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  • Abdominal Trauma, Blunt (Benign)

    Signs of an internal injury may take time to appear after a blow to the abdomen, even if the condition does not seem serious at first. Watch out for new symptoms.

  • Acute Bronchitis

    Follow up with your doctor as you are told. You will likely feel better in a week or two. But a dry cough can linger beyond that time. Let your doctor know if you still have symptoms (other than a dry cough) after 2 weeks.

  • Acute Bronchitis

    Acute bronchitis refers to inflammation of the central airways that usually clears up within 4 to 8 weeks. Viral infections are the most common cause. This video explores other possible causes, available treatments, and steps you can take to prevent it.

  • Adult BMI Calculator

    Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.

  • After Back Surgery: Going Home

    The sooner you become active, the sooner you’ll get back to your normal routine. Follow these tips to protect your healing back.

  • After Back Surgery: More Tips for Daily Living

    Getting back to your daily routine means taking care to protect your back. These tips can help you.

  • After Back Surgery: Tips for Daily Living

    Here's one tip: Putting on and taking off socks, slacks, and underwear may be easier to do lying on your back. A tool called a dressing reacher can be of help. To make dressing and undressing easier, wear loose clothes and slip-on shoes with closed backs.

  • After Back Surgery: Your Hospital Recovery

    Learn what to expect in the hospital following your back surgery.

  • After Bariatric Surgery: The First 6 Weeks

    At first, you may have stomach or bowel cramping, shoulder pain, or nausea. Tell your healthcare provider if pain or nausea is severe or doesn't improve with time. Take pain medicines as prescribed for 1 to 2 weeks.

  • After Giving Birth: Changing Expectations for Parents

    Congratulations on your new baby! Diapers won’t be the only thing you’ll change in the months ahead. Your sense of yourself and how you relate to your partner will also be different. If you have other children, expect some emotional swings, as you and your family try out your new roles.