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How to Treat Nausea During Pregnancy

Spending your days concentrating on keeping your food in your stomach and never venturing far from a bathroom is probably not how you envisioned welcoming the news of a new baby. The words “morning sickness” do not do justice to the pregnancy nausea suffered by many women. First, nausea can happen during any of the 24 hours in a day. Some only experience mild sickness infrequently during the first few weeks, which miraculously vanishes at the end of the first trimester as all the pregnancy books say it should. Others spend so much time hanging over a toilet that they consider just moving into the bathroom and do not enjoy relief at the three-month mark. Several treatments are recommended by medical professionals, but the effectiveness varies by individual.

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Facts About the Flu Vaccine

Coming down with influenza or the flu is never a fun experience. The flu usually leads to a fever, cough, chills and body aches. It can leave you bedridden for a few days, but it often leads to more serious complications in young children and older adults. Fortunately, the flu vaccine can prevent the disease.

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Pregnancy and Fertility Drugs

Fertility drugs can increase your odds of getting pregnant. Use of these oral or injectable medications may be beneficial when you have an ovulation disorder. However, MayoClinic.com and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, or ACOG, both indicate that sometimes fertility drugs may require complementary therapies to yield success.

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Over-the-Counter Medicine for Menopause

Hot flashes, vaginal atrophy, relaxation of the pelvic muscles and hair growth where you don’t want it and hair thinning where you do. If that litany doesn’t make you want to scream, it will surely have you running to your nearest pharmacy for some help. Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are available for menopausal women. Just make sure you know what’s what.

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Bone Disorders in Children

Some bone disorders in children are due to rare conditions and require careful clinical evaluation. If not treated promptly, bone disease can affect a child’s bone development, lead to multiple fractures and cause bone deformities. In some cases, bone disease in children leads to deterioration of motor development and permanent disability. Frequently, treatment is delayed because symptoms go unnoticed and only become apparent over time.