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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/

Boys and Puberty - familydoctor.org

Puberty in boys typically occurs between the ages of 9 and 16 and will be a time of change, both physically and emotionally.

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

Breast Cyst Aspiration - familydoctor.org

Breast cyst aspiration is when your doctor uses a small needle to drain fluid from a cyst in your breast.

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

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/

Breastfeeding: Returning to Work - familydoctor.org

Breastfeeding is good for you and your baby. Learn how to continue to breastfeed your baby after you've returned to work.

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

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/

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

Nutrient-rich (or nutrient-dense) foods contain a lot of vitamins and minerals and few calories. Learn how to change your diet to include these foods.

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

Chickenpox Vaccine - familydoctor.org

The chickenpox vaccine is given to young children to prevent chickenpox, a highly contagious disease caused by a virus.

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

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

Learn about the safety and efficacy of childhood vaccines, including the flu, DTaP, Td, IPV, MMR, Hib, varicella, and more.

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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

Babies are considered premature if they are born before the 37th week of pregnancy. Premature babies commonly need extra care in the hospital and at home.

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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/

Choosing a Family Doctor - familydoctor.org

Family doctors create caring relationships with patients and their families. Learn how to choose one that's right for you and your family.

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https://familydoctor.org/choosing-a-family-doctor/

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

Learn about the safety and efficacy of childhood vaccines, including the flu, DTaP, Td, IPV, MMR, Hib, varicella, and more.

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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/

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) | Spirometry

Spirometry is a test that doctors use to measure how well your lungs are working.

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

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

Learn about the safety and efficacy of childhood vaccines, including the flu, DTaP, Td, IPV, MMR, Hib, varicella, and more.

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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

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/

Circumcision - familydoctor.org

Deciding whether to have your newborn son circumcised may be difficult. Learn about the procedure, its benefits and risks.

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https://familydoctor.org/circumcision/

Colds and the Flu | Respiratory Infections During Pregnancy

A respiratory infection is a viral, contagious illness. Most viruses are not harmful, but some can cause miscarriage or birth defects in your baby.

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https://familydoctor.org/colds-and-the-flu-respiratory-infections-during-pregnancy/

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

A colposcopy is a short outpatient exam that looks closely at the cervix to diagnose problems. Click here to more about the purpose of the exam.

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https://familydoctor.org/colposcopy/

Common Oral Conditions in Seniors - familydoctor.org

As you age, oral conditions tend to develop. Here are common ones, and steps you can take to improve your oral health.

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https://familydoctor.org/common-oral-conditions-seniors/

Common School-Age Illnesses/Infections - familydoctor.org

All kids get sick from time to time. Learn the symptoms, causes, and treatment for common illnesses experienced by school-age children.

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

Concussions in Kids - familydoctor.org

You may think that concussions only happen to football players. But that’s not the case. Concussions can happen for many reasons.

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https://familydoctor.org/concussions-in-kids/

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/

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/

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/

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/

High Cholesterol: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Cholesterol is a waxy substance your body uses to protect nerves, make cell tissues, and produce hormones. Click to learn more about high cholesterol.

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

Chronic Pain - familydoctor.org

Chronic pain is pain that doesn’t go away, lasting months or even years. It can interfere with daily activities and cause mental and emotional problems.

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

Dementia - familydoctor.org

Dementia is a group of symptoms caused by brain damage. It makes it hard for people to remember, learn, and communicate.

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

Generalized Anxiety Disorder - familydoctor.org

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is ongoing anxiety that can disrupt your day-to-day life. With treatment, people with GAD can get better.

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

Persistent Depressive Disorder - Dysthymic Disorder | familydoctor.org

Dysthymic disorder, or dysthymia, is a type of chronic depression that lasts for at least 2 years. Click to learn more about symptoms, causes and treatments.

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

Halitosis - familydoctor.org

Halitosis is the term for bad breath. Bad breath can have many causes, and could be the sign of an underlying health problem.

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

Heart Attack - familydoctor.org

A heart attack happens when there is an artery blockage that prevents enough oxygen from getting to the heart. This causes tissue damage and can be fatal.

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

Head Injuries: Detection, Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

A head injury is any harm to your brain, skull, or scalp. It can be mild, moderate, or severe. Learn how to detect, prevent, and treat head injuries.

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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

Lumbar spinal canal stenosis is the narrowing of the space inside the lower spine that carries nerves to your legs. It causes back and leg pain.

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

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/

Lung Cancer - familydoctor.org

Lung cancer is one of the world’s most common cancers. It is the deadliest cancer in the United States. Most cases are caused by smoking.

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

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

MRSA is a bacterial infection that is resistant to methicillin and many other antibiotics. It spreads easily through contact.

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

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 - Symptoms and Causes | familydoctor

Strep throat is an infection caused by bacteria. Try these tips to remove symptoms: Take ibuprofen, get plenty of rest and drink plently of water.

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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/

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/

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/

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