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  • Zika

    Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that can be transmitted through sex and pregnancy. It has been linked to birth defects,… Your doctor can test your baby for microcephaly during pregnancy or post-birth. Can zika be prevented or avoided? There is no vaccine to prevent Zika…

  • Women’s Guide to Preventive Care

    woman visit is also a good time to review immunization needs with your doctor. He or she can recommend and provide the vaccines you need. Each year, the AAFP and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) collaborate to develop recommendations for the routine use

  • Whooping Cough

    Whooping cough is a respiratory infection. It is also known as pertussis. Whooping cough is highly contagious and is most… a chest X-ray. Can whooping cough be prevented or avoided? Vaccination is the best way to prevent whooping cough. The pertussis vaccine (DTaP, Tdap) is…

  • What You Can Do to Maintain Your Health

    Good health can decrease your risk of developing certain conditions. Learn what you can do to maintain your health… years. Your doctor may substitute it with Tdap. This also protects against whooping cough (pertussis). Women who are pregnant need the Tdap vaccine. People who are…

  • West Nile Virus

    West Nile virus is a disease usually spread by mosquitos that can cause flu-like symptoms. Most people infected with the… get severely ill from West Nile virus, about 10% will die. Can West Nile virus be prevented or avoided? There is no vaccine to prevent…

  • Viral Infections During Pregnancy

    If you are pregnant, it’s important to take precautions against viral infections to protect you and your baby… after using the restroom or before a meal. Avoid contact with people who are knowingly infected. Get a flu shot and other vaccines either before or during…

  • Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact

    There are many common misconceptions regarding vaccines. Use this evidence-based information to clear up any confusion… some vaccines take a few weeks or months to create immunity in your body. Therefore, you and your children should get all vaccines per the schedule provided by your…

  • Vacationing Safely During COVID-19

    Vacationing is not risk-free during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if you have to travel, there are ways to decrease your… wait to take a vacation until after a COVID-19 vaccine has been approved by the FDA. Currently, there are no approved vaccines. However, several are…

  • Understanding Your Medical Bills

    Knowing how to read your medical bills can help you to budget and to ensure that you’re paying the right… he saw Ann. Dr. Ellis charged the insurance company $60 for the office visit, $10 for administering the immunization, $90 for the vaccine itself, and $25 for…

  • Ultrasound During Pregnancy

    A fetal ultrasound is a test that uses sound waves to create an image of your unborn baby on a… It may be used if you have high blood pressure or if your baby’s growth is slower than normal. Many ultrasound machines include Doppler imaging, so you…

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis is an infection caused by bacteria. Tuberculosis usually affects the lungs. But it can also affect your joints, kidneys,… getting a tuberculosis infection is to avoid being in close contact with a person who has active TB disease. There is a vaccine against tuberculosis. It’s used…

  • The Importance of Vaccinations

    Vaccinations are an important part of public health. They prevent the spread of contagious, dangerous, and deadly diseases, and save… Things to consider There have been many misunderstandings about vaccines. There are myths and misleading statements that spread on the internet about vaccines. Here are…

  • The Exercise Habit

    Daily exercise is a good habit and important for a healthy mind and body… muscle groups. It is also called “resistance training” or “weight training.” Lifting weights is an example of this type of exercise. Exercise machines can provide strength training. Push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, and…

  • Thalassemia

    Thalassemia is a group of inherited blood disorders that prevent your body from producing the amount of hemoglobin it… tests your doctor suggests. These may include tests relating to thalassemia, as well as your overall health. Be sure to get any vaccinations for flu, pneumonia,…

  • Teenagers: How to Stay Healthy

    Developing healthy habits when you’re a teenager will help you as you grow into an adult. Learn tips for staying… problems. Measure your height, weight, and blood pressure. Give advice about healthy lifestyle choices, like diet and activity. Provide immunizations (shots or vaccines) to reduce your risk…

  • Taking Medicine While Breastfeeding

    Certain medicines taken during breastfeeding can affect you or your baby through your breast milk… may need to take it after a feeding to give your body more time to process it. Talk to your doctor about vaccines as well. They will tell you which…

  • Take Care of Yourself Before Pregnancy

    Whether you’re planning to become pregnant or not, preconception care during your childbearing years is essential. Here are some things… as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, seizure disorders, or maternal phenylketonuria, you’ll need to learn how to manage them during your pregnancy. Any vaccines or boosters you…

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

    Sudden infant death syndrome is the unexplained reason a baby under 1 year old dies while sleeping. There are no… monitoring your baby’s sleep space, you should also take the following measures to prevent SIDS: Keep up on your baby’s vaccinations and well-child visits. Research…