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Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?

New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

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Calculator: Children's Asthma Peak Flow Tool
Podcast: Abdominal Ultrasound Podcast
Quiz: Impotence Quiz
Risk Assesment: Substance Abuse Assessment
Video: Diverticulitis

Health Tip of the Day

Kefir Tolerated by Lactose-Intolerant Adults

For lactose-intolerant adults, drinking fermented milk can eliminate or drastically reduce symptoms related to lactose intolerance, according to the American Dietetic Association. Researchers believe microbes in this fermented milk -- called kefir -- possess the enzyme necessary to digest lactose. Kefir is slightly more expensive than plain milk. It tastes slightly tart and has the consistency of liquid yogurt.

Healthy Living

Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

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Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

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