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  • Blood Management

    Are you scheduled for surgery? If so, you may worry about the need to replace blood lost during surgery. The goal is to keep the body's normal levels of blood. Blood transfusion is a way to reach this goal.

  • Breast MRI

    MRI of the breast is an imaging test that uses strong magnets and radio waves to form pictures of the inside of the breast. It also creates images of the tissues that surround the breast. Breast MRI is used to check for problems, such as a leaking breast implant or a suspicious lump or mass.

  • Breast Pain (Mastalgia)

    There are 2 main types of breast pain. The most common type is linked to the menstrual cycle and is almost always hormonal.

  • Chiari II Malformation in Children

    A Chiari II malformation is present at birth. With this condition, 2 parts of the brain at the back of the skull bulge through a normal opening in the skull where it joins the spinal canal.

  • Cholesterol Medicines

    Your healthcare provider has prescribed medicine to help control your cholesterol. This sheet tells you how cholesterol affects your health.

  • Colostomy: Managing Your Nutrition

    You don't have to eat a special diet just because you've had a colostomy. Most foods, chewed well and eaten slowly, won't give you problems--unless they did before. But you may need to be more aware of foods that cause gas or odor and foods that make your stool too runny or too hard.

  • Coping with Meniere's Disease

    Coping with Meniere's disease is not easy. Learn as much as you can about how to deal with attacks and how to help yourself between attacks.

  • Coping with Meniere's Disease: Other Things You Can Do

    Take care of your body and your emotions. Also talk to your friends and family. The more they know about Meniere's disease, the easier it will be for them to understand what you're going through and to offer help when they can.

  • Cuts and Wounds of the Mouth and Lips

    The gums, tongue, and lips have a rich blood supply and when cuts happen, these areas may bleed excessively.

  • Diabetes: Treating Minor Foot Infections

    Diabetes makes it harder for the body to heal. Even minor problems, like a blister, can become infected. If not treated, infections can spread and damage nearby tissues. Prompt treatment by your healthcare provider can help clear up infections and restore your health.