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  • Multiple Pregnancy: Twins or More

    Discusses pregnancy of two or more babies. Covers identical and fraternal twins and triplets. Discusses infertility treatment, a common cause of multiple pregnancy. Discusses common tests, possible complications, and treatment options. Covers self-care.

  • Birth Control

    Covers birth control methods, including the pill, skin patch, Depo-Provera shot, condoms, cervical cap, and diaphragm. Provides questions to help you decide the right birth control method for you. Covers emergency contraception (the morning-after pill).

  • Hiatal Hernia

    Discusses three main types of hiatal hernia: sliding, paraesophageal, and mixed. Covers symptoms such as heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Looks at treatment with lifestyle changes, medicines, and sometimes surgery.

  • Trabeculotomy for Childhood Glaucoma

    Looks at surgery for children who have childhood glaucoma. Covers risks and how well it works.

  • Kidney Scan

    Discusses nuclear scanning test to check way kidney works or its shape and size. Also called a renal scan. Covers use to check for cancer or how transplanted kidney is working. Explains how camera scans for radiation to make pictures of kidney.

  • Arterial Blood Gases (ABG) Test

    An arterial blood gases (ABG) test measures the acidity ( pH) and the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood from an artery. This test is used to find out how well your lungs are able to move oxygen into the blood and remove carbon dioxide from the...

  • Salivary Gland Scan

    A salivary gland scan uses a special camera and a tracer (radioactive chemical) to take pictures of the salivary glands. This can help your doctor find the cause of dry mouth ( xerostomia) or swelling in the salivary glands. During a salivary gland scan, the tracer liquid is put into...

  • Skin Biopsy

    Discusses why and how skin biopsies are done. Covers preparing for surgery and post-surgery risks. Explains how to interpret results, including abnormal results. Covers what affects test results.

  • Spinal Tap (Lumbar Puncture)

    A spinal tap (also called a lumbar puncture) is a procedure to collect and look at the fluid ( cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF) that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. During a spinal tap, a needle is carefully inserted into the spinal canal low in the back (lumbar area). Samples...

  • Children's Growth Chart

    A growth chart is a graph used to track a child's growth and development over time. At each of your child's well-child visits, the doctor will measure: Length (height). A baby's length is measured while lying down, from the top of the head to the bottom of the foot. Older...

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