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  • Help us build a community of immunity!

    Getting vaccinated is critical to your health. Taking care of your own health also protects those around you… Take me to: What do I need to know about vaccines? The Importance of Vaccinations Vaccinations are an important part of public health. They prevent the…

  • COVID-19 Boosters

    If you were fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccination in 2021, you may be wondering whether you need or should get a booster shot. The answer is yes. The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend

  • COVID Vaccines for Younger Children: What Parents Need to Know

    On October 29, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to include children ages 5 through 11. The American Academy of Family Physicians has endorsed the approval. The Academy believes it will

  • COVID-19 Vaccine for Ages 12 to 15

    Even though children aren’t as likely as adults to be infected with COVID-19, they can still catch it, get sick… The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages 12 to 15 on an emergency use basis. The approval…

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

    Find out the answers to the most commonly asked questions for the new COVID-19 vaccine… What is an mRNA vaccine and how does it work? Most vaccines (or immunizations) work by injecting a weakened form of a disease germ into your body. This is…

  • COVID-19 Vaccine

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in the United States… Three vaccines for COVID-19 have been authorized for emergency use in the United States from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). The The Centers…

  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    COVID-19 is highly contagious and does not yet have an approved vaccine. Symptoms may include a cough, a fever, and… COVID-19 is a disease caused by a coronavirus call SARS-CoV-2. What is a coronavirus? A coronavirus is a virus that is found in animals…

  • Taking Care of Your Mental Health

    Your mental health is just as important as your physical health… Talking about mental illness can be hard. There is a stigma that surrounds mental health and mental illness. It can prevent people from getting the support and help they need. But mental illness…

  • Know the Facts About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    It can be hard to know what’s true about COVID-19. You may hear conflicting reports from different sources. Here are… COVID-19 is the name for the disease caused by coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. This virus has led to serious illness and death. You may hear one…

  • Fetal Growth Restriction

    Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a term that describes an unborn baby who isn’t growing at the normal rate inside… What is fetal growth restriction (FGR)? Fetal growth restriction (FGR), previously called intrauterine growth restriction, is a term that describes an unborn baby who…

  • Debunking Common COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

    Misinformation on the COVID-19 vaccines is prevalent, and it can be difficult to know what's true and what's not. Here, family physicians bust the most common COVID-19 vaccine myths. Myth 1: You can delay routine vaccinations until the pandemic is

  • COVID-19 Face Masks

    If you need to go into public in the COVID-19 pandemic, wear a face mask to contain your germs and… To slow the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to recommend that people who have not been vaccinated…

  • Neighborhood Navigator

    An interactive tool that connects you to community resources and programs in your neighborhood. With more than 40,000 social services… Familydoctor.org’s Neighborhood Navigator is an interactive tool that connects you to community resources and programs in your neighborhood. With more than 40,000 social services…

  • I Tested Positive for COVID-19. Now What?

    If you have—or suspect that you have—COVID-19, you should follow the CDC’s recommendations for isolation to stop the spread of… COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, is extremely contagious. If you test positive for COVID-19—or suspect that you have it—it is important…

  • Managing Your Vaccine Schedule During COVID-19

    If you or your child missed vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic, now is a great time to catch up. Vaccines… If you or your child missed vaccines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, now is a great time to get caught up. According to the…

  • Vacationing Safely During COVID-19

    Vacationing is not risk-free during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if you have to travel, there are ways to decrease your… You may be thinking about how COVID-19 will affect your vacation and holiday plans. The disease caused by the coronavirus is highly contagious, especially…

  • Integrating Back to Work After COVID-19

    So much has changed due to COVID-19. You may wonder what to expect when you go back to work. But… Working remotely became more common during the pandemic. But if you have to be in-person, you may be worried about how you can stay…

  • Telemedicine

    Telemedicine is a way for patients to receive access to medical care without leaving their homes by using technology to… Telemedicine is a way for patients to receive access to medical care without leaving their home or work. A doctor and a patient are…