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  • hay fever

    Hay fever, which usually develops during childhood or early adulthood, is also called allergic rhinitis. ...

    Hay fever, which usually develops during childhood or early adulthood, is also called allergic rhinitis. It is caused by exposure to certain substances that cause allergies, called allergens, such as: ...

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  • Health Care Proxy

    Health Care Proxy - A person appointed by an individual as their Health Care Agent because he or she trus ...

    Health Care Proxy - A person appointed by an individual as their Health Care Agent because he or she trusts the person, like a family member or close friend. The Agent decides about the appointing per ...

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  • Health Disparities

    Health Disparities See also our Summary of Key Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities Reports. Health Dis ...

    Health Disparities See also our Summary of Key Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities Reports. Health Disparities - Unfavorable or unequal differences in certain conditions among certain population gr ...

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  • Health Equity

    Health Equity is a situation where everyone has the opportunity to obtain their full health potential, an ...

    Health Equity is a situation where everyone has the opportunity to obtain their full health potential, and no one is at a disadvantage in achieving their full health potential because of their social ...

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  • Health Literacy

    Health Literacy - The degree to which individuals are able to obtain, process and understand basic health ...

    Health Literacy - The degree to which individuals are able to obtain, process and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. (From the federal govern ...

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  • Heart Attack

    Heart Attack or Acute Myocardial Infarction (or MI) occurs when blood flow to part of the heart is blocke ...

    Heart Attack or Acute Myocardial Infarction (or MI) occurs when blood flow to part of the heart is blocked. The blockage is usually caused by either a blood clot, or a plaque (sounds like plak) in a c ...

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  • Heart Disease

    Heart Disease The terms "Heart Disease" and "Cardiovascular Disease" are often used to mean the same thin ...

    Heart Disease The terms "Heart Disease" and "Cardiovascular Disease" are often used to mean the same thing.  Therefore, we are describing the overlap and similarity between the two terms in our follow ...

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  • Heat Extremes

    Heat Extremes Stroke and Exhaustion Heat Extremes - People suffer heat-related illnesses when the body’s ...

    Heat Extremes Stroke and Exhaustion Heat Extremes - People suffer heat-related illnesses when the body’s temperature control system gets overloaded. Although the body normally cools itself by sweating ...

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  • Hemodialysis

    Hemodialysis is a way of cleaning wastes and extra fluid from the blood artificially. The procedure is mo ...

    Hemodialysis is a way of cleaning wastes and extra fluid from the blood artificially. The procedure is most often used to treat chronic kidney failure. The person’s blood is pumped out of the body thr ...

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  • Hemoglobin

    Hemoglobin is a protein or substance in the red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body and g ...

    Hemoglobin is a protein or substance in the red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body and gives the blood its red color. A blood test can be done to tell how much hemoglobin a person has ...

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  • Hemoglobin A1C test

    Hemoglobin A1C test - A test that helps with diabetes control by showing what the average blood sugar, or ...

    Hemoglobin A1C test - A test that helps with diabetes control by showing what the average blood sugar, or glucose, has been for the past 2 to 3 months. The test measures how much sugar is attached to ...

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  • Hemorrhoids

    Hemorrhoids are a condition where the veins around the anus or lower rectum are swollen or inflamed (hot, ...

    Hemorrhoids are a condition where the veins around the anus or lower rectum are swollen or inflamed (hot, red, tender and/or swollen). They often result from: frequent constipation or diarrhea straini ...

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