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Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a common skin problem caused by a fungus. The fungal infection usually begins on the skin between the toes. However, it may start on or spread to other parts of the foot, becoming scaly and itchy. Over time it may cause a break in the skin and become sore. The medical term...

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Athletes – The Importance of Good Hydration

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 it so important to stay hydrated? Whether you’re a serious athlete or a recreational exerciser, it’s important to make sure you get the right amount of water before, during, and…

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Atrial Fibrillation

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 atrial fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation (pronounced: ay-tree-all fib-rill-ay-shun) is an irregular heartbeat that is typically very fast. Your heart has 4 compartments called chambers. The top 2 chambers are called the…

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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that involves problems paying attention. It also involves acting on impulse. Many people think ADHD is just a childhood illness, but it can continue into adulthood.

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Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

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 autism? Autism is a brain disorder that affects the development of normal social and communication skills. People who have autism have trouble communicating and interacting with other people, starting…

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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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Bacterial Vaginosis

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 bacterial vaginosis? Bacterial vaginosis is a mild infection in the vagina caused by a type of bacteria (germ). The vagina normally contains a lot of “good” bacteria, called lactobacilli…

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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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