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  • Zika

    Zika is a virus caused by a bite from the Aedes mosquito. It is contagious and increases the risk of…

  • Your Health Resources

    familydoctor.org health resources include a medical dictionary, Body Mass Index calculator, symptom checker tool, immunization schedules for all ages, nutrient…

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    Your Child’s Mental Health

    Good mental health is an important part of a child’s overall health. There are many ways adults can help children…

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    Your Baby's Development: The Third Trimester

    The third trimester is the final part of your pregnancy in which your baby grows and matures. It lasts from…

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    Your Baby's Development: The Second Trimester

    The middle part of your pregnancy is called the second trimester. It is made up of weeks 13 or 14…

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    Your Baby's Development: The First Trimester

    From conception to delivery, your baby goes through several stages of development. The first third of your pregnancy is called…

  • 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.

  • Yeast Infections

    Vaginal yeast infections are caused by a fungus called Candida. If the vagina isn’t acidic enough, too many yeast can…

  • Working With Your Doctor

    Looking for a new doctor? Not sure how to talk to your doctor? Better communication can change your entire relationship…

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    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…

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    Women

    Women's health concerns, including menopause, diabetes, staying healthy during pregnancy, heart attack, stroke, prevention, wellness & more.

  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

    Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a rare heart condition that can cause fast heartbeat. Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment…

  • Young mother holding and nursing her newborn child

    Why Should I Breastfeed?

    Deciding whether or not to breastfeed is a very personal decision. Learn about the advantages and challenges of breastfeeding.

  • Why Exercise?

    Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise prevents health problems, builds strength, boosts energy, and can help…

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    Whooping Cough

    Whooping cough is a respiratory infection. It is also known as pertussis. Whooping cough is highly contagious and is most…

  • Which Vaccinations Do I Really Need?

    Dr. Amra Resic

    Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is a priority, but it’s still important to get all of the vaccinations your family doctor…

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    When Your Toddler Doesn't Want to Eat

    Get creative and clever to help your toddler eat healthy.

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    When Does My Child Need Emergency Services?

    If you have any question at all about your child’s health, call his or her doctor. The doctor can tell…

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