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Can douching after sex prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs)? No. It's a myth that douching after sex can prevent STIs. The only sure way to...
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No. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggests women avoid douching completely. In most cases the vagina's acidic environment...
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Most doctors say it's best to let your vagina clean itself. The vagina cleans itself naturally by making mucous. The mucous washes away blood, semen...
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About 30,000 people in the United States have cystic fibrosis (CF). Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common inherited diseases among Caucasians...
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CF. Cystic fibrosis of the pancreas. Fibrocystic disease of the pancreas. Mucoviscidosis (MU-ko-vis-i-DO-sis). Mucoviscidosis of the...
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A defect in the CFTR gene causes cystic fibrosis (CF). This gene makes a protein that controls the movement of salt and water in and out of your...
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Doctors diagnose cystic fibrosis (CF) based on the results from various tests. Newborn Screening Most States screen newborns for cystic fibrosis...
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Cystic fibrosis (SIS-tik fi-BRO-sis), or CF, is an inherited disease of your secretory glands, including the glands that make mucus and sweat...
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The symptoms of cystic fibrosis vary from person to person and over time. Sometimes you will have few symptoms. Other times, your symptoms may become...
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If you have any of these signs, call 911 right away:Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen.Sudden...
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Pregnant women should get the flu shot -- a vaccine made with killed flu virus. This one is given with a needle, usually in the arm. The other type...
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If you are breastfeeding or giving your baby infant formula, a cautious approach would be to protect your baby from exposure to the flu virus in the...
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Yes. Besides protecting her from infection, the shot may also help protect her infant. Flu shots are only given to infants 6 months of age and older...
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There are many ways that breastfeeding and breast milk protect babies' health. Flu can be very serious in young babies. Babies who are not breastfed...
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Yes. One of the best things you can do for your sick baby is keep breastfeeding. Give your baby many chances to breastfeed throughout the illness...