• 1st Trimester Prenatal Visits

    1st Trimester Prenatal Visits

    One of the first calls you’ll make when you suspect you’re pregnant is to your family doctor or obstetrician. If you had a positive pregnancy test shortly after a possible conception, some doctors may ask you to hold off on scheduling your first prenatal visit for a few weeks until your pregnancy is well established.

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  • 2nd Trimester Prenatal Visits

    2nd Trimester Prenatal Visits

    While no one would say it’s all downhill from here (there’s labor after all, as well as the aches and pains of late pregnancy), for many women the second trimester feels like the “easy” part of pregnancy. Fear of miscarriage subsides, nausea abates, and energy surges — all in all, there’s less to be worried

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  • 3rd Trimester Prenatal Visits

    3rd Trimester Prenatal Visits

    After eight months of pregnancy, you’re already well acquainted with your doctor. You’ve been poked, prodded, scanned, and then poked again. If your pregnancy has been progressing normally, you’ve probably been seeing your doctor once or twice each month. But now that you’re in the home stretch, you’ll be spending even more time in the

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  • Absentmindedness and Pregnancy

    Absentmindedness and Pregnancy

    Soon into your pregnancy, don’t be surprised if you feel foggy-brained and forgetful. You may find yourself misplacing your purse, forgetting to return phone calls, or going off to fetch something only to discover you’ve forgotten what you are looking for. At work, you may catch yourself daydreaming through meetings or staring out the window

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  • Acne

    Acne

    First of all, don’t pick or pop your pimples. Although it may be tempting, you can cause redness and swelling, and possibly an infection or scarring. Squeezing a zit can force the infection deeper into the skin, making the problem worse.

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  • Acupuncture

    Acupuncture

    Before any needles go anywhere, you can expect your acupuncturist to ask about your current health and your medical history, including anything that might have contributed to your current problem.

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  • Adult Allergies

    Adult Allergies

    Your head feels like someone stuffed it full of old socks. Your eyes are so red and itchy you’re afraid to leave the house without eye drops. The ache in your cheeks lets you know that your sinuses are involved, too. But you hang on for yet another week without calling your doctor, thinking that

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  • Adult Immunizations

    Adult Immunizations

    Do adults really need immunizations? That’s right, immunizations aren’t just for kids. In fact, it may be time for you to catch up on some vaccines that weren’t available when you were younger, or get boosters for vaccines you had ages ago. Also, you might want to get an annual flu shot. Recommendations change all

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  • Aggression, Ages 1 to 3

    Aggression, Ages 1 to 3

    My toddler kicks, bites, and hits playmates. Should I be concerned? Not necessarily. Aggressive behavior is a normal part of emotional and behavioral development, especially among toddlers. Almost every child hits, kicks, and yells; toddlers and even preschoolers often bite when they’re overwhelmed by strong emotions. Generally, you can expect your child’s aggressive behavior to

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  • Aggression, Ages 3 to 6

    Aggression, Ages 3 to 6

    My child hits, kicks, and bites other kids. Should I be concerned? Not necessarily. Aggressive behavior is a normal part of emotional and behavioral development, and almost every child hits, kicks, and yells when he’s overwhelmed by strong emotions. However, if your child is frequently aggressive or is prone to shows of extreme temper, don’t

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