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  • Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

    Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a rare disease that irritates and inflames the blood vessels in your skin… bruises or reddish-purple spots. The rash can occur on your buttocks, around your elbows, or on your legs and feet. In addition to the rash, HSP can cause:…

  • Senior man with heat exhaustion cools his head with a wet cold cloth

    Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

    Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are serious conditions. Learn the warning signs of these heat-related illnesses, as well as how to… Pale or cold skin Weakness and/or confusion Dizziness Headache Nausea or vomiting Fast heartbeat Dark-colored urine, which indicates dehydration In addition to these symptoms, warning…

  • Happy Parents with Newborn Baby

    Becoming Parents: What It Means for Couples

    Having a baby changes many things at home, including your relationship with your partner. The following are some tips to… the childcare responsibilities with your partner. This will help you appreciate one another. It also gives each of you a break. In addition, it is…

  • Boy and girl holding hands

    Talking to Your Kids About Virginity

    Making the choice to stay a virgin is a big commitment. It affects your physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well… with your kids on these topics. You should start at a young age with basics about sexuality and respect for our bodies. Add details and…

  • Heart Health: Keeping Your Heart Healthy

    Learn how you can prevent and manage heart disease as well as treat conditions that lead to heart attack… ll have more energy and an a healthy way of managing your stress. If you aren’t sure where to begin, try adding just one healthy aspect…

  • Five small white bowls, each filled with a different sugar substitute, sitting on a white table

    Sugar Substitutes

    Sugar substitutes are chemical or plant-based substances used to sweeten foods and drinks. You may have heard them called “artificial… level of sweetness. Some sugar substitutes are low in calories. Others have little to no calories. Sugar substitutes are regulated as food additives by the…

  • close-up of generic laxative or stool softener caplets commonly used to treat constipation

    Laxatives: OTC Products for Constipation

    Constipation is a common condition that makes it difficult to have a bowel movement but over-the-counter medicine can help… Constipation is a common condition that makes it difficult to have a bowel movement. It can be caused by: Your diet Certain medicines Dehydration Too little…

  • pregnant woman with back pain

    Back Pain During Pregnancy

    Back pain during pregnancy is common and varies in severity… According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), low back pain is the fifth most common reason for doctor visits. Most women who are pregnant have some degree of back pain. Women who had…

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    Get more information about sponsoring content on familydoctor.org… Due to the heavy traffic and preferred status among health care teams, familydoctor.org enjoys one of the best marketing tools you can’t buy—word-of-mouth referral. Sponsors leverage this status to help drive results. Opportunities for sponsorship include…

  • A senior couple taking a “selfie” in front of a Ferris wheel

    The Importance of Staying Active and Involved

    Your lifestyle choices will determine how quickly or slowly you age. Making healthy choices and staying socially active can help… As you age, your body changes. Joints become stiffer. You begin to lose muscle and gain fat. You don’t feel as strong or as nimble…

  • COVID-19 is a disease caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, which was identified in 2019.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    Learn how to better protect yourself from COVID-19… COVID-19 is a disease caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, which was identified in 2019. Coronaviruses mutate (change) into new and different variants. However, they remain infectious to people and some animals. The infection spreads through respiratory…

  • Woman touching her throat because it is sore

    Sore Throat

    A sore throat can feel irritated or scratchy with mild to burning pain. Most sore throats are caused by viruses,… What is a sore throat? A sore throat means that your throat hurts. It feels irritated or scratchy. You may feel mild discomfort or a…

  • Birthing Classes

    Birthing classes are an important part of preparing to have a baby. They can help you develop a birth plan… Birthing classes are an important part of preparing to have a baby. They can help you develop a birth plan and ease your anxiety about…

  • 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… Bullying is aggressive, unwanted behavior from one school-aged child to another. Bullies use their power, such as popularity or physical strength, to repeatedly hurt others…

  • Closeup of elderly woman’s hands sorting several prescriptions

    Prescription Drug Abuse in the Elderly

    Prescription abuse happens when people abuse medicines prescribed by a doctor. In the elderly, it can be hard to spot… Prescription drug abuse is when people misuse prescribed medicines. They may abuse their own medicine in a way that is not instructed by the doctor…

  • A photo of a teenage girl blowing smoke while juuling

    Dangers of Vaping

    Vaping uses electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) to simulate traditional cigarette smoking. E-cigarettes are often marketed as a safer alternative to… What is vaping? Vaping uses electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) to simulate traditional cigarette smoking. E-cigarettes are battery-powered or chargeable smoking devices. Some look like traditional…

  • family doctor stands in front of blurred family in background

    Deciding When to See a Doctor

    Knowing when to see a doctor is an important decision. While there are no set rules, some general guidelines can… Should I go to the doctor? Most of us have asked that question at one time or another. Whether it’s a bad cold, a funny-looking…

  • Editorial Policy

    The following editorial policy applies to all health content on familydoctor.org, the AAFP’s patient education website… Qualifications of authors/reviewers Authors and reviewers of health on familydoctor.org: Are family doctors or professional writers or editors Have relevant experience developing and/or reviewing patient-focused health content Are knowledgeable…