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Adolescents and Young Adults: Getting the Preventive Services You Need

Preventive services now will protect you and help you make healthy decisions throughout your life. Learn more about the path to improved health here.

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https://familydoctor.org/adolescents-and-young-adults-getting-the-preventive-services-you-need/

Breast Cyst Aspiration - familydoctor.org

A breast cyst aspiration is an in-office procedure your doctor will do to drain a cyst in your breast.

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https://familydoctor.org/breast-cyst-aspiration/

Breastfeeding: Returning to Work - familydoctor.org

Returning to work while breastfeeding can feel like a challenge. But you can make it work if you are prepared.

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https://familydoctor.org/breastfeeding-returning-to-work/

Biopsy - familydoctor.org

A biopsy is a medical procedure to remove tissue, fluid, or a growth from your body. It helps your doctor diagnose a disease or growth.

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https://familydoctor.org/biopsy/

Boys and Puberty - familydoctor.org

Most boys experience puberty between the ages of 9 and 16. It’s important your son learn about the changes of puberty from you and his doctor.

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https://familydoctor.org/boys-and-puberty/

Body Image Issues (Children and Teens) | familydoctor.org

Children’s opinions of their bodies form at a very young age. Research suggests that children as young as 3 years old have body image issues.

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https://familydoctor.org/building-your-childs-body-image-and-self-esteem/

Chickenpox Vaccine - familydoctor.org

Chickenpox is highly contagious and can be very serious. Beginning at 12 months old, almost everyone should have the chickenpox vaccine.

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https://familydoctor.org/chickenpox-vaccine/

Changing Your Diet: Choosing Nutrient-rich Foods - familydoctor.org

You should choose a diet made of nutrient-rich foods. Nutrient-rich (or nutrient-dense) foods are low in sugar, sodium, starches, and bad fats.

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https://familydoctor.org/changing-your-diet-choosing-nutrient-rich-foods/

Childhood Overweight and Obesity: Helping Your Child Achieve a Healthy Weight - ...

Good nutrition and regular physical activity can help your child achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

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https://familydoctor.org/childhood-overweight-and-obesity/

Childhood Vaccines: What They Are and Why Your Child Needs Them

Childhood vaccines are important in protecting children and the population. All are safe and are to be given at specific ages.

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https://familydoctor.org/childhood-vaccines-what-they-are-and-why-your-child-needs-them/

Caring for Your Premature Baby - familydoctor.org

A baby’s birth can be a happy time. However, it can be stressful if your baby is born premature. Premature babies are born before week 37 of pregnancy.

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https://familydoctor.org/caring-for-your-premature-baby/?utm_source=socialandamp;utm_medium=fbandamp;utm_campaign=Immunizationsandamp;utm_content=preemie

Your Child’s Mental Health - familydoctor.org

Good mental health is an important part of a child’s overall health. There are many ways adults can help children build good mental health.

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https://familydoctor.org/childs-mental-health/

Childhood Vaccines: What They Are and Why Your Child Needs Them

Childhood vaccines are important in protecting children and the population. All are safe and are to be given at specific ages.

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https://familydoctor.org/childhood-vaccines-what-they-are-and-why-your-child-needs-them/?utm_source=fd.org%20childhood%20vaccinesandutm_medium=Online%20media%20kit

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) | Spirometry

Spirometry is a type of pulmonary function test. You may need this test if your doctor thinks you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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https://familydoctor.org/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-spirometry/

Procedures and Devices - familydoctor.org

Tests, procedures, devices … what do they all mean? Learning that you will have to undergo a procedure or…

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https://familydoctor.org/your-health-resources/drugs-procedures-and-devices/procedures-devices/

Childhood Vaccines: What They Are and Why Your Child Needs Them

Childhood vaccines are important in protecting children and the population. All are safe and are to be given at specific ages.

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https://familydoctor.org/childhood-vaccines-what-they-are-and-why-your-child-needs-them/?utm_source=socialandamp;utm_medium=fbandamp;utm_campaign=Immunizationsandamp;utm_content=whatwhy

What Is A Colposcopy? - When to See a Doctor | familydoctor.org

A colposcopy is a women’s health exam. It uses a special light to provide a close look at your cervix. Your doctor can then see things not seen otherwise.

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https://familydoctor.org/colposcopy/

Colds and the Flu | Respiratory Infections During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, it’s important to take precautions against viral infections to protect you and your baby.

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https://familydoctor.org/viral-infections-during-pregnancy/

Common School-Age Illnesses/Infections - familydoctor.org

School-aged children are routinely exposed to a number of common childhood infections and illnesses. It’s not unusual. But always see your doctor.

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https://familydoctor.org/common-school-age-illnessesinfections/

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) - familydoctor.org

If there is a weakening in the wall of your abdominal aorta, it can bulge or swell like a balloon. If it grows too large, your aorta could tear or burst.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/abdominal-aortic-aneurysm/

Preventive Health Care For Seniors - Annual Physical | familydoctor.org

Preventive health care services are important for everyone, especially for older adults. This is because your risk for health problems increases as you age.

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https://familydoctor.org/preventative-care-seniors/

Asthma In Kids - Difficulty Breathing | Family Doctor

Asthma is a disease that often starts in childhood. It makes it harder for your child’s lungs to get air and can cause difficulty breathing.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/asthma-in-kids/

Breast Cancer - familydoctor.org

Breast cancer is a cancer that begins in breast tissue. It usually shows up as one of three types of tumors.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/breast-cancer/

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) - familydoctor.org

Bacterial vaginosis is a mild infection in the vagina caused by an overgrowth of bacteria. Researchers do not completely understand why it occurs.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/bacterial-vaginosis/

Burning Mouth Syndrome - Treatment | familydoctor.org

Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is marked by pain and discomfort in the mouth, lips, and/or tongue. Find treatment and tips to manage this condition here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/burning-mouth-syndrome/

Chickenpox - Signs Of Chickenpox | familydoctor.org

Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease that produces an itchy rash of red spots all over the body. It is most common in children.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/chickenpox/

High Cholesterol: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

High Cholesterol is a medical condition that can lead to a heart attack or stroke.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/cholesterol/

Chronic Pain - familydoctor.org

Chronic pain is pain that lasts a long time—months or even years. It can occur anywhere in your body and may interfere with your daily activities.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/chronic-pain/

Coronavirus: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment | Familydoctor.org

A coronavirus is a virus found in animals that can be transmitted to humans. Coronavirus symptoms include cough, difficulty breathing, runny nose and fever.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/coronavirus/

Dementia - familydoctor.org

Dementia isn’t a disease. It’s a group of symptoms that can be caused by brain damage. It’s not related to normal aging.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/dementia/

Generalized Anxiety Disorder - familydoctor.org

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is ongoing anxiety not related to a particular situation. It also can be anxiety that isn’t normal about a situation.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/generalized-anxiety-disorder/

Persistent Depressive Disorder - Dysthymic Disorder | familydoctor.org

Persistent depressive disorder is a chronic depression that lasts at least 2 years.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/persistent-depressive-disorder/

What Causes Bad Breath? - Halitosis | familydoctor.org

Halitosis otherwise known as bad breath, can have many causes and could be the sign of an underlying health problem. Tap here to learn more.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/halitosis/

Heart Attack: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment | Familydoctor.org

A heart attack is when part of the heart muscle is cut off from oxygen. Most heart attacks occur when a blockage slows or stops blood flow. It can be fatal.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/heart-attack/

Signs of A Head Injury - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

A head injury is any harm to your brain, skull, or scalp. It can be mild, moderate, or severe. Tap here for more information.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/head-injuries/

What Is HIV? - HIV Symptoms And Treatment | familydoctor.org

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) attacks the body’s immune system. When first infected with HIV, you may not experience any symptoms. Learn more here!

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/hiv/

Lumbar Spinal Canal Stenosis - familydoctor.org

As the lumbar spinal canal narrows (stenosis), the nerves that go through it are squeezed, causing back pain, leg pain, weakness, and numbness.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/lumbar-spinal-canal-stenosis/

Infertility - Treatment and Causes | familydoctor.org

Infertility means a couple is not able to become pregnant after 1 year of having regular, unprotected sex. Learn about treatment and causes here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/infertility/

Lung Cancer - familydoctor.org

Lung cancer is abnormal growth of cells in the lungs. It is one of the most common forms of cancer in the world.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/lung-cancer/

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) - familydoctor.org

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a subset of bacterial (staph) infection of the skin.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa/

Nosebleeds: Causes and Treatment - familydoctor.org

The most common causes of nosebleeds are dryness (often caused by indoor heat in the winter) and nose picking. Learn more here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/nosebleeds/

Measles - Symptoms - Measles Vaccine | familydoctor.org

Measles is a very contagious respiratory illness that also causes a fever and a rash. It is preventable with a vaccine. Learn more about symptoms here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/measles/

Obesity - familydoctor.org

Obesity occurs when you weigh more than what is considered healthy for your age, gender, and height. It can cause a number of serious health issues.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/obesity/

Ovarian Cancer - Signs of Ovarian Cancer - Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Ovarian cancer can occur in women of any age. Be mindful of common risks and take notice of symptoms that may be signs of ovarian cancer.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/ovarian-cancer/

What is Prediabetes? - Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Prediabetes is when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be called diabetes. Click to learn about symptoms and treatment.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/prediabetes/

Sore Throat - How to Get Rid of A Sore Throat | familydoctor.org

Most sore throats caused by a cold or flu-type virus go away in a week to 10 days. Treatment varies depending on the cause. Find more information here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/sore-throat/

Strep Throat - Strep Treatment and Antibiotics | familydoctor

Strep throat is caused by bacteria and treated with antibiotics, however not every sore throat is strep throat. Tap here for more information.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/strep-throat/

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - Causes | Family Doctor

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the somewhat unexplained reason a baby under the age of 1 dies while sleeping. It is not tied to child abuse.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/sudden-infant-death-syndrome-sids/

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) - Symptoms And Treatment | familydoctor.org

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be mild, moderate, or severe. Learn about the types of injuries, as well as possible treatments and outcomes.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/traumatic-brain-injury/

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) - How To Stop Grinding Teeth? | familydoctor.org

Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is the conscious or unconscious grinding of teeth. It happens most often in children. Learn more here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/teeth-grinding-bruxism/

Tonsillitis - Swollen Tonsils - Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Tonsillitis is an inflammatory disease. It occurs when your tonsils become infected by a virus or bacteria and is most common in children.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/tonsillitis/

Tuberculosis - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection caused by bacteria. There are 2 types of TB, Latent or Inactive and Active TB. Usually TB affects the lungs.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/tuberculosis/

Vaginal Discharge - Causes and Prevention | familydoctor.org

Vaginal discharge is normal but changes, such as color or odor, may signal a problem. Learn more about symptoms, types of discharge, causes, and treatment.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/vaginal-discharge/

Coping With an HIV Diagnosis - familydoctor.org

Finding out that you are infected with HIV can be frightening. One way to fight your fear is to learn as much as you can about the disease.

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https://familydoctor.org/coping-with-an-hiv-diagnosis/

Whooping Cough - familydoctor.org

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a contagious infection. It is caused by bacteria and spread by people through the air or surfaces.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/whooping-cough/

What Is Zika? - Zika Virus Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Zika is a virus caused by a bite from the Aedes mosquito. Once infected, it spreads through pregnancy, sex, and blood and tissue donation.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/zika/

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Top 10 Tips From Your Family Doctor - ...

Stay informed with the top ten things your family doctor wants you to know about coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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https://familydoctor.org/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-top-10-tips-from-your-family-doctor/

COVID-19 Face Masks - familydoctor.org

Washing hands with soap and water is the most effective method to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.

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https://familydoctor.org/covid-19-face-masks/

COVID-19 Testing - familydoctor.org

Find out the facts around getting tested for COVID-19.

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https://familydoctor.org/covid-19-testing/

Dental Hygiene: How to Care for Your Child's Teeth - familydoctor.org

Helping your child to develop healthy dental habits now can aid in the prevention of infection, disease, and other teeth problems later.

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https://familydoctor.org/dental-hygiene-how-to-care-for-your-childs-teeth/

Dangers Of Juuling - Juul Starter Kit - Juul Pods | familydoctor.org

Juul is marketed as a safer alternative to smoking. The Juul starter kit is not safer, and Juul pods still contain addictive drugs and chemicals.

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https://familydoctor.org/dangers-of-vaping/

Diabetes and Exercise - familydoctor.org

Exercise carries additional risk for people with diabetes, but the associated benefits far outweigh the potential negatives.

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https://familydoctor.org/diabetes-and-exercise/

Diabetes and Nutrition - familydoctor.org

What you eat is closely connected to the amount of sugar in your blood. The right food choices will help you control your blood sugar level.

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https://familydoctor.org/diabetes-and-nutrition/

Depression | Coping With Suicidal Thoughts | familydoctor.org

If you are depressed or coping with suicidal thoughts, there is help. Suicidal thoughts often are caused by a treatable health problem. Learn more here.

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https://familydoctor.org/depression-coping-with-suicidal-thoughts/

Dietary Supplements: What You Need to Know - familydoctor.org

Dietary supplements include vitamins, herbs, and other products that can improve your health or wellness. Learn about the types, benefits, and risks.

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https://familydoctor.org/dietary-supplements-what-you-need-to-know/

Drug-Nutrients and Drug-Supplements | Examples of Interactions

Some dietary supplements can cause interactions with prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Learn which ones you should watch out for.

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https://familydoctor.org/drug-nutrient-interactions-and-drug-supplement-interactions-examples-of-dietary-supplement-interactions/

End-of-Life Care - familydoctor.org

A guide to help you prepare for the end of your life or of a loved one. Planning helps ensure treatment is consistent with your or your loved one's wishes.

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https://familydoctor.org/end-life-care/

Family Health - familydoctor.org

Learn to make healthy lifestyle choices for you and your family with information for every stage of life.

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https://familydoctor.org/family-health/

Infants and Toddlers - familydoctor.org

Find information on toddlers and infants, caring for your newborn, potty training, vaccination decisions, home safety and nutrition, plus…

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https://familydoctor.org/family-health/infants-and-toddlers/

Seniors - familydoctor.org

Healthy choices aren’t just for the young. Learn how a healthy lifestyle can help seniors stay active and improve…

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https://familydoctor.org/family-health/seniors/

What do I need in my first aid kit? - familydoctor.org

A well-prepared first aid kit is an important tool in treating minor injuries that commonly occur at home and when you’re on the go.

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https://familydoctor.org/what-do-i-need-in-my-first-aid-kit/

Caregiver Health and Wellness - Caregiver Mental Health | familydoctor.org

Being a caregiver can take a physical and emotional toll. It is important to care for yourself while helping others. Tap here for more infromation.

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https://familydoctor.org/caregiver-health-and-wellness/

Girls and Puberty - familydoctor.org

Puberty is a time of changes—both physical and emotional. Helping your daughter understand what’s happening and what to expect is important.

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https://familydoctor.org/girls-and-puberty/

Growing Up Healthy: The Importance of Starting Good Nutrition Early - familydoctor.org

Children develop eating patterns early in life. Eating healthy food helps them get nutrients their bodies need to stay healthy, active, and strong.

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https://familydoctor.org/growing-healthy-importance-starting-good-nutrition-early/

Hand Sanitizers and Coronavirus (COVID-19) - familydoctor.org

One of the best ways to keep yourself safe from getting COVID-19 is to wash your hands with soap and water. If those aren’t available, hand sanitizer may help.

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https://familydoctor.org/hand-sanitizers-and-covid-19/

Gun Safety - familydoctor.org

Gun safety should be taken seriously in your home and in any home where your child plays, visits, or stays.

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https://familydoctor.org/gun-safety/

Flu ToolKit - How You Can Help | Family Doctor

As a member of the health care community, you have a crucial role in amplifying the #FamilyDocsFightFlu message on your social networks and in your emails.

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https://familydoctor.org/flu-toolkit/

Handwashing and Coronavirus (COVID-19) - familydoctor.org

Washing hands with soap and water is the most effective method to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.

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https://familydoctor.org/handwashing-and-covid-19/

Healthy Habits for TV, Video Games, and the Internet - familydoctor.org

Too much screen time can contribute to childhood obesity, risky behaviors, sleep and attention problems, eyestrain, anxiety, and depression.

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https://familydoctor.org/healthy-habits-for-tv-video-games-and-the-internet/

Helping a Family Member Who Has Diabetes - familydoctor.org

It’s not easy for someone to hear that they have diabetes, but you can support your loved one by being emotionally supportive and helping them to make healthy changes.

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https://familydoctor.org/helping-a-family-member-who-has-diabetes/

Health Information on the Web: Finding Reliable Information

There are millions of websites that offer health-related information. But many present myths and half-truths as if they are facts.

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https://familydoctor.org/health-information-on-the-web-finding-reliable-information/

Kids and Bullying - familydoctor.org

Bullying and cyberbullying can happen in any city or town and have long-lasting, negative effects on both the victim and the bully.

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https://familydoctor.org/helping-kids-deal-bullies/

Hope After a Life-Changing Diagnosis - familydoctor.org

From diagnosis through ongoing treatment, I help my patients who have HIV live longer, healthier lives and avoid passing…

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https://familydoctor.org/hope-after-life-changing-diagnosis/

Helping Your Child Deal with Peer Pressure - familydoctor.org

Peer pressure can be good and bad. Teach your child how to handle negative peer pressure and make good choices.

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https://familydoctor.org/helping-your-child-deal-with-peer-pressure/

Natural Remedies And Supplements | familydoctor.org

Herbal health products and dietary supplements can benefit your health. Taking too many or the wrong ones could have negative health effects.

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https://familydoctor.org/herbal-health-products-and-supplements/

Hormone Replacement Therapy - familydoctor.org

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a type of treatment that involves taking hormones to prevent or treat certain medical conditions.

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https://familydoctor.org/hormone-replacement-therapy/

How to Take HIV Medicines - familydoctor.org

If you don’t take your medicines just the way your doctor tells you to, your HIV might not be exposed to enough medicine to control it.

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https://familydoctor.org/how-to-take-hiv-medicines/

Immunization Schedules - familydoctor.org

Find immunization schedules for adults and children.

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https://familydoctor.org/immunization-schedules/

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) - familydoctor.org

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States. There are more than 100 types of HPV.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/human-papillomavirus-hpv/

Immunizations - familydoctor.org

Immunizations are important for your health and a requirement for many activities.

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https://familydoctor.org/immunizations/

Kids and Teens - familydoctor.org

Make sure your kids’ and teen has all the information he or she needs to make smart decisions about…

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https://familydoctor.org/family-health/kids-and-teens/

Immunization Schedules - familydoctor.org

Find immunization schedules for adults and children.

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https://familydoctor.org/immunization-schedules/?utm_source=immunization%20scheduleandutm_medium=news%20release%20for%20media%20kit

Immunization Schedules - familydoctor.org

Find immunization schedules for adults and children.

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https://familydoctor.org/immunization-schedules/?utm_source=socialandamp;utm_medium=fbandamp;utm_campaign=Immunizationsandamp;utm_content=schedule

Immunizations - familydoctor.org

Immunizations are important for your health and a requirement for many activities.

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https://familydoctor.org/immunizations/?utm_source=fd.org%2Fimmunizationsandutm_medium=news%20release%20in%20AAFP%20media%20kit

Immunizations - familydoctor.org

Immunizations are important for your health and a requirement for many activities.

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https://familydoctor.org/immunizations/?utm_source=fd.org%20immunization%20landing%20pageandutm_medium=Online%20media%20kit

Immunizations - familydoctor.org

Immunizations are important for your health and a requirement for many activities.

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https://familydoctor.org/immunizations/?utm_source=socialandamp;utm_medium=fbandamp;utm_campaign=Immunizationsandamp;utm_content=immunizations

Is It a Cold or the Flu? - familydoctor.org

The common cold and flu are both contagious respiratory illnesses. We’ll help you figure out whether your symptoms mean you have a cold or the flu.

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https://familydoctor.org/is-it-a-cold-or-the-flu/

Immunizations - familydoctor.org

Immunizations are important for your health and a requirement for many activities.

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https://familydoctor.org/immunizations/?utm_source=socialandutm

Joint and Soft Tissue Injections - familydoctor.org

Joint and soft tissue injections are shots with a needle that help diagnose or treat many different conditions.

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https://familydoctor.org/joint-and-soft-tissue-injections/

Keeping Your Heart Healthy - familydoctor.org

A healthy heart is central to overall good health. Embracing a healthy lifestyle at any age can lower your risk for a heart attack or stroke.

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https://familydoctor.org/keeping-heart-healthy/

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