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  • Boy being bullied by a group of kids

    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…

  • Closeup of elderly woman’s hands sorting several prescriptions

    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…

  • Young woman suffering from depression/anxiety

    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:…

  • A photo of a teenage girl blowing smoke while juuling

    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…

  • A photo of a baby who has on a cast on his leg

    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…

  • family doctor stands in front of blurred family in background

    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…

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    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…

  • 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… Well-child services are categorized as essential services. This is because they help make sure children are protected from illnesses that require additional medical care. It’s…

  • Woman holding crotch, needing to urinate

    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…

  • Injury Prevention: The Proper Way to Store Cleaning Supplies

    in glass or plastic containers may look nice, but these containers could provide easier access for children, and might be confusing. In addition, changing containers also removes important information that’s featured on the original label. Never remove product labels. In addition to proper usage

  • 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…

  • A men bent over clutching his side in pain due to an infection of the appendix

    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…

  • Close-up of different nutrient-rich foods, such as lean meat, fish, dairy, whole grains, and vegetables and fruits

    Changing Your Diet: Choosing Nutrient-rich Foods

    Changing your diet to include nutrient-rich foods is a healthier option and can reduce your risk for chronic diseases… 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 (salt),…

  • woman sitting on couch writing in journal

    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: …

  • Substance Abuse

    Substance abuse can happen when products aren’t used in the right way. Prescription medicines, illegal drugs, tobacco, and alcohol can… t use tobacco or drink alcohol. When prescription medicines are taken the right way, there is much less chance you’ll become addicted to them. Things…

  • Man suffering from neck pain and stiffness holds neck

    Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (CSM)

    Cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is a compression of the spinal cord in your neck. A compression means pressure, pinching, or… Changes in the bones, discs, and ligaments of your spine can cause pressure on the spinal cord. Sometimes growths called bone spurs add pressure to…

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