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What Makes Family Medicine Different?

Family medicine stands out among other medical specialties because of its broad scope and all-ages approach. Find out what sets family medicine apart and how you and your family members can benefit.

Nov 18th, 2021
5 Foods to Avoid to Lower Cholesterol

Cholesterol is necessary for good health. But your liver produces all of the cholesterol your body needs. Cutting back on foods high in saturated fat goes a long way in lowering your levels of the most harmful type of cholesterol.

Jun 29th, 2020
Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

The news about COVID-19 is scary, and what makes it scarier is all of the misinformation spreading faster than the disease. What is a coronavirus and how do you keep your family and yourself safe? Here’s what you need to know.

Apr 1st, 2020
Five Ways Life Changes After a Diabetes Diagnosis

Diabetes doesn’t have the final say when it comes to your health. With the right diet and lifestyle changes, you can get your blood sugar under control and live a longer, fuller life without missing out on things you love.

Mar 12th, 2020
What to Expect From an EKG

To the untrained eye, an EKG is just a series of lines. But each line refers to important information corresponding to electrical signals from the heart. Doctors analyze these tiny signals to diagnose heart problems.

Feb 1st, 2020
Start the Year Off Right With an Annual Wellness Exam

Don’t wait until you’re feeling unwell to visit the doctor for a checkup. Annual wellness visits are important even when you’re feeling well. These visits help prevent diseases and catch others before symptoms are apparent.

Jan 1st, 2020
Is Stress Causing Your Hypertension?

Hypertension can quietly damage blood vessels throughout your body for years before you’re aware of it. Learn why stress may be to blame, and stay on top of your health by visiting your health care provider for a comprehensive checkup.

Dec 1st, 2019
When to Choose Urgent Care Over the Emergency Room

Know where to go when you experience an illness or injury. Emergency rooms aren’t the only centers that provide immediate medical attention. Urgent care centers can handle a variety of injuries and illnesses.

Nov 1st, 2019
What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Disease

Let’s shatter the image of the typical heart attack sufferer as an overweight, middle-aged man. Every woman is at risk for heart disease, and it isn’t just about heart attacks. Heart disease is anything that goes wrong with the heart.

Sep 4th, 2019
Most Common Health Complications for Infants

No matter how careful you are, your infant is not immune to health problems. Babies are delicate and developing, so don’t ignore the signs that something isn’t right. Even minor illnesses have the potential to lead to serious health problems.

Aug 8th, 2019
The Link Between Diabetes and Obesity

The systems in your body are intimately connected. Obesity is linked to diabetes, and both are major independent risk factors for heart disease, the leading cause of death. Learn how you can fight back and improve your health.

Jul 12th, 2019
Hypertension and Your Mental Health

Hypertension increases your risk of anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders. Awareness of the connection between mental health and hypertension can empower you and improve symptom management.

Apr 25th, 2019
5 Great Tips for Lowering Cholesterol Without Medication

Elevated levels of cholesterol in your blood put you at a higher risk for heart disease. The good news is you can take control and make diet and lifestyle changes that bring your cholesterol down and keep your heart healthy.

Mar 21st, 2019
What You Should Know About the Two Types of Hypertension

High blood pressure can damage your body for years before symptoms develop. The good news is you can take steps now to get your blood pressure under control and protect your heart, regardless of which of the two types of hypertension you have.

Feb 11th, 2019
Understanding what high cholesterol does to your body

High cholesterol makes it more likely that you’ll develop cholesterol plaques in your arteries, which leads to serious health problems like heart attacks and strokes. Keep reading to learn more about how high cholesterol affects your body.

Dec 18th, 2018
Lifestyle Changes to Help Manage Your Diabetes

When it comes to serious and chronic health issues, few offer you the opportunity to step in and take charge like diabetes. With a little effort and extra vigilance, you can take the teeth out of your diabetes.

Nov 29th, 2018
5 Things to Consider When Picking a Birth Control

Should you use The Pill? Get an IUD or implant? Or, are shots and vaginal rings better? With so many birth control choices, it’s overwhelming trying to make the right decision. These five questions can help make your family planning a lot easier.

Jul 30th, 2018
How Can Birth Control Treat PCOS?

PCOS is a distressing hormonal condition that affects women and can lead to excess facial and body hair, as well as infertility. While it can take some trial and error, the right treatment approach can manage symptoms and restore quality of life.

May 30th, 2019
How Hypertension Can Affect Your Health

Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure, is a widespread condition that can have serious health implications. Yet despite its prevalence, it can be easy to treat through a combination of lifestyle changes and, if needed, medications.

Sep 13th, 2018
Foods That Will Help You Keep Your Cholesterol Healthy

Since your doctor broke the news that you have high cholesterol, you’ve probably been focused on what you shouldn’t eat. So what should be on your menu instead? Take a moment to learn about some foods that can help lower your cholesterol.

Aug 23rd, 2018