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  1. Health screening - women - age 40 - 64 Health screening - women - age 40 - 64
    All adults should visit their health care provider from time to time, even if they are healthy. The purpose of these visits is to: Screen for diseases Assess risk of future medical problems Encourage a healthy lifestyle Update vaccinations Maintain a relationship with a doctor in case of an illness...
  2. Health screening - women - over 65 Health screening - women - over 65
    All adults should visit their health care provider from time to time, even if they are healthy. The purpose of these visits is to: Screen for diseases Assess risk of future medical problems Encourage a healthy lifestyle Update vaccinations Maintain a relationship with a doctor in case of an illness...
  3. Healthy living Healthy living
    While maintaining good health habits cannot guarantee a longer life, it can certainly improve the quality of your life. A few simple things, if practiced regularly, can help reduce your risk of illness and enrich your life: Get regular exercise and control your weight. Don't smoke or abuse drugs. D...
  4. Hearing loss Hearing loss
    Hearing loss is the total or partial inability to hear sound in one or both ears. See also: Hearing loss - infants Hearing loss of aging Sensorineural deafness Considerations Minor decreases in hearing are common after age 20. Hearing problems usually come on gradually, and rarely end in co...
  5. Hearing loss - infants Hearing loss - infants
    Hearing loss is the total or partial inability to hear sound in one or both ears. This article focuses on hearing loss in infants. Causes About 2 - 3 infants out of every 1,000 live births will have some degree of hearing loss at birth. Hearing loss can also develop in children who had normal hearin...
  6. Heart and vascular services Heart and vascular services
    The body's cardiovascular, or circulatory, system is made of the heart, blood, and blood vessels (arteries and veins). Heart and vascular services refers to the branch of medicine that focuses on the cardiovascular system. Information The heart's main job is to pump oxygen-rich blood to the body. I...
  7. Heart attack Heart attack
    A heart attack is when blood vessels that supply blood to the heart are blocked, preventing enough oxygen from getting to the heart. The heart muscle dies or becomes permanently damaged. Your doctor calls this a myocardial infarction. Causes Most heart attacks are caused by a blood clot that blocks...
  8. Heart attack - discharge Heart attack - discharge
    You were in the hospital because you had a heart attack. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart is blocked long enough that part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies. What to Expect at Home You may feel sad. You may feel anxious and as though you have to be very careful abo...
  9. Heart attack - what to ask your doctor Heart attack - what to ask your doctor
    A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart is blocked long enough that part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies. It is sometimes called a myocardial infarction (MI). Angina is pain or pressure in the chest that happens when your heart muscle is not getting enough blood and oxyg...
  10. Heart attack first aid Heart attack first aid
    A heart attack is a medical emergency. The average person waits 3 hours before seeking help for symptoms of a heart attack. Many heart attack victims die before they reach a hospital. The sooner someone gets to the emergency room, the better the chance of survival. Prompt medical treatment also redu...
  11. Heart bypass surgery Heart bypass surgery
    Heart bypass surgery creates a new route, called a bypass, for blood and oxygen to reach your heart. See also: Heart bypass surgery - minimally invasive Angioplasty and stent placement Description Before your surgery you will receive general anesthesia. You will be deep asleep (unconscious) ...
  12. Heart bypass surgery - discharge Heart bypass surgery - discharge
    Your doctor took a vein or artery from another part of your body to create a detour, or bypass, around an artery that was blocked and could not bring blood to your heart. Your surgery was done through an incision (cut) in your breastbone. Your breastbone was reconnected with wire, and your skin was ...
  13. Heart bypass surgery - minimally invasive Heart bypass surgery - minimally invasive
    Heart bypass surgery creates a new route, called a bypass, for blood and oxygen to reach your heart. Minimally invasive coronary (heart) artery bypass can be done without stopping the heart and putting a patient on a heart-lung machine. See also: Coronary bypass Angioplasty and stent placement ...
  14. Heart bypass surgery - minimally invasive - discharge Heart bypass surgery - minimally invasive - discharge
    You had minimally invasive coronary artery bypass surgery on 1 or more of your coronary arteries. Your doctor used an artery from your chest to create a detour, or bypass, around arteries that were blocked and could not bring blood to your heart. A 3- to 5-inch-long incision (cut) was made in the le...
  15. Heart CT scan Heart CT scan
    A computed tomography (CT) scan of the heart is an imaging method that uses x-rays to create detailed pictures of the heart and its blood vessels. How the Test is Performed You will be asked to lie on a narrow table that slides into the center of the CT scanner. You will lie on your back with your ...