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The cardiovascular system is made up of the heart and blood vessels. Cardiovascular diseases (CVD), as defined by the American Heart Association, include coronary heart disease (coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease); stroke (brain attack); high blood pressure (hypertension); and rheumatic heart disease. Each year in the US, cardiovascular diseases top the list of most serious health problems. Learn about the tests and procedures that are used to diagnose and treat heart problems.
Cancer is a leading cause of death in the US, yet each year brings diagnostic and treatment discoveries that lead to new hope for individuals and families as they learn about and manage this disease. The information presented here will help you learn more about what causes cancer and its risk factors.
A diagnosis of Diabetes may feel overwhelming. But you can manage your condition and live an active lifestyle. Begin by watching these videos and learn why healthy eating, physical activity, and monitoring your blood sugar play an important role in controlling diabetes and promoting healthy living.
Each year, millions of Americans are diagnosed with digestive disorders, ranging from the occasional upset stomach to the more life-threatening colorectal cancer. They encompass disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. Reaching a diagnosis requires a thorough and accurate medical history and physical examination. In these videos, you will learn about digestive disorders and diagnostic tests and procedures.
Many of the conditions that affect gynecological, reproductive, and sexual health may be detected early, which, in most cases, provides for a more positive prognosis and successful treatment. View these videos to learn more about pregnancy, menopause, hysterectomy, and other procedures.
Orthopaedics is the branch of medicine concerned with diseases, injuries, and conditions of the musculoskeletal system, or the body's muscles and skeleton, and including the joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Your doctor will complete a medical history and physical examination when evaluating a possible orthopaedic condition. Learn about orthopaedic conditions and procedures….ranging from ACL injuries to hip replacement surgery.
Respiratory disorders, or lung diseases, are disorders such as asthma, pneumonia, tuberculosis, lung cancer, and others. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year more than 126,000 US adults die of lung disease. Watch this series of videos and learn about treatments for respiratory disorders.
Living healthy means making choices. Learn how you will benefit from making lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, eating well-balanced meals, exercising regularly, and getting appropriate health screenings. Watch these videos and take the first step towards a healthier you.
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