• Bacterial Endocarditis

    Bacterial Endocarditis

    After years of dodging bullets and taking on bad guys, the fictitious NYPD Blue character Detective Bobby Simone finally died — after a

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  • Bee Stings

    Bee Stings

    What should I do if my child is stung by a bee or wasp? A bee’s stinger works like an automatic pump —

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  • Bird Flu

    Bird Flu

    The virus is found in the saliva, nasal discharge, and feces of infected birds. Most cases in humans seem to have resulted from contact with infected poultry or surfaces contaminated by bird feces.

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  • Birth Control Pills

    Birth Control Pills

    What’s so great about the Pill? Birth control pills (also called oral contraceptives or simply “the Pill”) are one of the most popular

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  • Birthmarks

    Birthmarks

    Shortly after meeting their new baby, many parents will take a quick look for birthmarks. They may find a mole, a red splotch,

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  • Blisters

    Blisters

    Look for shoes that are flexible, allow your toes some wiggle room, and don’t rub against your heel. It’s also important to try on both shoes, because your feet may not be the same size.

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  • Body Mass Index

    Body Mass Index

    What does my BMI mean? Body mass index (BMI) is a measure that can help you determine if you are underweight, overweight, or

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  • Bone, Muscle, and Joint Trauma

    Bone, Muscle, and Joint Trauma

    What should I do if my child breaks a bone or dislocates a joint? A broken bone or dislocated joint is a serious

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  • Botulism

    Botulism

    You wouldn’t think that a can of “hot dog chili sauce” would be particularly dangerous. Unappetizing, maybe, but not dangerous. Yet in the

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  • Bruises

    Bruises

    From childhood falls or biking accidents, most of us are familiar with bruises. Bruises occur when small blood vessels under the skin rupture

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