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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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Cough Medicine: Understanding Your OTC Options | familydoctor.org

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

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Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor Appointment - familydoctor.org

Take an active role in your health care by following these tips to get the most out of your doctor appointment.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor Appointment | familydoctor.org

Take an active role in your health care by following these tips to get the…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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AIDS | familydoctor.org

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

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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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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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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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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/

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