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  • Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice

    Posted: 08/23/2016

    Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children under the age of 14 who play football are at risk of concussions, and a small study suggests that high-magnitude head impacts are more likely to occur in practices than in games in this age group. The study also found that one specific type of tackling drill posed the highest risk of head-rattling collisions in these young players. "High-magnitude head impacts are more likely to result ...

  • Young People With Epilepsy Struggle on Many Fronts

    Posted: 08/17/2016

    Young People With Epilepsy Struggle on Many Fronts WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children and young adults with epilepsy face an array of psychological, physical and social challenges, a new analysis reveals. Australian researchers reviewed 43 studies that included a total of more than 950 children, teens and young adults, and delved into their experiences with the seizure disorder. "Children with epilepsy feel vulnerable from a physical and a social perspective," said study author Deepak...

  • Yersinia (Stool)

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Yersinia (Stool) Does this test have other names? Yersiniosis test, Yersinia stool culture What is this test? This test checks for an infection from the Yersinia bacteria. This infection is also called yersiniosis. Most cases of infection in the U.S. are from a type of bacteria called Yersinia enterocolitica. This illness is most common in children. It tends to strike more often during the winter. Eating or handling undercooked pork—especially pork chitterlings, or intestines—raises the risk for this in...

  • Your Child's Asthma and Ozone

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Your Child's Asthma and Ozone Air pollution can be a problem for many people who live in and near cities. And for children with asthma, air pollution can cause serious health problems. One of the main signs of poor air quality is a high amount of ozone. Ozone is a gas that forms when certain chemicals and toxins in the air mix with heat and sunlight. High levels of ozone can cause breathing problems. Some symptoms include coughing, throat irritation, and airway inflammation. Children with asthma may hav...

  • Your Asthma Health Care Team

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Your Asthma Health Care Team When you have asthma, you’ll have a team to help you manage your condition. Together, you’ll create your asthma action plan. You may see several health care providers every year who help keep you healthy. Your asthma health care team may include the following experts. Primary health care provider This is the person you see for most health care visits. This includes yearly checkups and general care. He or she may be one of these: Family practitioner. This provider has finishe...

  • Your Diabetes Health Care Team

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Your Diabetes Health Care Team When you have diabetes, you’ll also have a team to help you manage your condition. You may see several health care providers every year who help keep you healthy. Your diabetes health care team may include the following experts. Primary health care provider This is the person you see for most health care visits. This includes yearly checkups and general care. He or she may be one of these: Family practitioner. This provider has finished training in family practice. He or s...

  • Yohimbine Hydrochloride Oral tablet

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Yohimbine Hydrochloride Oral tablet What is this medicine? YOHIMBINE (yoh HIM been) is used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. This medicine is not for use in children. What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine? Side effects that you should report to your doct...

  • Yellow Fever Virus Strain 17D-204 Live antigen Suspension for injection

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Yellow Fever Virus Strain 17D-204 Live antigen Suspension for injection What is this medicine? YELLOW FEVER VACCINE, LIVE (YEL oh FEE ver vax EEN) is used to prevent infection from yellow fever virus. The vaccine is recommended if you travel to parts of the world where yellow fever is common. How should I use this medicine? This medicine is for injection under the skin. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. A copy of the Vaccine Information Statements will be given b...

  • Your Baby and Breastfeeding

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Your Baby and Breastfeeding Breastfeeding well A baby who breastfeeds well cues (shows readiness) for feedings, is in a good feeding position, latches-on (attaches) deeply at the breast, and moves milk forward from the breast and into his or her mouth. It is also comfortable for the mother. Feeding cues A baby has to wake up and let his or her mother know that he or she wants to eat. This is called showing feeding cues. A baby should show he or she is hungry 8 to 12 times in a 24-hour period. Watch your...

  • Your High-Risk Baby and Expressing Milk

    Posted: 07/31/2016

    Your High-Risk Baby and Expressing Milk How to get ready to make enough milk if you are expecting a high-risk baby Breastfeeding has important health benefits for almost all babies. And, it helps you and your baby bond. But the benefits are even higher for babies who are born high-risk. Babies in the NICU need a mother's breast milk to help support their immune systems, improve their digestion, and decrease the risk of a serious condition called NEC (necrotizing enterocolitis). If you are expecting a hi...