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Hearing aid

A hearing aid is a small electronic device that you wear in or behind your ear. It makes some sounds louder so that someone with hearing loss can listen, communicate, and participate more fully in daily activities. A hearing aid can help people hear more in both quiet and noisy situations. However, only about one in five people who would benefit fr...

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Hip replacement, or hip arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which an orthopedic surgeon removes the diseased parts of the hip joint and replaces it with new, artificial parts. These artificial parts mimic the function of the normal hip joint. You may need hip replacement surgery if you have a disease such as: Arthritis, including osteoarthriti...

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HIV / AIDS and Oral Health

People with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), are at special risk for oral health problems. Some of the most common oral problems in people with HIV/AIDS are: chronic dry mouth, gingivitis, bone loss around the teeth (periodontitis), canker sores, oral warts, cold sores, oral candid...

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Holter examination (24 or 48 hour recording of the heart rhythm

Also known as ambulatory ECG or EKG, continuous EKG or EKG, ECG event monitors Holter and event monitors are small, portable electrocardiogram devices that record your heart's electrical activity over a long period of time while you perform your normal activities. These monitors can record how fast your heart is beating, whether the rhythm of y...

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How sleep works

Sleep is a rest period that alternates with vigilance. You have internal body clocks that control when you are awake and when your body is ready to sleep. These clocks have cycles of approximately 24 hours. The clocks are regulated by multiple factors, including light, dark and sleep schedules. Once you sleep, you go through the sleep phases during...

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