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Family Health and Wellness Guide

The tonic for what ails you: medical experts’ advice on how to avoid germs and protect your family from illness.  

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The Best Bandages for Kids
These four bandages will delight your children―and stick with them.

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7 Things You May Not Know About Medical Clinics

Real Simple gives walk-in health clinics, now popping up everywhere, a checkup.
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Doctors’ Tips for Keeping Kids Healthy

What experts wish parents knew about teeth-brushing, vaccines, and more.
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10 Things You Should Be Doing to Boost Your Immunity

Rev up your body’s defenses with these everyday strategies.
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Feel Better Fast

Quick-healing techniques for 8 common maladies.
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Medical Exams

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5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Surgery
Before checking in to the hospital, be sure to discuss these topics with your physician.

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Questions to Ask Your Dentist, Boss, and More
What to know before making a commitment to a therapist, a boss―even a fiancé.

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Questions to Ask a New Doctor Checklist 

What you’ll want to know beyond “Do you accept my insurance?”

  • Can I get a copy of your office policy? This includes information on everything from hours to how to get a prescription refilled.
  • Can I send you questions via e-mail? This is an easy way to have simple concerns addressed.
  • What’s your cancellation policy? Some offices have strict policies, which may be a good sign: It means they try to stick to the schedule.

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