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  • A gloved doctor is poised to give a toddler a shot in the arm.

    COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids Under 5

    Though it isn't in the news as much as it was in the beginning, the COVID-19 pandemic is still not over. To help continue to fight the spread of the disease, COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for children as young as

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

    On December 8, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the updated (Bivalent) COVID-19 vaccine to include children 6 months and older. The American Academy of Family Physicians has endorsed the approval. The Academy believes it will help prevent COVID-19

  • 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. Routine childhood and adult

  • Award-Winning Music Legend Chaka Khan smiles while sitting on a couch talking about type 2 diabetes

    Type 2 Diabetes

    If you or a loved one is at risk for type 2 diabetes, or has been diagnosed with this disease,…

  • Flu Toolkit

    This digital messaging guide helps family doctors fight the spread of seasonal influenza.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    COVID-19 is a potentially fatal disease that was the cause of a global pandemic that began in 2019.

  • Bug Bites

    Most bug bites are harmless, but they do cause discomfort. In rare cases, certain bug bites can be deadly.

  • group of young children eating healthy lunches at school

    Weight Issues in Children

    Learn how to teach your child healthy habits to prevent weight problems or to help your child lose weight.

  • Illustration of a uterus, with focus on incisions on fallopian tubes

    Tubal Sterilization (Tubal Ligation)

    Tubal sterilization (tubal ligation) is a surgical method of birth control for women.

  • Person’s mouth consuming fast food, junk food, and baked goods, which contain bad trans fats.

    Trans Fats (Bad Fats)

    Trans fats are a type of fatty acid found in the foods we eat. Trans fats are bad types of…

  • Young pregnant woman in bed with pills and a thermometer. Sick with the flu or a cold.

    Viral Infections During Pregnancy

    If you are pregnant, it’s important to take precautions against viral infections to protect you and your baby.

  • Talking to Your Doctor About Your Mental Health

    About 1 in 5 people will experience mental illness in their lifetime. Talking with your doctor about your mental health…

  • Preschool boy playing on a tire swing, leaning back as far as he can

    Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

    Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is a condition that affects how your brain processes sensory information (stimuli).

  • Overweight man holding a measuring tape

    Surgery for Obesity

    Weight loss surgery can be called bariatric surgery. It involves surgically reducing the size of your stomach so your body…

  • Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

    Teeth grinding is also known as bruxism. About 20% or 30% of children clench their teeth but usually stop as…

  • Fearful boy hugging teddy bear

    Signs of Childhood Sexual Abuse

    Any sexual activity involving a child is sexual abuse and has long-term effects. Learn how to recognize signs of abuse…

  • Woman drinking water with fruit sitting in front of her

    Take Care of Yourself Before Pregnancy

    Whether you’re planning to become pregnant or not, preconception care during your childbearing years is essential. Here are some things…

  • Teen boys drinking

    Teens and Alcohol

    Underage drinking can occur in any family. It’s important to talk to your child frequently, and at a young age,…