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  • Hyperparathyroidism

    What is hyperparathyroidism? Hyperparathyroidism means that one or more of your four parathyroid glands may be too active. These are tiny glands in the neck, behind the thyroid gland. When they're too active, they make too much parathyroid hormone (PTH). This hormone helps control how much calcium is in your...

  • Your Medicare Yearly Wellness Visit

    What is a Medicare yearly wellness visit? The Medicare yearly wellness visit is your time to talk and plan with your doctor about your health. It's about preventing health problems and disability. And it's about making sure you get the medical care you need. Together, you and your doctor create...

  • Big Baby: What If My Baby's Shoulder Gets Stuck?

    Learn how care providers help release a baby's shoulder if it gets stuck in the pelvis during delivery.

  • Big Baby: What's Happening at the End of Pregnancy?

    Find out the important things that happen to your baby near the end of pregnancy.

  • Big Baby: Problems When Labor Is Induced

    Learn about some of the negative effects of induced labor, including effects on your baby and to your body.

  • Big Baby: Vaginal Tears

    Learn how vaginal tears can happen with any size baby. Tears can be treated, and they heal quickly.

  • Lowering Your Health Care Costs

    Getting great care at a lower price is possible. Just like when you shop for food or clothes, there are things you can do to lower your health care costs. Save by taking charge of your health Protect your health with a healthy lifestyle. Here are some things you can...

  • Lumbar Spondylosis

    What is lumbar spondylosis? Spondylosis is age-related change of the bones (vertebrae) and discs of the spine. These changes are often called degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis. When this condition is in the lower back, it's called lumbar spondylosis. These changes don't always cause symptoms. But they are a...

  • Growing Pains

    What are growing pains? Growing pains are leg pains that can hurt enough to wake your child at night. Although they can be very painful, they are not serious. They will not cause any long-lasting problems. Growing pains can start as early as the toddler years, or they can start...

  • Cervical Insufficiency

    What is cervical insufficiency? Cervical insufficiency means that the cervix can't stay tightly closed during the second trimester of pregnancy. Instead, the cervix opens (dilates) with little or no pain, usually before 24 weeks. This can lead to miscarriage or birth of a premature baby. You may also hear this...


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