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      • Pregnancy definition and facts*
      • How many weeks is a normal term pregnancy?
      • What is the first trimester of pregnancy (week 1-week 12)?
      • What is the second trimester of pregnancy (week 13-week 28)?
      • What is the third trimester trimester of pregnancy (week 29-week 40)?
      • How will my baby develop week by week?
      • What are the changes that happen to a woman's body during the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimester of her pregnancy?
      • Body aches
      • Breast changes
      • Constipation
      • Dizziness
      • Fatigue, sleep problems
      • Heartburn and indigestion
      • Hemorrhoids during pregnancy
      • Itching
      • Leg cramps
      • Morning sickness
      • Nasal problems
      • Numb or tingling hands
      • Stretch marks, skin changes
      • Swelling
      • Urinary frequency and leaking
      • Varicose veins
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    • Sjogren's Syndrome Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease involving the abnormal production of extra antibodies that attack the glands and...learn more »
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      Sjogren's Syndrome Article
      • Sjögren's syndrome facts
      • What is Sjögren's syndrome?
      • What causes Sjögren's syndrome?
      • What are risk factors for developing Sjögren's syndrome?
      • What are Sjögren's syndrome symptoms and signs?
      • How is Sjögren's syndrome diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for Sjögren's syndrome? Will dietary changes improve Sjögren's syndrome symptoms and signs?
      • What are complications of Sjögren's syndrome?
      • Is it possible to prevent Sjögren's syndrome?
      • What is the prognosis for patients with Sjögren's syndrome?
      • What types of doctors treat Sjögren's syndrome?
      • Conclusion
    • Abscessed Tooth An abscessed tooth is an infection within a tooth that has spread to the root. Symptoms of an abscessed tooth may include pain,...learn more »
    • Mercury Poisoning Mercury is a naturally occurring element found in water, soil, and the air. Mercury also is contained in some fish, some of the...learn more »
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      Mercury Poisoning Article
      • Mercury poisoning definition and facts*
      • What is mercury?
      • What are the forms sources of mercury?
      • What factors determine the severity of health effects from mercury exposure?
      • What are the side effects, signs, and symptoms of mercury poisoning?
      • What about mercury in batteries?
      • What about mercury in dental amalgam?
      • What about mercury in fish?
      • What about mercury in fluorescent light bulbs?
      • What about thimerosal in vaccines?
      • Thermometers (Fever)
      • Recycling and Disposal
      • Spills and Cleanup
      • Mercury-Containing Products
      • Where You Live
    • Teething Teething in babies typically starts between 4 and 10 months of age. Symptoms and signs of cutting teeth include rash, drooling,...learn more »
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      • Teething facts
      • What is teething?
      • When do babies start teething?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of teething?
      • Can teething cause a fever?
      • Can teething cause vomiting?
      • What is the order of tooth eruption in infants?
      • How long does teething last?
      • When should I call the pediatrician about teething pain?
      • What medications are used to treat teething pain?
      • What home remedies provide relief for teething pain?
      • How do I care for my baby's new teeth?
      • When should my child see the dentist?

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