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Long COVID: Care instructions

Details: Rehabilitation Advice Line (call 1-833-379-0563) — This is a telephone service that gives Albertans, including people with long COVID symptoms, free rehabilitation advice and general health information. It can also give you information on activities and exercises to help with physical concerns.

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COVID-19 vaccine: Care after immunization

Details: Contact Health Link at 811 or use the COVID-19 Self-Assessment for Albertans (ahs.ca/testing) to make an appointment for a COVID-19 test. If you don’t get tested for COVID-19, you must stay home for 10 days from the start of your symptoms or until you no longer have symptoms, whichever is longer.

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Vitamins: Their Functions and Sources

Details: Fat-soluble vitamins; Nutrient. Function. Sources. Vitamin A (and its precursor*, beta-carotene) *A precursor is converted by the body to the vitamin. Needed for vision, healthy skin and mucous membranes, bone and tooth growth, immune system health

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Minerals: Their Functions and Sources

Details: Part of many enzymes; needed for making protein and genetic material; has a function in taste perception, wound healing, normal fetal development, production of sperm, normal growth and sexual maturation, immune system health. Meats, fish, poultry, leavened whole grains, vegetables. Iodine

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Nephrostomy Tube Care: Care Instructions

Details: How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions. Adapted with permission from copyrighted materials from Healthwise, Incorporated (Healthwise). This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any warranty and is not responsible or liable for your use of this information.

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Trochanteric Bursitis: Exercises

Details: Loop a towel under the ball and toes of that foot, and hold the ends of the towel in your hands. Straighten your knee, and slowly pull back on the towel. You should feel a gentle stretch down the back of your leg. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Or even better, hold the stretch for 1 minute if you can.

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Surgical Drain Care: Care Instructions

Details: How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions. Adapted with permission from copyrighted materials from Healthwise, Incorporated (Healthwise). This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any warranty and is not responsible or liable for your use of this information.

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Gout: Care Instructions

Details: Overview. Gout is a form of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid crystals in a joint. It causes sudden attacks of pain, swelling, redness, and stiffness, usually in one joint, especially the big toe.

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Care instructions

Details: Call Health Link at 811 as soon as you have symptoms. Call ahead from home before going to a healthcare facility, such as a doctor’s office or walk-in clinic. Call 911 if you're seriously ill and need medical help right away. Tell them that you may have COVID-19.

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Returning to work or school

Details: Brain health and mental health. Brain fog, trouble with memory and concentration. Depression, anxiety, stress. Returning to work or school. Exercising and being active. Exercise after COVID-19. Warm-up exercises. Aerobic exercises. Strength exercises. Cool-down …

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Colitis: Care Instructions

Details: These include rice, dry toast or crackers, bananas, and applesauce. To prevent dehydration, drink plenty of fluids. Choose water and other caffeine-free clear liquids until you feel better. If you have kidney, heart, or liver disease and have to limit fluids, talk with your doctor before you …

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Hysteroscopy: Before Your Procedure

Details: A hysteroscopy is a procedure to find and treat problems with your uterus. It may be done to remove growths from the uterus, such as fibroids or polyps. It may also be used to diagnose and treat abnormal bleeding or fertility problems. The doctor will guide a …

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Traumatic Brain Injury

Details: Help the person have good health habits, such as being active, eating healthy foods, getting enough sleep, and limiting alcohol. Help the person take it one day at a time, setting small goals on the way to getting better. If the person isn't getting better, help him or her get treatment with a …

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Health Video Player

Details: Health Video Player. 4 Tips to Encourage Self-Discipline in Teens. 5 Tips to Help Your Teen Manage Conflict. 5 Tips to Teach Kids About Money. 5 Ways to Help Your Child Build Resilience. 5 Ways to Practice Optimism. 5 Ways to Reduce Loneliness and Increase Connection. 6 Tips to Build Healthy Gaming Habits. 6 Ways to Help Your Teen Manage Money.

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Deciding About Life-Prolonging Treatment

Details: A decision to stop treatment that keeps you alive does not have to be permanent. You can always change your mind if your health starts to improve. Even though treatment focuses on helping you live longer, it may cause side effects that can greatly affect your quality of life. And it could affect how you spend time with your family and friends.

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Tympanoplasty: What to Expect at Home

Details: Tympanoplasty (say "tim-PAN-oh-plass-tee") is surgery to repair a hole in the eardrum. The surgery may have been done to improve hearing or to stop frequent ear infections that did not get better with other treatments. You may feel dizzy for a few days after surgery. The cut (incision) the doctor made behind your ear may be sore, and you may

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Umbilical Granuloma: Care Instructions

Details: Your Care Instructions. An umbilical granuloma is a moist, red lump of tissue that can form on a baby's navel (belly button). It can be seen in the first few weeks of …

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Down Syndrome in Children: Care Instructions

Details: Down syndrome is a genetic condition caused by having an extra chromosome. It affects a baby's development. Children who have this condition may share similar features and have certain health issues. As they grow, they may learn to talk later …

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Learning About Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)

Details: An audiologist is a health care professional who measures hearing loss. He or she will: Test for any actual loss of hearing. Test your child to see how well he or she can tell sounds apart. Ask you and your child's teachers about your child's listening behaviour.

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Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy: What to Expect at Home

Details: PEG is a procedure to make an opening between the skin of your belly and your stomach. The doctor put a thin tube called a gastrostomy tube (also called G-tube, PEG tube, or feeding tube) into your stomach through the opening. The tube can put liquid nutrition, fluid, and medicines directly into your stomach. The tube also may be used to drain

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Social Connections

Details: Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Anne C. Poinier MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Catherine D. Serio PhD - Behavioral Health & Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine & Christine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health

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Plantar Fasciitis: Care Instructions

Details: Stand about 30 cm (1 ft) from a wall. Place the palms of both hands against the wall at chest level. Lean forward against the wall, keeping one leg with the knee straight and heel on the ground while bending the knee of the other leg. Sit down on the floor or a mat with your feet stretched in front of you.

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Introducing Solid Foods to Your Baby

Details: References Citations. Health Canada, et al. (2012). Nutrition for healthy term infants: Recommendations from birth to six months. A joint statement of Health Canada, Canadian Paediatric Society, Dietitians of Canada, and Breastfeeding Committee for Canada.

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Suprapubic Catheter Care: Care Instructions

Details: How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions. Adapted with permission from copyrighted materials from Healthwise, Incorporated (Healthwise). This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any warranty and is not responsible or liable for your use of this information.

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Splint Care Tips

Details: Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if: The splint is breaking apart or losing its shape. You are not getting better as expected. Related Information. Splinting; Credits. Current as of: November 16, 2020 . Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review:

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COVID-19 Immunization Public

Details: Health Link will ensure the appointment is booked in the correct timeframe at an appropriate clinic. If a second dose appointment is incorrectly booked, you will receive a cancellation notice from Alberta Health Services. For more information on second doses, please visit ahs.ca/seconddose.

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Noroviruses (Norwalk Viruses)

Details: The symptoms of gastroenteritis caused by the noroviruses include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal (belly) pain. Diarrhea and vomiting can cause dehydration. You may have a headache and fever. A mild and brief illness usually develops 24 to 48 hours after you eat or drink the contaminated food or water and lasts for 24 to 60 hours.

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Pernicious Anemia: Care Instructions

Details: Follow your doctor's instructions about vitamin B12 shots, vitamin B12 pills, or a vitamin B12 nasal spray. Eat a varied diet. Include foods with a lot of vitamin B12, such as eggs, milk, and meat. Do not drink alcohol while you are being treated. Alcohol can prevent the body from absorbing vitamin B12.

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Herpangina in Children: Care Instructions

Details: Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if: Your child's mouth sores and sore throat get worse or are …

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General Discharge: Care Instructions

Details: Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if: You passed out (lost consciousness). Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if: You have new symptoms like fever, difficulty breathing, vomiting, or rash. You have new or different pain. You are confused and are having trouble thinking

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Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Details: Positron emission tomography (PET) is a test that uses a special type of camera and a tracer (radioactive substance) to look at organs in the body. The radiologist may discuss preliminary results of the PET scan with you right after the test. Complete results are usually available in 1 to 2 days. Positron emission tomography (PET)

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Grande Prairie Provincial Building

Details: The overall health of Albertans monitoring and reporting (to the public and to the Health Authority Board) on the health status of the population. This is done through health and disease surveillance. Advocate for changes in policy that will improve the health of residents (e.g., smoking by-laws, bicycle trail systems, intersection safety and

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Esophagitis: Care Instructions

Details: Other causes of this condition include some medicines and natural health products. Allergies or an infection can also cause it. Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and past health. They might do tests to find the cause of your symptoms. …

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Parkinson's Disease: Care Instructions

Details: Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if: You lose weight because of problems with eating. You want more …

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Diverticulitis: Care Instructions

Details: But as you recover, you might think about how you can use healthy eating for overall better health. Healthy eating may help you avoid future attacks. Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to

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Home Tube Feeding: Care Instructions

Details: Your Care Instructions. Tube feeding is a way of providing nutrition and fluids through a tube into the stomach or intestines. The tube may be inserted through the skin and into the stomach during surgery, or it may go through the mouth or nose, down the throat, and then into the stomach.

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Spinal Cord Injury (Quadriplegic): Care Instructions

Details: Discuss your concerns with your doctor, counsellor, psychiatrist, or other health professional. Learn to take care of your bladder so you do not get a urinary tract infection. You or a caregiver may need to put a thin tube into your bladder to drain the urine regularly. This tube is called a catheter.

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Corneal Transplant (Full Thickness): Before Your Surgery

Details: A full thickness corneal transplant is done to remove a diseased, infected, or scarred cornea. It's replaced with a healthy cornea from a person who has died. The cornea is the clear surface that covers the front of the eye. In most cases, you will be awake during the surgery. The doctor will …

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Sunridge Professional Building

Details: Contracted service providers and Alberta Health Services (AHS) staff work with community partners such as law enforcement, crown prosecutors, Probation, Children’s Services, and victim services as part of a coordinated community response. This service is provided by Alberta Health Services and Alberta Health Services contracted service providers.

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