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  • Fainting

    Fainting happens when your brain does not get enough oxygen. You lose consciousness, or “pass out,” for a few seconds…

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  • Taking Medicine While Breastfeeding

    Certain medicines taken during breastfeeding can affect you or your baby through your breast milk.

  • Intoeing

    Learn about the causes, treatment and complications of intoeing, a condition that causes a child’s feet to point inward.

  • Heartburn

    Heartburn is a burning feeling in the lower chest, along with a sour or bitter taste in the throat and…

  • Morning Sickness

    Morning sickness refers to the nausea and vomiting that some women have when they become pregnant. Morning sickness is very…

  • Menopause

    Menopause is when a woman’s menstrual periods permanently end. It happens because, as a woman ages, her ovaries make fewer…

  • Latex Allergy

    The protein in rubber latex can cause an allergic reaction in some people. This reaction can range from sneezing to…

  • Monitoring Baby’s Heart Rate During Labor

    Fetal heart rate monitoring keeps track of your baby’s heart rate. This helps your doctor detect problems that may develop…

  • Self-management: Taking Charge of Your Health

    One of the best ways to cope with a chronic illness is to take part in managing it. This can…

  • Prescription Drug Abuse in the Elderly

    Most older adults who suffer from prescription drug abuse do so by accident. Learn the causes and how to recognize…

  • Bedbugs

    Bedbugs are parasites that can hide in mattresses and feed at night. Learn how to identify, treat, and prevent…

  • Cardiomyopathy

    Cardiomyopathy is a disease that causes the muscles of the heart to become enlarged. This extra thickness can weaken your…

  • Strep Throat

    Strep throat is an infection caused by bacteria. It is called “strep” because the bacteria that causes the infection is…

  • Shingles

    Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the virus that causes chickenpox. Nearly one-third of people in the United…

  • Skin tags

    Skin tags are non-cancerous skin growths that feel like a hanging mole. They are common with age.

  • Insurance & Bills

    Navigating the red tape of health insurance can be frustrating and overwhelming. To better understand how the system works, you…