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  • Asthma: Taking Charge of Your Asthma

    Covers control of asthma with an asthma action plan. Includes knowing the asthma zones and working with a doctor on a plan and medicines for symptoms and attacks.

  • Fainting

    What is fainting? Fainting is a sudden, brief loss of consciousness. When people faint, or pass out, they usually fall down. After they are lying down, most people will recover quickly. The term doctors use for fainting is syncope (say "SING-kuh-pee"). Fainting one time is usually nothing to worry about.

  • Kidney Disease: Changing Your Diet

    Discusses changing your diet to help protect your kidneys when you have kidney disease. Gives general ideas about how to follow the diet your doctor or dietitian recommends. Covers restricting salt (sodium), protein, phosphorus, and potassium.

  • Emergency Contraception

    What is emergency contraception? Emergency contraception is a way to prevent pregnancy if: You had sex without using birth control. There is a chance that you could get pregnant even if you haven't started having periods yet or you are getting close to menopause. Your birth control method failed. Maybe...

  • Speech and Language Delays: Common Misconceptions

    Significant speech and language delays are directly related to developmental or health issues. But some people blame speech and language delays on factors that are not the cause of true delays, such as: Developmental variation. Mild and temporary speech delays can occur. And some children learn new words faster than...

  • Milestones for 7-Year-Olds

    Children usually progress in a natural, predictable sequence from one developmental milestone to the next. But each child grows and gains skills at his or her own pace. Some children may be advanced in one area, such as language. But they may be behind in another area, such as sensory...

  • Milestones for 8-Year-Olds

    Children usually progress in a natural, predictable sequence from one developmental milestone to the next. But each child grows and gains skills at his or her own pace. Some children may be advanced in one area, such as language. But they may be behind in another area, such as sensory...

  • Milestones for 9-Year-Olds

    Children usually progress in a natural, predictable sequence from one developmental milestone to the next. But each child grows and gains skills at his or her own pace. Some children may be advanced in one area, such as language. But they may be behind in another area, such as sensory...

  • Milestones for 10-Year-Olds

    Children usually progress in a natural, predictable sequence from one developmental milestone to the next. But each child grows and gains skills at his or her own pace. Some children may be advanced in one area, such as language. But they may be behind in another, such as sensory and...

  • Milestones for 6-Year-Olds

    Children usually progress in a natural, predictable sequence from one developmental milestone to the next. But each child grows and gains skills at his or her own pace. Some children may be advanced in one area, such as language. But they may be behind in another area, such as sensory...


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