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  • Labor

    Labor usually starts two weeks before or after the estimated date of delivery. No one knows exactly what triggers the onset of labor.

  • Labor and Delivery

    Detailed information on labor and delivery

  • Lactose Intolerance

    Lactose intolerance is when your body can’t break down or digest lactose. Lactose is a sugar found in milk and milk products. Lactose intolerance happens when your small intestine does not make enough of a digestive enzyme called lactase. Lactase is needed to break down the lactose in food so it can be absorbed by your body.

  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome

    Lambert-Eaton syndrome in as autoimmune disorder affecting the areas where nerves and muscles connect. It causes weak muscles, difficulty walking and other symptoms.

  • Landau-Kleffner Syndrome

    Detailed information on Landau-Kleffner syndrome, including signs, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Language Disorders

    Detailed information on the most common types of language disorders, including aphasia and Landau-Kleffner syndrome

  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Overview

    This surgery takes out the part of your stomach that curves outward, called the fundus. After the fundus is taken out, your surgeon will close the rest of your stomach into a tube shape that looks like a banana.

  • Laryngeal Cancer: Treatment Questions

    Talking with healthcare providers about cancer can be overwhelming. It helps to be prepared. Make a list of questions and bring them to your appointments. Read on for helpful questions to get you started.

  • Laser Surgery for Lesions and Skin Conditions

    Detailed information on laser surgery for skin conditions.

  • Laser Surgery Overview

    Detailed information on laser surgery and what types of surgeries may be performed with lasers

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