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The Importance of Regular Pap Tests

The Importance of Regular Pap Tests

January marks Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, providing an excellent opportunity to review the importance of routine Pap tests and other measures to protect yourself against this potentially fatal disease.
Jan 2nd, 2024

Sore Throat, Strep Throat, or COVID-19?

There’s no shortage of reasons you can get a sore throat. However, knowing the cause is key to finding effective treatment. Read on to learn how to discern the source of your sore throat and what steps to take next.
Nov 2nd, 2023
Protect Yourself From Flu by Getting a Flu Vaccine Now

Protect Yourself From Flu by Getting a Flu Vaccine Now

Fall begins this month, and so does flu season. Find out why it’s important to get your flu shot early instead of waiting until seemingly everyone around you starts to feel sick, or you notice a fever coming on.
Sep 14th, 2023
 5 Tips for Preventing a UTI

5 Tips for Preventing a UTI

Urinary tract infections are a common ailment that sends an estimated 8.1 million people to the doctor every year. Find out how you can reduce your risk and recognize symptoms.
Aug 8th, 2023
9 Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites This Summer

9 Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites This Summer

Mosquitoes are as much a part of summer as warm sunshine and cold lemonade, but they’re not nearly as enjoyable. Here, learn nine things you can do to reduce mosquito bites, so you can enjoy the outdoors without worries.
Jul 2nd, 2023

5 Common Health Issues That Can Strike After 50

Aging produces its own set of unique challenges, but some are more common than others. Can you name the top five health issues that affect adults after age 50? Learn what they are and how they can affect you as you approach middle age.
Apr 1st, 2023
Allergy Testing: Learn Your Triggers and Get Relief

Allergy Testing: Learn Your Triggers and Get Relief

If you have allergies, you may need guidance about what triggers them. Even if you know you’re allergic to pollen, why do you have an outbreak when visiting a friend’s home? Or when you eat a delicious new dish? Allergy tests give you answers.
Mar 6th, 2023
 Who Needs a Pneumonia Vaccine and How Often?

Who Needs a Pneumonia Vaccine and How Often?

Pneumonia and other diseases caused by pneumococcal bacteria are serious, but there are vaccines that can help protect vulnerable populations. Learn all about them here.
Feb 15th, 2023
What Is Hypertension and What Can I Do About It?

What Is Hypertension and What Can I Do About It?

Do you know what your blood pressure numbers are? If you have no idea, you may have or could be at risk of hypertension, or high blood pressure, which has no noticeable symptoms. Long-term hypertension is dangerous to your health.
Jan 6th, 2023
5 Tips to Avoid Stress Eating

5 Tips to Avoid Stress Eating

You’re not alone if you turn to food when feeling stressed. Your stress hormones trigger hunger and food cravings. But eating to cope worsens your stress and negatively affects health. Click here for tips to avoid stress eating.
Dec 20th, 2022
9 Health Risks Caused by Not Getting Enough Sleep

9 Health Risks Caused by Not Getting Enough Sleep

Not catching enough Zzzs? A lack of sleep causes more than just brain fog and fatigue. It can affect your physical and mental health in profound ways. Not getting enough sleep can cause these nine health risks.
Oct 1st, 2022
Why You Need a Flu Shot Every Year

Why You Need a Flu Shot Every Year

If you want to avoid weeks of misery this winter, a flu shot provides your best protection. And unlike other vaccines, this one is ever-changing, which is why you need a new flu shot every year.
Sep 1st, 2022
Can You Develop Food Allergies as an Adult?

Can You Develop Food Allergies as an Adult?

While many aspects of your health and your body are set by the time you leave your teen years, things other than age-related changes can still occur. Developing food sensitivities later in life may be something you didn’t expect.
Aug 1st, 2022
Summer Travel Tips for Patients with Diabetes

Summer Travel Tips for Patients with Diabetes

Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to be a homebody. Yes, travel may be a little more challenging, but with some advance planning, you can enjoy a fabulous summer trip.
Jul 1st, 2022
5 Lifestyle Steps to Prevent a Heart Attack

5 Lifestyle Steps to Prevent a Heart Attack

Heart attacks are common — and serious. While there’s no guarantee you’ll never suffer a heart attack, the good news is there’s a lot you can do to boost your heart health. Find tips to avoid heart attack and live healthier here.
Jun 2nd, 2022
Why Exercise is Essential in Managing Arthritis Pain

Why Exercise is Essential in Managing Arthritis Pain

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month. If you’re among the almost 60 million American adults who have this condition, we want you to know why exercise is key to managing arthritis pain. Read on to learn why.
May 1st, 2022
Can You Outgrow Allergies and Hay Fever?

Can You Outgrow Allergies and Hay Fever?

Depending on the type and severity of allergy you experience, it may be possible to outgrow these involuntary reactions of your immune system. Find out what types of allergies are most likely to improve or disappear over time.
Mar 6th, 2022
5 Reasons You Shouldn't Skip Your Annual Physical

5 Reasons You Shouldn't Skip Your Annual Physical

It’s easy to skip your annual doctor’s visit if you feel well. But these visits could actually offer life-saving information with screenings and much more. Keep reading to find out how annual physicals can keep you healthy and well.
Feb 1st, 2022
9 Tips to Avoid Packing on the Pounds This Holiday Season

9 Tips to Avoid Packing on the Pounds This Holiday Season

If it seems like weight gain during the holiday season is inevitable, we have good news. You can avoid the rising number on the scale by following a few simple tips. Here are nine ways you can prevent weight gain and still enjoy the holidays.
Dec 1st, 2021
6 Ways to Reduce Allergens at Home

6 Ways to Reduce Allergens at Home

If you’re experiencing the misery of allergy symptoms in your own home, you can reduce the amount of dust, mold, and other allergens that may be triggering your reactions. Try these six strategies for clearing the air so you can breathe easier.
Nov 4th, 2021
Tips for Getting off Diabetes Medication

Tips for Getting off Diabetes Medication

Getting off diabetes medication requires making lifestyle changes that can help you establish and maintain healthy blood glucose levels. Find out what you need to do if you’re serious about ending your dependence on diabetes medication.
Sep 9th, 2021
Immediate Health Benefits of Losing Weight

Immediate Health Benefits of Losing Weight

While it can take time and persistence to reach your target weight, you don’t have to wait to achieve your goal to benefit from weight loss. Learn how you can improve your health and reduce your risk of illness when you lose just a few pounds.
Aug 13th, 2021

What is High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease and stroke, which rank among the leading causes of death for U.S. adults. Learn what high blood pressure is and how it affects your body so you can protect yourself from this condition.
Jul 15th, 2021

Simple Adjustments You Can Make to Reduce Allergies

Allergy symptoms like congestion, sneezing, and itchy eyes can disrupt your routine and affect your quality of life. While you can’t prevent allergies, making these simple adjustments can help you reduce symptoms and gain control over allergies.
Jun 22nd, 2021

The Importance of Primary Care

Primary care is key to ensuring illness prevention, diagnosis, and treatment at all stages of your life. Find out how this type of generalized care can provide a foundation for your well-being and help you maintain a high quality of life.
May 5th, 2021

I've Tried Everything: Can Medical Weight Management Help?

If you’re discouraged by your inability to lose weight on your own, you may be a good candidate for medical weight management. Find out how a weight management program with medical support can help you achieve and maintain your weight loss goals.
Apr 4th, 2021

Can Diabetes Be Avoided?

If you’re at risk for diabetes, you may be able to avoid it by making lifestyle changes that are proven to prevent the onset of this disease. Find out how you can prevent diabetes by taking actions that can also improve other aspects of your health.
Mar 10th, 2021

What to Expect at Your Annual Wellness Exam

You don’t have to be ill to visit your primary care provider. Scheduling an annual wellness exam is important for preventing diseases and managing existing conditions. Find out how this type of visit can help protect your health and well-being.
Feb 15th, 2021

How Sleep (or Lack Thereof) Impacts Your Heart Health

Along with maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen, getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important things you can do to preserve your heart health. Find out how getting enough sleep can reduce your risk for heart disease.
Jan 1st, 2021

Can a Primary Care Provider Help with Depression?

Getting help with depression may be as close as your primary care provider. These professional, general medicine specialists are well-prepared to screen, diagnose, and treat many mental disorders. Find out how they can help you succeed.
Dec 1st, 2020

When to Consider a Bone Density Test

A bone density test can help you take control of your bone health and reduce your risk for bone loss as you age. Find out when you should consider having this scan and what the results may mean.
Nov 4th, 2020

5 Common Menopause Complications

While most women associate menopause with the onset of hot flashes, the hormonal changes that occur at this stage in life are linked with conditions that can affect your overall well-being. Learn more about five of the most common complications.
Oct 28th, 2020

Tips for Preventing High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure occurs as an invisible condition, increasing your risk of stroke, coronary artery disease, and kidney disease, often without symptoms. Find out what you can do to reduce your chances of developing this life-threatening condition.
Sep 3rd, 2020

How to Stop Prediabetes from Becoming Full-Blown Diabetes

If you’ve been diagnosed with prediabetes, you have the opportunity to make changes before your condition progresses to type 2 diabetes. Find out how you can preserve your health and avoid the complications associated with this serious disease.
Aug 14th, 2020

Signs Your Thyroid is Over or Under Active

Having an over or underactive thyroid can interfere with your heart and digestive function, brain development, muscle control, bone maintenance, and other body systems. Find out how to determine if you’re experiencing signs of thyroid disease.
Jul 21st, 2020

How Nutritional Counseling Can Change Your Life

Establishing and maintaining healthy routines requires more than the desire to do so. Find out how nutritional counseling can provide the guidance you need to make meaningful dietary and lifestyle changes for weight loss and better health.
Jun 16th, 2020

Understanding Your Cholesterol Levels

Unhealthy cholesterol levels increase your risk of heart attack, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. Find out why knowing how much cholesterol you have in your blood is important to protect your well-being.
May 20th, 2020

What to Look for When Choosing a Primary Care Provider

Knowing what to look for when choosing a primary care provider can help reduce the stress of this important decision. Find out what matters most when determining the primary care provider that’s most appropriate for you and your medical needs.
Apr 23rd, 2020

Get Ahead of Spring Allergies With Testing

Don’t let seasonal allergies interfere with your enjoyment of spring weather this year. Allergy testing can identify triggers before you begin suffering, so you can plan how to manage symptoms before they ruin your springtime plans.
Mar 2nd, 2020

Benefits of Medical Screenings

Medical screenings can help physicians identify potential diseases before you have symptoms. This early intervention can facilitate effective treatment and better outcomes. Learn more about the value of some of the most common medical screenings.
Feb 11th, 2020

Why You Should Never Skip Your Annual Wellness Exam

Some of the most serious and life-threatening health problems and diseases can be treated and even prevented if they’re caught in time. An annual wellness exam is the best tool for early detection and prevention.
Nov 12th, 2019

Here's How Stress Can Lead to Hypertension

Stress may be a normal physiological reaction, but chronic stress can affect your health and may lead to chronic medical conditions like hypertension. Click here to learn more about the connection between stress and your health.
Oct 17th, 2019

The Link Between Obesity and Diabetes

Obesity is a major risk factor for the development of Type 2 diabetes. Learn how to manage or lower your risk of diabetes by maintaining a healthy weight.
Sep 5th, 2019

5 Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling This Summer

No matter where you decide to go, your summer vacation will probably include delectable meals and activities that differ from your everyday routine. Here’s how you can enjoy all of it, while staying healthy at the same time.
Aug 1st, 2019

When Is Medication Helpful in Losing Weight?

If you’ve been struggling for a long time to lose weight and haven’t had any success, you may need to try another approach. Could you be a candidate for weight-loss medication? Here’s what you should know.
Jun 11th, 2019
Get Allergy Testing and Stop Sneezing

Get Allergy Testing and Stop Sneezing

When allergies make you miserable, and over-the-counter medications don’t seem to help, you still have hope for relief with immunotherapy. But before you can get treatment, you must first have allergy testing.
May 2nd, 2019