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ID Article
1Walker Boot
2Walker Use
3Walkers: Bathing
4Walkers: Cars
5Walkers: Chairs
6Walkers: Going Through Doors
7Walkers: Stairs and Steps
8Walkers: Up and Down Curbs
9Walking for Fitness
10Wall Squats
11Wall Squats for ACL Healing
13Warfarin Therapy Calendar
14Warning Signs of a Heart Attack
15Warning Signs of Suicide and What You Can Do
16Warts, Genital
17Warts, Nongenital
18Watching for Edema after Surgery: Fairview Breast Care Rehabilitation and Wellness
19Weakness (Uncertain Cause)
20Wearing Proper Shoes
21Weight Management: Exercise and Activity
22Weight Management: Fact and Fiction
23Weight Management: Getting Started
24Weight Management: Healthy Eating
25Weight Management: Overcoming Your Barriers
26Weight Management: Take It Off and Keep It Off
27Welcome to Fairview Recovery Services: A Handbook for Outpatients
28Well-Baby Checkup (Under 1 Month)
29Well-Child Checkup (Child)
30Well-Child Checkup (Infant/Toddler)
31Well-Child Checkup: 11 to 13 Years
32Well-Child Checkup: 12 Months
33Well-Child Checkup: 14 to 18 Years
34Well-Child Checkup: 15 Months
35Well-Child Checkup: 18 Months
36Well-Child Checkup: 2 Months
37Well-Child Checkup: 2 Years
38Well-Child Checkup: 3 Years
39Well-Child Checkup: 4 Months
40Well-Child Checkup: 4 Years
41Well-Child Checkup: 5 Years
42Well-Child Checkup: 6 Months
43Well-Child Checkup: 6 to 10 Years
44Well-Child Checkup: 9 Months
45Well-Child Checkup: Newborn
46Well-Child Checkup: Up to 1 Month
47West Nile Virus
48West Nile Virus
49West Nile Virus Antibody (Blood)
50West Nile Virus Fact Sheet
51Western Equine Encephalitis
52What Are Benign Breast Conditions?
53What Are Bunions?
54What Are Cataracts?
55What Are Corns and Calluses?
56What Are Dry Eyes?
57What are Epididymitis and Orchitis?
58What Are Fibrocystic Breasts?
59What Are Fibroids?
60What Are Flashes and Floaters?
61What are Gallstones?
62What Are Mallet, Hammer, and Claw Toes?
63What Are Migraine and Tension Headaches?
64What Are Neuromas of the Foot?
65What Are Oral Lesions? (Precancerous and Cancerous)
66What Are Pressure Sores?
67What Are Pressure Ulcers of the Foot?
68What Are Retinal Tears and Detachments?
69What Are Sensitive Teeth?
70What Are Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)?
71What Are Snoring and Sleep Apnea?
72What Are Urodynamics Studies?
73What Are Warts?
74What Can Cause Depression?
75What Is a BiPap?
76What Is a Brain Aneurysm?
77What Is a Colostomy?
78What Is a Gallium Scan?
79What Is a Hernia?
80What Is a Hiatal Hernia?
81What Is a Partial Seizure?
82What Is a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program?
83What is a Sentinel Lymph Node Breast Biopsy?
84What is a Sleep Study?
85What is a Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (Stroke)?
86What Is a Subdural Hematoma?
87What is a TIA?
88What Is a Urostomy?
89What Is Acute Bronchitis?
90What is ADHD?
91What Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?
92What Is an Audiogram?
93What Is an Ileostomy?
94What is an Undescended Testicle?
95What Is Angina?
96What Is Aphasia?
97What Is Appendicitis?
98What Is Arthritis in the Foot?
99What is Arthritis?
100What Is Atopic Dermatitis?
101What Is Atrial Flutter/Atrial Fibrillation?
102What Is a Tracheostomy?
103What Is Barrett Esophagus?
104What Is Basal Joint Arthritis?
105What Is Blepharitis?
106What Is Breast Cancer?
107What is Bursitis?
108What Is Cat Scratch Disease?
109What Is Cervical Cancer?
110What is Charcot Foot?
111What Is Chronic Bronchitis?
112What Is Colon and Rectal Cancer (Colorectal Cancer)?
113What Is Conjunctivitis?
114What is COPD?
115What is Crohn's Disease?
116What is Cubital Tunnel Syndrome?
117What is Delirium?
118What Is Diabetes?
119What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?
120What Is Dilated Cardiomyopathy?
121What Is Domestic Abuse?
122What is Dry Needling?:
123What Is Duplex Ultrasound?
124What is Dysarthria?
125What Is Emphysema?
126What is Endometrial Cancer?
127What Is Endometriosis?
128What Is Epidural Anesthesia?
129What is Event Monitoring?
130What Is Gamma Knife Radiosurgery?
131What is Genital HPV?
132What Is GERD?
133What is Gestational Diabetes?
134What Is Glaucoma?
135What Is Gout?
136What Is Group B Strep?
137What is Heart Failure?
138What is Hematuria?
139What is Hemorrhagic Stroke?
140What Is High Blood Pressure?
141What is Holter Monitoring?
142What Is Hospice?
143What Is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
144What is Insomnia?
145What Is Intensive Care?
146What is Interstitial Cystitis?
147What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
148What Is Ischemic Stroke?
149What Is Kidney (Renal) Cancer?
150What Is Laparoscopic Tubal Sterilization?
151What Is Leukemia?
152What Is Low Vision?
153What is Lumbar Epidural Injection?
154What is Lumbar Microsurgery?
155What Is Lung Cancer?
156What Is Meniere's Disease?
157What is Metatarsalgia?
158What is Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Concussion)?
159What is Narcolepsy?
160What is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?
161What Is Osteoarthritis?
162What Is Osteoporosis?
163What Is Outpatient Observation?: Understanding Your Health Insurance
164What is Ovarian Cancer?
165What Is Palliative Care?
166What Is Pancreatic Cancer?
167What Is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)?
168What is Peripheral Neuropathy?
169What Is Peyronie Disease?
170What Is Pneumonia?
171What Is Prenatal Care?
172What Is Presbyopia?
173What Is Prostate Cancer?
174What is PRP Treatment?
175What Is Psoriasis?
176What is Psoriatic Arthritis?
177What is Reactive Arthritis?:
178What is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy?
179What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
180What Is Rosacea?
181What Is Scaling and Root Planing?
182What Is Stomach (Gastric) Cancer?
183What Is Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)?
184What is Syncope?
185What is Syphilis?
186What Is Teen Acne?
187What is Tendinitis of the Foot?
188What Is Thyroid Cancer?
189What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?
190What Is Trigger Finger?
191What Is Ulcerative Colitis?
192What Is Uveitis?
193What is Varicocele?
194What Is Vasculitis?
195What Is YAG Capsulotomy?
196What Kids Should Know about HPV and Cancer
197What the Brain Does
198What to Bring to Lodging Plus: Behavioral Health Services
199What to Do if Your Child Has a Substance Abuse Relapse: Behavioral Services
200What to do When Your Child is Vomiting
201What to Expect in the Adult BMT Clinic
202What to Expect in the Emergency Room (ER)
203What to Expect: The Months After Amputation Surgery
204What to Know About Hepatitis C Treatment
205What to Know When Taking Warfarin
206What You Can Do When a Loved One Is Depressed
207What You Need to Know about a Heart Transplant
208What You Need to Know about a Kidney Transplant
209What You Need to Know about a Liver Transplant
210What You Need to Know about a Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant
211What You Need to Know about a Pancreas Transplant
212What You Need To Know about Brain Tumors
213What You Need to Know About Cancer of the Pancreas
214What You Need to Know About Informed Consent
215What You Need to Know About Liver Cancer
216What's in an Exercise Program?
217When a Baby Is Choking (Up to Age 1)
218When a Child Is Choking (Age 1 and Up)
219When a Loved One Has a Mental Illness
220When Death Comes in the Hospital
221When to Call for Help_BMT Program
222When to Call the Doctor After Bypass Surgery
223When to Use Antibiotics
224When to Use Antibiotics for Your Child
225When to Use the Emergency Department (ED)
226When You Have a Sore Throat
227When You Have an Abnormal Pap Test
228When You Have Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeding
229When You Have Low Back Pain: Caring for Your Back
230When You Have Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)
231When You Need Fetal Echocardiography
232When You Suspect Your Child Is Using Alcohol or Drugs
233When Your AICD Discharges
234When Your Child Has a Brain Abscess
235When Your Child Has a Brain Tumor
236When Your Child Has a Cardiac Arrhythmia
237When Your Child Has a Clavicular Fracture at Birth
238When Your Child Has a Cleft Lip
239When Your Child Has a Cleft Palate
240When Your Child Has a Cold or Flu
241When Your Child Has a Congenital Digital Deformity
242When Your Child Has a Disorder of Sexual Development (DSD)
243When Your Child Has a Femur Fracture
244When Your Child Has a Food Allergy: An Overview
245When Your Child Has a Food Allergy: Egg
246When Your Child Has a Food Allergy: Milk
247When Your Child Has a Food Allergy: Peanut
248When Your Child Has a Food Allergy: Shellfish
249When Your Child Has a Food Allergy: Soy
250When Your Child Has a Food Allergy: Tree Nut
251When Your Child Has a Food Allergy: Wheat
252When Your Child Has a Forearm Fracture
253When Your Child Has a Fracture: Treatment with External Fixation
254When Your Child Has a Gastric or Duodenal Ulcer
255When Your Child Has a Heart Murmur
256When Your Child Has a Hypoplastic Right Ventricle: Tricuspid Atresia
257When Your Child Has a Latex Allergy
258When Your Child Has a Meckel’s Diverticulum
259When Your Child Has a Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
260When Your Child Has a Stinger
261When Your Child Has a Strain, Sprain, or Contusion
262When Your Child Has a Stye
263When Your Child Has a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
264When Your Child Has a Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
265When Your Child Has a Volvulus
266When Your Child Has Acute Bronchitis
267When Your Child Has Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
268When Your Child Has Alpha Thalassemia
269When Your Child Has an Atrial Septal Defect (ASD)
270When Your Child Has an Atrioventricular (AV) Canal Defect
271When Your Child Has an Elbow Fracture
272When Your Child Has an Elimination Dysfunction
273When Your Child Has an Object in the Ear or Nose
274When Your Child Has Anaphylaxis
275When Your Child Has Anemia
276When Your Child Has Aortic Stenosis (AS)
277When Your Child Has Aplastic Anemia
278When Your Child Has Appendicitis
279When Your Child Has Beta Thalassemia
280When Your Child Has Biliary Atresia
281When Your Child Has Brachial Plexus Palsy
282When Your Child Has Breath Holding Spells
283When Your Child Has Calcaneovalgus
284When Your Child Has Celiac Disease
285When Your Child Has Cerebral Palsy (CP)
286When Your Child Has Chickenpox
287When Your Child Has Clubfoot
288When Your Child Has Coarctation of the Aorta (COA)
289When Your Child Has Cold Sores
290When Your Child Has Congenital Muscular Torticollis
291When Your Child Has Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
292When Your Child Has Constipation
293When Your Child Has Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
294When Your Child Has Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
295When Your Child Has Cystic Fibrosis: Maintaining Good Nutrition
296When Your Child Has Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
297When Your Child Has Diarrhea
298When Your Child Has Dizziness or Fainting
299When Your Child Has Dysphagia
300When Your Child Has Encephalitis
301When Your Child Has Encopresis
302When Your Child Has Epiglottitis
303When Your Child Has Ewing Sarcoma
304When Your Child Has Fifth Disease
305When Your Child Has Gastrointestinal (GI) Bleeding
306When Your Child has Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency
307When Your Child Has Growing Pains
308When Your Child Has Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)
309When Your Child Has Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
310When Your Child Has Heat Rash (Prickly Heat)
311When Your Child Has Hematuria: Urologic Causes
312When Your Child Has Hemolytic Anemia
313When Your Child Has Hemophilia
314When Your Child Has Hepatitis A (HAV) Infection
315When Your Child Has Hepatitis B (HBV) Infection
316When Your Child Has Hepatitis C (HCV) Infection
317When Your Child Has Hirschsprung’s Disease
318When Your Child Has Hives (Urticaria) or Angioedema
319When Your Child Has Hodgkin Lymphoma
320When Your Child Has Hydronephrosis
321When Your Child Has Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
322When Your Child Has Hypospadias
323When Your Child Has Idiopathic Thrombocytic Purpura (ITP)
324When Your Child Has Impetigo
325When Your Child Has Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
326When Your Child Has Infective Endocarditis (IE)
327When Your Child Has Intestinal Malrotation
328When Your Child Has Intracranial Hemorrhage
329When Your Child Has Intussusception
330When Your Child Has Iron-Deficiency Anemia
331When Your Child Has Irritable Bowel Syndrome
332When Your Child Has Jumper’s Knee
333When Your Child Has Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)
334When Your Child Has Kawasaki Disease
335When Your Child Has Lactose Intolerance
336When Your Child Has Laryngomalacia
337When Your Child Has Leg-Length Discrepancy (LLD)
338When Your Child Has Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease
339When Your Child Has Leukemia
340When Your Child Has Little Leaguer’s Elbow or Little Leaguer’s Shoulder
341When Your Child Has Mastoiditis
342When Your Child Has Megaloblastic Anemia
343When Your Child Has Metatarsus Adductus (MTA)
344When Your Child Has Migraine Headaches
345When Your Child Has Mouth Sores
346When Your Child Has Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
347When Your Child Has Nasal Allergies (Allergic Rhinitis)
348When Your Child Has Neuroblastoma
349When Your Child Has Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)
350When Your Child Has Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2)
351When Your Child Has Neurogenic Bladder
352When Your Child Has Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
353When Your Child Has Nosebleeds
354When Your Child Has Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
355When Your Child has Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)
356When Your Child Has Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)
357When Your Child Has Osteomyelitis
358When Your Child Has Pharyngitis or Tonsillitis
359When Your Child Has Phimosis
360When Your Child Has Pinworms
361When Your Child Has Pityriasis Rosea
362When Your Child Has Pleural Effusion
363When Your Child Has Pulmonary Stenosis (PS)
364When Your Child Has Rhabdomyosarcoma
365When Your Child Has Ringworm
366When Your Child Has Roseola
367When Your Child Has Scarlet Fever
368When Your Child Has Sever Disease
369When Your Child Has Sickle Cell Anemia
370When Your Child Has Sinusitis
371When Your Child Has Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
372When Your Child has Spondylolysis or Spondylolisthesis
373When Your Child Has Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS)
374When Your Child Has Swimmer’s Ear
375When Your Child Has Swollen Lymph Nodes
376When Your Child Has Tension Headaches
377When Your Child Has Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)
378When Your Child Has Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA)
379When Your Child Has Tuberculosis
380When Your Child Has Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)
381When Your Child Has Type 2 Diabetes
382When Your Child Has Vertigo
383When Your Child Has Vesicoureteral Reflux
384When Your Child Has Warts
385When Your Child Has Wilms Tumor
386When Your Child Is Eating Less
387When Your Child Is in the Intensive Care Unit
388When Your Child Needs a Barium Enema
389When Your Child Needs a Blood Test: Coping Tips
390When Your Child Needs a Blood Transfusion
391When Your Child Needs a Chest Tube
392When Your Child Needs a Colonoscopy or Sigmoidoscopy
393When Your Child Needs a Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
394When Your Child Needs a Foley Catheter—Boy
395When Your Child Needs a Foley Catheter—Girl
396When Your Child Needs a Modified Barium Swallow
397When Your Child Needs a Nasogastric (NG) Tube
398When Your Child Needs a Percutaneous Liver Biopsy
399When Your Child Needs a Spica Cast
400When Your Child Needs a Spinal Tap
401When Your Child Needs a Stoma
402When Your Child Needs a Tracheostomy
403When Your Child Needs a Tracheostomy: Suctioning
404When Your Child Needs a Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG)
405When Your Child Needs an Abdominal Ultrasound
406When Your Child Needs an Electroencephalogram (EEG)
407When Your Child Needs an Interventional Cardiac Catheterization Procedure
408When Your Child Needs an MRI Scan
409When Your Child Needs an Upper Endoscopy
410When Your Child Needs an Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Series
411When Your Child Needs an X-ray
412When Your Child Needs Bladder Reconstruction Surgery
413When Your Child Needs Catheter Ablation
414When Your Child Needs Chest Physical Therapy (CPT)
415When Your Child Needs Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC)
416When Your Child Needs Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
417When Your Child Needs Emergency Surgery
418When Your Child Needs Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery
419When Your Child Needs Orthopaedic Surgery
420When Your Child Needs Pulmonary Function Tests
421When Your Child Needs Surgery for Hypospadias
422When Your Child Needs Surgery: Anesthesia
423When Your Child Needs Surgery: The Day of Surgery
424When Your Child Needs Surgery: The Operating Room and Staff
425When Your Child Needs Surgery: Words to Use with Your Child
426When Your Child Needs TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition)
427When Your Child Needs Tube Feeding (Enteral Nutrition)
428When Your Child Reaches Puberty: Answers to Common Questions
429When Your Child Shows Signs of an Eating Disorder
430When Your Child Stays in the Hospital
431When Your Teen Has an Anxiety Disorder
432When Your Teen Has Been Diagnosed with Depression
433When Your Teenager Has Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
435Whipple Procedure
436White Blood Cell (Stool)
437White Cell Count
438Who Is at Risk for Delirium?
439Whooping Cough Pertussis (Adult)
440Whooping Cough Pertussis (Child)
441Why Diets Don't Work
442Why Do You Smoke?
443Why Have a Pap Test?
444Why Laparoscopy Is Done
445Why You Need Respiratory Protection
446Wilson Disease
447Wisdom Teeth: Removal
448Wisdom Teeth: Your Recovery
449Wisdom Teeth: Your Treatment Plan
450Witch Hazel
451Women and Heart Disease: Tips for Making Small Changes
452Women and Heart Disease: Understanding the Risks
453Women and Heart Disease: What Women Need to Know
455Working with a Healthcare Provider Who Specializes in Obesity
456Wound Care
457Wound Care
458Wound Care After Packing Removal or Replacement
459Wound Check (Infection)
460Wound Check (No Infection)
461Wound Check, Burn (Child)
462Wound Check, Burn (Infant/Toddler)
463Wound Check, Burn (Newborn)
464Wound Check, Burn F/U (No Infection)
465Wound Culture
466Wrist Arthritis and Replacement
467Wrist Arthroscopy: Conditions Treated
468Wrist Drop
469Wrist Extension (Flexibility)
470Wrist Extension (Strength)
471Wrist Flexion (Flexibility)
472Wrist Flexion (Strength)
473Wrist Fracture
474Wrist Fracture (Child)
475Wrist Pronation (Flexibility)
476Wrist Pronation (Strength)
477Wrist Splint, Velcro
478Wrist Sprain
479Wrist Supination (Flexibility)
480Wrist Supination (Strength)
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