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  • Discharge Instructions for Newborn Jaundice

    Jaundice happens when your baby's liver is still immature. The liver can't help the body get rid of enough bilirubin. Bilirubin is a substance found in the red blood cells. It can build up in the blood after your baby is born. This is part of the normal breakdown of red blood cells. But if bilirubin levels become too high and are not treated, they can harm your baby's developing brain and nervous system.

  • Discharge Instructions for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Helpful information on how to care for yourself during and after treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

  • Discharge Instructions for Percutaneous Nephrostomy

    A percutaneous nephrostomy means that urine was drained from your kidney to prevent pain, infection, and kidney damage. You had the procedure because your kidney or the tube leading from the kidney to the bladder (ureter) was blocked by a kidney stone or tumor, or perhaps due to another problem. The blockage caused a backup of urine in your kidney. Here's how to care for yourself at home.

  • Discharge Instructions: Checking Placement of Nasogastric Feeding Tube

    You are going home with a nasogastric feeding tube in place. You will need to check the tube regularly to make sure the tip of the tube stays in your stomach. You were shown how to care for your tube in the hospital. This sheet helps you remember those steps when you are at home.

  • Discharge Instructions: Taking Your Premature Baby Home from the NICU

    Follow these special safety instructions to keep your preemie safe and healthy at home.

  • Epistaxis (Adult)

    Most nosebleeds happen because of dry air or because of nose-picking. They can occur during a common cold or an allergy attack.

  • Equipment That Is Used in the NICU

    NICUs are equipped with complex machines and devices to monitor nearly every system of a baby's body--temperature, heart rate, breathing, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, and blood pressure.

  • Esophageal Cancer: Newly Diagnosed

    Being told you have esophageal cancer can be scary, and you may have many questions. Know that you have people on your healthcare team who can help.

  • Esophageal Cancer: Nutrition During and After Treatment

    Cancer of the esophagus can narrow your esophagus, making it difficult or painful to swallow and take in the nutrition you need. You can get help from an important member of your treatment team: the nutrition specialist.

  • Eye Medicine and Vitamin K Injection for Newborns

    Newborn babies routinely receive eye medicine and vitamin K injections soon after birth. Both prevent serious conditions.