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  • Cardiac Device Monitoring

    Cardiac devices include pacemakers and ICDs (implantable cardioverter-defibrillators). Cardiac devices have very advanced features. Your doctor can program your device to work in different ways depending on your needs. Doctors check, or monitor, cardiac devices on a regular basis to make sure that they are working right...

  • Abdominal Fullness or Bloating

    Abdominal fullness or bloating occurs when excess gas builds up in the digestive tract. Common causes of gas include: Swallowed air. If swallowed air is not burped up, it passes through the digestive tract and is released through the anus as gas (flatus). Excessive air swallowing may cause hiccups. Gas-producing...

  • Gas, Burping, or Bloating That Begins After Eating or Drinking

    Gas, burping, and bloating are common after you swallow air, eat foods that cause gas, or drink carbonated beverages. This is normal and usually can be helped by making some simple changes. The amount of gas that different foods cause varies from person to person. Examples of gas-producing foods are:...

  • Antioxidants

    Antioxidants are natural chemicals that protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. Many experts believe that this damage is a factor in the development of cancer and other conditions. You are exposed to free radicals: Through by-products of normal processes that take place in your...

  • Light Therapy

    Light therapy is the main treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD). It's used for other conditions too. It is exposure to light that is brighter than indoor light but not as bright as direct sunlight. The most common light therapy uses a special type of fluorescent light, called a light...

  • Gestational Diabetes: Dealing With Low Blood Sugar

    Discusses how to deal with low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) when you have gestational diabetes (diabetes that developed during pregnancy). Covers symptoms and complications of hypoglycemia. Offers tips on preventing and managing low blood sugar.

  • Cleft Palate: Feeding Your Baby

    Feeding a baby who has a cleft palate can be a challenge. Your baby may have a problem making a tight seal between his or her mouth and the nipple. But with a little preparation, you can successfully feed your baby with formula or breast milk. For example, use a...

  • Making Wise Health Decisions

    Throughout your life you will have to make health decisions for yourself and your family. The decisions you make will influence your overall well-being as well as the quality and cost of your care. People who learn as much as they can about their choices often are more confident about...

  • First Aid for a Fishhook Stuck in an Eye

    Fishhook injuries to the eye are rare. When they occur, they can cause a serious injury, including blindness. Prompt emergency room or ophthalmology care is needed to remove the fishhook, prevent complications, and minimize damage from the fishhook. Do the following, and then seek emergency care: Do...

  • Removing a Fishhook

    Do not try to remove a fishhook (seek medical care instead) if any of the following are true: The fishhook is in or near an eye. See first aid measures. The fishhook is in a joint, in a bone, or deep in a muscle. You are concerned that removing the...


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