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Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses

Contact 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 time. Contacts are placed directly on the eye, where they float on a film of tears in front of the…


Is 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 delivery, see the topic Labor and Delivery. What can you do to have a healthy pregnancy? You may be…

Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss

Includes info on hearing loss. Discusses causes and symptoms like tinnitus, muffled hearing, and vertigo. Covers exams and tests used to diagnose hearing loss. Discusses treatment with medicine, hearing aids, or cochlear implant.


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 during the day from a low of 97.4°F (36.3°C) in the morning to a high of 99.6°F (37.6°C) in the late…

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