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Read the latest on wellness and preventive care for the whole family.

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Healthy Aging Month

As you age, your physical, mental, and emotional health needs change. Since prevention is the best medicine, having regular check-ups and undergoing age-specific screenings is key to protecting your health.

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Childhood Vaccines Protect the Public Health

The go-ahead to vaccinate children ages 12 to 15 against COVID-19 is a critical triumph in the battle against coronavirus. Besides protecting against severe illness, vaccination will prevent young adolescents from spreading the virus to others, including people with cancer or rare immune disorders who may not be able to get vaccinated.

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How to Raise a Healthy Eater

If you’re a brand-new parent, then the kind of eater your child becomes may not be top of mind. Yet, when it comes to raising a healthy eater, the earlier you start, the better.

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Podcast: Managing Back-To-School Anxiety During COVID-19

Sherry Huang M.D. discusses how to manage children’s feelings and anxiety about going back to in-person school.

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Infographic: Men’s Health Through the Ages

Men: Do you want good health at every stage of life? Try some of these tips to help make it happen.

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Podcast: Teens and Social Media

In this episode of Kids Health Cast, David Laufgraben, M.D., discusses how social media and the digital world may be affecting teenage mental health.

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Infographic: Your Guide to Summer Safety

Make your summer as carefree as possible by taking the proper health and safety precautions.

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Podcast: What to Expect at the First Pediatrician Appointment

Nicolina Wawrin, M.D and Alison Austin, M.D. share what to expect at your child's first appointment with their pediatrician.

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Staying on Top of Your Health During Men's Health Month

Did you know that men are more likely than women to have chronic diseases but less likely to see a doctor for checkups or preventive care?

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Pride Month: Healthcare Self-Advocacy for LGBTQ Patients

As a lesbian, gay, transgender, non-binary, queer, intersex or asexual (LGBTQIA+) patient, you have, at some point, probably had trouble accessing health care. Experiences of stigma or discrimination may have prevented you from seeking medical treatment.