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  • A Child Living with a Pacemaker or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

    Detailed information on living with a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator

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  • About Poison Control Centers

    Poison control centers are always open - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They're staffed by pharmacists, healthcare providers, nurses, and other experts who are available by phone.

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  • Air Pollution

    Detailed information on air pollution and air pollution prevention

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  • Allergens: Pollen

    Pollen is the most common cause of hay fever. Read on for more information--and helpful tips for reducing the effects of hay fever during pollen season.

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  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome in Pregnancy

    Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disease. This happens when your immune system fights against normal cells. In this condition, your body makes antibodies that attack a kind of fat in cells. This makes your blood clot too easily.

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  • Asthma and Pregnancy

    With proper asthma management and good prenatal care, most women with asthma can have healthy pregnancies.

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  • Breathing Problems

    If you listen closely, you'll notice that your baby's breathing isn't like yours. Babies breathe much more frequently and with different patterns than adults. Here's how to recognize normal breathing in your infant - and how to spot signs of respiratory distress.

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  • Care of the Uncircumcised Penis in Teens

    In an uncircumcised boy, the foreskin will begin to separate from the tip of the penis. This happens naturally while the boy is a baby. This is called foreskin retraction.

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  • Chemical Peel

    Detailed information on chemical peels, including potential complications and what substances are used for chemical peels.

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  • Cholestasis of Pregnancy

    Cholestasis of pregnancy is a liver problem. It slows or stops the normal flow of bile from the gallbladder. This causes itching and yellowing of your skin, eyes, and mucous membranes (jaundice). Cholestasis sometimes starts in early pregnancy. But it is more common in the second and third trimesters. It most often goes away within a few days after delivery. The high levels of bile may cause serious problems for your developing baby (fetus).

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  • Choosing a Provider

    Finding appropriate home health and hospice care providers requires some research. Here's what you need to consider when evaluating a provider.

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  • Chronic Lung Disease in Premature Babies

    Chronic lung disease is the general term for long-term breathing problems in premature babies. It’s also called bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Here's what you need ot know about this condition.

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  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML): Phases

    The phase of CML is one of the most important things to know when deciding how to treat it. The phases note how many immature white blood cells (called blasts) are in the blood or bone marrow. Read on to learn more.

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  • Chronic Pain

    Chronic pain is pain that lasts for more than 3 months. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

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  • Common Changes During Pregnancy

    Certain changes and discomforts occur during pregnancy - and are perfectly normal. Some of these changes include backache, frequent urination, and constipation. This video describes typical changes, how to safely relieve your discomfort, and what circumstances require a visit to your doctor.

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  • Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation

    A psychiatric evaluation will look at symptoms and when they happen, as well as what impact they have on family and work relationships.

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  • Diabetes and Periodontal (Gum) Disease

    Poorly controlled diabetes can lead to gum disease, which is an infection of the gums and bone that hold the teeth in place.

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  • Diabetes During Pregnancy

    Diabetes is a condition in which the body can't make enough insulin, or can't use insulin normally. Insulin is a hormone. It helps sugar (glucose) in the blood get into cells of the body to be used as fuel. When glucose can’t enter the cells, it builds up in the blood. This is called high blood sugar (hyperglycemia).

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  • Difficulty with Latching On or Sucking

    Detailed information on problems with latching-on or sucking during breastfeeding, and how to handle them.

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  • Dysmenorrhea

    Painful periods cause severe cramps and pain during a woman's period. It can start with your first period, or begin later in life. It can be related to an underlying conditions such as endometriosis.

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