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Anorexia Nervosa: Teen Version

Anorexia nervosa is an eating problem that causes you to see yourself as being overweight when you are not. You are so afraid of becoming overweight that you eat as little as possible.

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Antacids

Antacids are medicines that lower the amount of acid in your stomach or block the effect of the acid. They are used to treat heartburn, a sour taste in your mouth, indigestion, and stomach ulcers. There are many different forms of antacids.

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Anti-Inflammatory Medicines

Anti-inflammatory medicines can relieve pain and inflammation. Inflammation is the redness, heat and swelling caused by infection, disease, or injury. There are 2 main kinds of anti-inflammatory medicines: nonsteroidal and steroidal.

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Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea

Antibiotic-associated diarrhea is a side effect of taking antibiotic medicine. Symptoms usually start between 4 and 9 days after you start to take the medicine. Most often the loose bowel movements are mild and go away when you stop taking the antibiotic. Sometimes a very serious type of diarrhea called pseudomembranous colitis happens.

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Antibiotics

Antibiotics are medicines used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Two types of germs cause most infections: viruses and bacteria. Antibiotics will not cure infections caused by viruses, such as colds and the flu.

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Anticoagulants

Anticoagulants and antiplatelets are medicines that help treat or prevent blood clots. Blood clots can be dangerous.

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Anxiety

Anxiety is feeling uneasy, tense or apprehensive in response to stressful or threatening circumstances. Some people feel more anxiety than others. Some people feel more anxiety than others.

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Appendicitis

Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a small, fingerlike pouch located where the large and small intestines join. Scientists are not sure what the appendix does, if anything. But when it is inflamed, it gets swollen and painful and can cause serious problems.

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Arthritis Overview

The word “arthritis” means pain and stiffness of the joints. Sometimes you may also have redness, swelling, and warmth around the painful joint. In severe cases, joints may become misshapen.

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Arthritis: Chores Made Easier

Proper posture is important to help reduce pain. Start by using good posture to protect your neck, back, hips, and knees. If standing for long periods of time is painful, lean against a wall or put one foot up on a stool. Sit with your back straight to do work such as sorting and folding...

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