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  • Getting Fit Throughout Your Day

    Get creative to find ways throughout your day to improve your fitness… you to keep it up as the day goes on. Home office tip. With so many people working from home, even post-COVID-19 pandemic, think about setting up your office on a different floor…

  • 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,… vaccines are an important part of eliminating and preventing diseases such as measles, polio, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough, diphtheria, HPV, and COVID-19. Even though…

  • 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… Getting the vaccine even in January or February can still provide some protection. New strains of flu, such as the coronavirus, or COVID-19, don't always have a vaccine available when it first spreads…

  • Woman in business clothes holding sinuses in pain

    Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)

    A sinus infection is a condition where the lining of your sinuses becomes inflamed. It can be caused by bacteria… Toothache Bad breath (called halitosis) How can I know if it is a sinus infection or COVID-19? A sinus infection and COVID-19 do have similar symptoms,…

  • 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

    While the CDC works on this additional research, we know it is safe to keep up with routine vaccinations, as well as COVID-19 and flu vaccinations. This is because we have years of data that show these vaccines prevent disease in young children. Are

  • Close-up doctor holding female patient’s hand

    Family Doctor vs. Quick-care Clinic

    Family doctors and quick-care clinics both have advantages for seeking care at home or on the road… services. This is helpful in getting X-rays and blood samples at the time of your appointment. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, more doctors are making virtual…

  • Immunizations

    Vaccinations are safe, effective, and required for many activities including school. Maintaining a vaccine schedule will protect you from many… An additional 4.4% of kindergartners without an approved exemption were outdated on their measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) immunization. Disruptions related to COVID-19 affected vaccination coverage, but coverage…

  • 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… is recommended for all preteens and teens at 11 to 12 years old with a booster dose at 16 years old. The COVID-10 vaccine: This…

  • 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…

  • 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… It is up to us to take charge of our health. Focusing on your physical and mental health can prevent a lot of conditions and…

  • 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… What is women’s preventive care? It’s important for women to take an active approach to health care, especially by the time they reach adulthood…

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

    COPD is a disease that makes it hard for you to breathe. The two main types of COPD are chronic… What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? COPD is a disease that makes it hard for you to breathe. The two main types of COPD…

  • Chronic Cough

    A chronic cough is one that lasts for 8 weeks or more… What is chronic cough? Coughing is necessary to clear your throat and airways. A chronic cough lasts for 8 weeks or more. It’s commonly caused by allergies, acid reflux (heartburn), some health conditions,…

  • An older woman gets a flu shot. There are a lot of myths surrounding the flu.

    Flu Myths

    The flu is something to take seriously. But it’s important to sort out fact from fiction to stay healthy… The flu, or influenza, is a viral infection. It occurs in your respiratory (breathing) area and affects your throat, lungs, and nose. There are a…

  • 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… There are many common misconceptions regarding vaccines. If you find yourself trying to decide if you’re for or against them, here is some evidence-based information offered to clear up…

  • 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…

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