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Gas and bloating :

Gas and bloating :

GAS AND BLOATING OVERVIEW Some people feel that they pass too much gas or burp too frequently, both of which can be a source of embarrassment and discomfort. The average adult produces about one to three pints of gas each day, which is passed through the anus 14 to 23 times per day. Burping occasionally …

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Cirrhosis Of Liver

Cirrhosis Of Liver

CIRRHOSIS OVERVIEW Cirrhosis is a disease in which the liver becomes severely scarred, usually as a result of many years of continuous injury. The most common causes of cirrhosis include alcohol abuse, chronic hepatitis B or C (viral infections that affect the liver), and fatty liver disease (often seen in people with obesity or diabetes). …

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Influenza

Influenza

Patient education: Influenza symptoms and treatment: INTRODUCTION Influenza (commonly called the flu) is a highly contagious illness that can occur in children or adults of any age. It occurs more often in the winter months because people spend more time in close contact with one another. The flu is spread easily from person to person …

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COVID-19 Patient Education-Basic

COVID-19 Patient Education-Basic

Patient education: COVID-19 overview: What is COVID-19?COVID-19 stands for “coronavirus disease 2019.” It is caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2. The virus first appeared in late 2019 and quickly spread around the world.What are the symptoms of COVID-19?Symptoms usually start 4 or 5 days after a person is infected with the virus. But in some …

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Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Patient education: Eosinophilic esophagitis What is eosinophilic esophagitisEosinophilic esophagitis is a condition that affects the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. This condition is called “EoE” for short. In EoE, the esophagus has cells called “eosinophils” in it. Eosinophils are allergy cells that are not normally found in the …

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COVID-19 FAQ and Answers

COVID-19 FAQ and Answers

How is SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) transmitted? Person-to-person spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets, resembling the spread of influenza. With droplet transmission, the virus is released in the respiratory secretions when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks if it makes direct …

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What is Liver Cancer?

What is Liver Cancer?

Patient Education: Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Liver Cancer): What is liver cancer? Liver cancer happens when normal cells in the liver change into abnormal cells and grow out of control. The liver is a big organ in the upper right side of the belly. Most people who get liver cancer have long-term liver disease (also called chronic …

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What is Cirrhosis of Liver?

What is Cirrhosis of Liver?

Patient education: Cirrhosis Cirrhosis is a disease that scars the liver. The liver is a big organ in the upper right side of the belly. Damage to the liver can cause heavy bleeding, swelling, and breathing problems. What are the symptoms of Cirrhosis? Some people with cirrhosis have no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they can …

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Iron Deficiency Anemia

Iron Deficiency Anemia

Patient education: Anemia caused by low iron What is anemia? Anemia is the term doctors and nurses use when a person has too few red blood cells. Red blood cells are the cells in your blood that carry oxygen. If you have too few red blood cells, your body might not get all the oxygen …

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Telemedicine during COVID-19 Pandemic

Telemedicine during COVID-19 Pandemic

Telehealth and its role in coronavirus Pandemic: Telehealth is the distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. It allows long-distance patient and clinician contact, care, advice, reminders, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions. New York State describes telehealth, for purposes of commercial products, as the use of electronic information and …

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