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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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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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Acne – Isotretinoin

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 isotretinoin? Isotretinoin is a medicine used to treat very bad acne. It is usually used for cystic acne that did not get better after treatment with other medicines. It is…

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Acute Bronchitis

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 acute bronchitis? Acute bronchitis is an infection of the bronchial (say: “brawn-kee-ull”) tree. The bronchial tree is made up of the tubes that carry air into your lungs. When…

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Added Sugar- What You Need To Know

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 sugar? Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that provides calories for your body to use as energy. Sugar has no other nutritional value. What is the difference between “naturally occurring sugar”…

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Addison’s Disease

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 Addison’s disease? Addison’s disease affects your body’s adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are part of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is a group of glands all over your…

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