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  • Infant and Toddler Health

    Provides links to topics that cover common parenting questions about infant and toddler health. Includes info on how to stop thumb-sucking, how to manage an episode of croup, and whether to give your child antibiotics for an ear infection.

  • Lungs and Airways

    Has info on general coughs, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and COPD. Also has chest X-ray info and interactive topics on bronchitis and croup.

  • Types of Bradycardia

    There are several types of slow heart rates ( bradycardias or bradyarrhythmias). Each type carries a specific risk of complications and treatment options. Some of the types are described here. Sinus bradycardia When a person has sinus bradycardia, the heart rate is less than 60 beats per minute. This slow...

  • Cardiac Device Monitoring

    What is a cardiac device? Cardiac devices include pacemakers and ICDs (implantable cardioverter-defibrillators). Cardiac devices have very advanced features. Your doctor can program your device to work in different ways depending on your needs. What is monitoring? Doctors check, or monitor, cardiac...

  • Healing Touch

    Like other complementary medicine therapies, healing touch starts with the idea that people are naturally healthy. The way people live and think may disturb their natural energy, and they may become ill. The aim of healing touch is to focus (or channel) healing energy to restore natural health. Practitioners of...

  • Dietary Supplements (Herbal Medicines and Natural Products)

    Explains what dietary supplements are. Covers uses including preventing illness, reducing fever, curing infection, easing pain, and healing wounds. Covers safety issues like side effects and interaction with other medicines or supplements being taken.

  • Abdominal Fullness or Bloating

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  • Antioxidants

    Antioxidants are natural chemicals that protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. Many experts believe that this damage is a factor in the development of cancer and other conditions. You are exposed to free radicals: Through by-products of normal processes that take place in your...

  • Disease and Injury Prevention

    Offers links to information on health screenings and on reducing risk factors for injury and disease.

  • Gestational Diabetes: Dealing With Low Blood Sugar

    Discusses how to deal with low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) when you have gestational diabetes (diabetes that developed during pregnancy). Covers symptoms and complications of hypoglycemia. Offers tips on preventing and managing low blood sugar emergencies.


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