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Automated External Defibrillators

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a device that gives an electric shock to the heart. It can be placed on a person’s chest to restart the heart if it suddenly stops beating.

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Bacterial Meningitis

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 bacterial meningitis? Meningitis is an infection of the tissues and fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord. When bacteria cause the infection, it is called bacterial meningitis. Meningitis is…

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Bacterial Meningitis In Children

Meningitis is an infection of the tissues and fluid that surround the brain and spinal cord. When bacteria cause the infection, it is called bacterial meningitis.

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Barium Enema

A barium enema is a procedure in which X-rays and barium are used to examine your large intestine (colon) and rectum. Barium is a liquid that can be seen on X-rays.

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Barium X-Ray Exam: Esophagus, Stomach, And Upper Intestine (Upper GI)

A barium X-ray exam is a procedure in which your personal healthcare provider uses barium liquid and X-rays to examine your esophagus, stomach, and small intestine. Barium is a liquid that will show up on an X-ray image. A barium exam of these organs is also called an upper gastrointestinal (GI) barium study, or upper GI series.

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Bathroom Safety

Bathrooms can be a dangerous part of the home. Common bathroom accidents include scalds, fainting from heat, falls, and poisoning.

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Bed Bugs

Bedbugs are reddish brown bugs about the size of an apple seed that bite people when they sleep. Bedbugs are not attracted to dirt and grime. They seek warmth, human blood, and carbon dioxide. Anyone sleeping in a room with bedbugs can be bitten.

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Bed-Wetting (Enuresis)

Enuresis (bed-wetting) is the term used for urinating while asleep. It is considered normal until at least age 6.

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Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s palsy is a weakness or paralysis of a facial nerve. There is a facial nerve on each side of the face. The facial nerves control movement of the muscles of expression. When one of the nerves is weak or paralyzed, that side of the face droops and it may be hard to smile. You may also have trouble closing the eye on that side.

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Beta Blockers

Beta blockers are a class of medicines that can slow your heart rate and lower your blood pressure. Atenolol, bisoprolol, carvedilol, metoprolol, nadolol, propranolol, and timolol are generic names for common beta blockers. Which one is best for you depends on your condition and health.

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