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  • ACL Injuries

    The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee can be injured during sporting activities, particularly when an athlete pivots suddenly. The ACL is one of four knee ligaments that stabilize the knee. This video discusses how the knee works and what you should do if you sustain an ACL injury.

  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML): Introduction

    Leukemia is cancer that starts in the bone marrow, which is where new blood cells are made. The bone marrow is a thick, sponge-like tissue in the center of certain bones.

  • Adrenal Cancer: Introduction

    Adrenal cancer is a rare cancer that begins in the adrenal glands. Read on to learn more about the adrenal glands, and types of tumors found there.

  • Adult Immunization Schedule

    Here is a schedule based on the CDC National Immunization Program recommendations for adults.

  • After Incontinence Surgery: Recovering in the Hospital

    When the surgery is done, you’ll go to the PACU (postanesthesia care unit). It is also called the recovery room. You’ll stay in the PACU until you’re fully awake. This is often a few hours. You’ll then go to a regular room. Your hospital stay may last from 1 to 3 days.

  • After Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement
  • After Your Child’s Ileostomy

    Your child has had a procedure called an ileostomy. This surgery affects part of the colon (large intestine) and part of the last section of the ileum (small intestine). Parts of your child’s colon and ileum were cut. Parts may have been removed. A small hole called a stoma is made in the abdominal wall and skin. During surgery, the intestine is attached to the skin to allow stool and mucus to pass out of the body. The stool and mucus drain into a holding bag. Below are guidelines for home care after an ileostomy. The doctor and nursing staff may give you other instructions for your child.

  • After Your Child's Inguinal Hernia Repair

    Your child had a procedure called inguinal hernia repair. An inguinal hernia looks like a bubble or bulge in your child’s groin area. This is from the intestine pushing against the weak spot. During your child’s surgery, the doctor made a small incision to repair and reinforce the weak spot. Below are instructions for caring for your child following the surgery.

  • Allergen: Insect Stings

    Detailed information on allergic reactions to insect bites and stings

  • Allergies and the Immune System

    Most allergic reactions are a result of an immune system that responds to a "false alarm."

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