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Teen Suicide - Warning Signs - Depression | familydoctor.org

Teen suicide is when a child ends his or her life. However, not all suicide attempts end in death. In fact, it doesn’t always mean a child wants to die.

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https://familydoctor.org/teen-suicide/

Monitoring Your Blood Sugar Level - familydoctor.org

People who have diabetes need to monitor their blood sugar regularly to make sure it isn’t too high or too low.

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

Ultrasound During Pregnancy - familydoctor.org

A fetal ultrasound is a test that uses sound waves to create an image of your unborn baby on a video screen.

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https://familydoctor.org/ultrasound-during-pregnancy/

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/

Understanding Your Teen's Emotional Health - familydoctor.org

The teen years are full of ups and downs. Teens may feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical changes they are experiencing.

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https://familydoctor.org/understanding-your-teens-emotional-health/

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.

Patient Education

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

Abdominal Ultrasound - familydoctor.org

An abdominal ultrasound is an imaging test to examine the inside of your stomach.

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https://familydoctor.org/abdominal-ultrasound/

About - familydoctor.org

Familydoctor.org is the AAFP’s award-winning consumer website, featuring physician-reviewed patient education materials.

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https://familydoctor.org/about/

Acne | Isotretinoin - familydoctor.org

Isotretinoin is a medicine used to treat very bad acne. It is usually used for cystic acne that did not get better after treatment with other medicines.

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https://familydoctor.org/acne-isotretinoin/

Accessing Care In Rural Communities - Rural Healthcare | familydoctor.org

Accessing healthcare in rural communities can be a challenge. New health care models and preventive steps can help. Tap here to learn more.

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https://familydoctor.org/accessing-care-in-rural-communities/

Adult vaccinations – familydoctor.org

Adult vaccinations are important for adults for staying healthy as they age.

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https://familydoctor.org/adult-vaccinations/amp/

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

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/amp/

Allergy Shots: Could They Help Your Allergies? - familydoctor.org

Allergy shots are part of the treatment plan for helping make your allergy symptoms less severe over time.

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https://familydoctor.org/allergy-shots-could-they-help-your-allergies/

Anti-diarrheal Medicines: OTC Relief for Diarrhea - familydoctor.org

Over-the-counter antidiarrheal medicines like Imodium, Kaopectate, or Pepto-Bismol can help to relieve frequent and liquid bowel movements.

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https://familydoctor.org/antidiarrheal-medicines-otc-relief-for-diarrhea/

Antiemetic Medicines: OTC Relief for Nausea and Vomiting

You can buy over-the-counter (OTC) medicines without a prescription, including medicines that treat nausea and vomiting. These are called antiemetics.

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https://familydoctor.org/antiemetic-medicines-otc-relief-for-nausea-and-vomiting/

Antioxidants: What You Need to Know - familydoctor.org

Antioxidants are chemicals that help stop or limit damage caused by free radicals. They also boost your immunity.

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

Artificial Hydration and Nutrition - familydoctor.org

Patients who can’t swallow still need nutrition and fluids. Getting these other than by mouth is called artificial hydration and nutrition.

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https://familydoctor.org/artificial-hydration-and-nutrition/

Baby’s First Steps - familydoctor.org

Watching a baby take their first steps is exciting, but it also leads to a new set of challenges for parents, whose first priority is keeping the baby safe.

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https://familydoctor.org/babys-first-steps/

Hydration for Athletes - familydoctor.org

Getting the right amount of water before, during, and after exercise helps your body to function properly. A lack of hydration can cause serious problems.

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https://familydoctor.org/athletes-the-importance-of-good-hydration/

Back Pain During Pregnancy - familydoctor.org

Most women who are pregnant have some degree of back pain. Learn how to prevent and relieve back pain during pregnancy.

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https://familydoctor.org/back-pain-pregnancy/

A Balanced Meal - Healthy Eating | familydoctor.org

A balanced meal includes the right amount of food, variety, and nutrition. Healthy eating is important in managing or preventing chronic disease.

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https://familydoctor.org/balancing-food-plate/

Biopsy – familydoctor.org

A biopsy is a procedure to remove tissue, fluid, or a growth from your body to examine tissue or a growth or diagnose a disease.

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https://familydoctor.org/biopsy/amp/

Birth Control: How to Use Your Diaphragm - familydoctor.org

A diaphragm is reusable dome-shaped cup that fits over the opening of a woman’s cervix and works as a form of birth control.

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https://familydoctor.org/birth-control-how-to-use-your-diaphragm/

Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator | familydoctor.org

Body mass index (BMI) measures body fat. It’s based on your height and weight. It can tell you if you have a healthy or unhealthy weight.

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https://familydoctor.org/bmi-calculator/

Blood Pressure Monitoring at Home - familydoctor.org

Monitoring your blood pressure at home is possible and may be necessary for managing an ongoing health condition.

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https://familydoctor.org/blood-pressure-monitoring-at-home/

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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https://familydoctor.org/blood-test-lipid-panel/

Balancing Work and Caregiving - familydoctor.org

Caring for a loved one while working outside the home can be a challenging balancing act. Talk to your employer, or use other resources for help.

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https://familydoctor.org/balancing-work-and-caregiving/

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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https://familydoctor.org/bonding-with-baby/

Botulinum Toxin Injections: A Treatment for Muscle Spasms

Botulinum toxin, or Botox, is used to treat muscle spasms and other conditions. It is injected into the affected muscle.

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https://familydoctor.org/botulinum-toxin-injections-a-treatment-for-muscle-spasms/

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/amp/

Brain Training for Seniors - familydoctor.org

Exercising your brain as you age is important and may help delay the onset of dementia.

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https://familydoctor.org/brain-training-for-seniors/

BRAT Diet: Eating After An Upset Stomach or Vomiting - familydoctor.org

Not sure what to eat after throwing up? The BRAT diet (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, and Toast) can help treat upset stomach, vomiting, and diarrhea.

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https://familydoctor.org/brat-diet-recovering-from-an-upset-stomach/

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/amp/

Breastfeeding: How to Pump and Store Your Breast Milk

Pumping and storing breast milk allows you to continue to feed your baby breast milk through a bottle.

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https://familydoctor.org/breastfeeding-how-to-pump-and-store-your-breast-milk/

Breastfeeding: Hints to Help You Get Off to a Good Start

Breastfeeding benefits your baby. Breast milk contains nutrients and antibodies your baby needs. Breastfed babies are less likely to develop health issues.

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https://familydoctor.org/breastfeeding-hints-to-help-you-get-off-to-a-good-start/

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/

Breech Babies: What Can I Do if My Baby is Breech?

A baby is breech when it is in a headfirst position prior to birth. There are several ways to try and turn your baby before delivery.

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https://familydoctor.org/breech-babies-what-can-i-do-if-my-baby-is-breech/

Body Image (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/amp/

Calcium: What You Need to Know - familydoctor.org

Calcium keeps your bones and teeth healthy and strong. Your body can’t make its own calcium, so it’s important to include it in your diet.

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

Caring for Your Incision After Surgery - familydoctor.org

Taking care of your incision after surgery is important to your health. It can reduce the risk of infection and help you return to normal sooner.

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https://familydoctor.org/caring-for-your-incision-after-surgery/

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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https://familydoctor.org/caregiving-care-caring-others/

Caring for a Person With Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

Being a caregiver for someone with an intellectual or developmental disability is important to your loved one, but it can take a toll on you as well.

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https://familydoctor.org/caring-for-a-person-who-has-intellectual-or-developmental-disabilities/

Changes in Your Body During Pregnancy: First Trimester

Click here to learn more about the changes in your body during pregnancy and symptoms women experience during their first trimester.

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https://familydoctor.org/changes-in-your-body-during-pregnancy-first-trimester/

Nutrient Rich Foods - Vitamins and Minerals | familydoctor.org

Nutrient-rich foods are low in sugar, sodium, starches, and bad fats. They contain a lot of vitamins and minerals and few calories. Learn more here.

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

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.

Patient Education

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

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/

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/amp/

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) | Chronic Kidney Disease and Nutrition

Following a special diet can reduce the stress on your kidneys and slow the progression of chronic kidney disease.

Patient Education

https://familydoctor.org/chronic-kidney-disease-ckd-chronic-kidney-disease-nutrition/

Childhood Vaccines: What They Are and Why Your Child Needs Them – familydoctor.org

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/amp/

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 Pain Medicines - familydoctor.org

Chronic pain can last from 3 months to many years. Medicines to treat it include pain relievers, antidepressants, and anticonvulsants.

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

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) | Spirometry – familydoctor.org

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/amp/

Circumcision – familydoctor.org

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

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https://familydoctor.org/circumcision/amp/

Colposcopy – 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/amp/

Circumcised vs. Uncircumcised - What is Circumcision? | Family Doctor

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

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https://familydoctor.org/circumcision/

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/amp/

Complete Blood Count (CBC) - familydoctor.org

A complete blood count (CBC) is a blood test that measures red blood cells, white blood cells, and blood platelets (cells that help your blood clot).

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https://familydoctor.org/complete-blood-count-cbc/

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/

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/

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Abnormal uterine bleeding is any heavy or unusual bleeding from the uterus (through your vagina). It can occur at any time during your monthly cycle.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/abnormal-uterine-bleeding/

Acne - familydoctor.org

Acne is a common skin condition that develops when the hair follicles in your skin are blocked by dead skin and oil.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/acne/

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/amp/

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/

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/

Bartholin’s Gland Cyst – familydoctor.org

The Bartholin’s gland is located on a woman’s vaginal lips. If skin grows over the opening to one of these glands, a cyst can form.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/bartholins-gland-cyst/amp/

Bloating - Bloated Stomach - What Causes Bloating? | familydoctor.org

Bloating can be temporary or severe, depending on its source. A bloated stomach can be caused by the foods you eat. Find a list of causes here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/bloating/

Bartholin's Gland Cyst: Causes and Treatment - familydoctor.org

The Bartholin’s gland is located on a woman’s vaginal lips. If skin grows over the opening to one of these glands, a cyst can form.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/bartholins-gland-cyst/

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/

Burning Mouth Syndrome – 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/amp/

Bone Cancer - familydoctor.org

Bone cancer often is caused by the spreading of cancer from another part of the body. Learn about the types and treatment options.

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

Hip Bursitis: Symptoms, Treatment, and Exercises - familydoctor.org

Bursitis is the painful swelling of bursae. Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that cushion your tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/bursitis-of-the-hip/

Cardiomyopathy - familydoctor.org

Cardiomyopathy is a disease that causes the muscles of the heart to become enlarged. This extra thickness can weaken your heart over time.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/cardiomyopathy/

Signs of Cervical Cancer - Causes and Treatment | familydoctor.org

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

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

What Is Cervical Dysplasia? - Treatment and Prevention | familydoctor.org

Cervical dysplasia is when there are abnormal, or precancerous, cells in and around a woman’s cervix. Learn more about treatment and prevention here.

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

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/

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/

Chronic Pain – familydoctor.org

The goal of treatment for chronic pain is to reduce pain and to improve your ability to function. There are many treatments available. Learn more here.

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

Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension - familydoctor.org

Cirrhosis is a form of liver disease. It occurs when cells in your liver become damaged beyond repair. Portal hypertension is a side effect of cirrhosis.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/cirrhosis-and-portal-hypertension/

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/

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - familydoctor.org

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition. It can occur after an injury. It usually affects an arm or a leg.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/complex-regional-pain-syndrome/

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) - Symptoms and Causes | familydoctor.org

Coronary artery disease is also called CAD. It is the most common form of heart disease in the U.S. — and is the leading cause of death, too.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/coronary-artery-disease-cad/

Croup - Croup Cough and Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Croup is caused by a respiratory virus and causes children, usually age 5 and younger, to have a barking cough.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/croup/

de Quervain's Tenosynovitis: Causes and Treatment - familydoctor.org

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a painful condition that affects the tendons in your wrist.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/de-quervains-tenosynovitis/

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/

Diabetes – familydoctor.org

Diabetes is a condition in which your body doesn’t make or use the hormone insulin properly. It causes too much blood glucose to build up in the blood.

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

Diabetic Retinopathy - familydoctor.org

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition that affects people who have diabetes. It affects your retina. A healthy retina is necessary for good vision.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/diabetic-retinopathy/

Eczema vs Atopic Dermatitis - Types and Causes | familydoctor.org

Eczema is a general term for rash-like skin conditions. The most common type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis, which is caused by allergies.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/eczema-and-atopic-dermatitis/?adfree=true

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction: Causes, Symptoms and FDA Advice

Eustachian tube dysfunction is when the tube connecting your throat and middle ear gets inflamed and plugged up. It can cause feelings of fullness or pain.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/eustachian-tube-dysfunction/

Female Athlete Triad - familydoctor.org

The female athlete triad is a disorder that women can develop that affects energy levels, menstrual cycles, and bone mass.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/female-athlete-triad/

Fever in Infants and Children - Infant Fever Reducer | familydoctor.org

A fever is a sign that your body is sick or has an infection. A fever helps kill infections, bacteria and viruses that are causing the fever.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/fever-in-infants-and-children/

Flat Feet - familydoctor.org

Flat feet is a condition in which one or both feet don’t have normal arches. You may be born with flat feet or develop them over time.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/flat-feet/

Food Poisoning: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention - familydoctor.org

Food poisoning occurs when you eat or drink something that contains harmful germs (bacteria, viruses, or parasites).

Patient Education

https://familydoctor.org/condition/food-poisoning/

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/

Gestational Diabetes - familydoctor.org

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that starts during pregnancy usually during the second trimester. It affects 1% to 3% of all pregnant women.

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

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - familydoctor.org

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the most serious type of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), which occur when a mother drinks alcohol while pregnant.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/fetal-alcohol-syndrome/

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/amp/

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/

Heart Attack Treatment - Symptoms and Causes | familydoctor.org

Heart attack treatment will depend on what is causing your symptoms. Most heart attacks occur when a blockage slows or stops blood flow. Learn more here.

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

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease - Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common childhood illness characterized by sores or blisters around the mouth, palms, and feet. Learn more here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease/

Hepatitis A (Hep A) - Treatment | familydoctor.org

Hepatitis A (Hep A) is liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis A virus. It is very contagious. Click here to learn more about treatment options.

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

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