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  • Three men, one of them older, on exercise bikes at gym

    Men’s Guide to Preventive Health Care

    Men have different health care needs than women and may need to pay more attention to their health because of… on your health and family history. Every 6 to 12 months, get dental and eye exams. Every year, get a flu and COVID-19 vaccine. Every…

  • Five women laying horizontally in a line on the ground holding their heads in the palms of their hands. For optimal preventive care, women should have an annual visit that includes a physical and discussion of screenings and emotional well being.

    Women’s Guide to Preventive Care

    It’s important for women to take an active approach to health care. This means making it a priority to schedule… who meet age requirements, lack documentation of prior vaccinations, or who have no evidence of past infection, including an annual flu and COVID-19 shot, a…

  • Chronic Cough

    A chronic cough is one that lasts for 8 weeks or more… health? Does removing your tonsils and adenoids help with chronic cough? Should I get vaccinated for common respiratory infections, such as flu, RSV, and COVID-19? Resources American Lung Association: Chronic Cough National Heart,…

  • A doctor gives a child a vaccine in the arm. There are many misconceptions regarding vaccines. Use this evidence-based information to avoid common vaccine myths.

    Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact

    There are many common misconceptions regarding vaccines. Use this evidence-based information to clear up any confusion… for Disease Control and Prevention: Safety Information by Vaccine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Vaccines & Immunizations U.S. Food & Drug Administration: Vaccines Debunking Common COVID-19 Vaccine Myths…

  • Older adult getting a flu shot

    Flu Myths

    The flu is something to take seriously. But it’s important to sort out fact from fiction to stay healthy… more susceptible to COVID-19.  There is no evidence that getting a flu vaccine increases your risk of getting sick from a coronavirus. Things to consider There…

  • Doctor injecting child with vaccine

    Childhood Vaccines: What They Are and Why Your Child Needs Them

    Most schools and daycares require certain childhood vaccines, but they’re also good for your child’s health… A vaccine is a preventive treatment for certain medical diseases. These are diseases that are caused by infections and spread from person-to-person. Vaccines contain a weakened version of…

  • a young girl with Down syndrome looks up and smiles

    Down Syndrome

    Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that affects physical and intellectual development… What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes physical problems and intellectual disabilities. It is most often caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome number 21…

  • Lung Symptoms

    Chronic Bronchitis

    Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation in the airways of the lungs that lasts longer than 3 months. It is most… What is chronic bronchitis? Bronchitis is an inflammation (or irritation) of the airways in the lungs. Chronic means it lasts longer than 3 months…