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Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses

Top of the page Contact Lenses Treatment OverviewContact lenses are small plastic or silicone discs shaped to correct refractive errors. After your doctor tests your vision, he or she will write a prescription for the lens you need. Your prescription may change over...

Pregnancy

Top of the page Pregnancy Topic OverviewIs this topic for you? This topic covers pregnancy information, including planning for labor and delivery. If you aren’t pregnant yet, see the topic Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy. For more information on labor and...
Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss

Top of the page Hearing Loss Topic OverviewWhat is hearing loss? Hearing loss is a sudden or gradual decrease in how well you can hear. Depending on the cause, it can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. Congenital hearing loss means you are born without...

Fever

Top of the page Fever Fever is the body’s normal response to infection and other conditions, both minor and serious. Most fevers help the body fight infection. The average normal body temperature is 98.6°F (37°C) orally. It can change...
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