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      Pregnancy and Drugs (Prescription and OTC) Article
      • Is it safe to use medicine while I am pregnant?
      • How should I decide whether to use a medicine while I am pregnant?
      • Where do doctors and nurses find out about using medicines during pregnancy?
      • How do prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine labels help my doctor choose the right medicine for me when I am pregnant?
      • What if I'm thinking about getting pregnant?
      • Is it safe to use medicine while I am trying to become pregnant?
      • What if I get sick and need to use medicine while I am pregnant?
      • I have a health problem. Should I stop using my medicine while I am pregnant?
      • Are vitamins safe for me while I am pregnant?
      • Are herbal remedies or natural products safe for me when I am pregnant?
      • In the future, will there be better ways to know if medicines are safe to use during pregnancy?
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    • Teens Teenagers recognize that they are developmentally between child and adult. Teen health prevention includes maintaining a healthy...learn more »
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      Teens Article
      • What's involved with teen disease prevention?
      • What can teens expect during health checkups?
      • What immunizations do teenagers need?
    • Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, and Colds If you have a COPD such as emphysema, avoiding chronic bronchitis and colds is important to avoid a more severe respiratory...learn more »
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      Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, and Colds Article
      • Introduction
      • What is emphysema and chronic bronchitis?
      • What happens with emphysema and chronic bronchitis and colds?
      • Why should I take colds seriously with emphysema or chronic bronchitis?
      • Which cold treatment should I use with emphysema or chronic bronchitis?
      • Can I prevent colds if I have emphysema or chronic bronchitis?
    • Emphysema Emphysema is a COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) that often occurs with other obstructive pulmonary problems and...learn more »
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      Emphysema Article
      • Emphysema facts
      • What is emphysema?
      • What are the stages of emphysema?
      • What causes emphysema?
      • What are the risk factors for emphysema?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of emphysema?
      • How is emphysema diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for emphysema?
      • Quitting smoking
      • Emphysema medications
      • Surgery for emphysema
      • Pulmonary rehabilitation for emphysema
      • What is the life expectancy and outlook for someone with emphysema?
    • Dry Socket A dry socket is a potential complication that can occur when a blood clot in the gums becomes dislodged after a tooth extraction....learn more »
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      Dry Socket Article
      • What is a dry socket?
      • What causes a dry socket?
      • What are risk factors for getting dry socket?
      • What are dry socket symptoms and signs?
      • How is a dry socket diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a dry socket?
      • Are there home remedies for dry socket?
      • What is the average healing time for a dry socket?
      • What is the prognosis for a dry socket?
      • Is it possible to prevent a dry socket?
    • Hiccups Hiccups are a sudden, involuntary contraction of the diaphragm muscle. In general hiccups are just a temporary condition. Some of...learn more »
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      Hiccups Article
      • Hiccup facts
      • What are hiccups?
      • What causes hiccups?
      • What are the symptoms of hiccups?
      • When should I contact my doctor for hiccups?
      • How are hiccups diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment or cure for hiccups?
      • Are there any complications of hiccups?
      • Can hiccups be prevented?

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