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  • Asthma- Using a Peak Flow Meter
    A peak flow meter for asthma is like a thermometer for a fever - it helps you keep track of what's going on inside your lungs by measuring airflow out of the lungs.
  • Breast Pain (Mastalgia)
    There are 2 main types of breast pain. The most common type is linked to the menstrual cycle and is almost always hormonal.
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
    Infectious mononucleosis causes swollen lymph glands, fever, sore throat, and chronic fatigue.
  • Mad Cow Disease (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy)
    BSE is a cattle disease, and vCJD is the equivalent disease in humans. Both are fatal brain diseases. Researchers believe that people become infected by eating beef contaminated with BSE.
  • Maintaining Weight Loss
    Keeping extra weight off needs effort and commitment, just as losing weight does.
  • Major Depression
    Depression is a serious mood disorder. It touches every part of your life and is caused by a chemical imbalance in your brain. Treatment involves medicine and counseling.
  • Malaria
    Malaria is caused by a parasite. It is passed to humans by the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito.
  • Male Infertility
    Male infertility means that a man has a problem with his reproductive system. It means he can't start a pregnancy with a female partner. Read on to learn about causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Mammograms and Breast Health
    Detailed information on mammograms, including the different types, how a mammogram is done, and recommended screening guidelines.
  • Manage Your Medicines
    Detailed information on learning to manage your medicine, especially if you are taking several medicines and treating different conditions.
  • Managing Constipation During Cancer Treatment
    Check with your healthcare provider to see if you can increase the fiber in your diet. If you can, try foods such as whole-grain breads and cereals, dried fruits, wheat bran, and wheat germ; fresh fruits and vegetables; and dried beans and peas.
  • Massage
    Massage can help both physically and emotionally. The rubbing soothes sore muscles and releases tension in the body and mind.
  • Mastitis
    Detailed information on breastfeeding and mastitis
  • Meal Planning for Managing Your Diabetes
    Detailed information on healthy cooking tips for persons with diabetes
  • Measles
    Detailed information on measles, including symptoms, complications, prevention, and treatment.
  • Medical Conditions and Pregnancy
    With the correct care, most women can enjoy a healthy pregnancy--even with health challenges, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, infectious diseases, or sextually transmitted infections. Read on to learn more.
  • Medical Information for Americans Traveling Abroad
    Detailed medical information for Americans traveling abroad.
  • Medical Treatment for Obesity
    Medical treatment can help with weight loss if your own efforts are unsuccessful—or if you have a medical condition that makes it crucial to lose weight.
  • Medicines and the Digestive System
    Medicines taken by mouth can affect the digestive system in a number of different ways. Both prescription and over-the-counter medicines, while usually safe and effective, may cause harmful effects in some people.
  • Melanoma: Diagnosis
    If your healthcare provider thinks you might have melanoma, you will likely need certain exams and tests to be sure.
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