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  • Sexual and Reproductive Organs

    Includes info on follicle-stimulating hormone test, pelvic inflammatory disease, and semen analysis. Also has links to info on hysterectomy, vaginal yeast infections, and enlarged prostate.

  • Sexual Health

    Has info on female and male genital problems, birth control, and STI testing. Also links to topics on exposure to STIs and sexuality/physical changes with aging.

  • Scoliosis: Should My Child Have Surgery?

    Guides through decision to have your child have surgery for scoliosis. Discusses curves of the spine and when surgery is normally the best choice for treatment. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.

  • 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...

  • Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate)

    What is bradycardia? Having bradycardia (say "bray-dee-KAR-dee-uh") means that your heart beats very slowly. For most adults, a heart rate of about 60 to 100 beats a minute while at rest is considered normal. If your heart beats less than 60 times a minute, it is slower than normal. A...

  • Allergy to Natural Rubber (Latex)

    What is latex allergy? Latex is natural rubber. It's a product made mostly from the rubber tree. Some people have allergic reactions after repeated contact with latex, especially latex gloves. Allergy to latex is an increasing health problem. Latex allergy usually affects people who are routinely exposed to rubber...

  • Thyroid Hormones

    Thyroid hormones affect every cell and all the organs of the body. Too much thyroid hormone speeds things up and too little thyroid hormone slows things down. They: Control the rate at which your body burns calories (your metabolism). This affects whether you gain or lose weight. Can slow down...

  • ACL Reconstruction Surgery

    Learn how ACL surgery is usually done and what to expect after surgery.

  • Bottle-Feeding: When Baby Doesn't Want to Stop

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