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  • A female neurologist shows a male patient with multiple sclerosis symptoms something on a synthetic brain.

    Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the central nervous system. There is no cure, but there are medicines that… to the spinal cord. This interferes with the ability to tell when labor starts. This is rare. But it may be a concern for some…

  • Senior man with lower back pain

    Chronic Pain Medicines

    Chronic pain can last from 3 months to many years. Medicines to treat it include pain relievers, antidepressants, and… approval. It is important to follow instructions when taking chronic pain medicines. Some side effects can be harmful and cause other health concerns. They can also…

  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that causes seizures… seizure. Epilepsy can also increase your risk of injury or other problems. Talk to your doctor about how to handle any relevant concerns, including: Pregnancy complications: Uncontrolled seizures can affect the unborn baby. Epilepsy medicine…

  • Doctor collecting blood from newborn child in hospital for screening tests

    Newborn Screening Tests

    Newborn screenings are important to find and treat certain health issues that aren’t always visible at birth… Having a baby can be an exciting time. It also can be hectic and overwhelming. In particular, there is a lot going on in the first hours and…

  • A pregnant woman holds her belly during a contraction while sitting in a car

    Preterm Labor and Birth

    Preterm labor and birth occurs before 37 weeks of pregnancy and can lead to problems for the baby… Every patient who is pregnant longs for a dream pregnancy—a 40-week, worry-free time where everything goes as planned. But some women have complications. One common complication…

  • Toddler refusing to eat his vegetables

    When Your Toddler Doesn't Want to Eat

    Get creative and clever to help your toddler eat healthy… When it comes to eating habits, toddlers can be hard to predict. Some days they may not eat much. Other days it may seem they’re eating all day long. They may want one food…

  • Your body continues to change in the second trimester of pregnancy. As your baby continues to grow, so does your belly.

    Changes in Your Body During Pregnancy: Second Trimester

    Your body continues to change in the second trimester of pregnancy. As your baby continues to grow, so does your… A woman’s body continues to change in the second trimester of her pregnancy. The second trimester is often defined as weeks 13 through 26…

  • Baby in car seat

    Choosing Safe Baby Gear

    Having a baby means you’ll need a lot of baby gear. First, do your research to ensure everything you buy… Keeping your baby safe once you bring him or her home from the hospital is your top priority. Selecting the safest baby gear products is…

  • Woman runner holding shin in pain

    Shin Splints

    Shin splints describe a type of pain in your shinbone (tibia). They are often caused by overuse and heal within… What are shin splints? Shin splints describe a type of pain in your shinbone (tibia). The pain is often caused by overuse (running and jumping)…