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Henoch-Schönlein Purpura - familydoctor.org

Henoch- Schönlein purpura is a medical condition that causes a skin rash and potential kidney problems. It is commonly caused by an infection.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/henoch-schonlein-purpura/

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy - familydoctor.org

A small percentage of pregnant women in the U.S. have high blood pressure during their pregnancy. Some cases are mild; others are severe.

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

Hidradenitis Suppurativa - familydoctor.org

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin disease that blocks sweat glands and hair follicle openings, leading to painful red bumps and foul odors.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/hidradenitis-suppurativa/

Herniated Disc - familydoctor.org

A herniated disc is a painful medical condition that occurs in your spine.

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Hypercoagulation - familydoctor.org

Hypercoagulation is when your blood forms a clot when it shouldn’t. This clot can then travel through your body. This is dangerous and can led to death.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/hypercoagulation/

Infertility - Treatment and Causes | familydoctor.org

Infertility means a couple is not able to become pregnant after 1 year of having regular, unprotected sex. Learn about treatment and causes here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/infertility/

Insulin Resistance - What Causes Insulin Resistance? | familydoctor.org

Insulin resistance means your body is unable to respond to the amount of the hormone insulin it is producing. Learn more about symptoms and treatment here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/insulin-resistance/

Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS) - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms that affect your large intestine. Learn more about common symptoms and treatment here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs/

How To Get Rid Of Keloids - Treatment | familydoctor.org

Keloids are growths of extra scar tissue that occur where the skin has healed after an injury. Click here to learn about available treatment options.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/keloids/

Kidney Cysts - familydoctor.org

As people get older, sacs can form in the kidneys. These sacs are called cysts. They are usually small sacs with watery fluid in them.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/kidney-cysts/

Hypothermia Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Hypothermia occurs when your body temperature drops below 95°F. Cold weather is a common cause. Learn more about symptoms and treatment here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/hypothermia/

Low Back Pain – familydoctor.org

Low back pain is common. But you can learn to prevent it or reduce the frequency of pain.

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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/

Lung Cancer - familydoctor.org

Lung cancer is abnormal growth of cells in the lungs. It is one of the most common forms of cancer in the world.

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

What Is Melasma? - Treatment - Causes | familydoctor.org

Melasma is a common skin condition that causes brown patches to appear on the skin, usually on the face. Click here for symptom and treatment information.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/melasma/

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

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a subset of bacterial (staph) infection of the skin.

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

Kidney Infection - familydoctor.org

Kidney infections are caused by inflammation from bacteria or a virus. Antibiotics treat kidney infections, but sometimes, a hospital stay is necessary.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/kidney-infection/

Lumbar Spinal Canal Stenosis – familydoctor.org

As the lumbar spinal canal narrows (stenosis), the nerves that go through it are squeezed, causing back pain, leg pain, weakness, and numbness.

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

What Are Mumps? - Mumps Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Mumps is a virus that is spread like the common cold. Its mild symptoms can cause you to feel sick for two weeks. Learn more about symptoms and treatment.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/mumps/

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma - Symptoms - Neck Swelling | familydoctor.org

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is cancer of the lymph tissue. The most notable symptom is swelling of lymph nodes in your neck, underarm, or groin. Learn more here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/non-hodgkin-lymphoma/

Nosebleeds: Causes and Treatment - familydoctor.org

The most common causes of nosebleeds are dryness (often caused by indoor heat in the winter) and nose picking. Learn more here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/nosebleeds/

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/

Opioid 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/amp/

Paronychia - Skin Infection - Acute and Chronic | familydoctor.org

Paronychia is a skin infection around the fingernails or toenails. It usually affects the skin at the base (cuticle) or up the sides of the nail.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/paronychia/

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome - Knee Pain Running | familydoctor.org

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a chronic and painful knee condition. It’s sometimes called runner’s knee. Learn more here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/patellofemoral-pain-syndrome/

Osteosarcoma - Symptoms And Treatment | familydoctor.org

Osteosarcoma is a kind of bone cancer that most often affects children, teenagers, and young adults between the ages of 10 and 20.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/osteosarcoma/

Persistent Depressive Disorder - Dysthymic Disorder | familydoctor.org

Persistent depressive disorder is a chronic depression that lasts at least 2 years.

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

Pneumonia - Walking Pneumonia - Treatment | familydoctor.org

Pneumonia and Walking Pneumonia are an infection of the lungs that can cause mild to severe symptoms depending on the cause, your age, and overall health.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/pneumonia/

Polyps - familydoctor.org

Polyps are abnormal growths of tissue that latch onto the walls, or lining, of your organs. The colon is the most common place for polyps.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/polyps/

What Is Phenylketonuria (PKU)? - Treatment | familydoctor.org

Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a rare condition where babies are born with the inability to process an essential amino acid called phenylalanine.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/phenylketonuria-pku/

Prediabetes – 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/amp/

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) - RSV Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that affects your breathing. It is common in children under 2. Learn more here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv/

Prescription Drug Abuse in the Elderly – familydoctor.org

Most older adults who suffer from prescription drug abuse do so by accident. Learn the causes and how to recognize warning signs and get help.

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What Is Rotavirus? - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Rotavirus is a highly contagious infection commonly affecting babies and young children. A rotavirus vaccine offers some protection against the disease.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/rotavirus/

Rheumatic Fever - familydoctor.org

Rheumatic fever is a disease that can develop from strep throat. It is not common in the U.S. and mostly occurs in children in undeveloped countries.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/rheumatic-fever/

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/amp/

Substance Abuse - familydoctor.org

Substance abuse can happen when products aren’t used in the right way. Prescription medicines, illegal drugs, tobacco, and alcohol can all be abused.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/substance-abuse/

Stomach Virus (Gastroenteritis) - Signs of Stomach Virus | familydoctor.org

A stomach virus is caused by the norovirus and rotavirus and causes inflammation of your stomach lining. Learn more about signs and symptoms here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/stomach-virus-gastroenteritis/

Strep Throat – familydoctor.org

Strep throat is caused by bacteria and treated with antibiotics, however not every sore throat is strep throat. Tap here for more information.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/strep-throat/amp/

Stroke - familydoctor.org

Stroke is a medical condition that occurs when the blood flow to your brain stops. It can lead to serious complications and death.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/stroke/

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism) – 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/amp/

Thrush - familydoctor.org

Thrush is a yeast infection that occurs on your tongue and the lining of your mouth.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/thrush/

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/

Syphilis - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Syphilis is a serious infection passed from one person to another through sexual contact.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/syphilis/

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/

Tuberculosis - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection caused by bacteria. There are 2 types of TB, Latent or Inactive and Active TB. Usually TB affects the lungs.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/tuberculosis/

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/

Vaginal Discharge - Causes and Prevention | familydoctor.org

Vaginal discharge is normal but changes, such as color or odor, may signal a problem. Learn more about symptoms, types of discharge, causes, and treatment.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/vaginal-discharge/

Whooping Cough - familydoctor.org

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a contagious infection. It is caused by bacteria and spread by people through the air or surfaces.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/whooping-cough/

Contact - familydoctor.org

Contact information for familydoctor.org the patient education website of American Academy of Family Physicians.

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https://familydoctor.org/contact/

What Is Zika? - Zika Virus Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Zika is a virus caused by a bite from the Aedes mosquito. Once infected, it spreads through pregnancy, sex, and blood and tissue donation.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/zika/

Coping With an HIV Diagnosis - familydoctor.org

Finding out that you are infected with HIV can be frightening. One way to fight your fear is to learn as much as you can about the disease.

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https://familydoctor.org/coping-with-an-hiv-diagnosis/

Copyright and Permissions - familydoctor.org

View copyright and permissions for familydoctor.org.

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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/

COVID-19 Testing - familydoctor.org

Find out the facts around getting tested for COVID-19.

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https://familydoctor.org/covid-19-testing/

COVID-19 Face Masks - familydoctor.org

Washing hands with soap and water is the most effective method to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.

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https://familydoctor.org/covid-19-face-masks/

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Top 10 Tips From Your Family Doctor - ...

Stay informed with the top ten things your family doctor wants you to know about coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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https://familydoctor.org/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-top-10-tips-from-your-family-doctor/

Creating a Personal Health Journal (Health Diary) - familydoctor.org

Creating a personal health journal is a good way to track your health over the years and work with your doctor.

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https://familydoctor.org/creating-a-health-journal/

Deciding When to See a Doctor - familydoctor.org

It can be hard to tell when you need to be seen by a doctor. Learn some general guidelines to help you next time you’re trying to decide.

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https://familydoctor.org/deciding-see-doctor/

Decongestants: OTC Relief for Congestion - familydoctor.org

Decongestants are medicines that relieve a congested nose. When you buy them without a prescription, they’re called over-the-counter (OTC) medicines.

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https://familydoctor.org/decongestants-otc-relief-for-congestion/

Dental Hygiene: How to Care for Your Baby's Teeth - familydoctor.org

Caring for your baby’s teeth is important for his or her overall health now and later.

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https://familydoctor.org/dental-hygiene-how-to-care-for-your-babys-teeth/

Depo-Provera: An Injectable Contraceptive - familydoctor.org

Depo-Provera is an injectable form of birth control that contains progesterone. Learn more about how it works, as well as the benefits and risks.

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https://familydoctor.org/depo-provera-an-injectable-contraceptive/

CT Head Scan - familydoctor.org

A CT (computed tomography) or CAT (computerized axial tomography) head scan looks inside your head and neck. CT and CAT scans are the same test.

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https://familydoctor.org/ct-head-scan/

Dangers Of Juuling - Juul Starter Kit - Juul Pods | familydoctor.org

Juul is marketed as a safer alternative to smoking. The Juul starter kit is not safer, and Juul pods still contain addictive drugs and chemicals.

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https://familydoctor.org/dangers-of-vaping/

Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease - familydoctor.org

Depression is very common among people who have Alzheimer dementia. They may become depressed when their memory and ability to function get worse.

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https://familydoctor.org/depression-and-alzheimers-disease/

Depression | Coping With Suicidal Thoughts | familydoctor.org

If you are depressed or coping with suicidal thoughts, there is help. Suicidal thoughts often are caused by a treatable health problem. Learn more here.

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https://familydoctor.org/depression-coping-with-suicidal-thoughts/

Dental Hygiene: How to Care for Your Child’s Teeth – familydoctor.org

Helping your child to develop healthy dental habits now can aid in the prevention of infection, disease, and other teeth problems later.

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https://familydoctor.org/dental-hygiene-how-to-care-for-your-childs-teeth/amp/

Diabetes and Exercise – familydoctor.org

Exercise carries additional risk for people with diabetes, but the associated benefits far outweigh the potential negatives.

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https://familydoctor.org/diabetes-and-exercise/amp/

Diabetes and Nutrition – familydoctor.org

What you eat is closely connected to the amount of sugar in your blood. The right food choices will help you control your blood sugar level.

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https://familydoctor.org/diabetes-and-nutrition/amp/

Depression in Children and Teens - familydoctor.org

Children and teens can experience depression. Their symptoms may look different than adult depression. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms.

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https://familydoctor.org/depression-in-children-and-teens/

Dietary Fats: What’s Good and What’s Bad - familydoctor.org

There are different types of good and bad fats. Learn about the benefits and risks of fats, as well as what foods to eat and what foods to avoid.

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https://familydoctor.org/dietary-fats-whats-good-and-whats-bad/

Different Types of Mental Health Treatment - familydoctor.org

Mental health treatment isn’t a one-size fit all. There are many different treatments available to help individuals.

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https://familydoctor.org/different-types-mental-health-treatment/

Doc, Do I Have the Stomach Flu? - familydoctor.org

For healthy adults, the symptoms of gastroenteritis are usually mild. In most cases, you don’t need to see a…

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https://familydoctor.org/do-i-have-the-stomach-flu/

Drowning - Secondary Drowning | familydoctor.org

Drowning occurs when you get water in your lungs, and is the fifth leading cause of unintentional death in the U.S. Tap here to learn more.

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https://familydoctor.org/drowning/

Grapefruit and Medication Interactions | familydoctor.org

The chemicals in grapefruit can cause your body to absorb either too much or not enough medicine into your bloodstream. Learn more here.

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https://familydoctor.org/drug-food-interactions-how-grapefruit-interacts-with-certain-drugs/

Effects of Sun Exposure - familydoctor.org

It is important to know the benefits and dangers of sun exposure.

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

Exercise: How To Get Started - familydoctor.org

A good goal is to work up to exercising 5 times a week for 30 to 60 minutes at a time. As you begin, remember: Any amount is better than none.

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https://familydoctor.org/exercise-how-to-get-started/

Hospice Care - familydoctor.org

Hospice care is a special program for patients who are ill and dying, and their families.

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https://familydoctor.org/hospice-care/

Family Health - familydoctor.org

Learn to make healthy lifestyle choices for you and your family with information for every stage of life.

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https://familydoctor.org/family-health/

Infants and Toddlers - familydoctor.org

Find information on toddlers and infants, caring for your newborn, potty training, vaccination decisions, home safety and nutrition, plus…

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https://familydoctor.org/family-health/infants-and-toddlers/

Men - familydoctor.org

Men's health concerns, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart failure, heart attack, stroke, prevention, wellness and more.

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https://familydoctor.org/family-health/men/

Seniors - familydoctor.org

Healthy choices aren’t just for the young. Learn how a healthy lifestyle can help seniors stay active and improve…

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https://familydoctor.org/family-health/seniors/

Acute Bronchitis - Persistent Cough - familydoctor.org

Acute bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchial tubes (airways) in the lungs. Symptoms include fever, cough with mucus, and wheezing.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/acute-bronchitis/

Alcohol Abuse Treatment - What Is Alcohol Abuse? | familydoctor.org

Not all alcohol abuse treatments work the same for every person. The sooner a person seeks treatment, the better. Learn more about treatment options here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/alcohol-abuse/

Falls: How to Lower Your Risk - familydoctor.org

A fall at an older age can have serious consequences to your health and independence. Reduce your risk for falling by following these tips.

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https://familydoctor.org/falls-how-to-lower-your-risk/

Adhesive Capsulitis - familydoctor.org

Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is the condition that occurs when inflammation in your shoulder eventually leads to difficulty moving it at all.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/adhesive-capsulitis/

Amblyopia - familydoctor.org

Amblyopia is also called lazy eye. It happens when one eye doesn’t work properly with the brain. It’s a common cause of vision problems in children.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/amblyopia/

Allergic Rhinitis (Allergies)

Sometimes called allergies, allergic rhinitis is a reaction to allergens such as pollen, resulting in symptoms that can usually be treated with medicine.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/allergic-rhinitis/

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

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome - familydoctor.org

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome occurs when people who have had an alcohol abuse problem stop drinking. Symptoms can be mild or severe.

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https://familydoctor.org/alcohol-withdrawal-syndrome/

Amenorrhea: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments - familydoctor.org

Amenorrhea is a medical term for when a woman does not have menstrual periods.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/amenorrhea/

Anemia - familydoctor.org

Anemia is a common blood disorder that affects your red blood cells. Learn about the types, causes, treatments, and prevention methods of anemia.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/anemia/

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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https://familydoctor.org/condition/arrhythmia/

Asthma Action Plan - familydoctor.org

An asthma action plan is developed by your doctor. It contains written instructions about what you should do if you have an asthma attack.

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https://familydoctor.org/asthma-action-plan/

Asthma - familydoctor.org

Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs. It often starts in childhood and can be treated and managed with controller and rescue medicines.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/asthma/

Barrett’s Esophagus - familydoctor.org

Barrett’s esophagus is a condition often caused by GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Learn how to help prevent and treat it.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/barretts-esophagus/

Bipolar Disorder - familydoctor.org

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes extreme mood swings between happy and sad. People of all ages and genders can have bipolar disorder.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/bipolar-disorder/

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - familydoctor.org

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behaviors that make it difficult to pay attention in school, at home, or at work.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd/

Bronchiolitis - familydoctor.org

Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection in infants and young children. It is usually caused by a virus. RSV is the most common cause.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/bronchiolitis/

Burners - familydoctor.org

Burners are minor injuries to the nerves between your neck and shoulder. They send a burning sensation down your arm and usually go away in a few minutes.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/burners/

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