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  1. Overcoming breastfeeding problems Overcoming breastfeeding problems
    Common problems may occur during breastfeeding. Fortunately, most problems can be easily managed with a variety of strategies. Moms who breastfeed their babies may feel confused by a lack of experience or support. They may be afraid or ashamed to ask for help for such a "natural" activity. If you ru...
  2. Overdose Overdose
    An overdose is when you take more than the normal or recommended amount of something, usually a drug. An overdose may result in serious, harmful symptoms or death. If you take too much of something on purpose, it is called an intentional or deliberate overdose. If the overdose happens by mistake, it...
  3. Overweight Overweight
    Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered n...
  4. Oxygen safety Oxygen safety
    Oxygen makes things burn much faster. Think of what happens when you blow into a fire -- it makes the flame bigger. If you are using oxygen in your home, you must take extra care to stay safe. See also: Using oxygen at home Have Your Home Ready Make sure that you have working smoke detectors. Make...
  5. Oxygen therapy - infants Oxygen therapy - infants
    Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. WHY IS OXYGEN USED? Babies with heart or lung problems may need increased amounts of oxygen. HOW IS OXYGEN DELIVERED? There are several different ways...
  6. Ozena Ozena
    Ozena is a disease of the nose in which there is a a wasting away of the bony ridges and internal mucous membranes. Nasal crusting, discharge, and a very bad smell are other usual symptoms of ozena. Ozena may develop after a long period of nasal swelling. Ozena is also called atrophic rhinitis. ...