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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:
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.
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.
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,...
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…
Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors help prevent, treat, or improve the symptoms of health problems such as:
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.
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the oil-secreting glands in the skin are clogged and become inflamed or infected.
Bronchitis is swelling and irritation in the air passages—that is, the tubes that connect the windpipe to the lungs. It causes swelling and irritation of the airways. With acute bronchitis you usually have a cough that produces phlegm, and pain behind the breastbone when you breathe deeply or cough.
Diarrhea means frequent loose bowel movements. If it starts all of a sudden and doesn’t last a long time, it’s called acute diarrhea. Usually it lasts just a day or two.