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  • I Tested Positive for COVID-19. Now What?

    If you have—or suspect that you have—COVID-19, you should follow the CDC’s recommendations for isolation to stop the spread of… COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, is extremely contagious. If you test positive for COVID-19, or suspect that you have it, it…

  • Integrating Back to Work After COVID-19

    So much has changed due to COVID-19. You may wonder what to expect when you go back to work. But… work if I think I have a cold? What symptoms would cause me to stay home from work? Resources Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:…

  • Which Vaccinations Do I Really Need?

    Dr. Amra Resic

    Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a priority, but it’s still important to get all of the vaccinations your family doctor… if certain vaccines were more important to get than others. I explained that the top priority right now is to get the COVID-19 vaccine. But…

  • Managing Your Vaccine Schedule

    If you or your child missed vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic, now is a great time to catch up. Vaccines… If you or your child missed vaccines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, now is a great time to make sure your vaccine schedule is…

  • Delta Variant: What You Need to Know

    COVID-19 is a serious health crisis in U.S. communities and across the globe. Since it was first identified in late 2019, COVID-19, which is caused by the coronavirus, has evolved into more powerful strains. This includes the powerful Delta variant. The

  • A young girl receives the measles vaccine from a doctor. Measles is a very contagious respiratory illness that also causes a fever and a rash. It is preventable with a vaccine.


    With travel returning to pre-COVID levels and back-to-school season not far off, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging parents and travelers to be aware of a rise in cases of measles. While the disease is extremely contagious

  • The Doctor Will See You In Person Now

    Dr. Cate Buley

    Telemedicine lets you access medical care without leaving your home. But it isn’t the right choice for every visit with… I practice family medicine at a clinic in Alaska. During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, my clinic switched to telemedicine visits. Using…

  • Injury Prevention: The Proper Way to Store Cleaning Supplies

    According to the National Capital Poison Center, household cleaning supplies—including kitchen cleaners and liquid laundry packets—are the second most common exposure to poison among children under 6 years of age. And since the COVID-19 outbreak, cleaning has been on the rise

  • The Importance of Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are essential to personal and public health. They prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous, and deadly diseases… There has been confusion and misunderstandings about vaccines. But vaccinations are an important part of family and public health. Vaccines prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous,…

  • Disinfecting Your Home

    Cleaning your home isn’t just for looks. Cleaning and disinfecting your home are important for reducing the spread of germs and bacteria that cause infection and illness. Path to caring for a healthy home Many people recognized the importance of disinfecting their homes

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    Help Us Build a Community of Immunity!

    Getting vaccinated is critical to your health. Taking care of your own health also protects those around you… Take me to: The Importance of Vaccinations Vaccines help your body build up a protection against the disease when you're exposed to it. They prevent the…

  • Ideal Weight and BMI

    Body mass index (BMI) is a method for measuring your ideal weight. It is used as a screening tool to… Maintaining a healthy weight is critical to your overall health. When you are overweight or have obesity, you are at higher risk of developing certain…

  • red and white blood cells traveling through a vein in the human body

    Blood Poisoning

    Blood poisoning happens when an infection enters your bloodstream and your body reacts to the infection… What is blood poisoning? Blood poisoning (sepsis) has nothing to do with poison. Instead, it’s primary cause is the presence of germs, which enter your bloodstream from an infection…

  • 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… If you are pregnant, it's important to take precautions against viral infections. A viral infection is a contagious illness. Most viruses will not hurt your baby. However,…

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    International Travel: Tips for Staying Healthy

    Travelling overseas can be fun, but there are precautions and plans you should make to ensure that you stay healthy… International travel is exciting, but it’s important to think through what can jeopardize your health while traveling. From disease outbreaks and poor water and food…

  • Chronic health conditions can increase your risk of being hospitalized with influenza. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best protection.

    Flu Risks and Chronic Conditions

    Chronic health conditions can increase your risk of being hospitalized with influenza (the flu). Getting an annual flu vaccine is… Chronic health conditions can increase your risk of being hospitalized with influenza (the flu). A study by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention…

  • Follow these recommendations to help you relax, stay healthy and feel safe during air travel.

    Air Travel Health Tips

    One key to air travel is to prepare ahead of time. Follow these tips to make your air travel healthier… Traveling can be a big process, especially when you’re flying. It can be hard to relax, stay healthy, and feel safe. This applies whether you’re…

  • Influenza

    Our influenza health hub offers important information and resources to help you understand and manage your condition… Influenza Essential Information  |  Diagnosis  |  Risk Factors  |  Prevention  |  At-A-Glance Guides  |  Related Conditions  |  More Resources Influenza: A Brief Overview Influenza (also called “the…