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With Liposuction, Weight Should Guide Fat Removal Limits: Study
With Liposuction, Weight Should Guide Fat Removal Limits: Study FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although there's no magic bullet for weight loss, new research suggests that surgeons may be able to safely remove more fat during liposuction surgery than previously believed. Right now, surgeons follow guidelines that set a maximum extraction limit of 5,000 milliliters of fat (11 pounds) for all patients, regardless of variations in weight or body fat status. But the new study suggests surgeons c...
When Your Teen Needs a Test, Procedure, or Surgery
When Your Teen Needs a Test, Procedure, or Surgery (Ages 12 to 18 years) Both you and your teen are likely anxious and upset by what's happening. Being prepared for the test or procedure will help both of you stay calm. Understanding the procedure will help you to be supportive when your teen needs you. What your teen understands During the adolescent years, abstract thinking begins and your teen can fully understand how parts of the body function, the medical problem he or she is experiencing, and the ...
When Your School-Aged Child Needs a Test, Procedure, or Surgery
When Your School-Aged Child Needs a Test, Procedure, or Surgery (Ages 5 to 12 years) Your school-aged child will understand some aspects of what is going on right now – and you are likely anxious or upset by what's happening. Being prepared for the test or procedure will help you stay calm and supportive when your child needs you. What your child understands By age 7 or 8, school-aged children are starting to develop coping skills as they think more logically and begin to understand cause and effect—if ...
When Your Toddler or Preschooler Needs a Test, Procedure, or Surgery
When Your Toddler or Preschooler Needs a Test, Procedure, or Surgery (Ages 1 to 5 years) Your toddler or preschooler is too young to understand everything that is going on right now – but you are likely anxious or upset by what's happening. And your youngster is quite capable of sensing your unease and stress. For you, then, being prepared for the test or procedure will help you stay calm and supportive when your child needs you. What your child understands Your toddler or preschooler is able to grasp o...
When Your Baby Needs a Test, Procedure, or Surgery
When Your Baby Needs a Test, Procedure, or Surgery (Ages newborn to 12 months) Your baby is too young to understand what is going on right now – but you are likely scared and upset by what's happening. And your little one is quite capable of sensing your unease and stress. For you, then, being prepared for the test or procedure will help you stay calm and supportive when your child needs you. What your child understands In the first 8 months of life, infants rely on others to meet their needs for touch ...
Walking Pneumonia in Children
Walking Pneumonia in Children Pneumonia is a serious and potentially life-threatening lung infection. A germ called Mycoplasma pneumoniae is often responsible for a milder type of pneumonia called "walking pneumonia." People with this illness may feel unusually tired and run down, but they may not realize they have pneumonia and continue about their business. Facts about Mycoplasma pneumoniae About 2 million Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections occur each year in the U.S. Mycoplasma pneumoniae bacteria can ...
Workouts to Help Prevent Sports Injuries
Workouts to Help Prevent Sports Injuries Sports participation is a leading cause of injury in young people. Injuries can have both short- and long-term consequences. An injury can immediately sideline a player, putting both the fun of participation and the health benefits of exercise on hold. An injury that keeps a child out of the game over the long term can increase the chances of gaining weight, becoming less fit in general, and even developing arthritis in later years. It may not be always possible ...
What Is Sports Medicine?
What is Sports Medicine? If your child sustains an injury during exercise, sports participation, or any type of physical activity, you may be advised to see a sports medicine doctor for treatment. About sports medicine specialists Sports medicine doctors have special training to restore function to injured patients so they can get moving again as soon as possible. They are also knowledgeable about preventing illness and injury in active people. Although sports medicine doctors do work with professional ...
Wilson Disease Wilson disease is a rare disease that causes the mineral copper to build up in your body. Copper is one of the many minerals you need from the foods you eat. It helps your body work as it should. But too much copper can be harmful. Normally, your liver sends any extra copper out of your body in bile. Bile is the digestive juice that your liver makes. Wilson disease keeps your liver from working as it should. Instead of getting rid of the copper, your liver starts storing it. Over time, so...
What Is a Gluten-Free Diet?
What Is a Gluten-Free Diet? Gluten-free foods seem to be everywhere these days. Restaurants and cafes regularly feature gluten-free dishes and pastries. Supermarkets offer gluten-free bread, rolls, and crackers. Many people are reducing or eliminating their dietary intake of gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and some other grains. But only those who have celiac disease need to completely stop eating gluten. Celiac disease is a condition in which the immune system is abnormally sensitive to ...
When You’re HIV-Positive: What to Say
When You're HIV-Positive: What to Say Learning that you are HIV-positive can be traumatic and intensely stressful, although the diagnosis is not as terrifying as it used to be thanks to new and better drugs to treat it. Besides coping with your own reaction, you will need to decide whom to tell and how you'll tell them about your HIV status. In some cases, it will be better for you to share the information. In other cases, you may be required to tell, and sometimes it may be best to keep it to yourself....
Warfarin Sodium Solution for injection
Warfarin Sodium Solution for injection What is this medicine? WARFARIN (WAR far in) is an anticoagulant. It is used to treat or prevent clots in the veins, arteries, lungs, or heart. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is given by infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine? Side ef...
Warfarin Sodium Oral tablet
Warfarin Sodium Oral tablet What is this medicine? WARFARIN (WAR far in) is an anticoagulant. It is used to treat or prevent clots in the veins, arteries, lungs, or heart. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take this medicine with or without food. Take your medicine at the same time each day. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice. Stopping this med...
West Nile Virus in Children
West Nile Virus in Children What is the West Nile virus? The West Nile virus belongs to a group of viruses known as flaviviruses, commonly found in Africa, West Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. Flaviviruses are spread by insects, most often mosquitoes. Other examples of flaviviruses include yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, dengue virus, and St. Louis encephalitis virus. West Nile virus (WNV) is closely related to the St. Louis encephalitis virus. The West Nile virus can infect humans, b...
Water Safety for Children
Water Safety for Children It takes only seconds for a child to drown. And it can happen without a sound. Although most drownings happen in residential swimming pools, children can drown in just an inch of water. Buckets, bath tubs, wading pools, diaper pails, and toilets and all places that pose a drowning danger for a small child. In addition, open waters such as oceans, rivers, and lakes pose a drowning threat to older children. Here are steps you can take to help protect your children: Never leave yo...
Wilms Tumor What is Wilms tumor? Wilms tumor, also called nephroblastoma, is a cancerous tumor that starts in the cells of the kidney. It is the most common type of kidney cancer in children and accounts for about 5% of all childhood cancers. Approximately 500 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with Wilms tumor each year. The disease can occur at any age between infancy and 15 years, but in most cases, the tumor is found by the age of 3 or 4. It is slightly more common among girls and African-Americans....
When to Call Your Physician
When to Call Your Physician Knowing when to call your physician, should the need arise, is very important for your baby's health and for your peace of mind. Listed in the directory below you will find some information regarding when it is most appropriate to call your physician, for which we have provided a brief overview. Fever in a Newborn Measuring a Baby's Temperature Behavior Changes Skin Color Changes Breathing Problems Gastrointestinal Problems
When a Baby Has Difficulty After Birth
When a Baby Has Difficulty After Birth All the baby's body systems must work together in a new way after birth. Sometimes, a baby has a hard time adjusting to life outside the womb. Health checks, including the Apgar test performed 1 minute and 5 minutes after birth can help determine if a baby is doing well or having problems. If there are signs the baby is not doing well, treatment can begin right away in the delivery room. The doctor and other members of the health care team work together to help the...
Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) What is whooping cough (pertussis)? Whooping cough, or pertussis, primarily affects infants and young children. Pertussis causes intense fits or spells (paroxysms) of coughing that often end with the characteristic whoop as air is inhaled. Whooping cough causes coughing spells so bad that it is hard for infants and children to eat, drink, or breathe. These spells can last for weeks. In infants, it may cause periods of apnea (not breathing). Whooping cough caused thousands of d...
Warmth and Temperature Regulation
Warmth and Temperature Regulation Babies can't adjust to temperature changes as well as adults. Babies can lose heat rapidly, nearly 4 times faster than an adult. Premature and low-birthweight babies don't have much body fat. Their bodies may be too young to control their own temperature, even in a warm environment. Even full-term and healthy newborns may not be able to keep their body warm if the environment is too cold. When your baby gets too cold, he or she uses energy and oxygen to generate warmth....
When to Seek Genetic Counseling
When to Seek Genetic Counseling Genetic counseling is a professional assessment of a person's or couple's risk factors regarding their family history, medical history, and/or pregnancy history. The goal of genetic counseling is not only to assess risk, but also to explain the cause and inheritance of a disorder, the availability of testing, the prognosis, medical management, and treatment. Genetic counseling sessions typically last one hour or longer, depending on the complexity of the case. Genetic cou...
Warts in Children
Warts in Children What are warts? Warts are noncancerous skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus. Warts are more common in children than adults, although they can develop at any age. Warts can spread to other parts of the body and to other people. There are many different types of warts, due to many different papillomavirus types (more than 100). Warts aren't painful, except when located on the feet. Most warts go away, without treatment, over an extended period of time. Common types of warts Th...
Wheat Allergy Diet for Children
Wheat Allergy Diet for Children General guidelines for wheat allergy The key to an allergy-free diet is to avoid giving your child the foods or products containing the food to which he or she is allergic. The items that your child is allergic to are called allergens. A wheat allergy is an abnormal response of the body to the protein found in wheat. Wheat products are found in many foods. In order to avoid foods that contain wheat, it is important to read food labels. Foods Allowed Not allowed Beverages ...
When Is It Safe to Have Sex After a Heart Attack?
January 2014 When Is It Safe to Have Sex After a Heart Attack? A heart attack can change everything, even your sex life. You may wonder when you can have sex again or if it's OK to do so. Research reveals many heart attack survivors are unsure about sexual activity. Talking with your doctor can ease your worries. Common concerns In a recent study in the Journal of the American Heart Association , researchers interviewed a small group of women who had suffered a heart attack. They found many of the women...
West Nile Virus
West Nile Virus What is the West Nile virus? The West Nile virus belongs to a group of viruses known as flaviviruses, commonly found in Africa, West Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Flaviviruses are spread by insects, most often mosquitoes. Other examples of flaviviruses include yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, dengue virus, and St. Louis encephalitis virus (West Nile virus is closely related to the St. Louis encephalitis virus). The West Nile virus can infect humans, birds, mosquitoes, horses, an...
WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak
WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- African nations hit hard by the Ebola outbreak should start screening all passengers leaving international airports, seaports and major ground crossings, the World Health Organization recommended Monday. The United Nations' health agency reiterated that the risk of passengers transmitting the Ebola virus during air travel is low. Still, anyone with an illness or symptoms typical of the highly virulent di...
WHO Experts Give Nod to Using Untested Ebola Drugs
WHO Experts Give Nod to Using Untested Ebola Drugs TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A panel of ethicists specially appointed by the World Health Organization says it is ethical to give untested treatments to people battling Ebola in the current outbreak. "In the particular circumstances of this outbreak, and provided certain conditions are met, the panel reached consensus that it is ethical to offer unproven interventions with as yet unknown efficacy and adverse effects, as potential treatment...
Women, Blacks Hit Harder by Heart Disease Risk Factors
Women, Blacks Hit Harder by Heart Disease Risk Factors MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic diseases that can increase a person's risk of heart attack or stroke appear to hit women and blacks the hardest, a new population-based study found. Diabetes and high blood pressure in particular, contribute to an ongoing gender and race gap in heart disease risk, researchers report online on Aug. 11 in the journal Circulation . "These findings could support the idea that when a woman or a black pati...
What's the Best Way to Brush Your Teeth?
What's the Best Way to Brush Your Teeth? TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you're unsure about the best way to brush your teeth, you're unlikely to get much help from experts. Dental associations and toothpaste and toothbrush companies don't agree on the most effective method to brush teeth, and their advice is "unacceptably inconsistent," a new study says. Researchers at University College London in England examined the brushing recommendations from dental associations in 10 countries, toot...
Will Kidney Stones Recur? New Test Might Tell
Will Kidney Stones Recur? New Test Might Tell THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new tool appears to accurately predict whether someone who's had a kidney stone will have another one in the future, researchers report. They said the tool could help patients and their doctors decide whether preventive steps are needed. The tool uses 11 questions to assess kidney stone patients' risk of developing another kidney stone within two, five or 10 years. Characteristics associated with a higher risk inc...
Women Over 75 May Benefit From Mammograms
Women Over 75 May Benefit From Mammograms TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women 75 and older may still benefit from routine mammograms, according to new research. However, not everyone agrees with this study's conclusions. "Mammography detects breast cancer early, when it's more treatable and the risk of death is very low," said study researcher Judith Malmgren, an affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle. "If it's no...
When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids
When Colds, Flu Lead to Complications in Kids MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one-third of children with viral infections severe enough to land them in the hospital end up with serious complications -- such as pneumonia, seizures and brain swelling, a new study finds. The study, reported online on Aug. 4 in Pediatrics , followed kids who had to be admitted to a pediatric hospital for the flu and other respiratory infections. Researchers stressed that they are much different from the vast ...
Women in Military Drink Less Than Civilians, Report Shows
Women in Military Drink Less Than Civilians, Report Shows FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who serve in the U.S. military are less likely to drink alcohol than their civilian peers, a new study suggests. Overall, members of the military are more likely to consume alcohol. However, these researchers found that women respond differently to their experience in the military than men. This may be due to concerns about sexual harassment or being treated unfairly, they suggested. "Alcohol use is ...
Wider Face May Give You an Edge in Negotiations
Wider Face May Give You an Edge in Negotiations TUESDAY, July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Successful negotiations may depend on more than diplomacy. When it comes to negotiating, men with wider faces may have an advantage, according to a new study. Researchers found men with a broader face are more successful when negotiating for themselves than men with narrower faces. However, having a wider facer may not be an asset when negotiations require collaboration and compromise, the researchers found. "We n...
Wives' Higher Education May Not Affect Divorce Rate
Wives' Higher Education May Not Affect Divorce Rate SUNDAY, July 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Couples aren't more likely to get divorced if the wife has more education than the husband, new research finds. The study only looks at trends in marriage, it doesn't prove that education levels play a direct role in affecting whether couples stay together or get divorced. Still, "our results speak against fears that women's growing educational advantage over men has had negative effects on marital stability," ...
Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence
Weight Loss Surgery May Help Ease Urinary Incontinence WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery appears to have an additional side benefit -- it may improve urinary incontinence symptoms in women, according to a new study. The study found that nearly half of women in a weight-loss surgery program reported having incontinence prior to the procedure. After surgery, most of those women said their urinary symptoms either improved or disappeared, said study researcher Dr. Leslee Subak...
Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady, Study Finds
Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady, Study Finds MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The waistlines of America's children and teens may have stopped expanding, a new study indicates. The proportion of kids aged 2 to 18 who were classified as obese, based on their waist size, held steady at nearly 18 percent from 2003 to 2012, researchers report. "Kids are not getting fatter," said researcher Lyn Steffen, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Minnesota in Minneap...
With ERs, the Busier, the Better, Study Finds
With ERs, the Busier, the Better, Study Finds THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surviving a life-threatening illness or injury may be more likely if you're treated at a busy emergency department instead of one that handles fewer patients, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data on 17.5 million emergency patients treated at nearly 3,000 hospitals across the United States. The overall risk of death in the hospital was 10 percent lower among those who initially went to the busiest emergency ...
Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds
Widowhood May Delay Dementia in Some Seniors, Study Finds MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Losing a spouse may be linked to multiple health issues, but dementia isn't one of them, according to a new study. For certain seniors, widowhood may even delay dementia, the researchers found. "For those who had a mild memory problem, losing the spouse was associated with a later age of developing full-blown dementia compared to those who stayed married," said study researcher Dr. Bryan Woodruff. Woodruf...
Will a Warmer Climate Mean More Kidney Stones?
Will a Warmer Climate Mean More Kidney Stones? THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Add another possible woe to the growing list of consequences of climate change: Kidney stones. A new study of American cities suggests that rising temperatures may increase the number of people who develop the painful urinary obstructions. "These findings point to potential public health effects associated with global climate change," study leader Dr. Gregory Tasian, a pediatric urologist and epidemiologist at The...
Will You Be Obese? Look at Your Sisters, Brothers
Will You Be Obese? Look at Your Sisters, Brothers TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is known to run in families, but new research suggests this relationship may be the strongest among siblings. Although older children in a two-child home with an obese parent are more than twice as likely to be obese, having an obese older sibling may raise the risk more than fivefold for a younger child, whether the parents are obese or not, the researchers reported. "Siblings have a lot of influence," s...
Winning Attitude on the Field Translates to Career Success
Winning Attitude on the Field Translates to Career Success FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were elite high school athletes tend to win competitions for top jobs, according to a new study. The researchers found that people who played a varsity high school sport are viewed as having more self-confidence and leadership skills than those who took part in other high school activities. Former varsity athletes were also much more likely to be involved in volunteerism and charitable activit...
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Water Safety--Prevention If your children are around bodies of water on a regular basis, you should learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In case of an emergency, CPR can save lives, reduce the severity of injury, and improve the chance of survival. CPR training is available through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, and your local hospital or fire department. Other specific drowning prevention tips include the following. Infants (up to 1 year of age) Infants can drown in just ...
Why Children Bite
Why Children Bite Although biting is fairly common in young children, it is often worrisome to adults. A family member, playmate, or classmate at daycare or preschool may be the one bitten. Biting can be painful and frightening when it occurs. It upsets other children and often angers teachers and other adults. Biting is usually caused by one of four different factors: Experimental biting. Experimental biting is done by infants and toddlers as they explore their world. They put everything in their mouth...
When to Call Your Child's Doctor
When to Call Your Child's Doctor It is important to contact your child's doctor in the following situations: If your child is not eating or drinking well If there is antisocial or disruptive behavior at home or school If there are signs of infection (healing burn areas change and become red, warm, swollen, extremely tender, and have a foul odor) If there is uncontrollable itching If the scar cracks open or splits If a contracture occurs If your child's temperature is greater than 101.5° F (38.6° C) rect...
Water Safety and Teens
Water Safety and Teens If children and adolescents are around bodies of water on a regular basis, parents should learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which, in case of an emergency, can save lives, reduce the severity of injury, and improve the chance of survival. CPR training is available through the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, and your local hospital or fire department. Teens and water safety Although older youth are more likely to know how to swim, they are at risk for d...
Weight Management and Adolescents
Weight Management Facts about obesity in adolescence According to the National Center for Health Statistics, about 20 percent of children ages 6 to 11 in the United States are considered overweight and 18 percent of teens (ages 12 to 19) are overweight. Many more people are now overweight than 15 years ago. This increase is seen in both sexes and all ages. Overweight or obese adolescents are more likely to be overweight or obese adults. What is obesity? Obesity is defined as a generalized accumulation o...
Wanted: Whole Grains in Your Diet
April 2014 Wanted: Whole Grains in Your Diet Your local grocery store is brimming with whole grains. While browsing the aisles, you'll find brown rice, whole-wheat bread, and quinoa—to name only a few. These foods can fortify you against diseases like heart disease and diabetes. Are you filling up on enough of them? Missing whole grains Whole grains aren't reaching many Americans' plates. A recent study looked at the results of a national health survey. It included more than 9,000 children and adults. T...
What You Need to Know About Uterine Fibroids
April 2014 What You Need to Know About Uterine Fibroids Uterine fibroids are a common condition. Some research suggests up to 8 out of 10 women may have these noncancerous tumors. Many don't know it, though, because they may never have any symptoms. For those who do, timely treatment can restore a woman's well-being. Fibroid facts Uterine fibroids are noncancerous (benign) tumors that can grow in a woman's uterus. It isn't clear what causes them. But their size is linked to hormonal changes. They tend t...
What the New Cholesterol Guidelines Mean for You
February 2014 What the New Cholesterol Guidelines Mean for You Late last year, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology issued new guidelines for treating high cholesterol. Their goal: to reduce heart disease and stroke. Here are key points you should know. The importance of a healthy lifestyle Your body naturally creates a small amount of cholesterol, which is all you need. This fat-like substance aids in hormone production and digestion. But your cholesterol can climb to u...
Want to Control Your Weight? Add Brisk Activity to Your Day
December 2013 Want to Control Your Weight? Add Brisk Activity to Your Day Exercise can sometimes feel like a chore—an activity at the bottom of your daily to-do list. But finding time for fitness is important. That’s especially true if you are trying to lose or control your weight. Thanks to a recent study, fitting it in may be easier than you think. The short and long of it In the American Journal of Health Promotion, researchers describe how they analyzed the activity levels of more than 4,500 adults ...
What To Do If You Get Sick While Traveling
What To Do If You Get Sick While Traveling Becoming ill while traveling in a foreign country can be frightening, so it is best to be prepared before you leave home. Taking the following measures can minimize inconvenience and distress should you become ill while traveling in a foreign country. Be prepared before you leave Check insurance coverage with your carrier and specifically identify whether or not you are covered while traveling abroad. Ask for advice on medical care while traveling. If your insu...
What is Fish and Shellfish Poisoning?
What is Fish and Shellfish Poisoning? At certain times of the year, various species of fish and shellfish contain poisonous biotoxins, even if well cooked. According to the CDC, it is considered an under-recognized risk for travelers, specifically in the tropics and subtropics. Certain fish — groupers, barracudas, moray eel, sturgeon, sea bass, red snapper, amberjack, mackerel, parrot fish, surgeonfish, and triggerfish — can cause ciguatera fish poisoning. The CDC recommends never eating moray eel or ba...
Whiplash Injury What is whiplash? Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by the neck bending forcibly forward and then backward, or vice versa. The injury, which is poorly understood, usually involves the muscles, discs, nerves, and tendons in the neck. What causes whiplash? Most whiplash injuries are the result of a collision that includes sudden acceleration or deceleration. Many whiplash injuries occur when a person is involved in a rear-end automobile collision, or as a result of a sports injury, ...
Weight Gain During Pregnancy
Weight Gain During Pregnancy Weight gain during pregnancy varies from woman to woman and depends on body type. Each woman should talk with her care provider about the appropriate amount of weight gain, as well as diet and exercise. 2009 recommendations for pregnancy weight gain by BMI (Body Mass Index) from the Institute of Medicine Prepregnancy BMI BMI Total gain range Rate of gain in 2nd and 3rd trimester Underweight less than 18.5 28-40 lbs 1 (1-1.3) lbs/week Normal Weight 18.5-24.9 25-35 lbs 1 (0.8-...
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom Teeth Extraction What are wisdom teeth? Also called third molars, wisdom teeth usually make their first appearance in young adults between the ages of 17 to 21. Because most mouths are too small for these four additional molars, an extraction (removal) procedure, sometimes immediately after they surface, is often necessary. When should wisdom teeth be removed? The following symptoms may indicate that the wisdom teeth have erupted and surfaced, and should be removed before they cause more serious ...
Water Safety for Parents
Water Safety for Parents The importance of water safety Although most drownings occur in residential swimming pools, children can drown in just one inch of water (such as in buckets, bath tubs, wading pools, diaper pails, toilets, hot tubs, and spas). In addition, open waters such as oceans, rivers, and lakes pose a drowning threat to older children. The majority of children who survive being submerged in water without brain damage are discovered within two minutes, and most who die are found after 10 m...
Warts What are warts? Warts are noncancerous skin growths caused by the papillomavirus. Warts are more common in children than adults, although they can develop at any age. Warts can spread to other parts of the body and to other people. There are many different types of warts, due to many different papillomavirus types (more than 100). Warts aren't painful, except when located on the feet. Most warts go away, without treatment, over an extended period of time. Common types of warts The following are th...
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