Babies' Sleep Position and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome 05/16/2012
Babies' Sleep Position and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information References Credits Babies' Sleep Position and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Topic Overview Many studies have shown that placing a baby younger than 1 year old to sleep on his or her back is the most important thing parents can do to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Baby Blues 03/15/2012
Baby Blues Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information References Credits Baby Blues Topic Overview Many women get postpartum blues, also called the "baby blues," during the first few days after childbirth. They may lose sleep, feel irritable, cry easily, and feel happy one minute and sad the next. Hormone changes are one cause of these emotional changes. Also, the demands of a new baby, coupled with visits from relatives or other family needs, add to a mother's stress.
Back and Neck Pain (Learning Center) 10/21/2011
Back and Neck Pain Back and Neck Pain Learn about back and neck pain Most people have back and neck pain from time to time. Some people have ongoing pain that gets in the way of their everyday activities. Either way, our topics can give you helpful tips on how to treat, manage, and avoid back and neck pain. Learn more about back and neck pain in topics such as: Back Problems and Injuries . Low Back Pain . Neck Pain . Low Back Pain: Exercises to Reduce Pain .
Back Pain During Pregnancy 07/23/2012
Back Pain During Pregnancy Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Back Pain During Pregnancy Topic Overview Most women develop back pain at some point during pregnancy. As the size and weight of your growing belly place more strain on your back, you may notice your posture changing. To protect your back from poor posture, unnecessary strain, and painful injury, follow these guidelines: Avoid standing with your belly pushed forward and your back arched too much.
Back Pain in Children and Teenagers 08/05/2011
Back Pain in Children and Teenagers Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Back Pain in Children and Teenagers Topic Overview Because children and teenagers are more flexible, back pain is not as common in this age group as it is in adults. Only about 1 in 4 young competitive athletes and 1 in 6 young recreational athletes will have occasional back pain. Back pain in a child that occurs immediately after an injury or an athletic event should be checked by a doctor.
Back Problems and Injuries 01/13/2011
Back Problems and Injuries Topic Contents Topic Overview Health Tools Check Your Symptoms Home Treatment Prevention Preparing For Your Appointment Related Information Credits Back Problems and Injuries Topic Overview Most people will have a minor back problem at one time or another. Our body movements usually do not cause problems, but it's not surprising that symptoms develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or injury.
Back School for Low Back Pain 02/15/2012
Back School for Low Back Pain Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information References Credits Back School for Low Back Pain Topic Overview A back school is an educational program that teaches you practical information about back care, posture, body mechanics, back exercises, and how to prevent long-term back problems. Going to a back school gives you the tools for self-care, which may improve how well you manage low back pain .
Back Surgeries for Tumors and Infections 12/14/2011
Back Surgeries for Tumors and Infections Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Back Surgeries for Tumors and Infections Topic Overview You might have surgery if your back problem is caused by a tumor or infection. Removal of spinal tumors Spinal tumors can be cancerous (malignant) or not (benign). During surgery, the doctor removes the tumor and any bone that it has damaged.