SPECT single photon emission computerized tomography scanning

An investigation of the blood flow in the brain. Spike. A particular wave pattern in EEG that is typical of epilepsy. Spina bifida. Malformation of the spinal cord and spine. Spinal cord. An enlarged collection of nerve fibers and nerve cell bodies that exits the skull and travels through the vertebrae of the spine. Spinal fluid. Fluid that surrounds the brain and the spinal cord. Status epilepticus. A seizure that lasts longer than 30 minutes, or a series of seizures with no recovery of...

Nutrition

Even before pregnancy begins, nutrition is one of the most important factors in the health of a mother and her baby. If you are eating a well-balanced diet before you become pregnant, you will need to make only a few changes to meet the nutritional needs of pregnancy. Good quality nutrients form the foundation for healthy development of the baby. Pregnant women must eat well and should eat a wide range of foods in order to get the proper nutrients. Doctors usually recommend general guidelines...

Keeping Fit During Pregnancy

Always check with your doctor before you begin any physical activity to make sure that it's safe for you to exercise during your pregnancy. Some questions have been raised about the effects of exercise on pregnant women, but there is no proof that gentle exercise has any negative effects. Studies have not shown any benefits for the baby, but exercise might help you feel better and maintain your weight. Exercise also helps prepare a woman for childbirth by strengthening the muscles and...

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