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  • Eldercare Mediation

    Eldercare mediation is the process of working with someone to help families manage the legal, health, and emotional issues that come with aging. It's based on the idea that, with a little help, family members can find the best solutions to family problems. Families often choose mediators to help them...

  • HIV Treatment in Children

    HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system, the body's natural defense system. If a child becomes infected, the virus destroys certain white blood cells. If too many are destroyed, the child's body has trouble fighting off disease. The most severe stage of HIV infection is...

  • Mitral Valve Repair Surgery

    Mitral valve repair is typically done during an open-heart surgery. It repairs a mitral valve that is not working as it should. The mitral valve opens and closes to keep blood flowing in the proper direction through your heart. If the mitral valve doesn't close properly, it's called mitral valve...

  • Valvuloplasty for Mitral Valve Stenosis

    Valvuloplasty is a treatment for mitral valve stenosis. It is a procedure that widens the mitral valve so that blood flows more easily through the heart. It's also called a balloon commissurotomy or valvotomy. It's a minimally invasive procedure. You may get medicine that relaxes you or puts you in...

  • Coronary Angioplasty: Before Your Procedure

    Learn how angioplasty opens narrowed or blocked coronary arteries to improve blood flow.

  • ICD: Living Well With It

    Discusses how to live with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), a device that helps control heart rhythm. Gives safety guidelines and tips for travel, exercise, and making an ICD shock plan.

  • Multiple Sclerosis and Pregnancy

    Most people who are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) are women in their child-bearing years. Questions about whether MS affects getting pregnant or about labor and delivery are common. Here are some answers: Most couples in which one partner has MS are able to have children without MS affecting the...

  • Cataract Surgery

    Learn what to expect during cataract surgery and how it can improve your vision.

  • Preventing Falls in Older Adults

    Learn how to prevent falls by taking care of yourself, preparing your home, and following a few safety tips.

  • Measuring the Intensity of Your Activity

    Learn how to measure the intensity of an activity so you can achieve your goals for a healthier life.


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