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Cardiomyopathy

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 cardiomyopathy? Cardiomyopathy (say: “car-dee-oh-my-ah-puh-thee”) is a disease of the muscles in the heart. It can have many causes. It may be caused by coronary artery disease (blocked arteries), high…

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Caregiver Health and Wellness

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. Who is a caregiver? A caregiver is someone who gives basic care to a person who has a chronic medical condition. A chronic condition is an illness that lasts for a long…

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Caregiver Stress

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. Who is a caregiver? A caregiver is someone who gives basic care to a person who has a chronic medical condition. A chronic condition is an illness that lasts for a long…

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Caring for a Person Who Has Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. Who is a caregiver? A primary caregiver is someone who provides basic care for a person who has intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. As a caregiver, you may be doing the following things…

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Caring for a Relative Who Has Dementia

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. What can I do to help my family member? If your loved one is still in the early stages of dementia, they may not yet require much care. The best thing you…

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Caring For Your Incision After Surgery

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. When do I remove the bandage? Your bandage should be removed the day after surgery.  Your healthcare provider may ask you to replace your bandage each day.  Most wounds don’t require a…

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Caring for Your Premature Baby

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. Do premature babies need special care? Yes, babies who are born prematurely (before the due date) may need special care during their first 2 years, especially if they were very small at…

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Carpal Tunnel 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 carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder of the wrist and hand. The carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel formed by the bones and other tissues…

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Cast Care

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. Why do I need a cast? You have been given a cast to help your broken bone or torn ligaments heal. A cast can help keep the injured area from moving so…

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Casts and Splints

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 casts and splints? Casts and splints are hard wraps used to support and protect injured bones, ligaments, tendons and other tissues. They help broken bones heal by keeping the broken…

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Cat and Dog Bites

If you are having any symptoms or have any questions, please call 811 to speak with a registered nurse 24 hours a day. How should I take care of a bite from a cat or a dog? Whether from a family pet or a neighborhood stray, cat and dog bites are common. Here are some…

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Cat-Scratch 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 cat-scratch disease, and how do people get it? Cat-scratch disease is an infection caused by a type of bacteria (germs) carried in cat saliva. This bacteria is called Bartonella…

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Celiac 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 celiac disease? Celiac disease is a disorder that causes problems in your small intestine when you eat gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is poison…

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Cerebral Palsy

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 cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy (also called CP) is a term for a group of disabilities that affect children in the first few years of life. Children who have CP…

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Cervical 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 cervical cancer? Cervical cancer is cancer of the cervix. The cervix is part of your uterus (womb). What is a Pap smear? A Pap smear is a test your…

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