• Allergen: Insect Stings
    Detailed information on allergic reactions to insect bites and stings
  • Allergies and the Immune System
    Most allergic reactions are a result of an immune system that responds to a "false alarm."
  • Breast Infections and Inflammations
    The most common type of breast infection is lactational mastitis. This happens when a woman is breastfeeding. The nipples become cracked and sore, allowing bacteria from the baby's mouth to enter the ducts and rapidly multiply in the milk.
  • Dental Care for Infants and Children
    Detailed information on dental care for infants and children
  • Diabetes Insipidus
    Diabetes insipidus occurs when your body doesn’t make enough antidiuretic hormone (ADH) or your kidneys don’t respond to it. ADH helps keep the right amount of water in your body.
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)
    Do cell phones interfere with pacemakers? Do ICDs need to be adjusted? Here are answers to these and other questions.
  • Ice Packs vs. Warm Compresses For Pain
    It can sometimes be confusing whether to use heat or cold when treating sore muscles or an injury. Here are facts to keep in mind.
  • Illegal Drug Use and Pregnancy
    Almost every drug passes from the mother's bloodstream through the placenta to the fetus. Illicit substances that cause drug dependence and addiction in the mother also cause the fetus to become addicted.
  • Imagery
    By creating images in the mind, a person can reduce pain and symptoms associated with his or her condition.
  • Immune System
    The immune system works to keep germs out of the body and destroy any that get in. It is made up of a complex network of cells and organs.
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