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  • Form for Identifying Reasons to Cut Down On or Stop Alcohol Use

    If changing your alcohol use is a goal, then knowing what you'll gain by cutting back on or not drinking can help keep you motivated. Take a moment to fill out the form. Be honest. You may find that you have good reasons to cut back or quit-whatever your goal...

  • Alcohol Problems: How to Stop Drinking

    While some people can stop drinking alcohol on their own, others need medical help to manage the physical process of withdrawal. Talk to your doctor about whether you need to withdraw from alcohol under medical care. Your doctor can give you medicine that will help you safely withdraw from alcohol.

  • Plan to Stop Using Alcohol

    My plan to stop drinking alcohol I will stop drinking any alcohol on (date): _______________. I have written down my reasons for not drinking and placed the list: _______________________________________________________. I have discussed my plan with my family and asked for their support. They will support me by...

  • Substance Use Disorder: Dealing With Teen Substance Use

    Discusses teen use of alcohol and other harmful or illegal substances. Covers the effects and consequences substance use has on a teen's life, including physical and emotional health. Includes info on how to recognize and deal with teen substance use.

  • Migraines: Finding and Avoiding Triggers

    Explains how to identify and avoid migraine headache triggers by using a headache diary and paying attention to your daily routine.

  • Criteria for Diagnosing Diabetes

    Doctors use blood tests and follow guidelines from experts to diagnose diabetes. Criteria for diabetes You will be diagnosed with diabetes if you meet one of the following criteria: You have symptoms of diabetes and a blood sugar level equal to or greater than 200 mg/dL. Symptoms include increased thirst,...

  • Helping Children During Immunizations

    Helping your infant feel better Your infant (newborn to 12 months) is less likely to be uncomfortable or upset after getting a shot if he or she is not hungry or tired. You can also help your baby during and after the shot by providing gentle comfort and reassurance. The...

  • Lymphedema

    Lymphedema is a collection of fluid called lymph in the tissues of the body. Normally, this fluid flows through the lymph system. If that system isn't working as it should, fluid can build up in the affected area and cause lymphedema. This happens most often in an arm or leg.

  • Breast Cancer: Lymph Node Surgery for Staging Cancer

    If breast cancer spreads, it often goes to the lymph nodes first. Lymph node surgery is done to find out if cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. The types of lymph node surgery for breast cancer are: Sentinel node biopsy. The doctor removes the first lymph nodes that cancer...

  • Oxytocin

    Explains how oxytocin creates the let-down reflex and shrinks the uterus.

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