of Older Adults

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day.  WHAT IS ABUSE OF OLDER OR DEPENDENT ADULTS? Abuse is mistreatment that causes harm to another person through fear, violence, neglect, or bullying. An older adult is someone over the age of…

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Ace Inhibitors

Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors help prevent, treat, or improve the symptoms of health problems such as:

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Achilles Tendon Injury

An Achilles tendon injury is a problem with the tendon that connects your heel bone to the calf muscle of your lower leg. Tendons are strong bands of tissue that attach muscle to bone. You use the Achilles tendon when you point your foot down and when you walk, run, or jump.

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Acne

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. OVERVIEW What is acne? Acne is a skin problem that occurs when the hair follicles of your skin are blocked by a mix of dead skin cells and sebum (oil). When this…

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