Video Library

Shoulder (AC) Arthritis

Osteoarthritis of the AC joint in the shoulder is common in middle-aged or older adults. This video explains how this condition develops and how you can minimize its effects.

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.

All About Arthritis

Arthritis refers to a group of disorders that involve the body’s joints and have similar symptoms, including pain, stiffness, and swelling. Learn about the different types of arthritis and their treatment.

Ankle Arthritis and Replacement

The most common form of arthritis affecting the ankle is osteoarthritis. It can be caused by injury or by long-term wear and tear. Take a look at this condition and how it is treated, including surgery to replace the ankle joint.

Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) causes numbness and pain in the hands and arms. Certain sports and types of jobs can make it worse. Learn how CTS develops and what you can do to prevent it.

Elbow Replacement

Elbow arthritis can be caused by injury or age. Learn more about the condition, and when surgery may help.

Broken Wrist (Wrist Fracture)

Your wrist is a complex joint made up of many bones, allowing you to move your hand up and down, and side to side, as well as to rotate. A fracture can occur in any of these bones when enough force is applied—when you fall on an outstretched hand, for example. In this video, you'll find out other causes, as well as how a wrist fracture is treated.

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow causes pain in the bony bump on the outer part of the elbow. Learn about the possible causes and what you can do to prevent it.

Hip Fracture

A hip fracture occurs when the hip bone cracks or breaks. Hear about how a hip fracture is treated and what steps you can take to prevent it.

Hip Revision

Artificial hip joints have become quite common in recent years. Over time, however, some hip implants may loosen or otherwise need to be repaired. This video takes a look at hip revision surgery.

Rotator Cuff Tears

The tendons of four muscles in the upper arm form the rotator cuff, blending together to help stabilize the shoulder. The rotator cuff tendons allow you to raise and rotate your arm. This video discusses what happens when these tendons are damaged.

Knee Arthritis and Fixed Knee Replacement

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis that affects the knee. In this condition, the slippery cartilage that covers the ends of bones in knee joint wears down. This video also explores a treatment option called a fixed knee replacement.

Medial / Lateral Collateral Injuries

Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that add strength and give stability to a joint. The medial and lateral collateral ligaments of the knee can be damaged when the knee is hit on the outer side, as can occur in football or hockey. This video looks at how these injuries are treated and what can be done to prevent them.

Shoulder Arthritis and Replacement

Shoulder replacement surgery removes diseased or damaged bone in the shoulder and replaces it with an artificial joint. If your arthritis pain can't be eased by other methods, you may need replacement surgery. Learn how the shoulder works and what to expect in replacement surgery.

Wrist Replacement

If you have wrist arthritis with no relief from pain, you may need an artificial joint. Learn what to expect from this wrist surgery.

Cervical Arthritis

Cervical arthritis means arthritis of the neck bones. Your neck has 7 vertebrae, and cushiony disks sit between the vertebrae. Over time or with injury, the disks can have problems and may bulge outward or get thinner.

Cervical Disk Rupture

The vertebrae in your spine are cushioned by soft disks. When one of the disks in your neck—the cervical area of your spine—ruptures, the result can be neck pain. Watch this video to find out the possible causes and recommended treatment.

Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease

Most vertebrae are separated by flexible disks of cartilage that act like shock absorbers and allow your spine to move. With age, your disks can lose their height and ability to cushion. This process is called disk degeneration. This video explains more about this condition and the treatments available.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and pinches the nerves, resulting in back and leg pain. Spinal stenosis often occurs in older adults, although younger people who are born with a small spinal canal may also develop symptoms. This video explains the condition and what treatments are recommended.

Bacterial Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a term that refers to inflammation of the lung. Bacterial pneumonia means that the inflammation is caused by a bacterial infection. This video takes a look at the possible causes and recommended treatments.

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are a common problem, affecting about 12% of men and 5% of women. Stones are typically caused by an imbalance in the urinary system: too little water, too much oxalate, or too much calcium. In this video, you'll find out how the stones develop and what you can do to prevent them.

Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain is one of the most common sports injuries. It occurs when your foot turns in on itself, stretching and weakening the ligaments that bridge the ankle and foot bones. This video explains the possible causes, recommended treatment, and what you can do to prevent a sprain.

Concussion

A concussion is an injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head, or by striking the head on another object. It may result in loss of consciousness or confusion, but the effects usually resolve in a few hours or days. This video explains what happens during a concussion, how it should be treated, and what preventive steps to take.

Cluster Headache

Cluster headaches are uncommon, but when they occur, they bring on severe head pain. The pain is constant, focused in and around one eye. This video discusses the possible causes of this type of headache and recommended treatments.

Tension-Type Headache

Tension headaches are usually dull, aching, or throbbing headaches often associated with sensations of fullness, tightness, or pressure. The pain involves both sides of the head and neck. In this video, you'll find out more about symptoms, possible causes, and recommended treatments.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a seizure disorder that affects thousands of adults and children. A seizure is when the brain has a burst of abnormal electrical signals over a short period of time. These signals cause the body and brain to react in certain ways. This video discusses the causes of epilepsy and what treatments are available.

Migraine Headache

Migraine headaches are intense, recurrent headaches that may occur at any age but usually begin between the ages of 10 and 30 years. The precise cause is unknown, but it is hereditary in up to 80 percent of cases. This video gives additional details about migraines, including their symptoms and effective treatments.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The hepatitis A virus is one of five that cause this disease. This video takes a closer look at hepatitis A—how it is spread and what you can do to prevent its transmission.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a slowly progressive disease of the central nervous system. MS damages the protective covering of nerve fibers, which leads to multiple physical problems. In this video, you'll learn about possible causes, the range of symptoms, and treatments available.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease is a bacterial infection of the pelvic organs. It may affect only the fallopian tubes, or it may include all the pelvic organs, the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. This video explains how this common disease occurs and what steps you can take to prevent it.

Febrile Seizures

Febrile seizures are seizures that occur during a fever. They are one of the most common nervous system problems of childhood. They typically appear between 6 months and 3 years of age. This video looks at the possible causes, typical symptoms, and what you should do as a parent.

Corneal Abrasion

The cornea functions as a "clear window" on the front of the eye. A corneal abrasion is a scratch on the surface of the cornea. This video discusses how a corneal abrasion occurs, available treatments, and preventive steps you can take.

Transient Ischemic Attack

A transient ischemic attack (TIA), also called a ministroke stroke, causes symptoms similar to those of a stroke. The difference is that TIAs don’t cause permanent brain damage. This video explains what happens during a TIA, what you should do if you have symptoms, and what treatment is available.

Gastritis

Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It can have a number of causes, but most are lifestyle excesses—smoking, too much alcohol, too much caffeine, and overeating. This video explores the many causes of gastritis, recommended treatments, and preventive steps.

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is also known as "hay fever." The symptoms can be seasonal, especially in the spring and fall, or year round. In this video, you'll learn what happens when you have allergic rhinitis and what you can do to minimize symptoms.

Peptic Ulcer Disease

Peptic ulcers are erosions in the lining of the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum. Ulcers in the stomach are called gastric ulcers, and duodenal ulcers if in the duodenum. This video explains the possible causes of this disease, including the bacterium Helicobacter pylori.

Allergic Reaction: Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Common causes of anaphylaxis are allergies to penicillin, bee stings, aspirin, eggs, peanuts, and nuts. In this video, you'll find out other possible causes, what preventive steps you can take to avoid anaphylaxis, and why emergency treatment is needed.

Acute Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis refers to inflammation of the central airways that usually clears up within 4 to 8 weeks. Viral infections are the most common cause. This video explores other possible causes, available treatments, and steps you can take to prevent it.

Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of symptoms that occur in some women during the second half of their menstrual cycle. These symptoms include irritability, anxiety, and depression. This video explains what how PMS develops and what you can do to minimize its effects.

GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is more commonly known as acid indigestion or heartburn. It is a burning feeling behind the breastbone. This video takes a look at the possible causes of GERD, typical symptoms, and when treatment is warranted.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis most commonly affects the knees, hips, spine, and other weight-bearing joints in the body. Sometimes called the "wear and tear" arthritis, advancing age is a risk factor, but so are obesity and severe injury to the joint. This video discusses the symptoms, treatment, and steps you can take to minimize pain from osteoarthritis.

Understanding Type 1 Diabetes

When you have type 1 diabetes, your body can’t process blood sugar. Too much sugar in your blood can cause serious health problems. Watch and learn more about type 1 diabetes and how to stay healthy.

Bursitis

Bursitis is an inflammation of a closed sac of fluid located near the joints called a bursa. When the bursa becomes inflamed, it causes joint pain and swelling. Learn about the causes and treatment of bursitis, as well as what you can do to help prevent its recurrence.

Diverticulitis

Diverticuli are herniations in the muscular layer of the colon that make small, saclike swellings. Diverticulitis occurs when diverticuli become inflamed and infected. This video looks at the possible causes of this condition, typical symptoms, and available treatments.

Ringworm

Ringworm is a general term used to describe a very common type of skin infection. It is not caused by a worm at all, but by a fungus. In this video, you'll learn more about the fungus that causes ringworm and what steps you can take to prevent the infection.

Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis is a condition in which a person's body is overloaded with iron. The extra iron builds up in various organs and can cause health problems. This video discusses the possible causes of hemochromatosis, typical symptoms, and what treatments are available.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is one of five virus types that cause hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis B is considered a sexually transmitted infection. This video takes an in-depth look at hepatitis B—how common it is, how it is spread, and what you can do to prevent its transmission.

Hepatitis C

The hepatitis C virus is another type of hepatitis virus that causes an inflammation of the liver. HCV is transmitted though exposure to infected blood or blood products. In this video, you'll find out more about how it's transmitted, what treatments are available, and what you can do to protect yourself from this disease.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a painful condition that usually results in decreased range of motion of the shoulder joint. It may develop gradually or suddenly and severely. This video offers information on how frozen shoulder occurs, who's at risk, and what treatments are available.

Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Having shoulder pain or problems lifting your arms over your head? You may have tendonitis or a tear in the muscles and tendons that hold your shoulder in place, called the rotator cuff. This video explains symptoms of this syndrome, possible treatments, and ways you can prevent shoulder injuries.

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose is the main sugar in cow's milk. People who have difficulty digesting milk have lactose intolerance. The condition is caused by a shortage of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down the lactose into a form that can be used by the body. This video explains how you can cope with this condition.

Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens within the eye that often occurs as a person ages. Although many cataracts develop without a known cause, long-term steroid use and diabetes are risk factors. Watch this video to find out what you can expect if you develop a cataract.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the ligaments and joints of the spine, especially the lower back. As the disease progresses, it can lead to a stooped posture. In this video, you'll find out how this condition develops and the treatments available.

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is when the upper chambers of the heart don’t pump normally. Learn what happens in the heart, and how it can be managed.

Anemia

Anemia means a low level of hemoglobin in the blood. It can be brought on by chronic disease, including inflammatory, infectious, or malignant conditions. This video gives information on the chronic diseases linked to anemia and recommended treatment.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition that causes the spine to curve sideways. It can develop during childhood or adolescence and can range from mild to severe. This video explains how scoliosis occurs and what treatments are available.

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Abnormal uterine bleeding is irregular bleeding during a menstrual cycle that is caused by hormonal problems. The most common hormonal irregularity occurs because the ovary did not produce an egg during that particular cycle. This video explores other causes and when this bleeding is of concern.

Premature Ventricular Contractions

As the name suggests, premature ventricular contractions are contractions in the lower chambers of the heart that occur too early in the rhythm sequence. These contractions, also called Paces, are common, particularly in older adults. This video discusses what effect these contractions can have on your health.

Menstrual Pain

Menstrual pain is common in women of all ages. It's the feeling of cramps you get in your lower belly with your monthly period. Menstrual pain usually isn't a serious condition. In this video, you'll learn how this condition develops and what you can do to minimize its effects.

Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis)

Pyelonephritis is an infection of the kidney. It usually starts as a urinary tract infection that spreads from the urinary tract to the bladder to the kidney. This video takes a closer look at this serious illness, which can lead to kidney scarring.

Melanoma Screening

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US. Melanoma is the least common, but the most deadly of the three skin cancer types. In this video, you'll learn who's at risk for melanoma, what to look for to help detect this cancer, and what you can do to prevent it.

Chronic Pancreatitis

Chronic pancreatitis is a persistent inflammation of the pancreas, the gland that secretes digestive enzymes and the hormones insulin and glucagon. Alcohol abuse is the most common cause of this condition. This video discusses how this condition develops and what treatment your doctor may recommend.

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an illness spread by the bite of an infected tick. A bull's-eye rash is a typical symptom that identifies this illness, which untreated can affect many parts of the body. This video explains how the illness develops and what you can do to protect yourself against tick bites.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows in the abdominal cavity. This tissue responds to hormonal changes in the same way that the uterine lining responds. This video takes a closer look at this condition and the recommended treatments.

Alcoholic Hepatitis

Alcoholic hepatitis is caused by excessive and chronic alcohol use and can progress to fatty liver and cirrhosis if the alcohol abuse continues. This video explores who is at risk for this disease and how your health care provider makes the diagnosis.

Diverticulosis

Diverticulosis occurs when part of the colon bulges through a muscular layer into the abdomen, called diverticula. Learn about this condition, possible complications, and what you should do if you have diverticulosis.

Allergic Reaction: Angioedema

Angioedema is a skin condition very similar to hives. In hives, raised, red, itchy, irregular bumps appear on the skin. In angioedema, the same thing happens beneath the skin. Instead of being itchy, angioedema is tender or painful. This video offers more details about this condition and how it develops.

Pseudomembranous Colitis

Pseudomembranous colitis is an inflammatory disorder of the colon associated with antibiotic use. Bacteria such as Clostridium difficile, which are usually present in the colon, can flourish when antibiotics are taken. This video explains how this disorder develops and what treatment is recommended.

Mononucleosis

Mononucleosis is an acute infectious disease that affects the respiratory system, the liver, and the lymphatic system. It is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. This video looks at who is at risk for this infection and typical symptoms to watch for.

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a skin inflammation caused by sensitivity to something in the environment. It often runs in families and may occur along with hay fever, asthma, or nasal allergies. This video explores the possible triggers for the condition and who is at risk.

Testicular Cancer Screening

Testicular cancer is cancer that begins in the testicles. Most testicular cancer patients are men 20 to 40 years old. This video offers details on who is at risk for this type of cancer and how this cancer is diagnosed.

Exercises for a Healthy Back

Most people will have back pain at some time in their lives. But you don’t always need the help of a doctor to fix it. Sometimes exercise is all that you need to relieve the pain. Watch and learn exercises to keep your back feeling good.

Getting Your Cholesterol Tested

Your body needs cholesterol to make hormones and to keep your cells healthy. Cholesterol comes from two sources: your liver and your diet. But if your diet exceeds the body’s need for cholesterol or saturated fats, your cholesterol level in your blood will increase. This video discusses treatments and lifestyle changes that may be prescribed by your doctor.

Influenza Vaccine

Each winter, millions of people suffer from influenza—the flu. The flu virus infects the nose, throat, and lungs, and spreads from person to person through coughs and sneezes. The video explains why a flu shot is important to help prevent this illness, which can be life-threatening in older adults.

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a common procedure. It is used to check the health of the lower part of the colon. It can show your doctor what’s causing problems with your bowel movements, or causing bloody stool, belly pain, or weight loss. This video will show you how it’s done.

ERCP

ERCP stands for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. ERCP is used to diagnose and treat problems in your liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas. All of these organs help with digestion.

Computer Vision Syndrome

If you have pain around the eyes, headaches, and blurred vision after using a computer for several hours, you may have computer vision syndrome. You can ease symptoms with special computer glasses. Watch this video for additional details about this condition and tips on computer use.

Breast Biopsy

If you have a lump in your breast or a suspicious area on your mammogram or ultrasound, your health care provider may recommend a breast biopsy. Having a biopsy doesn't necessarily mean you have cancer. View this video to learn about the types of biopsies available and what to expect during the procedure.

Exercise During Pregnancy

Exercise during pregnancy helps keep your body strong and your baby healthy. But there are some exercises that you shouldn’t do. Learn about the changes your body goes through during pregnancy. Find out what you can do to stay fit and healthy.

Chronic Hypertension During Pregnancy

Normal blood pressure is essential for a healthy pregnancy. If you have high blood pressure before you become pregnant, you are at higher risk for developing certain problems during pregnancy. This video explains how chronic high blood pressure can affect you and your growing baby and why special monitoring is important.

Diabetes-Related Eye Disease

People with diabetes may develop eye problems such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. In this video, you'll find out more about these problems and what you can do to prevent them. The best approach is good control of your blood sugar levels. You should also have a yearly eye exam.

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy is a major surgical procedure in which the uterus and possibly the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix are removed. The surgery can be done in several ways, one of which is laparoscopically. This video takes a closer look at laparoscopic hysterectomy.

Abdominal Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is a common procedure that some women may need to help stop pain, bleeding, or other problems. It can be done in several ways, one of which is abdominally. In this video, you'll find out medical conditions that may require a hysterectomy and what to expect if you need this procedure.

Caring for a Bone Fracture

A broken bone, or fracture, is often treated with a sling, elastic bandage, splint, or cast. This video describes these different treatments.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

Continuous positive airway pressure is a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. This video shows how CPAP works and how it helps you breathe better.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Treatment

Because rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can damage the joints and cause chronic pain and loss of function, it is important to detect and treat this disease as early as possible. Effective treatment and self-care can control symptoms and limit joint damage. This video takes a look at the variety of therapies available.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Disease

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disease of the joints, most often affecting the hand, wrist, foot, and knee. The joints become inflamed; over time, this inflammation can lead to joint damage, chronic pain, and loss of function. This video offers a detailed look at RA and how it develops.

How Your Heart Works - Animation

Your heart is a pump that is responsible for delivering blood to all parts of your body. Arteries carry oxygen-rich blood from the lungs to nourish the cells, and veins transport oxygen-poor blood on its way back to the heart and lungs. This animation shows how the heart and circulatory system work.

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. CAD develops when plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart. See if you’re at risk for CAD, and how you can help prevent it.

Cardiac Stress Test: Exercise Imaging

An exercise imaging stress test shows how well blood flows inside your heart and how well your heart pumps blood. It gives your healthcare provider more information than a non-imaging stress test.

Heart Murmurs in Adults

A heart murmur is blood flow that makes a noise because of a problem in or near the heart. See how a heart murmur occurs, and when it’s a cause for concern.

Atrial Flutter

Atrial flutter is when the upper chambers of the heart beat too fast. Learn how it happens, and how it can be treated.

Pacemakers

A pacemaker is a small device that helps the heart beat normally. See how it’s put in the chest, and how it uses electrical signals to keep the heart on track.

ICD: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

An ICD helps people with serious heart rhythm problems. It sits in the chest, and sends a shock to the heart when it senses an abnormal rhythm. See how it works, and how it saves lives.

Vaginal Hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is a common procedure that some women may need to help stop pain, bleeding, or other problems. It can be done in several ways, one of which is vaginally. This video explains why you might need this procedure and how it is done.

Osteonecrosis of the Hip

This disease affects the blood supply of the bone and leads to the breakdown of the hip joint. It can be caused by a hip dislocation or certain medical conditions. This video explores other causes, as well as recommended treatment.

Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid artery disease means that a large blood vessel in your neck is partly blocked. You may not have symptoms. But the condition is serious because it can lead to a stroke.

Gallbladder Surgery (Cholecystectomy)

Stones in the gallbladder can cause painful symptoms and put you at risk of other problems. See how the stones form, and why you may need surgery to remove the gland.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

An aortic aneurysm is a weak spot in the main blood vessel in your body. You may not have symptoms at first. But this condition is serious. You may need surgery to repair the damaged area.

Eating Well with Heart Disease

Small changes in what you eat can make a big difference in your heart health. Watch and learn how easy it is to improve your health by eating right.

Eating Well with High Blood Pressure

Certain foods can make your blood pressure go too high. Watch and learn how easy it is to have delicious meals without harming your health.

Eating Well During Pregnancy

A healthy baby begins with you.Choosing the right foods can help give you and your growing baby the nutrition you need and help you recover faster. Here are some tips to help you have a healthy pregnancy.

Arthritis of the Hand

Arthritis can damage the large joints on your hand at the base of the fingers. If other treatments don't relieve your pain, your doctor may advise artificial joints. Find out what happens during this kind of surgery.

Arthritis of the Spine

Arthritis in the lower back and pelvic area can cause pain and loss of motion. See how this arthritis develops, who's at risk, and what treatments can help.

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is when arteries get hardened and narrowed. Learn what causes it, how it harms your health, and what you can do to prevent it.

Prostate Biopsy

A prostate biopsy is when a tiny sample of tissue is taken from the prostate gland and checked for cancer. Find out when you may need one, and how it’s done.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is when the prostate grows too large and causes problems. Learn what signs to watch for, and when to see your doctor.

Heart Murmurs in Children

A heart murmur is blood flow in the heart that makes a noise. Heart murmurs are common in children, and most often a normal part of growth. See how a heart murmur occurs, and when it may need to be treated.

Sinus Bradycardia

Bradycardia is when the heart beats too slowly and can cause problems. Learn how it's diagnosed, and what treatments can help.

Supraventricular Tachycardia: Types

Tachycardia is when the heart beats too fast. Find out what symptoms it causes, how it’s diagnosed, and what treatments can help manage it.

Diabetes in Pregnancy

Two types of diabetes can occur during pregnancy—pre-existing diabetes, which will continue after pregnancy, and gestational diabetes, which will go away after the baby is born. Diabetes is a condition in which your body doesn’t make enough insulin or you can’t use it correctly. This video offers details on how these two types diabetes can affect a pregnancy.

Insomnia

Insomnia is defined as a difficulty falling asleep and/or maintaining sleep. It is a symptom, not a disorder. This video explores health conditions and experiences that can cause insomnia and what your doctor may recommend for a good night's sleep.

Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Teens

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease caused by the immune system. But your child can learn things to do to manage diabetes and live a normal life.

Keeping Your Back Healthy

Back pain is one of the most common health problems today. In fact, most people experience back pain at some point in their lives. Normal aging and some physically demanding occupations often cause discs to wear out. Bad posture and poor movement patterns can speed up the process.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging is a test that uses sound waves to make detailed pictures of your organs. There are three different kinds of ultrasound imaging: abdominal, pelvic, and Doppler ultrasound. Each of these imaging tests can help your healthcare provider assess pain or other symptoms in different parts of your body. Ultrasound does not involve any radiation, and is generally a very safe procedure. Still, you should discuss any concerns with your healthcare provider.

Vital Signs: Know Your Numbers

Your heart rate, breathing or respiratory rate, blood pressure, and temperature are known as your vital signs. Measuring your vital signs helps your healthcare provider assess your basic bodily functions.

Brain (Cerebral) Aneurysm and Repair

Brain aneurysms can cause bleeding in the brain. Bleeding in the brain is called a stroke, and stroke can cause serious health problems. Watch and learn about the symptoms of brain aneurysm and how it is repaired.

Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis is a test that can help answer questions about your baby’s health. But not every woman needs to have this test. Watch and see how an amniocentesis is done and find out if it’s the right test for you.

Breastfeeding Problems

Breastfeeding is the best way to help your baby get a healthy start. But sometime it’s not easy. Learn about some of the common problems women have with breastfeeding and how you can overcome them.

Managing Your Type 1 Diabetes

Making sure your blood sugar is under control is key to managing your type 1 diabetes. It will also help you stay healthy. This video explains how to test your blood sugar and give yourself insulin. It also tells you what problems to watch for.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that can cause vision loss and blindness. This video will tell you more about glaucoma and how it is treated.

How To Give Yourself an Insulin Shot--Single Dose

Here are the general steps to follow when giving yourself an insulin shot. The first step: Gather your supplies.

How To Give Yourself an Insulin Shot--Mixed Dose

You may need to mix 2 types of insulin in the same shot. One type is usually shorter-acting insulin. The other is intermediate-acting insulin. This video will show you what to do.

Caring for a Sprain

A sprain is a tear in a ligament that happens when it’s stretched too hard. A sprain is treated with a sling, elastic bandage, splint, or cast.

Catheter Ablation for Arrhythmia

Catheter ablation can fix a cardiac arrhythmia when medicines used to treat it don’t work. The ablation stops abnormal electrical signals in your heart. This lets your normal heart rhythm take over again.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Endovascular Repair

An aortic aneurysm is a weak spot in your aorta that bulges or balloons outward. Aortic aneurysm is a serious medical condition. To fix it, your healthcare provider may use an endovascular repair.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Open Repair

An aortic aneurysm is a weak spot in your aorta that bulges or balloons outward. Aortic aneurysm is a serious medical condition. To fix it, your healthcare provider may use open surgery.

How to Wash Your Hands

Keeping your hands clean is the best way to prevent getting or spreading germs. This video shows you what to do.

How to Walk with Crutches

Walking with crutches takes some practice, but it’s not difficult. This video shows you how to use different gaits with your crutches, depending on whether you can put weight on the injured leg or foot.

How to Use Crutches on Stairs, Through Doorways, and In and Out of Cars

This video shows you how to use your crutches to go up and down stairs, how to move through a doorway, and how to get in and out of a motor vehicle.

How to Fit Crutches and a Walker

The crutches or walker you use must be the right size so that you can move about safely. This video shows you how to correctly fit either crutches or a walker.

How to Clean and Dress an Incision

If the bandage or dressing over your incision gets wet or soiled, here’s what to do to replace it with a fresh one.

How to Walk with a Walker

This video shows you how to use a walker when you need to keep all weight off one leg, and how to use it when your doctor says it’s OK to put your foot down between steps.

How to Get Out of Bed with Back Pain

Follow the steps in this video when you need to get out of bed if you have back pain.

How to Get Out of Bed After Hip Replacement Surgery

Follow the steps in this video when you need to get out of bed after a hip replacement.

Heart Valve Repair or Replacement: Percutaneous

If a heart valve needs to be repaired or replaced, your healthcare provider may be able to do the work using a minimally invasive procedure.

Heart Valve Repair or Replacement: Surgery

If a heart valve needs to be repaired or replaced, your healthcare provider may do the work with open heart surgery.

Breast Cancer Screening

The goal of breast cancer screening is to detect cancer at the earliest possible stage, when it is most treatable. This video takes a look at the three components of breast screening—a breast self-exam, a clinical exam by your doctor, and a mammogram.

Step-by-Step: Using a Dry-Powder Diskus Inhaler

This video shows how to use a dry-powder diskus inhaler.

Step-by-Step: Using a Dry-Powder Twist Inhaler

This video shows how to use a dry-powder twist inhaler.

Step-by-Step: Using a Nebulizer

This video shows how to use a nebulizer.

Step-by-Step: Using a Nebulizer (Child)

This video shows how to use a nebulizer with a child.

Step-by-Step: Checking Your Blood Pressure

This video shows how to measure your blood pressure at home.

Step-by-Step: Using Nasal Spray

This video shows how to use a nasal spray.

Step-by-Step: Using Eye Drops

This video shows how to use eye drops.

Step-by-Step: Using a Peak Flow Meter

This video shows how to use a peak flow meter.

Step-by-Step: Using a Nebulizer with a Mouthpiece

This video shows how to use a nebulizer with a mouthpiece.

Step-by-Step: Taking Your Pulse at Your Wrist

This video shows how to take your pulse at your wrist.

Step-by-Step: Using a Steroid Inhaler

This video show how to use a steroid inhaler.

Step-by-Step: Priming Your Inhaler

This video shows how to prime your inhaler.

Step-by-Step: Checking Your Blood Sugar

This video shows the steps to check your blood sugar.

Step-by-Step: Giving Yourself an Insulin Shot

This video shows the 8 steps to giving yourself an insulin shot.

Step-by-Step: Giving Yourself a Shot

This video shows the steps of giving yourself a shot.

Step-by-Step: Laying Your Baby Down to Sleep

This video shows the correct way to lay your baby in his or her crib to sleep.

Step-by-Step: Changing Your Baby's Diaper

This video shows how to change your baby's diaper.

Step-by-Step: Swaddling Your Newborn (0-2 Months of Age)

This video shows how to swaddle your newborn.

Step-by-Step: Caring for Your Newborn's Umbilical Cord

This video shows how to take care of your newborn's umbilical cord until it falls off.

Step-by-Step: Self-Care for Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)

This video shows how to treat low blood sugar if you have diabetes.

Step-by-Step: Inserting a Reusable Catheter (Man)

This video shows how to insert a reusable urinary catheter if you are a man.

Step-by-Step: Inserting a Reusable Catheter (Woman)

This video shows how to insert a reusable urinary catheter if you are a woman.

Step-by-Step: Inspecting Your Feet (Diabetes)

This video shows how to inspect your feet for problems if you have diabetes.

Step-by-Step: Changing Your Newborn's Diaper

This video shows how to change your newborn's diaper.

Step-by-Step: Inserting a Disposable Catheter (Man)

This video shows the steps to insert a disposable catheter if you are a man.

Step-by-Step: Inserting a Disposable Catheter (Woman)

This video shows how to insert a urinary catheter if you are a woman.

Step-by-Step: Breastfeeding Holds

This video shows several holds for breastfeeding your baby.

Step-by-Step: Giving Your Baby a Bath

This video shows the steps for giving your baby a bath.

Step-by-Step: Taking a Child's Temperature Under the Arm

This video shows the steps for taking your child’s temperature under the arm.

Step-by-Step: Taking a Child's Temperature in the Ear

This video shows the steps for taking your child’s temperature in the ear.

Step-by-Step: Taking a Child’s Temperature by Mouth (Over 4 Years of Age)

This video shows the steps for taking your child’s temperature by mouth.

Step-by-Step: Taking a Child’s Rectal Temperature (0-3 Years of Age)

This video shows the steps for taking your child’s rectal temperature.

Step-by-Step: Choking Rescue for a Baby (0-1 Year of Age)

This video shows the steps for a choking rescue for a baby.

Step-by-Step: Choking Rescue for a Child (Over 1 Year of Age)

This video shows the steps for doing a choking rescue for a child.

Step-by-Step: Placing an NG Tube for a Baby

This video shows the steps for placing an NG tube for your baby.

Step-by-Step: Suctioning a Child's Tracheostomy

This video shows the steps for suctioning your child’s tracheostomy.

Step-by-Step: Changing a Child's Tracheostomy

This video shows the steps for changing your child’s tracheostomy.

Step-by-Step: Percussive Postural Drainage (Child)

This video shows the steps for doing percussive postural drainage for your child.

Step-by-Step: Insulin Pen Injection with Clear Insulin

This video shows the steps for using an insulin pen with clear insulin.

Step-by-Step: Insulin Pen Injection with Cloudy Insulin

This video shows the steps for using an insulin pen with cloudy insulin.

Step-by-Step: Giving an Emergency Shot of Naloxone for Opioid Overdose

This video shows the 13 steps for giving an emergency shot of naloxone for an opioid overdose.

Step-by-Step: Giving an Emergency Dose of Naloxone for Opioid Overdose

This videos shows the 13 steps to give an emergency dose of naloxone nasal spray for an opioid overdose.

How to Use a Metered-Dose Inhaler Without a Spacer (Closed- and Open-Mouth)

A metered-dose inhaler sends medicine to the airways in your lungs. You must use the inhaler the right way for it to work. This video shows you how.

How to Use a Metered-Dose Inhaler with a Spacer

A metered-dose inhaler sends medicine to the airways in your lungs. You must use the inhaler the right way for it to work. This video shows you how to use one with a spacer.

How to Use a Metered-Dose Inhaler with a Spacer and a Mask

A metered-dose inhaler sends medicine to the airways in your lungs. You must use the inhaler the right way for it to work. This video shows you how to use one with a spacer and a mask.

For Kids: How to Use a Metered-Dose Inhaler (Closed-Mouth)

A metered-dose inhaler sends medicine to the airways in your lungs. You must use the inhaler the right way for it to work. This video shows you how to use one with the closed-mouth method.

For Kids: How to Use a Metered-Dose Inhaler (Open-Mouth)

A metered-dose inhaler sends medicine to the airways in your lungs. You must use the inhaler the right way for it to work. This video shows you how to use one with the open-mouth method.

For Kids: How to Use a Metered-Dose Inhaler with a Spacer

A metered-dose inhaler sends medicine to the airways in your lungs. You must use the inhaler the right way for it to work. This video shows you how to use one with a spacer.

For Kids: How to Use a Metered-Dose Inhaler with a Spacer and a Mask

A metered-dose inhaler sends medicine to the airways in your lungs. You must use the inhaler the right way for it to work. This video shows you how to use one with a spacer and a mask.

Step-by-Step: Using Crutches with Swing To (Non-Weight Bearing)

Here is how to use crutches with swing to.

Step-by-Step: Using Crutches with Swing Through (Non-Weight Bearing)

Here is how to use crutches with swing through.

Step-by-Step: Using Crutches on Stairs

Here is how to safely use crutches on stairs.

Step-by-Step: Using a Walker (Weight Bearing)

Here is how to use a walker.

Step-by-Step: Sitting with a Walker (Weight Bearing)

Here is how to safely sit down with a walker.

Step-by-Step: Standing with a Walker (Weight Bearing)

Here is how to safely stand up using a walker.

Step-by-Step: Going Up and Down Curbs with a Walker

Here is how to go up and down curbs using a walker.

Step-by-Step: Going Through a Door with a Walker

Here is how to safely go through doors using a walker.

Step-by-Step: Using a Cane

Here is how to use a cane.

Step-by-Step: Using a Cane on Stairs

Here is how to safely use a cane on stairs.

Step-by-Step: Safe Lifting

Here is how to lift safely.

Step-by-Step: Sitting with Crutches (Non-Weight Bearing)

Here is how to safely sit down using crutches.

Mammogram

Learn when women should start to get regular mammograms for early detection of breast cancer.