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Meconium Aspiration Syndrome

Treatment for MAS may include suctioning the airway, antibiotics, use of a ventilator or artificial breathing machine, and chest physiotherapy.


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What to Know About Cuts

  • A clean cut rarely becomes infected. Hold the cut under cool tap water or rub it clean in a basin of water.

  • For cuts that don't stop bleeding on their own, apply firm pressure on the wound with a sterile gauze dressing for several minutes.

  • Cuts should be covered with an adhesive bandage or butterfly strip.

  • If your cut won't stop bleeding or gapes open, if there is dirt in it that you can't remove, or if it looks infected, call your doctor.

  • If you haven't had a tetanus booster for 10 years, you should get a shot when injured.

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Back and Neck Care
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.

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Asthma
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.

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Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.

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