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Nurse Advice Line

Health Education Audio Reference Library

Health Education Audio Reference Library

What is the Health Education Audio Reference Library (HEAR)?

The Health Education Audio Reference Library (HEAR) has pre-recorded messages on health topics that provide information you need to help:

  • Prevent illness
  • Identify warning signs
  • Administer self-care

Health care questions and concerns are present even when symptoms are not. The Health Education Audio Reference Library is available to help you and your family to educate yourselves about any common and chronic illnesses and diseases — 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Health topics are usually between one (1) and seven (7) minutes in length.

How do you use the Health Education Audio Reference Library (HEAR)?

The Health Education Audio Reference Library is easy to use. Simply call the Nurse Advice Line's toll-free number:  1-800-249-3619. You can call anytime for information on a variety of health care topics. 

Allergies and Immune System

1000 Allergies
1002 Food Allergies
1007 Should I Take Allergy Shots for Allergic Rhinitis and Allergic Asthma?
2338 Allergic Reaction
2770 Drug Allergies

Asthma

1981 Asthma in Teens and Adults

Blood and Lymph

1460 Swollen Lymph Nodes
1533 Complete Blood Count
2623 Iron Deficiency Anemia
2680 Toxic Shock Syndrome
2756 Rh Sensitization during Pregnancy

Bones, Joints and Muscles
1030 Arthritis 1950 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
1031 Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 2102 Bursitis
1032 Osteoporosis 2103 Tendon Injury
1033 Lupus 2104 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
1034 Rheumatoid Arthritis 2105 Ankle Sprain
1038 Fibromyalgia 2106 Muscle Cramps and Leg Pain
1039 Gout 2151 Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
1450 Low Back Pain 2160 Hip Replacement Surgery
1456 Sports Injuries 2162 Arthroscopy
1457 Neck Pain 2163 Should I Have Knee Replacement Surgery?
1461 Temporomandibular ™ Disorders 2169 Rotator Cuff Disorders
1463 Herniated Disc 2174 Should I Have Surgery for a Herniated Disc?
1780 Bunions 2259 Osteoarthritis
1784 Plantar Fasciitis  
Brain and Nerves
1060 ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) 1457 Neck Pain
1061 Alzheimer’s Disease 1463 Herniated Disc
1062 Bell’s Palsy 1515 Diabetic Neuropathy
1063 Epilepsy 1536 CT Scan of the Body
1064 Encephalitis 1537 Electroencephalogram
1065 Multiple Sclerosis 1539 Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies
1066 Parkinson’s Disease 1542 Magnetic Resonance Imaging
1067 Stroke 1644 Mènière’s Disease
1068 Guillain-Barrè Syndrome 2032 Erection Problems
1069 Bipolar Disorder 2052 Anorexia Nervosa
1071 Dementia 2053 Bulimia Nervosa
1080 Dyslexia 2057 Depression
1081 Stroke Rehabilitation 2104 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
1250 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 2151 Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
1404 Tension Headaches 2174 Should I have surgery for a herniated disc?
1405 Migraine Headaches 2400 Insomnia
1453 Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo  
Cancer
1105 Cancer Pain 1129 Skin Cancer, Melanoma
1110 Colon Polyps 1130 Skin Cancer, Nonmelanoma
1111 Ovarian Cancer 1531 Breast Biopsy
1113 Colorectal Cancer 1545 Prostate-Specific Antigen Test
1120 Women’s Cancers 1841 Be Tobacco Free
1124 Lung Cancer 2240 Hospice Care
1128 Prostate Cancer 2245 Care at the End of Life
Children's Health
1031 Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 1279 Immunizations
1230 Domestic Violence 1280 Pinworms
1240 Child Abuse and Neglect 1283 Roseola
1247 Temper Tantrums 1284 Rubella or German Measles
1250 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 1288 Teething
1251 Bed-Wetting 1289 Thumb-Sucking
1254 Chickenpox 1290 Toilet Training
1259 Reye Syndrome 1292 Thrush
1264 Ear Infections 1293 Urinary Tract Infections in Children
1272 Impetigo 1455 Fever, Age 4 and Older
1274 Measles or Rubeola 1462 Nausea and Vomiting, Age 4 and Older
1275 Mumps 1837 Healthy Eating for Children
1278 Childhood Rashes 2165 Ear Tubes
Diabetes
1500 Type 2 Diabetes 1506 Home Blood Sugar Monitoring
1501 Type 2 Diabetes: Living With Complications 1508 Type 1 Diabetes
1502 Type 2 Diabetes: Living With the Disease 1512 Prediabetes
1503 Type 2 Diabetes: Recently Diagnosed 1515 Diabetic Neuropathy
1504 Gestational Diabetes 1516 Diabetic Retinopathy
Digestion
1110 Colon Polyps 1609 Rectal Problems
1113 Colorectal Cancer 1610 Heartburn
1257 Colic 1611 Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
1402 Food Poisoning 1612 Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
1403 Inguinal Hernia 1613 Peptic Ulcer Disease
1407 Viral and Bacterial Infection 1618 Crohn’s Disease
1451 Constipation 1952 Hepatitis A
1452 Anti-diarrheals 1953 Hepatitis B
1454 Diarrhea, Age 12 and Older 1827 Hepatitis C
1536 CT Scan of the Body 2000 Bulking Agents and Laxatives
1540 Barium Enema 2154 Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery for Gallstones
1541 Upper Gastrointestinal Series 2158 Surgery for Hemorrhoids
1600 Appendicitis 2159 Laparoscopic Inguinal
1603 Ulcerative Colitis Hernia Repair
1605 Diverticulosis 2164 Laparoscopy
1608 Gallstones 2757 Weaning
Disease and Injury Prevention

1295 Early Disease Detection
1544 Pelvic Exam and Pap Test
1904 Heart Attack Prevention
2204 Travel Health

Ear, Nose and Throat
1264 Ear Infections 1643 Swimmer’s Ear
1453 Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo 1644 Mènière’s Disease
1459 Strep Throat 1646 Hearing Loss
1560 Tonsillitis 1648 Laryngitis
1640 Earwax 2165 Ear Tubes
1641 Labyrinthitis 2171 Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
Eyes and Vision
1112 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome 1710 Color Blindness
1516 Diabetic Retinopathy 1711 Age-Related Macular Degeneration
1700 Eye Problems 1712 Glaucoma
1702 Vision Tests 1713 Strabismus
1703 Contact Lens Care 1716 Should I Have Laser Surgery for Nearsightedness?
1705 Eye Injuries 1717 Floaters and Flashes
1708 Pinkeye 2152 Cataract Surgery
1709 Cataracts  
First Aid
1253 Fever, Age 3 and Younger 1761 Burns
1255 Choking Rescue Procedure 1762 Cuts
1260 Dehydration 1763 Poisoning
1270 How to Take a Temperature 1764 Puncture Wounds
1451 Constipation 1766 Removing Splinters
1454 Diarrhea, Age 12 and Older 1781 Calluses and Corns
1455 Fever, Age 4 and Older 2000 Bulking Agents and Laxatives
1456 Sports Injuries 2001 Pain Relievers
1458 Nosebleeds 2002 Decongestants
1705 Eye Injuries 2003 Cough Preparations
1750 Animal and Human Bites 2007 Cold and Allergy Remedies
1751 Insect and Spider Bites and Stings 2105 Ankle Sprain
1752 Snakebites 2203 Rescue Breathing and CPR
1754 Tick Bites 2256 Hypothermia
1755 Blisters 2332 Boils
1758 Your Home Health Center 2333 Cold Sores
1759 Heat-Related Illnesses 2337 Cold Temperature Exposure
Fitness and Exercise

1833 Fitness
1836 Physical Activity for Older Adults
2709 Exercise during Pregnancy

Genetic Conditions, Genes and Chromosomes

1112 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Headaches

1404 Tension Headaches
1405 Migraine Headaches

Healthy Eating
1837 Healthy Eating for Children 2708 Diet during Pregnancy
1853 Healthy Eating 2751 Breast-Feeding
2251 Healthy Aging 2753 Bottle-Feeding
2623 Iron Deficiency Anemia 2757 Weaning
Healthy Weight

1834 Healthy Weight
1837 Healthy Eating for Children

Heart and Circulation
1067 Stroke 1903 Causes of Heart Attack
1081 Stroke Rehabilitation 1904 Heart Attack Prevention
1532 Exercise Electrocardiogram 1907 Heart Failure
1534 Chest X-Ray 1908 Atrial Fibrillation (Irregular Heartbeats)
1538 Electrocardiogram 1909 High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
1542 Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1910 Mitral Valve Prolapse
1832 High Cholesterol 1911 Pacemakers
1900 Chest Pain 1912 Varicose Veins
1901 Heart Attach and Unstable Angina 1915 Cardiac Rehabilitation
Heart Problems
1532 Exercise Electrocardiogram 1903 Causes of Heart Attack
1534 Chest X-Ray 1904 Heart Attack Prevention
1536 CT Scan of the Body 1907 Heart Failure
1538 Electrocardiogram 1908 Atrial Fibrillation (Irregular Heartbeats)
1542 Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1909 High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
1832 High Cholesterol 1910 Mitral Valve Prolapse
1900 Chest Pain 1911 Pacemakers
1901 Heart Attack and Unstable Angina 1915 Cardiac Rehabilitation
Hormones
1112 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome 1503 Type 2 Diabetes: Recently Diagnosed
1500 Type 2 Diabetes 1508 Type 1 Diabetes
1501 Type 2 Diabetes: Living With Complications 2550 Hypothyroidism
1502 Type 2 Diabetes: Living With the Disease 2651 Hormone Therapy
Immune System
1000 Allergies 1957 HIV Infections and AIDS
1007 Should I Take Allergy Shots for Allergic Rhinitis and Allergic Asthma? 1959 Living with HIV Infection
1033 Lupus 2336 Atopic Dermatitis
1034 Rheumatoid Arthritis 2338 Allergic Reaction
1279 Immunizations 2770 Drug Allergies
Infant and Toddler Health
1230 Domestic Violence 1279 Immunizations
1240 Child Abuse and Neglect 1280 Pinworms
1247 Temper Tantrums 1283 Roseola
1250 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 1284 Rubella or German Measles
1251 Bed-Wetting 1287 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
1253 Fever, Age 3 and Younger 1288 Teething
1254 Chickenpox 1289 Thumb-Sucking
1256 Circumcision 1290 Toilet Training
1257 Colic 1292 Thrush
1258 Croup 1293 Urinary Tract Infections in Children
1259 Reye Syndrome 1837 Healthy Eating for Children
1261 Newborn Rashes and Skin Conditions 2165 Ear Tubes
1264 Ear Infections 2436 Alcohol Effects on a Fetus
1267 Fifth Disease 2751 Breast-Feeding
1268 Growth and Development of the Newborn 2753 Bottle-Feeding
1272 Impetigo 2754 Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Period
1274 Measles or Rubeola 2756 Rh Sensitization during Pregnancy
1275 Mumps 2757 Weaning
1278 Childhood Rashes  
Lungs and Airways
1000 Allergies 1546 Lung Function Tests
1002 Food Allergies 1648 Laryngitis
1007 Should I Take Allergy Shots for Allergic Rhinitis and Allergic Asthma 1841 Be Tobacco Free
1124 Lung Cancer 1956 Tuberculosis (TB)
1255 Choking Rescue Procedure 1965 West Nile Virus
1258 Croup 1976 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
1400 Colds 1983 Acute Bronchitis
1401 Influenza 1986 Pneumonia
1406 Sinusitis 2002 Decongestants
1407 Viral and Bacterial Infection 2003 Cough Preparations
1408 Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) 2007 Cold and Allergy Remedies
1534 Chest X-Ray 2403 Sleep Apnea
1536 CT Scan of the Body 2406 Snoring
1542 Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2770 Drug Allergies
Men's Health
1128 Prostate Cancer 2167 Transurethral Resection of the Prostate
1230 Domestic Violence 2173 Vasectomy
1256 Circumcision 2307 Chlamydia
1545 Prostate-Specific Antigen Test 2308 Genital Herpes
1848 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2309 Genital Warts
2032 Erection Problems 2310 Gonorrhea
2033 Infertility 2311 Syphilis
2034 Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH 2315 Trichomoniasis
2036 Male Genital Problems and Injuries 2600 Birth Control
Mental and Behavioral Issues
1069 Bipolar Disorder 2052 Anorexia Nervosa
1070 Schizophrenia 2053 Bulimia Nervosa
1071 Dementia 2055 Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder
1230 Domestic Violence 2057 Depression
1240 Child Abuse and Neglect 2059 Grief and Grieving
1250 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 2063 Social Anxiety Disorder
1838 Alcohol and Drug Problems 2066 Suicidal Thoughts or Threats
1845 Stress Management 2428 Treatment for Alcohol Use Problems
2051 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 2435 Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Pregnancy and Childbirth
1211 Multiple Pregnancy: Twins or More 2706 Symptoms and Stages of Pregnancy
1504 Gestational Diabetes 2707 Symptoms and Stages of Labor
1535 Chorionic Villus Sampling 2708 Diet during Pregnancy
1548 Ultrasound for Normal Pregnancy 2709 Exercise during Pregnancy
2033 Infertility 2710 Rubella and Pregnancy
2157 Episiotomy 2714 Amniocentesis
2426 Precautions during Pregnancy 2717 Miscarriage
2436 Alcohol Effects on a Fetus 2719 Stretch Marks from Pregnancy
2600 Birth Control 2720 Cesarean Section
2700 How to Have a Healthy Baby 2750 Postpartum Depression
2701 Home Pregnancy Tests 2752 Complications after Delivery
2704 Danger Signs during Pregnancy 2754 Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Period
2705 Pregnancy 2756 Rh Sensitization during Pregnancy
Senior Health
1061 Alzheimer’s Disease 2004 Prevent Medication Errors
1071 Dementia 2006 Prevent Medical Errors
1291 Urinary Tract Infections in Teens and Adults 2240 Hospice Care
1462 Nausea and Vomiting, Age 4 and Older 2245 Care at the End of Life
1536 CT Scan of the Body 2251 Healthy Aging
1711 Age-Related Macular Degeneration 2261 Ingrown Toenail
1836 Physical Activity for Older Adults  
Sexual Health
1848 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2309 Genital Warts
1957 HIV Infection and AIDS 2310 Gonorrhea
2039 Sexual Problems in Women 2311 Syphilis
2173 Vasectomy 2315 Trichomoniasis
2307 Chlamydia 2600 Birth Control
2308 Genital Herpes 2678 Menstrual Cramps
Sexual and Reproductive Organs
1107 Mammogram 2308 Genital Herpes
1111 Ovarian Cancer 2309 Genital Warts
1112 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome 2310 Gonorrhea
1128 Prostate Cancer 2311 Syphilis
1211 Multiple Pregnancy: Twins or More 2312 Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
1256 Circumcision 2315 Trichomoniasis
1531 Breast Biopsy 2640 Bacterial Vaginosis
1535 Chorionic Villus Sampling 2643 Vaginal Yeast Infections
1536 CT Scan of the Body 2650 Menopause and Perimenopause
1542 Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2670 Missed or Irregular Periods
1544 Pelvic Exam and Pap Test 2672 Endometriosis
1545 Prostate-Specific Antigen Test 2673 Uterine Fibroids
1848 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2674 Hysterectomy
2032 Erection Problems 2675 Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
2033 Infertility 2677 Functional Ovarian Cysts
2034 Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH 2678 Menstrual Cramps
2036 Male Genital Problems and Injuries 2702 Abortion
2156 Dilation and Curettage 2717 Miscarriage
2157 Episiotomy 2720 Cesarean Section
2164 Laparoscopy 2723 Pelvic Organ Prolapse
2167 Transurethral Resection of the Prostate 2724 Premenstrual Syndrome
2172 Tubal Ligation and Tubal Implants 2752 Complications after Delivery
2173 Vasectomy 2754 Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Period
2307 Chlamydia 2755 Mastitis While Breast-Feeding
Skin, Hair and Nails
1002 Food Allergies 1781 Calluses and Corns
1033 Lupus 2031 Hair Loss
1129 Skin Cancer, Melanoma 2261 Ingrown Toenail
1130 Skin Cancer, Non-melanoma 2330 Acne
1261 Newborn Rashes and Skin Conditions 2332 Boils
1267 Fifth Disease 2333 Cold Sores
1269 Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease 2334 Dandruff
1273 Lice 2336 Atopic Dermatitis
1278 Childhood Rashes 2337 Cold Temperature Exposure
1296 Scabies 2338 Allergic Reaction
1707 Styes and Chalazia 2343 Rashes
1750 Animal and Human Bites 2344 Psoriasis
1751 Insect and Spider Bites and Stings 2346 Fungal Nail Infections
1752 Snakebites 2349 Shingles
1754 Tick Bites 2352 Sunburn
1755 Blisters 2353 Warts
1761 Burns 2719 Stretch Marks from Pregnancy
1762 Cuts 2770 Drug Allergies
1766 Removing Splinters  
Substance Abuse

1838 Alcohol and Drug Problems
2428 Treatment for Alcohol Use Problems
2435 Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse 2436 Alcohol Effects on a Fetus

Teen Health
1031 Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis 1291 Urinary Tract Infections in Teens and Adults
1250 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 1462 Nausea and Vomiting, Age 4 and Older
1259 Reye Syndrome 1951 Infectious Mononucleosis
1274 Measles or Rubeola 1981 Asthma in Teens and Adults
1275 Mumps 2053 Bulimia Nervosa
1284 Rubella, or German Measles 2435 Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Urinary System
1128 Prostate Cancer 2034 Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH
1251 Bed-Wetting 2155 Cystoscopy
1291 Urinary Tract Infections in Teens and Adults 2164 Laparoscopy
1293 Urinary Tract Infections in Children 2167 Transurethral Resection of the Prostate
1407 Viral and Bacterial Infection 2257 Urinary Incontinence in Women
1536 CT Scan of the Body 2307 Chlamydia
1542 Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2310 Gonorrhea
1545 Prostate-Specific Antigen Test 2311 Syphilis
1547 Abdominal Ultrasound 2570 Chronic Kidney Disease
1848 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2576 Kidney Stones
Wise Health Consumer
1202 Caregiver Tips 1964 Stress Relief and Relaxation
1800 Making Wise Health Decisions 2004 Prevent Medication Errors
1801 Work in Partnership with Your Doctor 2006 Prevent Medical Errors
1802 Finding a Doctor Who Will Be a Partner 2204 Travel Health
1830 Healthy Living 2503 Shared Decisions about Surgery
1835 The Mind-Body Connection 2770 Drug Allergies
1841 Be Tobacco Free  
Women's Health
1032 Osteoporosis 2670 Missed or Irregular Periods
1107 Mammogram 2672 Endometriosis
1111 Ovarian Cancer 2673 Uterine Fibroids
1112 Polycystic Ovary Syndrome 2674 Hysterectomy
1120 Women’s Cancers 2675 Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
1211 Multiple Pregnancy: Twins or More 2677 Functional Ovarian Cysts
1230 Domestic Violence 2678 Menstrual Cramps
1504 Gestational Diabetes 2680 Toxic Shock Syndrome
1531 Breast Biopsy 2700 How to Have a Healthy Baby
1544 Pelvic Exam and Pap Test 2701 Home Pregnancy Tests
1848 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2702 Abortion
2033 Infertility 2704 Danger Signs during Pregnancy
2039 Sexual Problems in Women 2705 Pregnancy
2156 Dilation and Curettage 2706 Symptoms and Stages of Pregnancy
2157 Episiotomy 2707 Symptoms and Stages of Labor
2172 Tubal Ligation and Tubal Implants 2708 Diet during Pregnancy
2307 Chlamydia 2709 Exercise during Pregnancy
2308 Genital Herpes 2710 Rubella and Pregnancy
2309 Genital Warts 2717 Miscarriage
2310 Gonorrhea 2719 Stretch Marks from Pregnancy
2311 Syphilis 2720 Cesarean Section
2312 Pelvic Inflammatory Disease 2723 Pelvic Organ Prolapse
2315 Trichomoniasis 2724 Premenstrual Syndrome
2426 Precautions during Pregnancy 750 Postpartum Depression
2600 Birth Control 2752 Complications after Delivery
2640 Bacterial Vaginosis 2753 Bottle-Feeding
2643 Vaginal Yeast Infections 2754 Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum Period
2650 Menopause and Perimenopause 2755 Mastitis While Breast-Feeding
2651 Hormone Therapy 2756 Rh Sensitization during Pregnancy
How to Listen to an Audio Health Topic
  • Call the Audio Health Library at 800-249-3619
  • Choose "English" or "Spanish"
  • Choose "Listen to a Health Topic"
  • Choose "English" or "Spanish"
  • Enter 4-digit Health Topic Number (a directory of available topics by category with their 4-digit codes is below)
  • Listen to your topic