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  • Speech and Language Development

    What is speech and language development? Speech and language are the skills we use to communicate with others. We form these skills during the first years of life. By age 6, most children learn the basics. Try to talk and read to your child often to boost these skills. What...

  • Labyrinthitis

    What is labyrinthitis? Labyrinthitis (say "lab-uh-rin-THY-tus") is a problem inside the inner ear. It happens when the labyrinth, a part of the inner ear that helps control your balance, gets swollen and inflamed. The inflammation may cause sudden vertigo. This makes you feel like you're spinning or whirling...

  • Eating Disorders: Feeling Better About Yourself

    People who have eating disorders are often very self-critical. Try some of the following ideas to feel better about yourself. Pace yourself if you are feeling overwhelmed. Everything you do may take more time and effort. Do not expect to do all the things you want to do right away.

  • Eating Disorders: Stopping Negative Thoughts

  • Anorexia: Learning to Trust Others

    Sometimes people who have anorexia find it difficult to trust the family, friends, health professionals, and other caring people who are trying to help them. There are many reasons for this, ranging from anxiety about losing control and gaining weight to confused thinking because of malnutrition. And it can be...

  • Anorexia: Learning New Eating Behaviors

  • Binge Eating Disorder

    Binge Eating Disorder—Overview What is binge eating disorder? Binge eating means eating larger amounts of food than most people would in a similar situation, in a short period of time. A person with this eating disorder binge eats regularly for several months. When you binge eat, you may feel like...

  • Coronary Artery Disease: Should I Have an Angiogram?

    Guides you through the decision to have an angiogram. Explains why the test is done and what it can show. Discusses why you might or might not want to have the test. Lists risks and benefits. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.

  • Enlarged Prostate: Should I Have Surgery?

    Guides through decision to have prostate surgery for BPH. Lists benefits and risks of surgery. Discusses taking medicine to treat your enlarged prostate instead. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

    Discusses procedure (also called EGD or esophagogastroduodenoscopy) used to check the esophagus, stomach, and upper small intestine for problems. Covers why it is done, how it is done, and how it feels. Discusses what results could mean. Looks at risks.


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