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Pleural Disorders - Treatment

empyema  hemothorax  pleural effusion  pneumothorax 

How your pleural disorder is treated depends on what type of pleural disorder you have and how severe it is. Some pleural disorders go away without treatment. Others will require a procedure to remove air, fluid, or other material from the pleural space. The goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms and treat the underlying condition.

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Heart-Healthy Living - Get Your Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Checked

Two of the major risk factors for heart disease are high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol. If either of these numbers is high, work with your doctor to get it to a healthy range.

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Insomnia - Diagnosis

insomnia  sleep  sleep disorders  tiredness  healthy sleep habits  insomnia treatments 

If lack of sleep is affecting your daily activities, talk to your doctor. You may be diagnosed with insomnia if you have difficulty falling or staying asleep for at least 3 nights a week. Short-term insomnia lasts less than 3 months. Chronic insomnia lasts for 3 months or more. Your doctor may do some tests to see whether you have other medical conditions that can affect your sleep, or whether your insomnia has caused any complications.

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Vida saludable para el corazón - Duerma bien y suficiente

El sueño juega un papel vital en la buena salud y el bienestar a lo largo de su vida. Durante el sueño, su cuerpo está trabajando para mantener una función cerebral saludable y conservar su salud física. Con el tiempo, no dormir lo suficiente o no dormir bien puede aumentar su riesgo de tener problemas de salud crónicos.

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Vida saludable para el corazón - Deje de fumar

Si fuma, deje de hacerlo. Fumar puede aumentar su riesgo de enfermedad cardíaca y ataque al corazón, y empeorar otros factores de riesgo de enfermedad cardíaca. Hable con su médico sobre los programas y productos que pueden ayudarlo a dejar de fumar. Además, trate de evitar el humo de segunda mano.

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How Sleep Works - Your Sleep/Wake Cycle

Many factors play a role in preparing your body to fall asleep and wake up. Your body has several internal clocks, called circadian clocks. These typically follow a 24-hour repeating rhythm, called the circadian rhythm. This rhythm affects every cell, tissue, and organ in your body and how they work.

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Before Cardiac Catheterization

heart catheterization 

You will meet with your cardiologist, a doctor who specializes in the heart. Your doctor will ask you about your medical history, do a physical exam, give you instructions on how to prepare for the procedure, and may give you some tests or procedures.

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Stents - Types

coronary artery stent  carotid artery stent  airway stent 

There are different types of stents, such as bare metal stents, drug-eluting stents, or stent grafts, that may be used for different purposes. Stents used in the airways of the lungs include silicone stents and metal stents.

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After Getting a Stent

coronary artery stent  carotid artery stent  airway stent 

After the procedure to place a coronary stent, carotid stent, or airway stent, you will recover in the hospital for a few hours or overnight. For stent grafts, you may be in the hospital for a longer time. Although not common, you may also experience complications from the stenting procedure.

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How Sleep Works - Sleep Phases and Stages

When you sleep, you cycle through two phases of sleep: rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM sleep. The cycle starts over every 80 to 100 minutes. Usually there are four to six cycles per night. You may wake up briefly between cycles. Sleep studies use sensors to record eye movements and brain activity, which are used to classify sleep phases and stages.

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