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  • 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

    illness. Path to caring for a healthy home Many people recognized the importance of disinfecting their homes during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent survey by the American Cleaning Institute found 70% of Americans now view cleaning as a way to protect

  • Graphic showing a diverse group of people against a blue background.

    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… and save millions of lives. These include measles, polio, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough, diphtheria, HPV and COVID-19. Read the article COVID Vaccines for Younger Children: What…

  • Ideal Weight and BMI

    Body mass index (BMI) is a method for measuring your ideal weight. It is used as a screening tool to… In fact, some health experts believe that being significantly overweight can increase your risk for complications from certain infections, such as the COVID-19 virus. But…

  • 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… come from something as simple as a sinus infection. Although blood poisoning is often a result of a bacterial infection, even a COVID-19 viral infection can lead to sepsis…

  • 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

    International travel can be fun and adventurous. But these days, it’s important to check travel health advisories before you… 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…

  • 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 recent study by the Centers of Disease Control and…

  • 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…

  • Male clinician testing vaccine in lab

    Smallpox Vaccine

    A case of smallpox hasn’t been seen since 1977, but it was once a serious virus. Symptoms included a rash,… Smallpox is an illness caused by the variola virus. A vaccine targeting smallpox led to its eradication (elimination). The CDC reports that the last natural…

  • A woman with dark colored hair, wearing a white shirt receiving vaccination

    Adult vaccinations

    Adult vaccinations are important for adults for staying healthy as they age… Vaccinations are as important for adults as they are for children. Just because you're grown doesn't mean you're immune from certain illnesses. Vaccinations are important in staying healthy. Unfortunately, many adults don't know…

  • Mother holds her baby as she's vaccinated by her doctor. A new study shows a possible association between exposure to aluminum in some childhood vaccinations and asthma in young children.

    A Family Doctor Responds to Study on Aluminum in Vaccines

    A new study released in late September shows a possible association between exposure to aluminum found in some childhood vaccinations and the development of persistent asthma in young children. A study like this may cause parents to have questions about routine vaccinations for their

  • Immunizations

    Vaccinations are safe, effective, and required for many activities including school. Maintaining a vaccine schedule will protect you from many… Vaccinations are proven to be safe and effective, and they save lives. They are an important part of everyone’s health: babies and toddlers, school-age children,…

  • A nurse showing a patient test results from a preventive test, on a digital tablet

    Adolescents and Young Adults: Getting the Preventive Services You Need

    Get an early start on good lifelong health by learning about the services and advice your family doctor can provide… When you are young, you may not think much about going to the doctor unless you’re sick or hurt. But your doctor is there in…

  • Pneumococcal Vaccines for Seniors

    Pneumococcal vaccines help to prevent pneumonia. Adults 65 and older, for whom pneumonia can be fatal, should get two different… What is a pneumococcal vaccine? A pneumococcal vaccine is an injected medicine that can protect against and often prevent pneumococcal disease. Pneumococcal disease is…