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  • You Don’t Have to Handle Dementia Care Alone

    Dr. Jason R. Woloski

    When a loved one has dementia, your family doctor can be a trusted resource and partner in their care… I’m a family doctor who practices in an area with a large population of older adults. People often ask me about memory loss and dementia (particularly…

  • Women’s Guide to Preventive Care

    and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) collaborate to develop recommendations for the routine use of vaccines in children, adolescents, and adults in the United States. The AAFP recommends vaccinations for adults who meet age requirements, lack documentation of prior vaccinations, or who have

  • What You Should Know Before You Start A Weight-loss Plan

    If you’re starting a weight loss journey, talk to your doctor about your health conditions and healthy methods to drop… can help get your BMI, or you can use a BMI calculator. The BMI chart is the same for male and female adults. There is a…

  • Weight-Training and Weight-Lifting Safety

    Your form is a critical part of lifting weights. Your goal should be to lift the appropriate amount of weight… Whether you lift weights for general fitness, to train for sports, or for competition, safety comes first. Lifting weights the wrong way can cause…

  • Weight Issues in Children

    Learn how to teach your child healthy habits to prevent weight problems or to help your child lose weight… can teach your child life-long healthy habits. The earlier the better. Not all children who are overweight have weight problems as adults. However, as a child…

  • Ways to Increase Low Testosterone

    Testosterone is a sex hormone that your body makes. Normally, men produce more of it than women do. Some men… Testosterone is a sex hormone that your body makes. Normally, men produce more of it than women do. Some men may have low amounts of…

  • Vomiting and Diarrhea

    Information for parents about vomiting and diarrhea in children from the American Academy of Family Physicians… and nutrients to help with dehydration. Soft drinks are typically very high in sugar and can irritate your child’s stomach. For adults and seniors: To replace the fluids lost…

  • Vitamins and Minerals: How to Get What You Need

    Getting enough vitamins and minerals is essential to keeping your body healthy. It’s best to get these through your diet… body needs vitamin D so that it can absorb calcium to promote bone growth and maintain strong bones and teeth. The average adult needs 600…

  • Vitamin D

    Vitamin D is an important nutrient. It helps your body build strong bones and teeth. Getting enough vitamin D is… breastfed. Babies and toddlers who are given non-milk food products or foods that are not fortified with vitamin D. Seniors or older adults. People who…

  • Vertebroplasty for Spine Fracture Pain

    Vertebroplasty treats compression spine fractures. In these fractures, the bone collapses and breaks. The procedure injects cement into the… other issues that cause thinning of the bones. Thinning of the bones can occur at any age. It’s most common in older adults. If bone in…

  • Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact

    There are many common misconceptions regarding vaccines. Use this evidence-based information to clear up any confusion… eliminated. A vaccine helps your body build immunity to a particular disease. Immunity means you’re protected from getting the disease. In order for them to work properly, vaccines need…

  • Urinary Incontinence

    Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. This means that you can’t always control when you urinate… that are difficult to control. This can be embarrassing, but talk to your doctor about it. It can be treated. Millions of adults in the United States…

  • Understanding Your Teen's Emotional Health

    The teen years are full of ups and downs. Teens may feel overwhelmed by the emotional and physical changes they… The teenage years are a time of transition from childhood into adulthood. Teens often have a strong desire to be independent. So they may…

  • Tuberous Sclerosis

    Learn about the causes and symptoms of, and treatments for, tuberous sclerosis… seizures, especially a kind of seizure called infantile spasms. Some signs of tuberous sclerosis can appear later in childhood or even into adulthood. These symptoms may include: White spots on the skin (called…

  • Tonsillitis

    Tonsillitis is an inflammatory disease that occurs when your tonsils become infected by a virus or bacteria… to germs that enter through your nose and mouth. Infected tonsils become inflamed and swollen. Tonsillitis is more common in children than adults. What are the symptoms of…

  • Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs During Pregnancy

    Even minor usage of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs during your pregnancy can cause serious risks for the health of your… Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) supports education on the risks of substance use and abuse during pregnancy. The AAFP also recommends that adults who are…

  • Thyroid Nodules

    A thyroid nodule is a lump in the thyroid gland in your neck. More than 90% of them are not… always sure why some people get thyroid nodules, but they’re very common. The chances of getting one increase as you get older. Almost 50% of…

  • The Importance of Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are an important part of public health. They prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous, and deadly diseases, and save… is essential to preventing the spread of contagious diseases. Vaccines are especially important for at-risk populations such as young children and older adults. The AAFP…