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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis (say: os-te-o-poro-sis) occurs when the inside of the bones become porous and thin from a loss of calcium (see the picture below). This is called losing bone mass. Over time, this weakens the bones and makes them more likely to break.

2011

Care of the Elderly,

Patient Education,

Preventive Care,

Women’s Health

Fever in Infants and Children

What is a normal temperature? A normal temperature is about 37°C (98°F) when taken orally (by mouth). Temperatures taken rectally (by rectum) usually run 0.5°C higher than those taken...

2011

Child & Adolescent Health Care,

Patient Education

Grieving - Facing Illness, Death and Other Losses

Grief is a normal, healthy response to different types of losses. It is the emotional and physical response that occurs when a loss is expected or after the loss has happened. One of the greatest losses that can occur is the death of someone you love. Other losses that...

2011

Patient Education

Anemia

Anemia is a condition that affects your red blood cells. It occurs when your blood doesn't have enough hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Anemia can starve your body of the...

2011

Patient Education

    Stress - How to cope better with life’s challenges

    Stress is caused by the body's instinct to defend itself. This instinct–sometimes called the flight-or-fight response— is good in emergencies, such as getting out of the way of a speeding car...

    2011

    Patient Education

    Urinary Tract Infections - A common problem for some women

     Most urinary tract infections (UTIs) are caused by bacteria. The urinary tract includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra.

    2011

    Patient Education

    Sore Throat - Easing the pain of a sore throat

    Sore throat, or pharyngitis, is an inflammation of the pharynx (the back of the throat between your tonsils and voice box (larynx). It can be caused by many things...

    2012

    Patient Education

    Hemorrhoids - Reducing the pain and discomfort

     Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your rectum or anus. The type of hemorrhoid you have depends on where it occurs.

    2012

    Patient Education

    Advance Care Planning

    What Is Advance Care Planning? An ACP is simply a plan you make in advance, for your care at the end of your life. Advance care planning gives you time to consider and reflect on the kind of health and medical care you would consent to, or refuse, in a crisis. The best time to make an ACP is when you are younger and your health is still good.  

    2014

    Asthma: Learning to control your symptoms.

    This information provides a general overview on this topic and may not apply to everyone. To find out if this information applies to you and to get more information on this subject, talk to your family doctor.

    2014

    Patient Education,

    Respiratory Disorders

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