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What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

Narcissistic personality disorder is characterized by low self-esteem and self-absorption. Learn what the DSM-5 says about the condition. Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a type of mental condition. People who have NPD inflate their...

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Pitting Edema Grading: When Swelling Becomes Serious

Learn the difference between edema and pitting edema, how pitting edema is graded to assess severity, and what to expect from treatment. Edema is a buildup of fluids that causes swelling, usually in the lower body. When this swelling is such that...

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What Is Postpartum Depression?

Postpartum depression is depression that starts after giving birth. Learn more about PPD, including common symptoms and treatment options. Postpartum depression (PPD) is depression that occurs after childbirth. It is a type of perinatal mood...

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Emma Betuel

Emma Betuel is a freelance science reporter based in Brooklyn, New York.

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What Is an Exophytic Fibroid?

Exophytic fibroids are large fibroids that can grow out of the uterus into the abdominal cavity. Learn more about how to treat them. Uterine fibroids, also known as myomas or leiomyomas, are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus. They...

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An Overview of Birth Control While Breastfeeding

If you are breastfeeding and not yet ready for another baby, you may wonder which birth control option is right for you. Learn more about your options. If you recently gave birth, are currently breastfeeding, and are not yet ready for another baby,...

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Do GI Cocktails Really Work?

GI cocktails may help with indigestion. The antacid mixture includes liquid lidocaine and Donnatal. Some researchers, however, aren’t that convinced. A gastrointestinal (GI) cocktail, also known as a gastric cocktail, is a combination of different...

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