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Having EMG and NCS Tests

study (NCS) During NCS, mild electrical currents are used to test how fast electrical signals move ... technologist will apply mild electrical currents to your skin. Your muscles will twitch, but the test

EMG and NCS Tests

, mild electrical currents are used to test how fast electrical signals move along your nerves. Small ... currents to your skin. Your muscles will twitch, but the test won’t harm you. Currents are usually applied

Health Tip: Avoiding Rip Tides

Health Tip: Avoiding Rip Tides (HealthDay News) -- If you swim in the ocean, you should be ... aware of dangerous rip tides, sometimes called rip currents. Most often, these fast-moving flows of

Pacemakers

, battery-powered device that creates electrical currents that keep the heart beating at a normal rhythm ... during minor surgery. You're given medication to make you sleep and to numb your chest. Your health

AHA: Using Electricity to Test Your Risk for Heart Failure

, bioimpedance uses low electrical currents to measure resistance within tissue. In a study published ... to weed through 3,646 variables reflecting lifestyle, health and disease-related factors for each

Noninvasive Brain Test May Pinpoint Type of Dementia

In small study, electrical currents helped distinguish Alzheimer's from another form of brain ... electromagnetic coil is placed against the scalp. It creates electrical currents that stimulate nerve

Atrial Fibrillation

your heart has been in atrial fibrillation. Your health care provider will likely recommend blood ... heart rate, or Digoxin, which slows the electrical currents between the upper and lower chambers of

Other Techniques of Surgery

tools that run on high-frequency electric currents. Some examples of electrosurgery include

Having an Evoked Potential Test

also be asked questions about your overall health. Before your test Get ready for your test as ... of the legs. The technologist will apply mild electrical currents to the nerves in your wrists or

Your Child's Electromyogram and Nerve Conduction Study

thinning medicines Has any health problems, most specifically if your child has a pacemaker. This ... . The technologist controls a stimulator, which sends mild electrical currents to certain electrodes

Vaginal Hysterectomy

the Procedure Your health care provider may recommend a vaginal hysterectomy for several reasons ... , bleeding, and other problems. They may lead to future health problems. If left untreated, cancer can ... hysterectomy; gynecology; women's health; reproductive health;

Water Safety and Teens

their skills, lack of awareness of water currents or water depth, and drinking alcohol or using

Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Teens

Blurry vision If your child has any of these symptoms, talk with your child's health care provider ... serious health issues such as: Kidney failure Nerve damage Blindness Amputation Coma, which can lead ... diabetes; type 1 diabetes; children's health; adolescent health;

Oximetry Podcast

measure the amount of blood that's saturated with oxygen. Your health care provider uses this test to

Physical Rehabilitation at the Hospital

, healing from an injury, or being treated for a disabling health problem, physical rehabilitation may be an ... branch of medicine called physiatry. You may need this type of treatment for any health problem that

Zika Vaccine Works in Early Human Trial

. Each dosage was delivered with Cellectra, a device that produces small, electric currents that help the

AHA: Retired Electrician Saved by CPR, Jolts From AED

currents. He did everything he could to avoid the unpleasant feeling of getting shocked, especially since

Exercises for a Healthy Back

started, you should talk with your health care provider to make sure these exercises are right for ... while doing these exercises. If you do, stop the exercise right away and call your health care provider ... back health; lifting techniques; back pain; back injury; spine;

Life After Cancer: Managing Pain

same kinds of pain control you used during cancer treatment. For example, your health care provider ... stimulation (TENS). This is a type of therapy that uses mild electric currents to help relieve some kinds of


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