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  • Keeping Your Heart Healthy

    A healthy heart is central to overall good health. Embracing a healthy lifestyle at any age can prevent heart disease… to boost your mood. You’ll have more energy and less stress. If you aren’t sure where to begin, try to add just one healthy aspect…

  • Back Pain During Pregnancy

    Back pain is a common side effect of pregnancy. Thankfully, there are things you can do to ease the pain… changes that occur in your body. Pressure on back muscles As your baby grows, your uterus expands and becomes heavier. This puts added weight on…

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    Get more information about sponsoring content on familydoctor.org… created by familydoctor.org. All content posted on familydoctor.org must: Meet the AAFP's criteria for clarity, objectivity, and medical accuracy Adhere to evidence-based medicine Agree with AAFP policies and clinical practice guidelines Express a family medicine perspective Contact…

  • Birthing Classes

    Birthing classes are an important part of preparing to have a baby. They can help you develop a birth plan… for new parents, though. There are also “refresher” classes for parents who have older children but are expecting a new baby. In addition to providing…

  • Kids and Bullying

    Bullying, whether in person or online, is all too common in school-aged children. It’s important to know how to recognize… for the behavior. Unfortunately, every school and school district is different. As such, some schools face criticism for not doing enough to address bullying. Therefore,…

  • Emotional Eating

    Emotional eating is eating in response to your emotions or boredom. It’s different than true hunger. But how do you… Results in cravings for a specific food or type of food. For example, emotional eaters may crave chocolate after a hard day. Additionally, you may…

  • Prescription Drug Abuse in the Elderly

    Prescription drug abuse is when people misuse prescribed medicines. Most older adults who suffer from prescription drug abuse do so… medicines so I don’t make a mistake? What are the symptoms for prescription drug abuse? How do I know if I need help? Resources National…

  • Warning Signs of Mental Illness

    Mental illness is a common health problem. It happens because of a change in your brain. Learn its signs so… occur. Also note if they happen suddenly. Changes in mood.Your feelings may alter over time or all of a sudden. In addition, they can shift…

  • Sore Throat

    A sore throat means that your throat hurts. It feels irritated or scratchy. You may feel mild discomfort or burning… Fever Headache White spots on your throat or tonsils Red, swollen tonsils Swollen glands in your neck Skin rash In some cases, additional symptoms include:…

  • Dangers of Vaping

    Vaping uses electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to simulate traditional cigarette smoking. E-cigarettes are battery-powered or chargeable smoking devices… called “vaping.” E-cigarettes are often marketed as a safer alternative to smoking. But they’re not safe. They still put an addictive drug and chemicals into your body and…

  • Clubfoot

    Clubfoot is a treatable congenital condition (present at birth) that causes a baby’s foot to turn inward or downward. It… boys are twice as likely to be born with clubfoot. Usually, a baby born with a clubfoot is otherwise healthy with no additional health problems…

  • Editorial Policy

    The following editorial policy applies to all health content on familydoctor.org, the AAFP’s patient education website… agencies. Content is reviewed by a medical review panel of family doctors to ensure the information: Is medically accurate, complete, and useful Adheres to evidence-based medicine, AAFP policies and…

  • Deciding When to See a Doctor

    It can be hard to know when you should go to the doctor. There are no rules about when to… of them can be managed at home. But sometimes they can progress or change, and then it’s best if they are addressed by a doctor…

  • Vaginal Pessary

    A vaginal pessary is a small, plastic device that fits into your vagina for the purpose of holding a drooping… help if you have a rectocele. This is when the wall of your rectum bulges into the bottom of your vagina. In addition, a pessary…

  • CBD Oil

    CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is a chemical found in the Cannabis sativa plant. CBD oil does not make… or less of THC. CBD oil that comes from the hemp plant naturally doesn’t contain any THC. You also cannot become addicted to CBD oil…

  • Appendicitis

    Appendicitis is inflammation or infection in your appendix. If not treated, your appendix can burst. This can be serious, even… all these symptoms. Plus, other conditions can cause the same symptoms, including constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal obstruction, ovarian cysts, and abdominal adhesions. What causes…

  • Changing Your Diet: Choosing Nutrient-rich Foods

    You should choose a diet made of nutrient-rich foods. Nutrient-rich (or nutrient-dense) foods are low in sugar, sodium, starches, and… your body needs. Americans tend to eat foods that are high in calories and low in micronutrients. These foods often also contain added sugar, sodium…

  • Creating a Personal Health Journal (Health Diary)

    Creating a personal health journal is a good way to track your health over the years and work with your… Journal in Excel format. Illness/Injury: Date: Hospitalizations: Date: Surgeries: Date:  Medications/Supplements:  Dosage & Notes:  Emergency Contacts:  Phone & Relationship:  Family Medical History:   Additional Details:  Immunizations:   Dates: …