Pregnancy and Medicine
While some medications are considered safe to take during pregnancy, the effects of other medications on your unborn baby are unknown. WebMD looks at your pregnancy and medications.
Rapid Weight Loss
Numerous weight loss products and diets promise rapid weight loss. WebMD explores rapid weight loss claims, types of diets, and the risks and benefits of rapid weight loss.
Natural Sleep Aids and Remedies
Can natural sleep remedies offer you a drug-free night’s sleep? WebMD examines some common natural sleep aids to help you decide.
Overactive Thyroid (Hyperthyroidism)
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of an overactive thyroid.
Manage Dry Indoor Air This Winter
The experts at WebMD tell you how to combat the miseries caused by dry indoor air during the winter.
Emergency Contraception - Topic Overview
What is emergency contraception? Emergency contraception is a way to prevent pregnancy if: You had sex without using birth control. Your birth control method failed. Maybe you forgot to take your pill or get your shot,the condom broke or came off,or your diaphragm slipped. You were raped. Even if you were using birth control,emergency contraception can help you make sure you don't get ...
Cranberry Juice and Urinary Tract Infections - Topic Overview
For years,people have used cranberry juice to prevent and help cure urinary tract infections (UTIs). There is limited proof that this is worth trying. Pure cranberry juice,cranberry extract,or cranberry supplements may help prevent repeated UTIs in women. 1 Using cranberry products to prevent UTIs may be expensive and some women complain of the taste. No one concentration of cranberry ...
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in Older Adults - Topic Overview
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in older women and men. Factors that make older adults more likely to develop UTIs include: A reduced ability to control urination and bowel movements (incontinence),which increases the chance of getting bacteria into the urinary tract. A hospital stay or living in a long-term care center,where the person may have a urinary catheter inserted,making ...
Complicated Urinary Tract Infections - Topic Overview
Several factors determine whether you have a complicated urinary tract infection. These include: A high temperature [greater than 101°F (38.3°C) ]. Ongoing nausea,vomiting,and chills. Pregnancy. Being younger than 18 or older than 65. An impaired immune system. Diabetes. Symptoms that last longer than 7 days,or a recent UTI. Urinary tract blockage or kidney stones. An enlarged ...
Your Staying Healthy Checklist
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