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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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Adolescents and Young Adults: Getting the Preventive Services You Need | familydoctor.org

Get an early start on good lifelong health by learning about the services and advice…

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adult Archives - familydoctor.org

...Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is called a mini stroke, and it can raise your risk of having a major… Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSP) is a mental illness that affects caregivers, especially caregivers of...

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After 50: Nutritional Needs - familydoctor.org

Nutritional needs change as we age. After age 50, choose food and drinks wisely for your gender, health, and activity level.

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After 50: Nutritional Needs | familydoctor.org

Nutritional needs change as we age. After age 50, choose food and drinks wisely for…

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Alzheimer's Disease - familydoctor.org

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. The symptoms are associated with physical and functional changes in the brain.

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Alzheimer’s Disease | familydoctor.org

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. The symptoms are associated with physical and functional…

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Arrhythmia - familydoctor.org

An arrhythmia is a change in the rhythm of your heartbeat. Your heart may beat too fast, too slow, or uneven. There are different types and treatments.

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Arrhythmia | familydoctor.org

An arrhythmia is a change in the rhythm of your heartbeat. Your heart may beat…

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Atherosclerosis - familydoctor.org

Learn about the causes, complications and prevention of atherosclerosis, a form of heart disease that causes your arteries to…

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Atherosclerosis | familydoctor.org

Learn about the causes, complications and prevention of atherosclerosis, a form of heart disease that…

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Bell’s Palsy - familydoctor.org

Bell’s palsy is a condition that temporarily paralyzes the side of your face. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment.

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bleeding disorders Archives - familydoctor.org

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Blood Clots | familydoctor.org

Blood clots are differently sized clumps of blood that can form inside your body. Most…

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Blood Test: Lipid Panel - familydoctor.org

A lipid panel blood test assess a person’s risk for heart disease and stroke. It also checks good and bad cholesterol, as well as triglycerides.

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Blood Test: Lipid Panel | familydoctor.org

A lipid panel blood test assess a person’s risk for heart disease and stroke. It…

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blood tests Archives - familydoctor.org

...A lipid panel blood test assess a person’s risk for heart disease and stroke. It also checks good and bad… About Support Us Copyright & Permissions Privacy Policy Contact familydoctor.org is powered by submit site search Diseases and Conditions Prevention and...

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Blood Thinners Archives - familydoctor.org

...Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is called a mini stroke, and it can raise your risk of having a major… Hypercoagulation Hypercoagulation is the name for excessive blood clotting. Blood clots can lead to serious health problems, even...

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Bonding with Baby - familydoctor.org

Bonding with your baby is a natural process. It can begin at different times as you spend more time with your baby. Bonding creates security and confidence.

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Bonding with Baby | familydoctor.org

Bonding with your baby is a natural process. It can begin at different times as…

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Brain Training for Seniors - familydoctor.org

A combination of brain training and healthy living can help in the fight to slow or reduce your risk of getting dementia as you age.

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Brain Training for Seniors | familydoctor.org

A combination of brain training and healthy living can help in the fight to slow…

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Bringing Your Baby Home - familydoctor.org

There is a lot to plan for before and after you bring a new baby home.

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Bringing Your Baby Home | familydoctor.org

There is a lot to plan for before and after you bring a new baby…

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cardiovascular Archives - familydoctor.org

...Stroke A stroke is a medical condition that happens when blood flow to your brain stops. High Blood Pressure Medicines It is important to treat high blood pressure. Medicines are one of the most common methods of treatment. High Blood Pressure Uncontrolled...

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Caregiver Health and Wellness - familydoctor.org

Being a caregiver can take a physical and emotional toll. Care for yourself while helping others.

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Caregiver Health and Wellness | familydoctor.org

Caregivers are at increased risk for a number of health problems. Learn about these conditions…

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Caregiver Stress - familydoctor.org

Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It can be challenging, and they often experience stress and get overwhelmed.

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Caregiver Stress | familydoctor.org

Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It can be challenging, and they…

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Caregiving: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others - familydoctor.org

Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It’s a challenging job, so caregivers also need to take care of themselves.

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Caregiving: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others | familydoctor.org

Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It’s a challenging job, so caregivers…

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Cerebral Palsy - familydoctor.org

Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological disorders that affect body movement and muscle coordination. It usually appears in infancy or early childhood.

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Cerebral Palsy | familydoctor.org

Cerebral palsy is a group of neurological disorders that affect body movement and muscle coordination.…

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Cholesterol and Your Child - familydoctor.org

Problems with high cholesterol levels can begin in childhood. They are likely to continue into adulthood, increasing the risk for other health problems.

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Cholesterol and Your Child | familydoctor.org

Problems with high cholesterol levels can begin in childhood. They are likely to continue into…

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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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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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Common Oral Conditions in Seniors | familydoctor.org

As you age, oral conditions tend to develop. Here are common ones, and steps you…

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - familydoctor.org

Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition that can occur after an injury. The pain is usually much worse than expected for the injury.

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome | familydoctor.org

Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition that can occur after an injury.…

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Constipation - familydoctor.org

Constipation refers to when your body has difficulty in having a bowel movement. It is common at all ages. Certain at-home and medical treatments can help.

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Constipation | familydoctor.org

Constipation refers to when your body has difficulty in having a bowel movement. It is…

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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) - familydoctor.org

Coronary artery disease also is called CAD or coronary heart disease. It is the most common form of heart disease in the U.S.

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Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) | familydoctor.org

Coronary artery disease is when the blood vessels leading to the heart harden and restrict…

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Coronary Heart Disease - Coronary Artery Disease | familydoctor.org

Coronary Heart Disease is plaque buildup in your arteries. It’s known as hardening of the arteries, too. Arteries carry blood and oxygen to your heart.

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CT Head Scan - familydoctor.org

A CT head scan uses special X-ray technology to give your doctor a close-up view of the inside of your head and neck.

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CT Head Scan | familydoctor.org

A CT head scan uses special X-ray technology to give your doctor a close-up view…

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DASH Diet: Healthy Diet to Lower Blood Pressure - familydoctor.org

Many health problems improve with healthy eating. Doctors recommend the DASH diet plan to lose weight and prevent hypertension. Find out more.

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