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  • Accessing Care in Rural Communities

    care, dental, mental, emergency, and public health services. The benefits of these services include: Overall wellbeing (physical, social, emotional). Disease prevention and vaccinations. Health screenings, diagnosis, detection, and treatment. Preventable death. Improved life expectancy. Residents and health care providers are working to improve rural health

  • Acute Bronchitis

    Acute bronchitis is a contagious viral infection that causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes (the airways that carry air into… The elderly People who have asthma People who have other health issues (such as cancer or diabetes) People who haven’t gotten vaccines for flu, pneumonia,…

  • 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… and young adults, there are several key areas that your doctor will probably focus on. These include: Social and behavioral health Immunizations (vaccines) Healthy habits…

  • Adult vaccinations

    Adult vaccinations are important for adults for staying healthy as they age… certain things to consider. These include: Most private health insurance plans cover the cost of vaccines. Medicare and Medicaid will cover certain vaccines. This includes the flu, pneumococcal, and Hep B vaccines. Other…

  • Air Travel Health Tips

    One key to air travel is to prepare ahead of time. Follow these tips to make your air travel healthier… consider Talk to your doctor before flying if you’re pregnant, sick, or have health conditions. You might need other protection, like vaccines or medicines. Your…

  • Antibiotics: When They Can and Can't Help

    Antibiotics are medicines prescribed by your doctor to treat infections. Overuse can lead to antibiotic resistance… over time. Questions to ask your doctor How do I know whether my infection is from bacteria or a virus? Can certain vaccinations protect me or my child from…

  • Antiemetic Medicines: OTC Relief for Nausea and Vomiting

    You can buy over-the-counter (OTC) medicines without a prescription, including medicines that treat nausea and vomiting. These are called… tinnitus). These are short-term side effects. Antihistamines may make you feel sleepy. This can affect your ability to drive or operate machines. It may be hard…

  • Antihistamines: Understanding Your OTC Options

    Antihistamine medications help relieve or prevent allergy symptoms. Learn more about first-generation and second-generation antihistamines… people who have health problems. First-generation antihistamines may make you feel sleepy. This can affect your ability to drive or operate machines. They can make it hard to think clearly…

  • Asthma in Kids

    Living with asthma as a child can be difficult. Asthma attacks interfere with a child’s physical activity, sleep, and can… that attaches to a tube. That tube attaches to a machine that records their breathing. There is usually an image on the machine’s screen, such…

  • Autism

    Autism is a developmental brain disorder that affects social, behavioral, and communication skills. Degrees of autism can vary, as can… they may learn more about what causes it. Vaccines do not cause autism. This includes the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Vaccines are an…

  • Avian Flu

    Avian flu is a virus that is spread from bird to bird. In rare cases, certain strains of the virus… your family at home. People who work with live poultry should follow their work safety guidelines. Because Avian flu is rare, a vaccine to prevent it is…

  • Beta-Blockers for Heart Problems

    Beta-blockers are medicine used to treat heart problems and high blood pressure. Learn the benefits and side effects of taking… Beta blockers may make you feel dizzy or lightheaded. When you first start taking them, do not drive a car or operate machines. You can…

  • Bioterrorism

    Bioterrorism is the use of bacteria, viruses, or germs to purposely harm large quantities of people or communities… common bioterrorist agent. It can spread from person to person. Plague symptoms include: Fever. Headache. Weakness. Chest pain. Cough. Bloody mucous discharge. Vaccines for anthrax and smallpox…

  • Blood Poisoning

    Blood poisoning has nothing to do with poison. It’s caused when bacteria enter your bloodstream. That can happen through burns,… let them become infected. Keep them clean. Treat them with antiseptic medicine or as directed by your doctor. Get flu and pneumonia vaccines. Don’t ignore…

  • Bringing Your Baby Home

    There is a lot to plan for before and after you bring a new baby home… I know if I have postpartum depression? How can I treat this? How do I know if my baby’s crying means they are sick? Resources Centers for Disease Control…

  • Bronchiolitis

    Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection in infants and young children. It is usually caused by a virus. RSV is… peaks in winter and early spring. Babies born prematurely are at a much higher risk of complications from RSV. There is a vaccine for RSV…

  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator: A Treatment for Arrhythmia

    Cardioverter-Defibrillator is a medical implant device used to treat arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)… condition and the local laws. You can expect to be back to normal after a month. You need to stay away from machines that could interfere with your ICD. Do not work near…

  • Caregiver Health and Wellness

    Caregivers are at increased risk for a number of health problems. Learn about these conditions and what you can do… Even if you don’t feel sick, it’s important to see your doctor regularly. This will include health tests and screenings, vaccinations, and health advice appropriate…