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Halo-Gravity Traction Surgery

Larger text sizeLarge text sizeRegular text size What Is Halo-Gravity Traction? Halo-gravity traction is a way to pull the head and spine upward carefully, applying a slow stretch to the spine. Doctors do this by…

Cleft Palate With Cleft Lip

Larger text sizeLarge text sizeRegular text size What Is Cleft Lip and Palate? A cleft of the lip or palate happens when a baby is born with an opening in the upper lip or the…

What is CPR?

Why Is CPR Important? Keeping the blood flow active – even partially – extends the opportunity for a successful resuscitation once trained medical staff arrive on site. Chain of Survival CPR is a critical step…

What Is Dementia? Symptoms, Types, and Diagnosis

Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering, and reasoning—and behavioral abilities to such an extent that it interferes with a person's daily life and activities. These functions include memory, language skills, visual perception, problem…

Family Health History for Adults

Knowing and acting on your family health history can be an important part of staying healthy. Family health history can help your doctor decide what screening tests and other interventions you need and when. For…

Cushing Syndrome (For Parents)

Larger text sizeLarge text sizeRegular text size What Is Cushing Syndrome? Cushing syndrome is a rare condition that happens when there's too much of the hormone cortisol in the body. It's also called hypercortisolism. Most…

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Do Memory Problems Always Mean Alzheimers Disease?

Many people worry about becoming forgetful. They think forgetfulness is the first sign of Alzheimer's disease. But not all people with memory problems have Alzheimer's. Share this infographic and help spread the word about what…

Manganese

Introduction Manganese is an essential trace element that is naturally present in many foods and available as a dietary supplement. Manganese is a cofactor for many enzymes, including manganese superoxide dismutase, arginase, and pyruvate carboxylase…