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Carbohydrates - National Library of Medicine

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... the Daily Value for total carbohydrates is 275 g per day. This is based on a 2, ... lose weight. This usually means eating between 25 g and 150 g of carbs each day. This ...

Brain Malformations - National Library of Medicine

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Most brain malformations begin long before a baby is born. Something damages the developing nervous system or causes it to develop abnormally. Sometimes it's ...

Cleft Lip and Palate - National Library of Medicine

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Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that occur when a baby's lip or mouth do not form properly. They happen early during pregnancy. A baby can have ...

Club Drugs - National Library of Medicine

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... and Molly GHB (Gamma-hydroxybutyrate), also known as G and Liquid Ecstasy Ketamine, also known as Special ...

Kidney Tests - National Library of Medicine

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You have two kidneys. They are fist-sized organs on either side of your backbone above your waist. Your kidneys filter and clean your blood, taking out waste ...

Liver Diseases - National Library of Medicine

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Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. There are many kinds of liver diseases: ...

Multiple Sclerosis - National Library of Medicine

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. It damages the myelin sheath, the material that surrounds and protects ...

Breast Cancer - National Library of Medicine

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What is breast cancer? Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in breast tissue. It happens when cells in the breast change and grow out of control. The ...

Breast Diseases - National Library of Medicine

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Most women experience breast changes at some time. Your age, hormone levels, and medicines you take may cause lumps, bumps, and discharges (fluids that are ...

Breast Reconstruction - National Library of Medicine

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If you need a mastectomy, you have a choice about whether or not to have surgery to rebuild the shape of the breast. Instead of breast reconstruction, you ...

LGBTQ+ Health - National Library of Medicine

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Members of the LGBTQ+ community include people who are: Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer or Questioning Elsewhere on the gender and sexuality spectrum ...

Male Breast Cancer - National Library of Medicine

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Although breast cancer is much more common in women, men can get it too. It happens most often to men between the ages of 60 and 70. Breast lumps usually aren' ...

Mammography - National Library of Medicine

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What is a mammogram? A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast. Health care providers use mammograms to look for early signs of breast cancer. There ...

Mastectomy - National Library of Medicine

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A mastectomy is surgery to remove a breast or part of a breast. It is usually done to treat breast cancer. Types of breast surgery include: Total (simple) ...