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  • Exercise During Pregnancy

    Exercise offers many benefits during a normal, uncomplicated pregnancy. Talk to your doctor before starting an exercise program while…

  • Balancing Work and Caregiving

    Caring for a loved one while working outside the home can be a challenging balancing act. Talk to your employer,…

  • Caregiving: Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

    Caregivers provide care for people with chronic medical conditions. It’s a challenging job, so caregivers also need to take care…

  • Antibiotics: When They Can and Can't Help

    Antibiotics are medicines prescribed by your doctor to treat infections. Overuse can lead to antibiotic resistance.

  • Cancer: End-of-Life Issues for the Caregiver

    Information for caregivers about preparing for a loved one’s end-of-life issues, such as care options, legal documents, and funeral…

  • Amblyopia

    Amblyopia (lazy eye) develops in childhood when one eye doesn’t work properly with the brain. Left untreated, it can lead…

  • Non-substance Addiction

    A non-substance addiction is sometimes called behavioral addictions. It can include gambling, sex, shopping, the internet and more.

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  • Adolescents and Young Adults: Getting the Preventive Services You Need

    Get an early start on good lifelong health by learning about the services and advice your family doctor can provide…

  • Reflux/Acid Reflux (GERD)

    Reflux is a medical condition that happens when the acid in your stomach backs up to your throat. It causes…

  • Male Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the breast. Men can get breast cancer even though it…

  • Varicose Veins

    Varicose veins are veins that are swollen and bulge above the surface of the skin. They may be twisted and…

  • Testicular Torsion

    Testicular torsion is when a testicle becomes twisted, restricting its blood supply. If not treated quickly, the testicle can become…

  • Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder. People who have sleep apnea stop breathing for 10 seconds to 30 seconds…

  • Raynaud's Disease

    Raynaud’s disease is a rare condition that narrows your blood vessels. It causes your fingers or toes to turn color…

  • Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a common chronic skin condition. It causes a rash that is raised with red marks and flaky white…

  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

    Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) occurs when a baby is exposed to drugs in the womb. After birth, the baby goes…