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"Eating Disorders" results
  • Flatulence/Gas

    Flatulence is another name for gas. It happens when air stays in your abdomen after you eat. It can be… What is flatulence/gas? Flatulence is another name for gas. You’ve experienced it. In fact, it’s normal for people pass gas several times a day…

  • Depressed teenage boy sitting alone with word cloud describing symptoms of depression

    Depression in Children and Teens

    Depression is a medical illness that can affect the mental and physical health of children and adolescents. They may have… depressed may: Be anxious or have trouble focusing Be angry and act out or lose their temper more Have changes in appetite (eating more or…

  • Vitamins and Minerals: How to Get What You Need

    Getting enough vitamins and minerals is essential to keeping your body healthy. It’s best to get these through your diet… the USDA, most Americans do not meet these guidelines. An average American’s diet scores 59 out of 100 on the Healthy Eating Index (HEI). A…

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    Food Allergies

    A food allergy is an abnormal reaction by your immune system to a food. It is usually treated with antihistamines… happen. They may have pale skin (because of low blood pressure) or lose consciousness. They may also have chronic illnesses. Eczema (skin disorder) and asthma (respiratory disorder) are the…

  • Woman holding antacid tablet and glass of water

    Indigestion (Dyspepsia)

    Indigestion happens when your body has trouble digesting food. Anyone can get indigestion, either on occasion or as part of… neck, or jaw Cold sweats Thick, black, or bloody stool What causes indigestion? A lot of factors can cause indigestion. These include: Eating certain foods,…

  • Man holding his stomach in pain

    Peptic Ulcer Disease

    A peptic ulcer is a raw area in the stomach or near the top of the small intestine. The lining… and naproxen. In rare cases, the disease can be caused by cancerous and noncancerous tumors. A less common cause is a rare disorder called Zollinger-Ellison…

  • Taking Care of You and Your Baby While You're Pregnant

    Prenatal care means taking care of yourself and your baby before he or she is born, including living a healthy… It’s important to take care of your baby, even before he or she is born. You can do this by living a healthy lifestyle and…

  • driver is upset after a car accident

    Post-Traumatic Stress After a Traffic Accident

    Learn about post-traumatic stress after a car accident and how your doctor can help you deal with it… Millions of traffic accidents occur in the United States every year. If you’ve been in an accident, you might have experienced many different feelings. These could…

  • Pregnant woman asleep on her side

    Sleep and Pregnancy: Tips for Better Rest

    A good night’s sleep is even more important when you’re pregnant, but hard to come by. Follow these tips for… The amount of sleep you get while you’re pregnant not only affects you and your baby but could impact your labor and delivery as well…

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

    Some women will experience high blood pressure during their pregnancy. Treatment varies depending on the type you have and how… What is high blood pressure during pregnancy? A small percentage of pregnant women in the U.S. have high blood pressure at some point during their pregnancy. Some…

  • Is Your Child Too Busy?

    Overscheduling your child can lead to them feeling tired, stressed and sleep deprived. Limit their schedule to keep your child… Finding a balance between school, activities, and play can mean the difference between a well-adjusted child and a stressed-out one. Finding this balance is…

  • Ways to Manage Pain Outside of Opioids

    Opioids are powerful medicines that treat pain. However, they can be addictive. Your doctor may be able to help you… You’ve probably heard of opioids. They’re powerful medicines that are prescribed to treat pain. However, extreme caution needs to be used if taking opioids…

  • A girl sits at the kitchen table covering her eyes in a stressful way with her homework sitting in front of her.

    ADHD in Children: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Support

    ADHD is one of the most common developmental disorders of childhood, associated with inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity… What is ADHD in children? ADHD is one of the most common developmental disorders of childhood, associated with an ongoing pattern of inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity. Symptoms of…

  • A photo of a teenage girl blowing smoke while juuling

    Dangers of Vaping

    Vaping uses electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) to simulate traditional cigarette smoking. E-cigarettes are often marketed as a safer alternative to… What is vaping? Vaping uses electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) to simulate traditional cigarette smoking. E-cigarettes are battery-powered or chargeable smoking devices. Some look like traditional…

  • Nosebleeds

    A nosebleed is blood loss from the tissue that lines your nose. It most often occurs in only one nostril,… What are nosebleeds? A nosebleed is blood loss from the tissue that lines your nose. It can affect both nostrils, but most often occurs…

  • Woman suffering from menstrual cramps holds her stomach while sitting on couch. Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for pain that women have before or during menses (known as their period). It usually is not serious.

    Dysmenorrhea

    What is dysmenorrhea? Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for pain that women have before or during menses (known as their period). It usually is not serious. Symptoms of dysmenorrhea Menstrual cramps can feel like a dull ache or a shooting pain. They most often

  • A freezing cold man stands outside in the falling snow at night. Hypothermia occurs when you are exposed to bitter cold for a long time and your body temperature drops below 95°F.

    Hypothermia

    Hypothermia is a medical condition. It occurs when you are exposed to bitter cold for a long time and your… What is hypothermia? Hypothermia is a medical condition. It occurs when you are exposed to bitter cold for a long time. Normal body temperature…

  • Piriformis Syndrome

    Piriformis syndrome is a condition that causes pain or numbness in your buttocks, hip, or upper leg when the piriformis… What is piriformis syndrome? Your piriformis muscle runs from your lower spine to the top of your thigh bone. Piriformis syndrome occurs when this muscle…

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