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AHA: After 2 Heart Attacks, She May Need a New Heart -- But First Comes Her Wedding

chance to throw a big party to celebrate our love," she said. "Because I know that life is precious ... years ago. Despite the challenges, she's determined to embrace life and so, in a few days, she'll

Caring for Yourself When You Have Kidney Failure

Kidney failure and its treatment will mean making some changes. But you can still live a full life ... treatment will fit into the rest of your life. But with some changes, you can live a full life with kidney

Colostomy: Caring for Your Stoma

Colostomy Caring for Stoma ... change your pouch. Stand in front of a mirror, or use a hand mirror so that you can see all the way ... a bath or shower without your pouch if you choose: There are no nerves in the stoma, so there is ... 88511; colostomy caring for your stoma; ostomy; caring for your stoma with a colostomy; peristomal ... problems with a stoma; colostomy; stoma; information on caring for your stoma; information on caring

What You Can Do When a Loved One Is Depressed

When A Loved One is Depressed ... life. The first step is to visit a doctor or other mental health professional for a thorough ... though depression is a frustrating illness, with help, a depressed person can feel better. What You ... 84267; what you can do when a loved one is depressed; depression, help for loved one; depression, care for loved one

Caring for a Loved One with a Traumatic Brain Injury

Caring for person with TBI ... If you have a loved one with a Traumatic Brain Injury, it is important to learn as much as you can ... about the condition so you can take an active role in caregiving. Caring for a Loved One with a ... 41401; Caring for a loved one with a TBI; caring for a loved one with a traumatic brain injury

Colostomy: Living an Active Life

*Colostomy Active Life Tips ... in mind that having a colostomy is not a handicap. People with colostomies do all kinds of work ... surgery, you can still live an active life. In fact, if you had a chronic disease such as Crohn's ... 40997;40977;colostomy;living an active life with a colostomy;stoma;colostomy

Caring for a Sprain

with a sling, elastic bandage, splint, or cast. Caring for a Sprain A sprain is a tear in a ... provider or go to the emergency room. Caring for a sling or elastic bandage A sling is used only for

Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Spine Podcast

In computed tomography, the X-ray beam moves in a circle around the body. This allows many ... different views of the spine. The X-ray information is sent to a computer that interprets the data and

Cardiac Catheterization Podcast

Cardiac catheterization is a specialized procedure in which a long, flexible tube (catheter) is ... inserted into a vein and guided into the heart, allowing a close look at the structures inside

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL): Treatment Questions

some questions to ask during your appointments. Deciding on a treatment  What type of ALL do I ... Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL): Treatment Questions   Talking with healthcare providers ... adult acute lymphocytic leukemia, treatment for ALL, ALL

Got Unused Meds? Saturday Is National Drug Take Back Day

. Getting rid of excess meds could save a life, according to the American Medical Association (AMA ... likelihood of medicines falling into the wrong hands. All of us have a role in preventing drug addiction and

Getting the Most from a Mental Health Support Group

a group isn’t on your wavelength, try another. Is the site advertising a product as a cure? Be ... Depression Association of America . This is a group for both consumers and healthcare providers

Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)

Dx: Caring for Your PICC ... ). This is a serious problem. To help prevent it: As much as possible, use the arm with the PICC ... A PICC line has a high infection risk. So you must take extra care washing your hands and ... discharge instructions caring for your peripherally inserted central catheter; picc; picc line ... ; homecare instructions for your picc line; medications through a picc; medications through a

Caring for a Bone Fracture

the emergency room. Caring for a sling or elastic bandage A sling is used only for comfort. Once ... A broken bone, or fracture, is often treated with a sling, elastic bandage, splint, or cast. This

When Your Child Has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). It is a common type of childhood cancer. It is often ... ALL and how it's treated. What is ALL? ALL is a fast-growing cancer that affects the bone marrow ... 40353; when your child has acute lymphoblastic leukemia; acute lymphoblastic anemia, child; ALL ... , child; ALL risk factors, child; ALL symptoms, child; ALL diagnosis, child; ALL treatment, child; ALL long-term concerns, child; ALL coping, child

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL): Treatment Choices

acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Which one may work best for you? It depends on a number of factors ... best decision for you. Types of treatment for ALL  Chemotherapy This is the main way to treat ALL ... acute lymphocytic leukemia, ALL, chemotherapy for ALL, radiation therapy for ALL, stem cell transplant for ALL

Osteoarthritis: Common Sites

*Osteoarthritis Common Sites ... . Osteoarthritis: Common Sites Osteoarthritis (OA) is sometimes called degenerative joint disease or wear ... . Cartilage covers the ends of bones and acts as a cushion. If enough cartilage wears away, bone rubs against ... 86153; cc1065a; joint pain; Osteoarthritis Common Sites; Osteoarthritis; Arthritis

Caring for a Hearing Aid

battery tester, a drying container, and a forced air blower. Caring for a Hearing Aid The ... life. Ask your audiologist where you can get a drying container and a forced air blower ... 83646; caring for a hearing aid; hearing aid care

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL): Tests After Diagnosis

diagnosed? After a diagnosis of ALL, you will likely have other tests. These tests help your ... a spinal tap. The procedure takes about 10 to 20 minutes. First, small area in your lower back is ... ALL, tests to evaluate ALL

All That Social Media May Boost Loneliness, Not Banish It

tracking each participant's normal use of all three sites for a week, the team observed that, for the ... and 22. Over the course of a week, some participants were told to use the sites as often as they


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