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  • Talking to Your Doctor About Your Mental Health

    Talking about mental illness can be hard. There is a stigma that surrounds mental health and mental illness. It can prevent people from getting the support and help they need. But mental illness is a common problem. In fact, about 1 in 5 people will

  • Proteinuria in Children

    Information about the causes, diagnosis and treatment of proteinuria in children.

  • Managing Your Child’s Medicine

    Children get sick with everything from the sniffles to ear infections. When that happens, you’ll likely take them to the doctor. Your doctor may give your child medicine to make him or her feel better. Here are some things you need to know

  • Tips for the Parents of Multiples

    Information for parents about caring for twins from the Orenschools.

  • For Parents: What to Expect When Your Child Goes Through Puberty

    Puberty is when a young person starts to become sexually mature. Learn about the first signs of puberty, sexual development,…

  • International Travel: Tips for Staying Healthy

    International travel has its share of health and safety challenges. Talk to your doctor about the area you are visiting…

  • Elder Abuse

    Learn about elder abuse, the warning signs, and what to do if you suspect an older adult is being…

  • Teen Suicide

    Teen suicide is an act often caused by depression. Talk and watch your teen to detect signs of the disorder…

  • Dealing with Divorce

    Divorce is hard. It’s even harder for you if you have kids. Here’s how to make it a little bit…

  • Circumcision

    Deciding whether to have your newborn son circumcised may be difficult. Learn about the procedure, its benefits and risks, and…

  • Cough Medicine: Understanding Your OTC Options

    Learn about over-the-counter cough medicine for adults.

  • “Bee” Careful! What To Do If You Get Stung

    Dr. Meagan Vermeulen

    Unless you are allergic to the venom of bees, wasps, or hornets, you probably won’t need to see your family doctor if you get stung. A sting will be painful and annoying, but otherwise pretty harmless. Most of my patients only have mild reactions

  • Is It “Just a Cold”?

    Dr. Samuel Grief

    The common cold is an infection of the respiratory (breathing) tract. This includes your throat, nasal passages, and lungs. More than 200 different viruses can cause a cold. Rhinovirus is the most common cause. As a family doctor, I see patients every day who have

  • When a “Chest Cold” Is Something More

    Dr. Shilpa Mehta

    You probably know the feeling of having cold symptoms that move from your head into your chest. Many people call this a chest cold. The medical term for it is “acute bronchitis.” Bronchitis is an inflammation (or irritation) of the airways. Airways are the tubes

  • Caring for a Relative Who Has Dementia

    Learn how caregivers can help address some of the behavior problems common in people who have dementia.

  • Bug Bites

    It’s that time of year again. Summer means bug bites. Most bug bites are not serious. The most common bug bites come from bees, wasps, and mosquitos. Less common bug bites include fleas, spiders, and ticks. A bug bite might itch, sting, swell

  • Prescription and OTC Drug Abuse

    Nearly everyone in the nation agrees: Prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drug abuse is at epidemic levels. The two represent what a doctor prescribes (prescription medicine) and what you can buy without a doctor’s prescription (OTC). Both have immediate and long-term

  • BMI Calculator

    Find out your Body Mass Index (BMI) using this free calculator.

  • Senior Residence Tour Checklist

    Use this checklist on your tour of potential senior residences to make sure that you evaluate and discuss important…

  • Lead Poisoning in Children

    Learn how to avoid lead poisoning in your child by reducing the ways in which your child is exposed to…

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