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  • Menstrual Cramps: Relieving Pain

    Painful menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) can occur during or just before your period. The cramping can involve your lower belly, back, or thighs. And the pain from these cramps can range from mild to severe. You may also have diarrhea, constipation, or nausea. Or you may get dizzy. Pain medicine and...

  • Arm Injuries

    Briefly discusses common causes of arm injuries from sports, hobbies, and work-related issues, including sudden injuries and those caused by overuse. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.

  • Arm Problems, Noninjury

    Briefly discusses problems like swelling or arm pain caused by overuse or health conditions such as arthritis. Offers interactive tool to help decide when to seek care. Also offers home treatment tips.

  • Barriers to Psychological Care

    Many people hesitate to get help for mental health problems. It can be hard to take that first step. Here are some common barriers and ideas for other ways that you might think about them. Maybe you'll see yourself in one of these. Reasons people might not get help for...

  • Tonsillitis: Should My Child Have a Tonsillectomy?

    Guides through decision to have your child have a tonsillectomy for tonsillitis. Includes common reasons to have a tonsillectomy. Describes how this surgery is done. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Should I Have Surgery?

    Guides through decision to have surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. Explains symptoms and discusses several types of surgeries used for different symptoms. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.

  • Overactive Bladder

    Discusses overactive bladder, a kind of urge incontinence. Explains what overactive bladder is. Looks at causes and symptoms. Covers how it is diagnosed. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.

  • Heart Failure: Checking Your Weight

    Discusses importance of tracking weight for those with heart failure. Offers links to info on watching fluid intake, activity and exercise, and eating less salt. Covers how to check your weight when you have heart failure.

  • Coronary Artery Disease: Should I Have Bypass Surgery?

    Guides you through decision to have bypass surgery. Covers other treatment options. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.

  • Alan's Story: Coping With Change After a Heart Attack

    Alan is something of a miracle man. At the age of 32, he had a massive heart attack. But more than 40 years, 4 bypass surgeries, 30 angioplasties, and a combined pacemaker/defibrillator later, he's still thriving. He learned how to cope with heart disease the hard way. Alan had always...


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