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Breastfeeding – How to Pump and Store Your Breast Milk

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. Learning how to pump and store breast milk can make returning to work easier and less stressful. When should I start to pump my breasts? If you will be pumping your breasts…

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Breastfeeding – Returning to Work

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. Breastfeeding is good for you and your baby. It protects your baby against many illnesses and is your baby’s best source of nutrition. Babies should be breastfed (given only breast milk) for…

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Bronchiolitis

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 bronchiolitis? Bronchiolitis (say: “bronk-ee-oh-lie-tus”) is a lung infection that can be caused by several kinds of viruses. Young children, particularly those between 3 months and 6 months old, get…

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Burners (Brachial Plexus Injuries)

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 a “burner?” A “burner,” also called a “stinger,” is an injury to 1 or more nerves between your neck and shoulder. It’s not a serious neck injury. Burners are…

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Burning Mouth Syndrome

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 burning mouth syndrome? Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the mouth, lips or tongue. If there is no clear cause for this…

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Burns – Preventing Burns in Your Home

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. Fire Safety Prevent burns by preventing fires in your home. Be prepared and know what to do if fires ever do occur. Here are some fire safety tips for your home: Put…

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Bursitis of the Hip

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 bursitis? Bursitis (say: “burse-eye-tiss”) is the painful swelling of bursa. Bursa are fluid-filled sacs that cushion your tendons, ligaments and muscles. When they work normally, bursa help the tendons,…

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Calcium – 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. Why is calcium so important to my health? Calcium is a mineral found in your body. Most of the calcium is found in your bones and your teeth. You need plenty of…

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Cancer

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 cancer? The body is made up of many types of cells. Normally, cells grow, divide and then die. Sometimes, cells mutate (change) and begin to grow and divide more…

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Cancer – After Cancer Treatment

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. Get emergency care if you or a loved one has serious thoughts of suicide or harming others. From the day you were diagnosed with cancer, you’ve probably looked forward to getting back…

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Cancer – Diet Choices to Prevent Cancer

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. Can certain dietary choices reduce my risk of cancer? Ongoing studies are researching whether certain foods and nutrients can reduce the risk of specific cancers. Eating more vegetables and fruits has been…

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Cancer – Helping Your Family Help You

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. Get emergency care if you or a loved one has serious thoughts of suicide or harming others. How will my family react to the news that I have cancer? Every person has…

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Cancer – Medical Vocabulary

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. The following are terms that you might hear during the diagnosis and treatment of cancer: Adjuvant therapy: Chemotherapy, radiotherapy or hormone therapy used to kill remaining cancer cells left behind after surgery….

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Cancer – Preparing for Cancer Treatment

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. Soon after you are diagnosed with cancer, you and your healthcare provider will discuss various treatment options. As you decide what course of treatment is right for you, you may feel as…

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Canker Sores

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 are canker sores? Canker sores are shallow, painful sores in the mouth. They are usually red or may sometimes have a white coating over them. You might get them on…

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