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Arthritis: Living With It

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Arthroscopic Meniscal Surgery

An arthroscopic meniscal surgery is a procedure in which a surgeon uses an arthroscope and other tools to remove all or part of a damaged meniscus in the knee or, if possible, to repair a meniscus. A meniscus is a piece of rubbery tissue (fibrocartilage) between the bones of the knee joint. An arthroscope is...

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Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a procedure that allows a surgeon to look inside joints and repair them without having to cut open the joint. Orthopedic surgeons are bone, joint, and muscle specialists who perform this surgery.

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Aspirin And Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition that causes pain and stiffness of the joints. Sometimes it also causes redness, swelling, and warmth. In severe cases, joints may become misshapen.

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Assistive Devices for Daily Activities

Assistive devices are tools that help you do everyday tasks and activities more easily and safely. They are used for many types of activities of daily living (ADLs), including:

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Asthma

Asthma is a lung condition that causes irritation and swelling (inflammation) of the lining of the airways in your lungs. The inflammation causes wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.

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Asthma – Dust Mites in the Home

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. What are dust mites? Dust mites are tiny bugs that live in your home. They measure about 1/100th of an inch in length, which is smaller than the period at the end…

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Asthma Action Plan

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 an asthma action plan? Ask your healthcare provider for written directions about how to prevent and treat asthma attacks at home. These written instructions are called your “asthma action plan.”…

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Asthma In Children

Asthma is a lung condition that causes coughing and shortness of breath.

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Atherosclerosis

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 atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis (say: “ath-er-o-skler-o-sis”) is a disease that causes your arteries to become hard and narrowed. It’s even possible for an artery to become completely blocked. Your arteries are…

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