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Healthy Living. Back and Neck Care chevron_right. Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

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Mental Health UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Good mental health is just as important as good physical health. But we all face changes in life that can challenge our emotional well being. more Why You Should Try Yoga in For Your Well Being. Yoga is a series of stretches and poses that you do with breathing techniques. It …

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Physical activity is an important action that people can engage in to improve their health. Experts advise getting at least 150 minutes to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity, aerobic physical activity every week for major health benefits.

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Getting Ready for the COVID-19 Vaccine UCLA Health

But over many years of creating vaccines, research groups and public health agencies have been making the vaccine process work faster. For COVID-19, a special program called Operation Warp Speed (OWS) was created to help get COVID-19 vaccines ready even more quickly. OWS is a partnership of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the

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Indoor air pollution can cause big health problems. People who may be exposed to indoor air pollutants for the longest periods are often those most at risk to the effects of indoor air pollution. This includes children, older adults, and people with long-term (chronic) illnesses.

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Echocardiogram UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

search Submit Health Library Search. Echocardiogram. What is an echocardiogram? An echocardiogram (echo) is a noninvasive procedure. This means it does not pierce the skin. It's used to check the heart's function and structures. During the procedure, a transducer (like a microphone) sends out sound waves at a frequency too high to be heard.

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Virtual Colonoscopy for Colorectal

Virtual colonoscopy is a test that's used to look for polyps or other growths inside your colon before they cause problems. (Looking for cancer before it causes symptoms is called cancer screening.) Polyps that grow on the inside lining of the colon may turn into colon cancer over time. Finding and removing them can keep this from happening.

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Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome UCLA Health Library, Los

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) is a rare digestive disorder. If you have ZES, you likely have one or more tumors in the first part of the small intestine, the pancreas, or both. These tumors release the hormone gastrin. This causes the stomach to …

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Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy UCLA Health Library, Los

search Submit Health Library Search. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy. Procedure overview. A sentinel lymph node biopsy is a procedure to see if or how far a cancer has spread. Lymph nodes are part of the body’s lymphatic system. This system is one way your body fights bacteria, viruses, and other foreign germs. Inside the lymph system is a clear

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Hematocrit UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Normal blood contains white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, and the fluid portion called plasma. The word hematocrit means to separate blood. In this test, your red blood cells are separated from the rest of your blood so they can be measured. Your hematocrit (HCT) shows whether you have a normal amount of red blood cells, too many, or

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Protein Electrophoresis (Blood) UCLA Health Library, Los

Protein electrophoresis is a test that measures specific proteins in the blood. The test separates proteins in the blood based on their electrical charge. The protein electrophoresis test is often used to find abnormal substances called M proteins. The presence of M proteins can be a sign of a type of cancer called myeloma, or multiple myeloma.

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Positron Emission Tomography (PET) UCLA Health Library

A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is a type of nuclear medicine imaging test. It is used to examine various body tissues to identify certain conditions by looking at blood flow, metabolism, and oxygen use. PET scans may also be used to see how well the treatment of certain diseases is working.

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Urine Protein (Dipstick) UCLA Health Library, Los

Test results may vary depending on your age, gender, health history, the method used for the test, and other things. Your test results may not mean you have a problem. Ask your healthcare provider what your test results mean for you. Healthy adults normally excrete less than 150 mg of protein over 24 hours. Higher amounts of protein in your

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Cervical Spondylosis UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Cervical spondylosis is a type of degenerative disease that affects your neck. Normally, soft disks between the bones in your spine (vertebrae) give cushioning. With cervical spondylosis, these disks become squeezed (compressed). Also the facet joints and ligaments of your spine become larger and thicker. As a result, your neck becomes more

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Anion Gap (Blood) UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Ketoacidosis is a health emergency. What do my test results mean? Many things may affect your lab test results. These include the method each lab uses to do the test. Even if your test results are different from the normal value, you may not have a problem. To learn what the results mean for you, talk with your healthcare provider.

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Health Encyclopedia UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Health Encyclopedia: S. Show. Update page display 10 25 50 100. results per page. | Update page display. Installing and Using Child Safety Seats and Booster Seats (Safety Seats) Meckel’s Scan for Children (Scan, Meckel's) Infant Sleep (Sleep, Infant) Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (Stenosis, Lumbar Spinal)

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Electrocardiogram UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the simplest and fastest tests used to evaluate the heart. Electrodes (small, plastic patches that stick to the skin) are placed at certain locations on the chest, arms, and legs. When the electrodes are connected to an ECG machine by lead wires, the electrical activity of the heart is measured, interpreted, and printed out.

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Health News UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Health Highlights: Sept. 23, 2021. Is Insulin Resistance a Recipe for Depression? Signs of Early Alzheimer's May Be Spotted in Brain Stem. Study Probes Relationship Between Migraines and Sleep. U.S. Meth Overdose Deaths Tripled in Recent Years.

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Colorectal Cancer: Overview UCLA Health Library, Los

Your healthcare provider will ask you about your health history, your symptoms, risk factors, and family history of disease. A physical exam will be done. A biopsy is the only way to be sure of a colorectal cancer diagnosis. The most common type of biopsy is an …

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Celiac Disease UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Celiac disease is a digestive problem that hurts your small intestine. It stops your body from taking in nutrients from food. You may have celiac disease if you are sensitive to gluten. Celiac disease is genetic. It is more common in people who are white, have type 1 diabetes, are obese, or have ancestors from Europe.

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Stress Management UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

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Healthy Children UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

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Methylmalonic Acid (Blood) UCLA Health Library, Los

This is when your body does not make enough red blood cells. This test is used to diagnose a mild and early shortage of vitamin B-12. A high level of MMA can mean that you have a low level of B-12. Vitamin B-12 deficiency is the most common cause of MMA production. Foods that can increase B-12 levels include red meats, shellfish, fish, dairy

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Total Testosterone UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Testosterone is a male sex hormone (androgen) that helps male features develop. Testosterone is made in the testes in men, the ovaries in women, and in the adrenal glands. Testosterone causes the changes that occur in boys during puberty. It helps hair, muscles, penis, and testes to grow. Testosterone also causes a boy's voice to deepen.

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Portal Hypertension UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Portal hypertension is high blood pressure of the portal vein. The portal vein is located in your belly. It collects nutrient-rich blood from your intestines and carries it to the liver. Cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver, is one of the most common causes of this health problem. Some symptoms include an enlarged liver and spleen, varicose

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Life After Cancer: Fatigue UCLA Health Library, Los

Search Our Health Library. search Submit Health Library Search. Life After Cancer: Fatigue. After cancer treatment ends, you may find that you still feel tired and unable to do the things you want and need to do. Extreme tiredness is a very common problem for cancer survivors. It may last for months or even years after cancer treatment ends.

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Cortisol (Blood) UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

For most tests, normal ranges are: 6 to 8 a.m.: 10 to 20 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL) Around 4 p.m.: 3 to 10 mcg/dL. Abnormal cortisol levels are often caused by long-term use of steroids (glucocorticoid medicines), such as those taken to control asthma, autoimmune diseases, or inflammation.

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Thyroid Cancer: Hormone Therapy UCLA Health Library, Los

Hormone therapy is often given in the form of pills. A balanced amount of hormone pills helps the body work correctly and keeps TSH levels low. The most commonly used pill is levothyroxine. You take it at about the same time every day. It needs to be taken on an empty stomach, usually first thing in …

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Men's Health UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Stretching is an easy thing you can do to improve your health, yet it's often the most neglected part of people's fitness regimens. Stretching can reduce your injury risk and help you become more limber, regardless of your age and physical condition.

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Causes of Cancer UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

A sporadic (happens by chance) cell change or mutation is often what causes childhood cancer. In adults, the type of cell that becomes cancerous is usually an epithelial cell. Epithelial cells line the body cavity and cover the body surface. Cancer happens from environmental exposures to these cells over time.

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Healthy Eating During Adolescence UCLA Health Library

The USDA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have prepared the following food plate to guide parents in selecting foods for children ages 1 and older. The MyPlate icon is divided into 5 food group categories, emphasizing the nutritional intake of the following:

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Adrenal Cancer: Introduction UCLA Health Library, Los

Adenomas are often found when a scan of the belly is done for a different health problem. Adrenal cancer (adrenal cortical carcinoma). This kind of cancer is rare. But it's the most common type of adrenal gland cancer. It starts in the cortex, or outer part, of the adrenal gland. It may be a functioning tumor.

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About StayWell and Krames UCLA Health Library, Los

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Ferritin (Blood) UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

The normal range for ferritin in your blood serum is: 20 to 250 ng/mL for adult males. 10 to 120 ng/mL for adult females, 18 to 39 years. 12 to 263 ng/mL for females, 40 years and older. 25 to 200 ng/mL for newborns. 200 to 600 ng/mL at 1 month old. 50 to 200 ng/mL at 2 to 5 months old.

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Back and Neck Pain UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Back pain can range from a mild, dull, annoying ache to persistent, severe, disabling pain. Pain in your back can limit your ability to move. It can interfere with normal functioning and quality of life. Always talk with your healthcare provider if you have persistent pain. Neck pain occurs in the area of the cervical vertebrae in your neck.

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Overview of Obesity UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Public health experts agree that overweight and obesity have reached epidemic proportions in this country and around the world. More than a third of U.S. adults are obese. People ages 60 and older are more likely to be obese than younger adults, according to the most recent data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

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Amylase (Blood) UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

The normal range for adults for amylase in a blood sample is 30 to 110 units per liter (U/L). If your amylase levels are higher than normal, you may have one of many conditions. These include: Sudden swelling of the pancreas (acute pancreatitis) Chronic pancreatitis that suddenly gets worse. Cancers of the pancreas, breast, colon, ovary, or

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Eosinophilic Esophagitis UCLA Health Library, Los

The symptoms of EoE can seem like other health conditions. See your healthcare provider for a diagnosis. How is eosinophilic esophagitis diagnosed? You may see a healthcare provider called a gastroenterologist. They will ask about your symptoms and health history, and give you a physical exam. They may also ask about your family’s health history.

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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease UCLA Health Library

Certain health conditions are closely linked to NAFLD. These include obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides. These conditions may lead to extra fat in the liver or fatty liver disease.

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Wilson Disease UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

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Kidney Transplantation UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

Search Our Health Library. search Submit Health Library Search. Kidney Transplantation. Click Image to Enlarge: What is a kidney transplant? A kidney transplant is a surgical procedure. It's done to implant a healthy kidney from another person. The kidney may come from a deceased donor or from a living donor.

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Cardiac Biomarkers (Blood) UCLA Health Library, Los

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Cervical Cancer Quiz UCLA Health Library, Los Angeles, CA

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