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Medical Encyclopedia: MedlinePlus

WebMedical Encyclopedia. The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and …

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All Health Topics: MedlinePlus

WebAdult Immunization see Vaccines. Advance Directives. AF see Atrial Fibrillation. Affordable Care Act see Health Insurance. After Surgery. Age-Related Macular Degeneration see …

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Health Screening: MedlinePlus

WebScreenings are tests that look for diseases before you have symptoms. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they're easier to treat. You can get some …

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Older Adult Health: MedlinePlus

WebMany older adults live active and healthy lives. But there's no getting around one thing: as we age, our bodies and minds change. You need to know what to expect. …

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Health Check Tools: MedlinePlus

WebHealth Check Tools. Assess your health with interactive tools such as calculators, quizzes, and questionnaires. You can check your risk for heart disease, calculate your ideal weight and body mass, find out how many …

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NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

WebSleep, Healthy Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Health Disparities. December 19, 2023 Ask an Expert: Marishka K. Brown, Ph.D., Director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders …

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Health Checkup: MedlinePlus

WebEducation and counseling to help you make informed health decisions. This could include advice about your lifestyle, including your diet, how much exercise you get, and any alcohol, tobacco, or other …

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Teen Health: MedlinePlus

WebSome of the biggest choices you face are about your health. Healthy habits, including eating a healthy diet and being physically active, can help you feel good, look …

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Health Literacy: MedlinePlus

WebHealth literacy is important because it can affect your ability to: Make good decisions about your health. Get the medical care you need. This includes preventative …

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Exercise and Physical Fitness: MedlinePlus

WebEndurance, or aerobic, activities increase your breathing and heart rate. They keep your heart, lungs, and circulatory system healthy and improve your overall fitness. …

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Mental Health: MedlinePlus

WebMental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we …

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Benefits of Exercise: MedlinePlus

WebThis can help you deal with stress and reduce your risk of depression. Help keep your thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp as you age. Exercise stimulates …

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Blood, Heart and Circulation

WebAngina. Angioplasty. Anti-platelet drugs see Blood Thinners. Anticoagulants see Blood Thinners. Antihypertensive Medicines see Blood Pressure Medicines. Aortic Aneurysm. …

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MedlinePlus: About MedlinePlus

WebMedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). …

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How to Improve Mental Health

WebGratitude can help you to recognize them. Taking care of your physical health, since your physical and mental health are connected. Some ways to take care of …

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Dental Health: MedlinePlus

WebHere's how to keep your mouth and teeth healthy: Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Clean between your teeth every day with floss or another …

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Healthy Sleep MedlinePlus

WebThe amount of sleep you need depends on several factors, including your age, lifestyle, health, and whether you have been getting enough sleep recently. The …

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Women's Health: MedlinePlus

WebWomen have unique health issues. And some of the health issues that affect both men and women can affect women differently. Unique issues include pregnancy, …

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Health Insurance: MedlinePlus

WebHealth insurance helps protect you from high medical care costs. It is a contract between you and your insurance company. You buy a plan or policy, and the …

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Telehealth: MedlinePlus

WebTelehealth is the use of communications technologies to provide health care from a distance. These technologies may include computers, cameras, …

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Health Risks of an Inactive Lifestyle

WebHaving an inactive lifestyle can be one of the causes of many chronic diseases. By not getting regular exercise, you raise your risk of: Obesity. Heart diseases, …

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