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  • Abdominal Hysterectomy

    Hysterectomy is a major surgical procedure in which the uterus and possibly the cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes are removed. Fibroids in the uterus are a common reason for a hysterectomy. In this video, you'll find out other medical conditions that may require a hysterectomy and what to expect if you need this procedure.

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy

    A hysterectomy is a common procedure that some women may need to help stop pain, bleeding, or other problems. It can be done in several ways, one of which is abdominally. In this video, you'll find out medical conditions that may require a hysterectomy and what to expect if you need this procedure.

  • About the Heart and Blood Vessels

    Detailed anatomical description of the heart's blood vessels, including simple definitions and a labeled, full-color illustration

  • Adjusting to Having a Hearing Aid: New Ways to Hear

    It’s not easy to concentrate on a conversation in the midst of distracting background noise. Getting the most from your hearing aid means learning new ways to listen—and not always with your ears. Your audiologist or hearing aid specialist can recommend classes in auditory or aural rehabilitation. This is training to improve your hearing by learning new listening techniques. For example, you’ll learn to pick out speech against background noise by watching the speaker’s moving lips, facial gestures, and body motions.

  • Adjusting to Wearing a Hearing Aid

    A hearing aid is an aid to better hearing, not a cure for hearing loss. People often have unrealistic hopes about their hearing aid and are disappointed when it fails to provide perfect hearing. Getting the most out of your new hearing aid means acquiring new skills.

  • Advance Directive Quiz

    How important is it to draw up a living will? Take this quiz and find out.

  • After a Hip Fracture: Common Questions

    No one plans on having a hip fracture. But a sudden fall or accident can be a life-changing event. You’ll need surgery to repair the fracture, and time for it to heal. It’s normal to have concerns about what to expect at this time. Below are answers to some common questions.

  • After Hand Surgery

    Instructions on how to take care of your hand after surgery.

  • After Heart Valve Surgery (Pediatric)

    A doctor did surgery to repair or replace one or more of your child’s heart valves. The heart valves make sure that blood flows through the heart the right way. Here’s what you need to know following surgery.

  • After Heart Valve Surgery: At Home

    Here is how to take care of yourself after surgery to fix or replace a heart valve.

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