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Teething is the normal process of new teeth working their way through the gums. Your baby’s first tooth may appear any time between the age of 3 months to 1 year old. Most children will have all 20 of their baby teeth by the age of 3.
A temper tantrum is an immature way of expressing anger. No matter how calm and gentle a parent you are, your child will probably throw some tantrums. Try to teach your child that temper tantrums don’t work and that you don’t change your mind because of them. By 3 years of age, you can begin...
CELSIUS FAHRENHEIT 36.0 96.8 36.5 97.7 37.0 98.6 37.5 99.5 38.0 100.4 38.5 101.3 39.0 102.2 39.5 103.1 40.0 104.0 40.5 104.9 41.0 105.8 41.5 106.7 42.0 107.6 To convert from Celsius to Fahrenheit – (Celsius temperature x 9/5) + 32 To convert from Fahrenheit to Celsius – (Fahrenheit temperature – 32) x 5/9
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ disorder) is a condition that causes frequent pain in the jaw joint. The pain occurs where the jaw meets the skull, just in front of the ear on each side of the face. Another term for this disorder is myofascial pain dysfunction of the jaw. TMJ disorder is more common in...
Tennis elbow is inflammation of the bony bump at the outer side of the elbow, which makes the area painful and tender. The medical term for tennis elbow is lateral epicondylitis. It may also be called elbow tendinopathy or wrist extensor tendinopathy.
A testicular self-exam is a cancer-screening test that men can do themselves. The purpose of the exam is to look for any unusual lumps, swellings, tenderness, or excess fluid in or around the testicles. These are possible signs of cancer. Testicular cancer can grow quickly, especially in young men. Treatment can be more effective when...
You can find out if you are pregnant with tests of your urine or blood. These tests look for a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is produced by the placenta. It is found in your blood or urine only when you are pregnant.
Chronic illness is any disease that lasts for months, years, or a lifetime. Some examples include:
Thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth. Another name for thrush is candidiasis.
Babies have a natural desire to suck. Thumbsucking is a common way babies seem to comfort themselves. Thumbsucking usually begins by 3 months of age.