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  1. Heart Failure: WhentoCallforHelp Learn why you need a written plan to know when heart failure symptoms are an emergency.
  2. Using Nitroglycerin for Angina Discusses using nitroglycerin to treat angina, a type of chest pain. Covers how to take the drug. Provides info on side effects and interactions with other drugs. Covers how to store nitroglycerin. Includes info on whentocallfor emergency help.
  3. How toHelp Someone During a Seizure Learn what you can do to keep someone safe during a seizure and when you need tocall emergency services.
  4. Heartburn Covers heartburn and when symptoms may be caused by a more serious problem like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Offers home treatment and prevention tips. Discusses emergencies. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor.
  5. Constipation, Age 11 and Younger Discusses constipation in those 11 and younger. Covers normal patterns of bowel movements. Covers hard stools and if and when children should be given laxatives. Offers home treatment tips. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor.
  6. Dry Skin and Itching Briefly describes the causes of dry skin. Covers home treatment options. Includes info tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor. Offers prevention tips.
  7. Diarrhea, Age 11 and Younger Discusses diarrhea in those 11 and younger. Covers causes such as infection or inflammatory bowel disease. Offers home treatment tips. Discusses signs of dehydration. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor.
  8. Diarrhea, Age 12 and Older Discusses diarrhea in older children and adults. Covers causes and symptoms such as abdominal pain and black or bloody stools. Offers home treatment tips. Discusses signs of dehydration. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor.
  9. Respiratory Problems, Age 11 and Younger Discusses respiratory problems that babies and children can have. Covers viral and bacterial infections, allergies, and asthma. Offers home treatment tips. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor.
  10. Respiratory Problems, Age 12 and Older Discusses respiratory problems that older children and adults can have. Covers viral and bacterial infections, allergies, and asthma. Offers home treatment tips. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor.
  11. Arm Problems, Noninjury Covers problems like swelling or arm pain caused by overuse, arthritis, and hormone changes. Links to info on bursitis and osteoarthritis. Includes tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.
  12. Constipation, Age 12 and Older Describes constipation in those 12 and older. Covers symptoms, including few bowel movements, straining, and passing hard stools. Discusses treatment, including diet and use of laxatives. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor.
  13. Toothache and Gum Problems Describes toothache. Lists symptoms and possible causes. Also describes gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontal disease. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor. Offers prevention tips.
  14. Problems After Delivery of Your Baby Looks at problems you may have in the days and weeks after the delivery of your baby (postpartum period). Covers emergency symptoms like signs of shock, fainting, or severe belly pain. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor.
  15. Feeling Depressed Covers when feelings of sadness or anxiety may indicate need for treatment for depression. Offers tips tohelp with depression. Explains emergency symptoms, like talk about suicide. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor.
  16. Nervous System Problems Describes what happens when diseases or injuries affect the nervous system. Covers emergency symptoms like loss of consciousness, seizure, or confusion or behavior changes. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor.
  17. Rash, Age 11 and Younger Discusses common skin rashes that affect those 11 and younger. Covers chickenpox, diaper rash, prickly heat, and contact dermatitis. Offers home treatment tips for fever and itching. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor.
  18. Sleep Problems, Age 12 and Older Discusses various sleep problems of those 12 and older. Covers insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and restless leg syndrome. Offers tips to improve sleep. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor.
  19. Blisters Discusses causes of blisters, including injury and infection. Offers symptom checklist tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.
  20. Headaches Provides info on common types of headaches and their causes. Offers home treatment and prevention tips. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor. Covers when a headache is an emergency.
  21. Swollen Glands, Hernias, and Other Lumps Under the Skin Discusses possible causes of swollen glands and other lumps under the skin. Covers bacterial and viral infections, noncancerous growths, hernias, aneurysms, and swelling caused by cancer. Includes an interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor.
  22. Fever or Chills, Age 11 and Younger Discusses fevers in children age 11 and younger. Includes info on temperatures considered normal, mild fever, or high fever. Offers home treatment tips to reduce fever. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor.
  23. Finger, Hand, and Wrist Problems, Noninjury Covers finger, hand, and wrist problems caused by medical conditions and overuse. Offers symptom check list. Includes worksheet tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.
  24. Rash, Age 12 and Older Lists common causes of skin rashes in those 12 and older. Covers allergies, chronic skin problems like eczema, or contact with poisonous plants like poison oak. Covers home treatment. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor.
  25. Sexually Transmitted Infections Lists common sexually transmitted infections, including chlamydia, genital herpes, gonorrhea, HIV, HPV (genital warts), syphilis, and trichomoniasis. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor. Covers safer sex. Offers prevention tips.
  26. Animal and Human Bites Discusses what to do for animal or human bites. Covers puncture wounds, cuts, scrapes, and crushing injuries. Covers bites by adults and kids, dogs and cats, and wild animals. Covers home treatment. Includes tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor.
  27. Bruises and Blood Spots Under the Skin Discusses how and why bruises and blood spots might develop. Offers checklist tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.
  28. Pinkeye Discusses pinkeye (conjunctivitis). Covers symptoms like red eyes and itching or burning feeling. Explains possible causes. Offers home treatment and prevention tips. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor.
  29. Mouth and Dental Injuries Discusses common injuries such as a chipped or broken tooth, mouth pain, or a puncture or tear in your lip, tongue, or inside your mouth. Offers home treatment and prevention tips. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor.
  30. Abdominal Pain, Age 11 and Younger Covers possible causes of abdominal pain in children 11 and younger, including stomach flu, urinary tract infection, constipation, and appendicitis. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor. Offers home treatment tips.
  31. Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older Covers symptoms and possible causes of abdominal pain, such as peptic ulcer disease, indigestion, appendicitis, or stomach flu. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor. Offers home treatment tips.
  32. Allergic Reaction Covers commons allergies, including food, medicine, insect stings, and animals. Covers seasonal allergies like hay fever. Offers home treatment and prevention tips. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor.
  33. Knee Problems and Injuries Looks at sudden injuries like meniscus tears or torn ligaments that cause knee pain. Covers injuries like bursitis and tendinitis caused by overuse. Includes tool tohelp you decide whentocall a doctor. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.
  34. Fever Seizures Discusses fever seizures (also called fever convulsions) caused by a rapid rise in body temperature in a short period of time. Offers home treatment and prevention tips. Includes interactive tool tohelp you decide whento seek care.
  35. Head Injury, Age 4 and Older Looks at common causes of minor and serious head injuries. Discusses possible head injury emergencies. Offers tool tohelp you check symptoms and decide whentocall a doctor. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.

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