Health Education

Social Determinants of Health – familydoctor.org

There are many factors that influence our health. These factors are known as health determinants. One type of health determinant is what is in our genes and our biology. Another determinant is our individual behavior, which includes the decisions we make, such as smoking, exercise habits or the types of

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Anne Fulenwider Talks Heart Health, Telehealth and More

February is American Heart Month. In 2016, Anne Fulenwider’s mother died of a heart attack. Fulenwider knew that her mother’s side of the family had a history of heart problems (her uncle suffered a fatal heart attack at age 40), but her mother’s heart health had been monitored since she

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Depression in Children and Teens

Depression is a medical illness. It affects your physical and mental health. Anyone can have depression. It is important to know that it is not your fault. Depressed children and adolescents may have different symptoms than adults. Younger children who are depressed may: Have a poor appetite and/or weight loss.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lupus

Anyone who’s a fan of the hit TV series “House,” starring Hugh Laurie, knows that lupus inevitably came up as a possible diagnosis for the mysterious condition in the episode (and they were always wrong, except for that time). The show is right about one thing: Lupus has a wide

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Exercise: How To Get Started

Before starting an exercise routine, you should talk to your primary doctor. This is especially important if you have not been active, have a health problem, are pregnant, or are an older adult. Ask your doctor how much exercise is right for you. A good goal for many people is

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Revolutionizing Patient Care: Tele ICU Services Leading the Way

In recent years, technological advances have revolutionized the healthcare industry, introducing innovative solutions to improve patient outcomes. One such innovative advancement is the implementation of tele ICU services, a remote monitoring system that provides critical care expertise to patients in various healthcare settings. This article explores the countless benefits of

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Teens and Stress: Who Has Time For It?

Stress is what you feel when you react to pressure. This pressure can come from the outside world, such as school, work, extracurricular activities, family, or friends. Or it can come from within you, like when you want to do well in school or you want to fit in. Stress

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What Is the Coital Alignment Technique?

Emily Jamea, Ph.D.., is a sex therapist, author and podcast host. You can find her here every month to share her latest thoughts on sex. If you read a book about sexual positions, even the most flexible and fit person will probably be intimidated by images depicting bodies twisted into

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Diabetes and Nutrition – familydoctor.org

People who have diabetes have too much sugar in their blood. Controlling diabetes means controlling blood sugar level. What you eat is closely related to the amount of sugar in your blood. Making the right food choices will help you control your blood sugar level. Path to better health Eating

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Coping With Cuffing Season

By Nathan Shurts (he/him), 17 years old, editor February 9, 2024 With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching and winter dragging on, we’re smack dab in the middle of “cuffing season.” You may be wondering, what is cuffing season? Why does it seem like everyone is hooking up? How am I supposed

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