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Taking Care of Your Teeth
Advice for finding good dental care, dental insurance, and maintaining your oral health.
Facts About Vaccinations
Want to know more about what vaccinations are recommended for you and your family? Here are some facts about vaccinations, including safety information.
Do You Need a Yearly Checkup?
Though you may not need to go every year, periodic check-ups can help you stay healthy overtime. Here’s what you need to know.

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Larger Patients: Fewer Lectures, Better Health Care
If you're a heavy person, you probably dread medical visits that seem to center on weight, regardless of whether you come in for an unrelated complaint or a routine screening. Even so, don't let that stop you from getting the health care you deserve.
Do You Need a Yearly Medical Check-Up?
We've all heard about well-baby visits, but if you're a healthy adult, you probably have no plan to see a doctor. When there's nothing to complain about, many of us go years without a comprehensive medical check-up.
Do I Have to Go to the Dentist? Oral Health Starts Early
Increasingly, children are losing their baby teeth not due to the budding of their permanent teeth but to the ravages of early decay and cavities. For some parents, this is a result of a lack of understanding about the importance of oral health, even at an early age.
Roll Up Your Sleeve: Adult Vaccinations
Yearly vaccinations aren't just for kids any more. While you hear a lot about the flu shot, you should know that a battery of other adult vaccinations might also become part of your health care routine.


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Find Good Health Care Find Good Health Care | The quality of doctors and hospitals varies. Here is information to help you find the right care. More

Pay for Your Healthcare Pay For Your Healthcare | Learn more about health insurance terms, selecting a plan, and Medicare and Medicaid. Plus, resources for help with paying for prescriptions. More

Communicate with Your Doctors Communicate With Your Doctors | Advice on how to explain your symptoms, talk to doctors and ask the right questions about tests and prescriptions. More

Organize Your Health Care Organize Your Health Care | Tips for doctors' appointments, managing health records and dealing with illness and work. More

Make Good Treatment Decisions Make Good Treatment Decisions | Treatment may involve making important decisions. Here's advice on understanding your options, including watchful waiting and getting a second opinion. More

Participate in Your Treatment Participate In Your Treatment | How to manage medical treatments at home, including medications and dealing with side effects. More

Seek Knowledge About Your Health Seek Knowledge About Your Health | Advice on understanding your risk for disease(s) and finding online health information you can trust. More

Get Preventative Health Care Get Preventative Health Care | Advice about physical check-ups, disease screening, dental exams, vaccinations and immunizations. More

Promote Your Health Promote Your Health | Information on healthy lifestyles, improving health habits and help with common concerns, such as weight loss and exercise, pain and depression. More

Plan for Your End of Life Care Plan for Your End-of-Life Care | Information on caregiving, long-term and nursing care, palliative and hospice care and advance directives. More

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