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Osteoporosis - familydoctor.org

Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones. It makes your bones brittle and breakable. Learn how to prevent and manage it, and when to get screened.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/osteoporosis/

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It is often caused by a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/pelvic-inflammatory-disease/

Postpartum Depression: Diagnosis, Symptoms, Treatment

It is normal to feel the baby blues for a few weeks after giving birth, but postpartum depression can have more serious symptoms for much longer.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/postpartum-depression/

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) - When Does PMS Start? | familydoctor.org

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the name for a group of symptoms that you may experience up to 14 days before your period (menstruation).

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that occurs when imbalanced hormones cause cysts to form on a woman’s ovaries.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/polycystic-ovary-syndrome/

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - PTSD Therapy | familydoctor.org

There are several options for treating and managing your PTSD. Therapy is commonly used to treat PTSD. Tap here for a list of therapy types.

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Prostate Cancer | Pros and Cons of PSA Testing - familydoctor.org

Learn about the pros and cons of PSA screening for prostate cancer, and why some doctors believe it does more harm than good.

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https://familydoctor.org/prostate-cancer-pros-cons-psa-testing/

Restless Leg Syndrome - What Causes Restless Legs? | familydoctor.org

Restless leg syndrome (also called RLS) is a condition in which your legs feel very uncomfortable when you are sitting or lying down.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/restless-legs-syndrome/

Prostatitis - familydoctor.org

The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. Prostatitis is inflammation of that gland. It occurs when the gland’s tissue becomes irritated.

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Sarcoidosis - Skin and Lungs - Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Sarcoidosis is a disease in which immune cells form small lumps, called granulomas, in your organs, often in the lungs.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/sarcoidosis/

Prostate Cancer - familydoctor.org

Prostate cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in a man’s prostate gland. The prostate gland is part of a man’s reproductive system.

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

Shingles - Shingles Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Common shingles symptoms include fever, chills, nausea and a headache.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder - familydoctor.org

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression triggered by the seasons. It is likely related to the loss of sunlight in the fall and winter.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/seasonal-affective-disorder/

Seborrheic Dermatitis - Treatment and Causes | familydoctor.org

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition. It affects the scalp, face or inside the ear. The affected areas have white to yellowish flakes.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/seborrheic-dermatitis/

Skin Cancer - familydoctor.org

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and highly preventable.

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

Sickle Cell Disease - familydoctor.org

Sickle cell disease is a genetic condition. It runs in families and is more common in African Americans. It refers to a group of red blood cell disorders.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/sickle-cell-disease/

Atypical Moles - familydoctor.org

Atypical moles are not cancerous, but resemble melanoma. They appear in various shades of brown and have an irregular shape and borders.

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https://familydoctor.org/atypical-moles/

Sinusitis - familydoctor.org

Sinusitis is a condition in which the lining of your sinuses becomes inflamed. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/sinusitis/

Sleep Apnea - familydoctor.org

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder. People who have sleep apnea stop breathing for 10 to 30 seconds at a time while they are sleeping.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/sleep-apnea/

Thyroiditis - Symptoms and Treatment | familydoctor.org

Thyroiditis refers to disorders that cause inflammation of the thyroid, which is a gland located in the front of the neck.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/thyroiditis/

Ringworm - familydoctor.org

Ringworm (tinea) is a common skin infection. The rash is ring-shaped and can occur on different parts of your body. Learn how to prevent and treat ringworm.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/ringworm/

Uterine Fibroids - familydoctor.org

Fibroids are benign growths (not cancer) in the muscular wall of the uterus. These growths can be very tiny or as large as a cantaloupe.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/uterine-fibroids/

What Causes Ulcers - Stomach Ulcer Symptoms | familydoctor.org

Ulcers are sores on the lining of your stomach or small intestine. Most ulcers are caused by Heliocobacter pylori. This is a bacterial infection.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/ulcers/

OTC Medicines and Pregnancy - familydoctor.org

Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are those you can buy without a prescription. Many OTC medicines haven’t been well studied for safety during pregnancy.

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https://familydoctor.org/otc-medicines-and-pregnancy/

Vomiting and Diarrhea - What To Do If You Have Diarrhea | familydoctor.org

Anyone who has had several bouts of vomiting or diarrhea will need to replace lost fluids and electrolytes. Tap here to learn more about an ORS.

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https://familydoctor.org/condition/vomiting-and-diarrhea/

Antibiotic Resistance - How long does it take for antibiotics to work? | familydoctor.org

Antibiotics are effective for bacterial infections, but not viruses. Taking them for everything causes antibiotic resistance. Tap here to learn more.

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https://familydoctor.org/antibiotic-resistance/

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/

Advance Directives and Do Not Resuscitate Orders

Learn how to create advance directives, such as living will, durable power of attorney for health care, and do not resuscitate orders.

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https://familydoctor.org/advance-directives-and-do-not-resuscitate-orders/

Ending a Pregnancy - familydoctor.org

Abortion means ending a pregnancy early. When a woman chooses to end her pregnancy, it is called induced abortion.

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https://familydoctor.org/ending-a-pregnancy/

Weight Issues In Children - Child Obesity | familydoctor.org

Weight fluctuations are normal in growing children. To prevent obesity, teach your child healthy eating and exercise habits. Learn more here.

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https://familydoctor.org/weight-issues-in-children/

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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https://familydoctor.org/caring-for-your-premature-baby/

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

What to Expect When You're Past Your Due Date | familydoctor.org

Depending on how you and your baby are doing, your doctor may recommend using certain medicines or other methods to induce (start) labor. Learn more here.

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https://familydoctor.org/pregnancy-expect-youre-past-due-date/

Vitamin D - familydoctor.org

Vitamin D is an important nutrient. It helps your body build strong bones and teeth. Getting enough vitamin D is important for all stages of life.

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https://familydoctor.org/vitamin-d/

What to Do When Your Pregnancy Is Unexpected - familydoctor.org

If you experience an unplanned—or unexpected—pregnancy, it’s important to remember that every woman ultimately has three options.

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https://familydoctor.org/what-to-do-when-your-pregnancy-is-unexpected/

Emergency Contraception - familydoctor.org

Emergency contraception is a form of birth control. Learn about the different types, how to use them, and their benefits and risks.

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https://familydoctor.org/emergency-contraception/

Birth Control Options - familydoctor.org

Many women want to do what they can to prevent pregnancy. Birth control (also called contraception) can help. Many types are available.

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https://familydoctor.org/birth-control-options/

Intrauterine Device (IUD) - familydoctor.org

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a form of birth control. Learn about the different types, benefits, and risks of using an IUD.

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https://familydoctor.org/intrauterine-device-iud/

Sprained Ankle? - Sprained Ankle Symptoms | 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/

Vasectomy: What to Expect - familydoctor.org

A vasectomy is a permanent, surgical, birth control procedure for men.

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https://familydoctor.org/vasectomy-what-to-expect/

HIV Exposure: Advice for Health Care Workers | familydoctor.org

Information for health care workers about how HIV is transmitted and what to do if you think you’ve been exposed to HIV at work. Learn more here.

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https://familydoctor.org/occupational-exposure-to-hiv-advice-for-health-care-workers/

Fiber: How to Increase the Amount in Your Diet - familydoctor.org

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in plants that aids in digestion and the absorption of nutrients. It reduces your risk for certain diseases.

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https://familydoctor.org/fiber-how-to-increase-the-amount-in-your-diet/

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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https://familydoctor.org/caregiver-stress/

Finding the Right Addiction Treatment Program - familydoctor.org

The purpose of addiction treatment is to help yourself or another person stop addiction, keep it stopped, and be productive at home, work, and in society.

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https://familydoctor.org/finding-right-addiction-treatment-program/

Caregiver Health and Wellness - Caregiver Mental Health | 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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https://familydoctor.org/caregiver-health-and-wellness/

Exercise and Seniors - familydoctor.org

Exercise is an important part of everyday senior health. It offers many benefits that will help you live a longer, healthier life.

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https://familydoctor.org/exercise-seniors/

Flu Myths - familydoctor.org

The flu is something to take seriously. But it’s important to sort out fact from fiction to stay healthy.

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https://familydoctor.org/flu-myths/

Flu Vaccine During Pregnancy - familydoctor.org

Not only is getting a flu shot safe for pregnant women, but it will also help to protect both you and your baby from becoming ill with the flu.

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https://familydoctor.org/flu-vaccine-pregnancy/

What do I need in my first aid kit? - familydoctor.org

A well-prepared first aid kit is an important tool in treating minor injuries that commonly occur at home and when you’re on the go.

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https://familydoctor.org/what-do-i-need-in-my-first-aid-kit/

For Parents: Eating Disorders in Teens - familydoctor.org

An eating disorder is a focus on food and bodyweight that causes a person to go to extremes when eating. There are three main types of these disorders.

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https://familydoctor.org/for-parents-eating-disorders-in-teens/

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