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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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Caring for a Baby Who Has Down Syndrome - familydoctor.org

If you have a child with Down syndrome, he or she is similar to other children in many ways. But it can cause some physical and intellectual disabilities.

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https://familydoctor.org/caring-for-a-baby-who-has-down-syndrome/

Caregiver Health and Wellness – familydoctor.org

Being a caregiver can take a physical and emotional toll. It is important to care for yourself while helping others. Tap here for more infromation.

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Caring for a Relative Who Has Dementia - familydoctor.org

Caring for a relative who has dementia has many challenges, both for you and your loved one. Learn more about caring for a relative with dementia.

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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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Cast Care - familydoctor.org

Casts and splints keep broken bones and torn tissue in place long enough to heal. They require special care to avoid infection and further injury.

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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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Changes in Your Body During Pregnancy: First Trimester – familydoctor.org

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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Changes in Your Body During Pregnancy: Second Trimester

Learn how your body continues to change in the second trimester of pregnancy.

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

Caring for a Person Who Has Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities – familydoctor.org

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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Cat and Dog Bites – familydoctor.org

Cat and dog bites are common injuries. A family pet or a stray animal could bite you. But you can treat, and even prevent, animal bites.

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Caring for Your Premature Baby – familydoctor.org

A baby’s birth can be a happy time. However, it can be stressful if your baby is born premature. Premature babies are born before week 37 of pregnancy.

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Changes in Your Body During Pregnancy: Third Trimester – familydoctor.org

The third trimester is the home stretch of your pregnancy. Click here to learn more about what changes you might notice in your body.

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Changing Your Diet: Choosing Nutrient-rich Foods – 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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Changing Your Cravings for Bad Foods - familydoctor.org

Everyone gets cravings for certain foods, but knowing how to manage them can result in a healthier lifestyle.

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https://familydoctor.org/changing-cravings-bad-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.

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

More than 60,000 children go to the emergency room each year after getting into medicine. Childproofing your medicine storage is critical.

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

Childproofing Your Home - familydoctor.org

Childproofing your home is critically important in preventing childhood injuries and deaths from household items and situations.

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https://familydoctor.org/childproofing-your-home/

Cholesterol and Your Child - familydoctor.org

High cholesterol can start as early as childhood. Eat healthy, exercise and have your child tested if there’s a family history of high cholesterol.

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https://familydoctor.org/cholesterol-and-your-child/

Cholesterol-lowering Medicines - familydoctor.org

Lowering your bad cholesterol can reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. There are several medicines used to treat high cholesterol.

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

Cholesterol | Plant Sterols and Stanols - familydoctor.org

Plant sterols and stanols are substances naturally found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds that can help lower cholesterol.

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https://familydoctor.org/cholesterol-plant-sterols-stanols/

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

If you have a baby in your house, you may need to change some things to make sure he or she doesn’t get hurt. Learn what to look for and what to change.

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https://familydoctor.org/child-safety-keeping-your-home-safe-for-your-baby/amp/

Choosing a Family Doctor - familydoctor.org

Choosing a family doctor is a process of seeking recommendations, meeting with the doctor and deciding if he or she is right for your family.

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Choosing Safe Baby Gear - familydoctor.org

Selecting the safest baby gear products is an important first step in keeping your baby safe, which is your No. 1 priority.

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Chronic Headaches Are a Pain - familydoctor.org

If headache pain is getting in the way of your daily activities, it’s time to see your family doctor.

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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) | Chronic Kidney Disease and Nutrition – familydoctor.org

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

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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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Common Newborn Rashes and Birthmarks - familydoctor.org

Many newborn babies have skin conditions. Some are born with birthmarks. Some get rashes. Most are harmless and usually clear up on their own.

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https://familydoctor.org/common-newborn-rashes-birthmarks/

Common Sports Injuries - Acute and Chronic | familydoctor.org

There are two types of injuries. Acute injuries happen suddenly. Chronic injuries develop over time. Tap here for a list of the most common sports injuries.

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https://familydoctor.org/common-sports-injuries/

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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Abnormal Uterine Bleeding – familydoctor.org

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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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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ACL Injury - ACL Injury Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

An ACL injury is the overstretching or tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in your knee. It is a common knee injury.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/acl-injuries/

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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Acute Bronchitis – 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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Abusive Head Trauma - Child Abuse | familydoctor.org

Abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome) is a form of child abuse that can be deadly or leave a baby seriously injured for a lifetime.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/abusive-head-trauma/

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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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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Adult ADHD - familydoctor.org

Adult ADHD does exist but may look slightly different than it does in children.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/adult-adhd/

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/

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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Allergic Conjunctivitis - familydoctor.org

Allergic conjunctivitis is called pink eye. It causes your eye to become irritated, swollen, itchy, sore, and watery.

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

Allergic Rhinitis (Allergies) – familydoctor.org

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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Alopecia Areata (AA) - Alopecia Areata Symptoms - familydoctor.org

Alopecia areata is a disease of your immune system that causes unpredictable hair loss and emotional challenges. Click here for symptoms and treatment.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/alopecia-areata/

Amenorrhea – familydoctor.org

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

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Anal Fissure - Anal Fissure Causes | familydoctor.org

An anal fissure is a small crack or tear in the thin, moist lining of the lower rectum. Learn more about symptoms, treatment and prevention here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/anal-fissures/

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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Anal Fistulas - Anal Fistula Symptoms | familydoctor.org

An anal fistula is an abnormal tube-like connection that forms between the inside of the anus (at the anal gland) and the skin right outside the anus.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/anal-fistulas/

Anaphylaxis - familydoctor.org

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/anaphylaxis/

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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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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Angina - familydoctor.org

Angina is a heart condition that causes chest pain or pressure.

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Ankle Sprains – familydoctor.org

You can treat a lot of ankle sprains at home. Doctors recommend the RICE approach (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). Learn more here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/ankle-sprains-healing-preventing-injury/amp/

Appendicitis - Infection of The Apendix | familydoctor.org

Appendicitis is an inflammation or infection of the appendix. If not treated quickly, your appendix could become blocked and burst. Learn more here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/appendicitis/

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC)

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a genetic condition that causes abnormal heart rhythms. It is more common in people under age 35.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia/

What Is Asperger Syndrome? - Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Asperger’s Syndrome is a developmental disorder that results in communication and behavioral problems. Tap here for more information.

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

Asthma in Kids – familydoctor.org

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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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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Atherosclerosis - familydoctor.org

During atherosclerosis, plaque collects in your arteries and narrows them. This is dangerous as it limits the blood flow to the rest of your body.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/atherosclerosis/

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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Avian Flu - Bird Flu - Avian Flu Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Avian flu is a virus that is spread from bird to bird. In rare cases, certain strains of the virus can transform into a human virus and spread to people.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/avian-flu/

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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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. Researchers do not completely understand why it occurs.

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Benign Breast Conditions - familydoctor.org

Many people associate breast abnormalities with breast cancer. But not all breast disorders are cancerous. There are many benign breast conditions.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/benign-breast-conditions/

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) - familydoctor.org

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is an inner ear problem that causes dizziness.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/benign-paroxysmal-positional-vertigo/

Autism – familydoctor.org

Autism is a developmental brain disorder that affects social, behavioral, and communication skills. Degrees of autism can vary, as can symptoms.

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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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Bladder Stones - Bladder Stones Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Bladder stones are small, hard crystals that form in your urine. They become trapped in your bladder. Learn more about symptoms and treatment here.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/bladder-stones/

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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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - familydoctor.org

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. This condition is associated with aging and mimics the symptoms of cancer.

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – familydoctor.org

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. This condition is associated with aging and mimics the symptoms of cancer.

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How Much Bleeding Is Normal In Early Pregnancy? | familydoctor.org

Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy isn’t common. However, it can happen for different reasons. Tap here for more information and to learn more.

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https://familydoctor.org/bleeding-pregnancy-whats-normal/

What Causes Blood Clots? - Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Sometimes a blood clot will form without a trigger (such as an injury or cut). Symptoms are different depending on where the blood clot is located.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/blood-clots/

Blood Poisoning - Sepsis - Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Blood poisoning happens when bacteria enters your bloodstream, and is the early stage of sepsis. It is potentially a very serious condition. Learn more here

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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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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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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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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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Bursitis of the Hip – 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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Cancer – familydoctor.org

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

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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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Vision Loss - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Vision loss is losing your ability to see well without some sort of vision correction. It can happen gradually or suddenly.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/vision-loss/

Central Precocious Puberty - familydoctor.org

Central precocious puberty, also known as gonadotropin-dependent precocious puberty, occurs when girls less than 8 years old and boys less than 9 years old have puberty symptoms.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/central-precocious-puberty/

Canker Sores – familydoctor.org

Canker sores are small, thin sores in the mouth. They usually last 7 to 10 days and go away on their own, but may require a doctor visit or treatment.

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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/amp/

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – familydoctor.org

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder of the wrist and hand. It can be treated and should leave no lasting damage.

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Cervical Dysplasia – 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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Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (CSM) - familydoctor.org

Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a compression of the spinal cord in your neck. A compression means pressure, pinching, or squeezing on it.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy/

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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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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https://familydoctor.org/condition/cerebral-palsy/

High Cholesterol – familydoctor.org

High Cholesterol is a medical condition that can lead to a heart attack or stroke.

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

Chronic Bronchitis - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Bronchitis is an inflammation or irritation of the lungs’ airways that causes a cough. Chronic bronchitis is bronchitis that lasts longer than 3 months.

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

Chronic Cough - Chronic Cough Causes | familydoctor.org

Coughing is necessary to clear your throat and airways. A cough is chronic when it lasts for 8 weeks or more. Learn more about treatment and causes here.

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

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) – familydoctor.org

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) occurs from continued damage to your kidneys. It can lead to kidney failure and other problems.Chronic kidney disease is progressive damage to your kidney that eventually causes it to fail.

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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). Learn more here.

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Chronic Pelvic Pain – familydoctor.org

Chronic pelvic pain is pain in your pelvic region that lasts for at least 6 months.

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