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Good nutrition is much more than something to fill your stomach -- what you eat can affect your health, energy, and well-being in so many ways. Here's how to get the vitamins and minerals you need through food and nutritional supplements.

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    Pregnancy (Week By Week, Trimesters) Article
    • 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?
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    • 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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    Osteoporosis Article
    • Osteoporosis facts
    • What is osteoporosis?
    • What are osteoporosis causes and risk factors?
    • What are osteoporosis symptoms and signs?
    • What are the consequences of osteoporosis?
    • Why is osteoporosis an important public health issue?
    • What factors determine bone strength?
    • What tests do health care professionals use in the diagnosis of osteoporosis?
    • What types of health care professionals treat osteoporosis?
    • Who should have bone density testing?
    • What is the treatment for osteoporosis, and can osteoporosis be prevented?
    • Exercise, quitting cigarettes, and curtailing alcohol
    • Calcium supplements for osteoporosis
    • Vitamin D for osteoporosis
    • Can adding certain foods to one's diet help to prevent osteoporosis?
    • Are there foods to avoid when it comes to osteoporosis?
    • Hormone therapy (menopausal hormone therapy)
    • Medications that prevent bone loss and breakdown
    • Choosing an osteoporosis medication
    • Prevention of osteoporosis due to long-term corticosteroids
    • Monitoring osteoporosis therapy
    • Prevention of hip fractures in elderly people with osteoporosis
    • What are complications of osteoporosis?
    • What is the prognosis (outlook) for patients with osteoporosis?
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    Osteopenia Article
    • Osteopenia facts
    • What is osteopenia?
    • Osteopenia vs. osteoporosis
    • Osteopenia vs. osteomalacia
    • What risk factors and causes of osteopenia?
    • What are osteopenia symptoms and signs?
    • Why is osteopenia important?
    • When should someone see a doctor for osteopenia?
    • What types of specialists treat osteopenia?
    • What tests do health care professionals use to diagnose osteopenia?
    • Who should be tested for osteopenia?
    • What is the treatment for osteopenia?
    • Is there a recommended diet for people with osteopenia?
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    • Is osteopenia reversible?
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    Iron Deficiency Article
    • Iron and iron deficiency facts*
    • What is iron and why do we need it?
    • What is iron deficiency and why is it a concern?
    • What causes iron deficiency?
    • Who is most at risk for iron deficiency?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of iron deficiency?
    • How is iron deficiency diagnosed?
    • How is iron deficiency treated?
    • Can iron deficiency be prevented?
    • Babies
    • Young children (aged 1-5 years)
    • Adolescent girls and women of childbearing age
    • Pregnant women
    • How much iron do I need?
    • What are dietary sources of iron?
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    • Iron overload and hemochromatosis

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