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Child Safety: Keeping Medicines Out of Reach - familydoctor.org

Medicines or vitamins taken the wrong way can be harmful to children. Keep your medicines out of reach and sight from your child at all times.

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https://familydoctor.org/child-safety-keeping-medicines-out-of-reach/

Cough Medicine: Understanding Your OTC Options | familydoctor.org

Learn about over-the-counter cough medicine for adults.

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The Dangers of Tanning Beds - familydoctor.org

Indoor tanning beds damage skin and can increase the risk of skin cancer by 75% for those who use them before age 35.

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The Dangers of Tanning Beds | familydoctor.org

Indoor tanning beds damage skin and can increase the risk of skin cancer by 75%…

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How to Give Your Child Medicine - familydoctor.org

Learn what parents should know in order to safely give prescription and nonprescription medicine to children.

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https://familydoctor.org/how-to-give-your-child-medicine/

Cough Medicine: Understanding Your OTC Options

OTC medicines are medicines you can buy without a prescription from your doctor. There are 2 types of OTC cough medicines: antitussives and expectorants.

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https://familydoctor.org/cough-medicine-understanding-your-otc-options/

Child Safety: Keeping Your Home Safe for Your Baby | familydoctor.org

Learn how to keep your child safe by babyproofing the crib and home, keeping medicines…

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Resources for Affordable Prescription Medicine - familydoctor.org

Medicine can be a very expensive part of your health care treatment. There are assistance programs available that can help you.

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https://familydoctor.org/resources-for-affordable-prescription-medicine/

Cholesterol-lowering Medicines - familydoctor.org

Several types of medicine are used to treat high cholesterol levels. Your doctor will decide which type of medicine is right for you.

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https://familydoctor.org/cholesterol-lowering-medicines/

Cholesterol-lowering Medicines | familydoctor.org

Several types of medicine are used to treat high cholesterol levels. Your doctor will decide…

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How to Read an OTC Drug Facts Label - familydoctor.org

A drug facts label tells you what a medicine does and how to take it safely. Always read the label before buying or using a medicine.

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https://familydoctor.org/how-to-read-an-otc-drug-facts-label/

Over-The-Counter (OTC) Drug - Prescription Drugs | Family Doctor

over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription drug abuse is an epidemic. Both can lead to long-term health consequences and even death. Learn more here.

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https://familydoctor.org/prescription-and-otc-drug-abuse/

Preventing the Flu - familydoctor.org

The best way to avoid getting the flu is to get the flu vaccine every year. You should get the vaccine as soon as it becomes available each fall.

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https://familydoctor.org/preventing-the-flu/

The Exercise Habit - familydoctor.org

If you want to commit to exercising, choose an activity you like to do. Schedule it as part of your daily routine. Try to do it the same time every day.

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https://familydoctor.org/the-exercise-habit/

How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler | familydoctor.org

A metered-dose inhaler is a hand-held device that contains medicine to open the airways in…

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Protecting Your Skin From the Sun - familydoctor.org

Many people enjoy being outside. It’s fun to go to the park or work in the yard. Make sure you keep your skin sun safe while you’re outside.

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https://familydoctor.org/protecting-your-skin-from-the-sun/

Preventing the Flu | familydoctor.org

Learn about ways to avoid getting the flu.

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The Importance of Vaccinations - familydoctor.org

Vaccinations are an important part of public health. They prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous, and deadly diseases, and save millions of lives.

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https://familydoctor.org/the-importance-of-vaccinations/

Your Baby's Development: The Third Trimester - familydoctor.org

Learn all about your baby's development during the third trimester of pregnancy.

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https://familydoctor.org/your-babys-development-the-third-trimester/

Protecting Your Skin From the Sun | familydoctor.org

Many people enjoy being outside. It’s fun to go to the park, work in the…

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Hepatitis C - familydoctor.org

Hepatitis C is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus. It is spread from person to person through contact with blood.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/hepatitis-c/

Hepatitis C | familydoctor.org

Hepatitis C is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus. It is…

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H1N1 Influenza - familydoctor.org

H1N1 influenza (swine flu) is an infection caused by a virus. Lower your risk by getting the flu vaccine and practicing healthy habits.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/h1n1-influenza/

The Importance of Vaccinations | familydoctor.org

Vaccinations are an important part of public health. They prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous,…

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Opioid Addiction | familydoctor.org

Opioids are a type of medicine often used to help relieve pain. They work by…

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/opioid-addiction/amp/

AIDS | familydoctor.org

AIDS is a life-threatening condition caused by HIV. The virus attacks the body's immune system.…

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/aids/amp/

Genital Warts - Human Papillomavirus (HPV) | familydoctor.org

Genital warts are small, flat, flesh-colored bumps or tiny, cauliflower-like bumps caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Learn more here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/genital-warts/

Genital Warts | familydoctor.org

Genital warts are small, flat, flesh-colored bumps or tiny, cauliflower-like bumps caused by the human…

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Common Sexually Transmitted Infections - (STIs) | familydoctor.org

STIs are infections spread by sexual contact. They are very common, and many can be cured. The best way to lower your risk is to use condoms.

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https://familydoctor.org/common-sexually-transmitted-infections-stis/

Histoplasmosis - familydoctor.org

Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by a fungus that lives in soil. People get infected by breathing in spores from the fungus.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/histoplasmosis/

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

Limiting kids’ screen time and building healthy habits for TV, video games, and the internet is essential for lifelong health.

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

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It is often caused by a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/pelvic-inflammatory-disease/

Hepatitis B (Hep B) - What is Hepatitis? | familydoctor.org

Hepatitis B (Hep B) is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. The virus is usually spread through contact with blood and/or body fluids.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/hepatitis-b/

Hepatitis B | familydoctor.org

Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. The virus…

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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/

Dust Mites in the Home - familydoctor.org

Dust mites are tiny bugs that live in your home. They can cause allergies and problems in people with asthma.

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https://familydoctor.org/dust-mites-in-the-home/

Babesiosis - familydoctor.org

Babesiosis is an infection of the red blood cells. It’s caused by a parasite carried by deer ticks. It can cause flu-like symptoms.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/babesiosis/

Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) | familydoctor.org

Bacterial vaginosis is a mild infection in the vagina caused by an overgrowth of bacteria.…

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

Cervical Cancer - familydoctor.org

Cervical cancer is abnormal growth of cells in a woman’s cervix. It is almost always caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).

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

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: What a Parent Needs to Know | familydoctor.org

Pneumococcal disease is caused by bacteria, and can lead to infections in the lungs, blood,…

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https://familydoctor.org/pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-parent-needs-know/amp/

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

Limiting kids’ screen time and building healthy habits for TV, video games, and the internet…

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

Babesiosis | familydoctor.org

Babesiosis is an infection of the red blood cells. It’s caused by a parasite carried…

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/babesiosis/amp/

How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler - familydoctor.org

A metered-dose inhaler is a small, hand-held device filled with medicine. It helps deliver a certain amount of medicine into your lungs.

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https://familydoctor.org/how-to-use-a-metered-dose-inhaler/

Preventing Malnutrition in Older Adults - familydoctor.org

Good nutrition is especially important as we age. Malnutrition can cause or increase the effects of a number of health problems.

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https://familydoctor.org/preventing-malnutrition-in-older-adults/

Headaches - familydoctor.org

There are several different types of headaches. Migraines and tension headaches are the most common.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/headaches/

Headaches | familydoctor.org

Learn about the different types and causes of headaches, as well as how to detect,…

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Health Information on the Web: Finding Reliable Information

Millions of websites offer health-related information, but you have to be careful to avoid unreliable information.

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

Drug Reactions - familydoctor.org

Learn why you need to know about your medicines in order to help prevent adverse drug reactions.

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https://familydoctor.org/drug-reactions/

High Blood Pressure: Prevention, Causes, and Treatment

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can be deadly. Treatment includes medicine and lifestyle changes.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/high-blood-pressure/

The Exercise Habit | familydoctor.org

If you want to commit to exercising, choose an activity you like to do. Schedule…

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https://familydoctor.org/the-exercise-habit/amp/

Health Information on the Web: Finding Reliable Information | familydoctor.org

Millions of websites offer health-related information, but you have to be careful to avoid unreliable…

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

Reye Syndrome - familydoctor.org

Reye syndrome is a rare but serious illness that can be harmful to the brain and liver. It often occurs after a child has taken aspirin.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/reye-syndrome/

High Blood Pressure | familydoctor.org

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can be deadly. Treatment includes medicine and lifestyle changes.

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AIDS - familydoctor.org

AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is a life-threatening condition caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/aids/

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in the urinary tract. For healthy adult males and females, antibiotic pills will usually cure it.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/urinary-tract-infections/

Urinary Tract Infection | familydoctor.org

Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and complications of urinary tract infections (sometimes…

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Routine Tests During Pregnancy - familydoctor.org

Routine tests during pregnancy help monitor the health of you and your baby.

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https://familydoctor.org/routine-tests-pregnancy/

Opioid Addiction - Pain Relief - Signs of Addiction | familydoctor.org

Opioids are a type of medicine often used to help relieve pain. People who do not follow their doctor’s instructions can become addicted. Learn more here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/opioid-addiction/

Diabetes - familydoctor.org

Diabetes occurs when your body doesn’t make or use the hormone insulin properly.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/diabetes/

Reflux/Acid Reflux (GERD) - familydoctor.org

The name for this condition is gastroesophageal reflux disease. It occurs when acid from the food and liquid in your stomach backs up into your throat.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/refluxacid-reflux/

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) -- Symptoms and Treatment

COPD is a progressive disease that makes it hard for you to breathe. The two main types of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

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

Bioterrorism - familydoctor.org

Bioterrorism is the use of hazardous agents, such as bacteria, viruses, or germs, to harm people. Learn more about bioterrorism.

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https://familydoctor.org/bioterrorism/

Safe Use, Storage, and Disposal of Opioid Drugs | familydoctor.org

Opioid pain relievers (opioids) are used to manage acute and chronic pain. These medicines are…

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https://familydoctor.org/safe-use-storage-and-disposal-of-opioid-drugs/amp/

Reflux/Acid Reflux (GERD) | familydoctor.org

Reflux is a medical condition that happens when the acid in your stomach backs up…

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/refluxacid-reflux/amp/

Migraines | familydoctor.org

Learn about the different kinds of migraine headaches and their symptoms and treatments.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/migraines/amp/

Warts - Wart Removal - Wart Freeze | familydoctor.org

Warts are small growths on the skin that normally don't cause pain. Learn about different types of warts, treatment options, including removal and aftercare

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/warts/

Repeated Infections In Children - Bacterial and Viral | familydoctor.org

Repeated infection in children usually occur because their immune systems are not fully developed, babies tend to get a high number of infections. Tap here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/repeated-infections-in-children/

Cancer - familydoctor.org

Cancer is a collection of many diseases that all involve the growth of abnormal cells. There are many different types of cancer.

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

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/

Common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) | familydoctor.org

STIs are infections spread by sexual contact. They are very common, and many can be…

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https://familydoctor.org/common-sexually-transmitted-infections-stis/amp/

Cancer | familydoctor.org

Cancer is a collection of many diseases that all involve the growth of abnormal cells.…

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/cancer/amp/

The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke - familydoctor.org

Secondhand smoke is especially toxic for babies, young children, and teens because their brains and bodies are still developing.

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https://familydoctor.org/the-dangers-of-secondhand-smoke/

Dementia | familydoctor.org

Dementia is a group of symptoms caused by brain damage. It makes it hard for…

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

Multiple Sclerosis - Symptoms and Causes | familydoctor.org

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the nervous system. Learn about the common symptoms and treatment options.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/multiple-sclerosis/

Symptom Checker: Skin Rashes and Other Skin Problems

Skin rashes cause a noticeable texture or color change. Use our trusted symptom checker to find a possible diagnosis by answering a few simple questions.

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https://familydoctor.org/symptom/skin-rashes-skin-problems/

Vomiting and Diarrhea | familydoctor.org

Information for parents about vomiting and diarrhea in children from the American Academy of Family…

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/vomiting-and-diarrhea/amp/

Diabetes | familydoctor.org

Diabetes occurs when your body doesn’t make or use the hormone insulin properly.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/diabetes/amp/

When Does My Child Need Emergency Services? - familydoctor.org

It can be hard to tell when your child needs emergency services. Learn what signs to look for so your child gets the right level of care.

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https://familydoctor.org/child-need-emergency-services/

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) | familydoctor.org

COPD is a progressive disease that makes it hard for you to breathe. The two…

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

Cold and Flu - familydoctor.org

Follow this chart for information about how to treat the symptoms of a cold or the flu.

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https://familydoctor.org/symptom/cold-and-flu/

Preterm Labor and Birth - familydoctor.org

Preterm labor is when a woman goes into labor before 37 weeks of pregnancy. It can lead to premature birth, which can cause health problems for the baby.

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https://familydoctor.org/preterm-labor-birth/

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) - familydoctor.org

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections you can get by having sex with someone who has an infection. Learn more about symptoms and treatment.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/sexually-transmitted-infections-stis/

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease | familydoctor.org

Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It is often caused…

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/pelvic-inflammatory-disease/amp/

Schizophrenia - familydoctor.org

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that distorts your perception of reality and interferes with the way you think, feel, and act.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/schizophrenia/

Intoeing - familydoctor.org

Learn about the causes, treatment and complications of intoeing, a condition that causes a child’s feet to point inward.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/intoeing/

Yeast Infections - familydoctor.org

A vaginal yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of a fungus called Candida. It is a very common ailment for women.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/yeast-infections/

Cancer: End-of-Life Issues for the Caregiver - familydoctor.org

Caring for a loved one’s final stages of cancer can be emotionally, physically, and mentally painful. Planning for certain issues in advance can help ease the burden.

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https://familydoctor.org/cancer-end-of-life-issues-for-the-caregiver/

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: What a Parent Needs to Know

The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is designed to prevent a serious infection in children and adults. Learn about the vaccine and the infection it prevents.

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https://familydoctor.org/pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-parent-needs-know/

What Is Polycythemia Vera? - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Polycythemia vera (PV) is a rare disease that causes your body to make too many red blood cells. PV begins in the bone marrow. Learn more here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/polycythemia-vera/

Prostate Cancer - familydoctor.org

Prostate cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in a man’s prostate gland, part of his reproductive system. The benefits of routine prostate cancer screening are still under debate. Screening can lead to early diagnosis and a possibly better cure rate.

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

Yeast Infections | familydoctor.org

A vaginal yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of a fungus called Candida. It…

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/yeast-infections/amp/

Monitoring Your Blood Sugar Level - familydoctor.org

There are 2 blood tests that can help you manage diabetes. One of these tests is called an A1C test. The other is a general blood glucose test.

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https://familydoctor.org/monitoring-your-blood-sugar-level/

Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD) | familydoctor.org

Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment of dysthymic disorder, a type of depression that…

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

The Dangers of Secondhand Smoke | familydoctor.org

Secondhand smoke is especially toxic for babies, young children, and teens because their brains and…

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https://familydoctor.org/the-dangers-of-secondhand-smoke/amp/

Finding the Right Addiction Treatment Program - familydoctor.org

Admitting you have an addiction is hard to do. Find the treatment program that’s right for you.

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https://familydoctor.org/finding-right-addiction-treatment-program/

Effects of Early Sun Exposure - familydoctor.org

Getting sunburned when you’re young puts you at greater risk for melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer.

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https://familydoctor.org/effects-early-sun-exposure-2/

Lyme Disease - familydoctor.org

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread by ticks. It can cause fever, joint and muscle aches, and a bull’s-eye rash. It is treated with antibiotics.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/lyme-disease/

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/

Enuresis (Bedwetting) - familydoctor.org

Enuresis (bedwetting) is a common occurrence when children wet the bed during sleep. It is often just a stage in development up until age 7.

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https://familydoctor.org/enuresis-bed-wetting/

Glycemic Index and Your Diet - familydoctor.org

The glycemic index measures how quickly carbohydrates in a food make your blood sugar rise. It is a tool you can use in creating a healthy diet.

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https://familydoctor.org/glycemic-index-diet/

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