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HELLP Syndrome

HELLP syndrome is a rare but life-threatening condition in pregnancy. It causes red cells in the blood to break down.

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The Digestive Process: How Does the Gallbladder Aid in Digestion?

You probably don’t think much about your gallbladder — unless it has to be removed. It’s a pear-shaped organ that sits below your liver, waiting to be called into action.

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Kidney Transplantation Podcast

Detailed information on kidney transplantation, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the kidney.

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WELLNESS CENTER
Cholesterol
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
Pregnancy & Newborns
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.
Women's Health
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Older adults often suffer from depression needlessly because they fail to recognize its signs or are reluctant to talk with their doctor about it.

    Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.

    Most people get an occasional bout of heartburn—that burning feeling in the chest about a half-hour after eating. But if you get it often, you may have GERD.

      MULTIMEDIA

      An upper endoscopy (EGD) is done to look at part of the digestive system. EGD helps diagnose conditions such as acid reflux and ulcers. Find out what to expect for your procedure.

      Detailed information on barium swallow, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the digestive system.

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