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15.06.2018 - Why can you have a missed period on birth control?

A person can miss a period while taking birth control pills for many reasons. The pills contain several hormones that affect the menstrual cycle, and stress levels and other issues can play a role. In this article, learn about how the pills work, and seven factors that can cause a person on the pill to miss a period. read more

14.06.2018 - Is crab and other seafood safe to eat during pregnancy?

Many women are concerned about the seafood they eat during pregnancy due to the risk of food poisoning and high mercury content. Fortunately, cooked crab, imitation crab, and lobster are safe to eat when they are correctly prepared. Learn more about which fish to eat or avoid and all about the safety of fish products. read more

13.06.2018 - Lower back pain and vaginal discharge: What to know

Lower back pain and vaginal discharge are common on their own. When they occur together, this can point to specific medical issues. In this article, learn about seven possible causes of both lower back pain and vaginal discharge. We also describe risk factors, diagnostic methods, and treatment options. read more

10.06.2018 - Lightning crotch: What to know about shooting pain during pregnancy

Some pregnant people may experience lightning crotch, which is a shooting pain in the vagina, rectum, or pelvis. Doctors do not fully understand its causes, but there are several home remedies that can help to ease the symptoms. Here, we look at the possible causes of lightning crotch and explain when to see a doctor. read more

10.06.2018 - Can babies and toddlers drink almond milk?

Ideally, babies should not be given milks other than breast milk until their first birthday. After that, parents may wonder what the best option is for them. While cow's milk contains protein and fat, fortified almond milk can be just as healthful when introduced into a well-balanced diet. Learn more. read more

09.06.2018 - Serum iron test: High, low, and normal ranges

A serum iron test can tell doctors whether a person has low, healthy, or high iron levels. Normal levels vary between individuals, but having a result outside the standard ranges may indicate a health problem. Learn the possible causes of an abnormal serum iron test result, and how to treat the underlying conditions. read more

09.06.2018 - What to know about low blood sugar in the morning

Blood glucose levels drop during the night, which means that people with diabetes may experience low blood sugar in the mornings. This is called morning hypoglycemia. Low blood sugar is anything below 70 mg/dL. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment for low blood sugar in the mornings here. read more