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Abdominal Pain, Age 11 and Younger 01/09/2013
Abdominal Pain, Age 11 and Younger Topic Contents Topic Overview Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Related Information References Credits Abdominal Pain, Age 11 and Younger Topic Overview Abdominal pain in children is a common problem. About 1 out of 3 children is seen by a doctor for abdominal pain by the time they are age 15, but only a small number of these children have a serious problem.
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older 01/09/2013
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older Topic Contents Topic Overview Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Related Information Credits Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older Topic Overview The cause of abdominal problems can be hard to pinpoint. Sometimes minor and serious abdominal problems start with the same symptoms. Fortunately, most abdominal problems are minor, and home treatment is all that is needed.
Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding 06/20/2011
Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding Topic Contents Topic Overview Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Credits Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding Topic Overview Many women experience abnormal vaginal bleeding or spotting between periods sometime in their lives. Vaginal bleeding is considered to be abnormal if it occurs: When you are not expecting your menstrual period. When your menstrual flow is lighter or heavier than what is normal for you.
Alcohol and Drug Problems 10/13/2011
Alcohol and Drug Problems Topic Contents Topic Overview Health Tools  Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Related Information References Credits Alcohol and Drug Problems Topic Overview The overuse or abuse of alcohol (alcoholism) or other drugs is called substance abuse . It can cause or worsen many medical problems and can destroy families and lives.
Allergic Reaction 09/13/2012
Allergic Reaction Topic Contents Topic Overview Health Tools  Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Credits Allergic Reaction Topic Overview Allergies are an overreaction of the body's natural defense system that helps fight infections ( immune system ). The immune system normally protects the body from viruses and bacteria by producing antibodies to fight them.
Anger, Hostility, and Violent Behavior 11/27/2012
Anger, Hostility, and Violent Behavior Topic Contents Topic Overview Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Related Information Credits Anger, Hostility, and Violent Behavior Topic Overview Anger signals your body to prepare for a fight. This reaction is commonly classified as "fight or flight." When you get angry, adrenaline and other hormones are released into the bloodstream.
Animal and Human Bites 06/06/2012
Animal and Human Bites Topic Contents Topic Overview Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Related Information Credits Animal and Human Bites Topic Overview Animal and human bites may cause puncture wounds, cuts, scrapes, or crushing injuries. Most animal and human bites cause minor injuries, and home treatment is usually all that is needed to care for the wound. Animal bites Most animal bites occur in school-age children.
Anxiety 08/29/2012
Anxiety Topic Contents Topic Overview Health Tools  Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Related Information Credits Anxiety Topic Overview Anxiety Feeling worried or nervous is a normal part of everyday life. Everyone frets or feels anxious from time to time. Mild to moderate anxiety can help you focus your attention, energy, and motivation.
Arm Injuries 09/13/2012
Arm Injuries Topic Contents Topic Overview Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Related Information Credits Arm Injuries Topic Overview Minor arm injuries are common. Symptoms often develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or an injury. Arm injuries are often caused by: Sports or hobbies. Work-related tasks. Work or projects around the home. Your child may injure his or her arm during sports or play or from accidental falls.
Arm Problems, Noninjury 09/13/2012
Arm Problems, Noninjury Topic Contents Topic Overview Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Related Information Credits Arm Problems, Noninjury Topic Overview Minor arm problems, such as sore muscles, are common. Symptoms often develop from everyday wear and tear or overuse. Arm problems may be minor or serious and may include symptoms such as pain, swelling, cramps, numbness, tingling, weakness, or changes in temperature or color.

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