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  • Allergen: Insect Stings
    Detailed information on allergic reactions to insect bites and stings
  • Allergies and the Immune System
    Most allergic reactions are a result of an immune system that responds to a "false alarm."
  • Breast Infections and Inflammations
    The most common type of breast infection is lactational mastitis. This happens when a woman is breastfeeding. The nipples become cracked and sore, allowing bacteria from the baby's mouth to enter the ducts and rapidly multiply in the milk.
  • Dental Care for Infants and Children
    Detailed information on dental care for infants and children
  • Diabetes Insipidus
    Diabetes insipidus occurs when your body doesn’t make enough antidiuretic hormone (ADH). Learn more about this rare disease that causes you to urinate often.
  • FAQs About Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)
    Do cell phones interfere with pacemakers? Do ICDs need to be adjusted? Here are answers to these and other questions.
  • Ice Packs vs. Warm Compresses For Pain
    It can sometimes be confusing whether to use heat or cold when treating sore muscles or an injury. Here are facts to keep in mind.
  • Illegal Drug Use and Pregnancy
    Almost every drug passes from the mother's bloodstream through the placenta to the fetus. Illicit substances that cause drug dependence and addiction in the mother also cause the fetus to become addicted.
  • Imagery
    By creating images in the mind, you can reduce pain and symptoms linked to your condition.
  • Immune System
    The immune system works to keep germs out of the body and destroy any that get in. It is made up of a complex network of cells and organs.
  • Immunoglobulin A (IgA) Nephropathy
    IgA nephropathy is a chronic kidney disease. It progresses over 10 to 20 years, and can lead to end-stage renal disease. It is caused by deposits of the protein immunoglobulin A (IgA) inside the filters (glomeruli) in the kidney. These glomeruli normally filter waste and excess water from the blood and send them to the bladder as urine. However, the IgA protein prevents this filtering process.
  • Immunotherapy/Biological Therapy
    Detailed information on biological therapy, also called immunotherapy, biological response modifier therapy, or biotherapy
  • Important Decisions to Be Made in the Dying Process
    Many families want their loved ones to die at home in their natural and most comfortable setting. Others do not feel they can emotionally handle the death in their home. Include all family members in this important decision.
  • Indigestion
    Indigestion (dyspepsia) is a pain or burning feeling in your upper belly or abdomen. It is common in adults.
  • Infection and Chemotherapy
    To reduce your risk for infection, avoid people who are sick with contagious illnesses, including colds, the flu, measles, or chickenpox.
  • Infections
    Detailed information on infections in children
  • Infertility
    Infertility is a problem of the reproductive system. It impairs the body's ability to reproduce. It could be caused by a problem with the man’s system, the woman’s system, or both.
  • Infertility Risk Factors for Men and Women
    Age, chronic diseases, and endometriosis are common factors for women. For men, they are STDs, toxic substances at work, and cigarette smoking.
  • Influenza (Flu)
    Influenza, or flu, is a respiratory tract infection that spreads easily. It is caused by a virus.
  • Inguinal Hernia
    An inguinal hernia is when part of your intestine pushes through a weak spot in your lower belly (abdominal) wall. This area is called the groin. The hernia creates a lump in your groin. Over time, the hernia may get bigger.
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