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  • Depression

    Discusses causes and symptoms like sadness and feelings of helplessness. Covers related illnesses like bipolar disorder and SAD. Looks at treatment with medicines, counseling, and lifestyle choices. Discusses suicidal thoughts and when to call a doctor.

  • Blocked Tear Ducts

    What is a blocked tear duct? Tears normally drain from the eye through small tubes called tear ducts, which stretch from the eye into the nose. If a tear duct becomes blocked or fails to open, tears cannot drain from the eye properly. The duct may fill with fluid and...

  • Colic Diary

    A diary for colic shows the baby's daily activities and the amount of time spent in each one. The diary should include: Crying and fussing periods. Who was present when the baby was crying? What comfort measures were used? Was the baby being held when the crying began? Sleeping periods.

  • Colic: Harmful Treatments

    Do not use unapproved, unproven, or potentially dangerous substances or methods as treatment for your baby who has colic. Potentially dangerous treatments include: Gripe water. Varying ingredients are used in blends labeled as gripe water. In some batches, alcohol is a main ingredient. Gripe water is an herbal home...

  • Asthma in Teens and Adults

    Covers causes and symptoms of asthma in teens and adults. Includes info on avoiding triggers and treating attacks. Looks at treatment with controller medicine. Covers delivery systems that include metered-dose and dry powder inhalers and nebulizers.

  • Testosterone Test

    A testosterone test checks the level of this male hormone (androgen) in the blood. Testosterone affects sexual features and development. In men, it is made in large amounts by the testicles. In both men and women, testosterone is made in small amounts by the adrenal glands, and in women, by...

  • Carbon Dioxide Laser Treatment for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes

    A carbon dioxide (CO2) laser beam is used to: Destroy (vaporize) abnormal cervical tissue that can be seen through a magnifying viewing tool (colposcope). Remove abnormal tissue high in the cervical canal that can't be seen through the colposcope. The CO2 laser can be used to do an excisional biopsy.

  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes

    A loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) removes tissue from the cervix. You may have this done if you've had a Pap test or colposcopy that shows tissue that isn't normal. During LEEP, your doctor will put a tool called a speculum into your vagina. It opens the vagina a little...

  • Physical Rehabilitation for ACL Injuries

    Rehabilitation (rehab) is needed after most ACL injuries, with or without surgery. It'll help you regain normal range of motion and flexibility in your knee. Rehab programs also strengthen the knee and the muscles around it, leading to better knee stability. Your doctor or physical therapist will design a rehab...

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery

    Surgery for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries can help you stabilize your knee and return to activity. You may have: Reconstruction surgery. With this, the surgeon replaces the damaged ACL with a graft. For an autograft, the surgeon uses tendon tissue from your own body. This can be done safely.


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