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  1. Food jags Food jags
    A food jag is when a child will only eat one food item meal after meal. Some other common childhood eating behaviors that can cause alarm in many parents include fear of new foods and refusal to eat what is served. Function At times children's eating habits are a way for them to feel independent. T...
  2. Food labeling Food labeling
    Food labeling offers a great deal of information on most packaged foods. Function Serving size: Based on an average portion size. Similar food products have similar serving sizes to make comparison between products easier. Amounts per serving: The total calories and the calories from fat are listed...
  3. Food poisoning Food poisoning
    Food poisoning occurs when you swallow food or water that contains bacteria, parasites, viruses, or toxins made by these germs. Most cases of food poisoning are from common bacteria such as Staphylococcus or E. coli. Causes Food poisoning can affect one person or a group of people who all ate the ...
  4. Food safety Food safety
    Food safety refers to the conditions and practices that preserve the quality of food to prevent contamination and foodborne illnesses. Function Food can be contaminated in many different ways. Some food products may already contain bacteria or parasites. The germs can be spread during the packaging...
  5. Foot amputation - discharge Foot amputation - discharge
    You have had a foot amputation. You may have had an accident, or your foot may have had an infection or disease and doctors could not save it. What to Expect at Home It will take time for you to learn to use a walker and a wheelchair. It will also take time to learn to get in and out of the wheelch...
  6. Foot pain Foot pain
    Pain or discomfort can be felt anywhere in the foot, including the heel, toes, arch, instep, sole, or ankles. See also: Ankle pain Heel pain Causes Foot pain can be caused by: Bunions -- a protrusion at the base of the big toe, which can become inflamed. Bunions often develop over time from...
  7. Foot pain causes Foot pain causes
    Question: What causes foot pain? Answer: Many things can cause foot pain. Wearing shoes that don't fit right is one of the most common reasons people (especially women) get foot problems such as calluses and bunions. With age, feet often grow wider. Also, being overweight can increase your chances o...
  8. Foot, leg, and ankle swelling Foot, leg, and ankle swelling
    Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs is called peripheral edema. Considerations Painless swelling may affect both legs and may include the calves or even the thighs. Because of the effe...
  9. Foraminotomy Foraminotomy
    Foraminotomy is surgery that widens the opening in your back where nerve roots leave your spinal column. You may have a narrowing of the nerve opening (foraminal stenosis). Description Foraminotomy takes pressure off of a nerve in your spinal column and allows it to move more easily. It may be perf...
  10. Forehead lift Forehead lift
    A forehead lift is a surgical procedure to correct sagging of the forehead skin, eyebrows, and upper eyelids. Description A forehead lift removes or alters the muscles and skin that cause such visible signs of aging as drooping eyebrows, "hooding" eyelids, forehead furrows, and frown lines. The sur...
  11. Foreign body in the nose Foreign body in the nose
    This article discusses first aid for a foreign object placed into the nose. Considerations Curious young children may insert small objects into their nose in a normal attempt to explore their own bodies. Potential objects placed in the nose may include food, seeds, dried beans, small toys (such as ...
  12. Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed
    If you breathe a foreign object into the respiratory tract, it may become stuck and cause breathing or airway problems, as well as inflammation and infection. If swallowed, a foreign object may become stuck along the gastrointestinal (GI)tract, which can lead to infection or bleeding. See also: Chok...
  13. Foxglove poisoning Foxglove poisoning
    Foxglove poisoning usually occurs from sucking the flowers or eating the seeds, stems, or leaves of the foxglove plant. Poisoning may also occur from taking more than the recommended amounts of medicines made from foxglove. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management ...
  14. Fractional excretion of sodium Fractional excretion of sodium
    Fractional excretion of sodium (FENa) is the amount of salt (sodium) that leaves your body through urine compared to the amount filtered and reabsorbed by the kidney. FENa is not a test, but rather a calculation based on the concentrations of sodium and creatinine in your blood and urine. Urine and ...
  15. Fractured clavicle in the newborn Fractured clavicle in the newborn
    A fractured clavicle in the newborn is a broken collar bone in a baby that was just delivered. Causes A fracture of a newborn's collar bone (clavicle) can occur during a difficult vaginal delivery. It is fairly common during difficult births. Symptoms The baby will not move the painful, injured arm...