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  • A Child Living with a Pacemaker or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

    Detailed information on living with a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator

  • About Poison Control Centers

    Poison control centers are always open - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They're staffed by pharmacists, healthcare providers, nurses, and other experts who are available by phone.

  • Air Pollution

    Detailed information on air pollution and air pollution prevention

  • Allergens: Pollen

    Pollen is the most common cause of hay fever. Read on for more information--and helpful tips for reducing the effects of hay fever during pollen season.

  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome in Pregnancy

    Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disease. This happens when your immune system fights against normal cells. In this condition, your body makes antibodies that attack a kind of fat in cells. This makes your blood clot too easily.

  • Asthma and Pregnancy

    With proper asthma management and good prenatal care, most women with asthma can have healthy pregnancies.

  • Bacterial Pneumonia

    Pneumonia is a term that refers to inflammation of the lung. Bacterial pneumonia means that the inflammation is caused by a bacterial infection. This video takes a look at the possible causes and recommended treatments.

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is when the prostate grows too large and causes problems. Learn what signs to watch for, and when to see your doctor.

  • Breastfeeding Problems

    Breastfeeding is the best way to help your baby get a healthy start. But sometime it’s not easy. Learn about some of the common problems women have with breastfeeding and how you can overcome them.

  • Breathing Problems

    If you listen closely, you'll notice that your baby's breathing isn't like yours. Babies breathe much more frequently and with different patterns than adults. Here's how to recognize normal breathing in your infant - and how to spot signs of respiratory distress.

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