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Help! My Baby Has a Rash

Skin irritation and signs of discomfort in your baby are worrying, but rashes in infants are very common and typically treatable. An urgent care visit can give you the answers and direction you need to alleviate your baby’s rash.
Feb 1st, 2024
How to Prevent Infant Injuries During Playtime

How to Prevent Infant Injuries During Playtime

Infants learn a lot through play, but playing in specific settings or with certain items can put your baby at risk of injury. Give yourself peace of mind and encourage safe playtime with these tips.
Oct 1st, 2023

Why Do Some People Get UTIs Frequently?

A UTI can have you returning to the bathroom repeatedly all day and night. There’s a reason behind your frequent UTIs, and fortunately, there are steps you can take to prevent them.
Apr 3rd, 2023
Is Diabetes Reversible?

Is Diabetes Reversible?

The most common type of diabetes is closely linked to your diet and behaviors throughout life. Does this mean you can eliminate the condition by changing those habits?
Jan 12th, 2023
7 Things That Happen at an Annual Wellness Exam

7 Things That Happen at an Annual Wellness Exam

Your annual wellness exams let you revisit your health status yearly and use the information to develop a healthier way of living. Here’s what you can expect during your next wellness visit.
Dec 1st, 2022
When Should I Go to the ER Instead of Urgent Care?

When Should I Go to the ER Instead of Urgent Care?

An emergency room visit can take up hours of your time — with much of it being spent in the waiting room. Urgent care can address many mild to moderate medical needs in less time, but there are occasions when an ER visit is the better option.
Nov 4th, 2022
Is Your Pain Due to Endometriosis?

Is Your Pain Due to Endometriosis?

Contrary to what you might think, endometriosis pain isn’t limited to your pelvis like normal period cramps tend to be. Find out if the intense pain you feel in your back, belly, or legs can be traced to this uterine condition.
Oct 1st, 2022
Does Stress Really Affect Your Blood Pressure?

Does Stress Really Affect Your Blood Pressure?

A stressful day here and there may be a typical part of life, but stress can have both temporary and long-term effects on your health. Explore the connections between stress and hypertension in this article.
Sep 1st, 2022
5 Signs of a Urinary Tract Infection

5 Signs of a Urinary Tract Infection

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is relatively easy to treat but can cause some intense discomfort as you manage it. Take time to learn about the signs and symptoms so you can recognize them and find relief quickly.
Aug 1st, 2022
How to Plan a Diabetes-Friendly Dinner

How to Plan a Diabetes-Friendly Dinner

Making dinner for friends or family can be fulfilling, but you want to be sure what you’re making is friendly to everyone’s diet. If you’re wondering how to plan a diabetes-friendly dinner, find out here.
Jul 1st, 2022
The Pill vs. an IUD: Which Is Right for Me?

The Pill vs. an IUD: Which Is Right for Me?

Choosing a form of birth control can take a few trial runs as you explore the benefits and drawbacks of each type. The pill and the IUD are top contenders. Learn about both to decide which is right for you.
Jun 1st, 2022
The Link Between Inactivity and High Cholesterol

The Link Between Inactivity and High Cholesterol

Most people realize that high cholesterol commonly comes from a poor diet. But where does exercise come into play? Find out more about the connection between exercise and healthy cholesterol levels.
Apr 1st, 2022
Your Birth Control Options Explained

Your Birth Control Options Explained

Choosing a form of birth control that meets your needs can take some trial and error, and there are benefits and drawbacks to each option. Here, you can learn about your options for birth control and what they have to offer.
Mar 1st, 2022
What You Can Go to Urgent Care For

What You Can Go to Urgent Care For

Whether it’s a small broken bone or stomach issues that persist beyond your best home care efforts, a visit to the emergency room can have you waiting for hours. Find out when an urgent care visit is the better option.
Feb 1st, 2022
What Makes Family Medicine Different?

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

This is How Drinking Alcohol Affects Your Cholesterol

You know your cholesterol levels affect your heart health. And you know that lifestyle changes can help keep your heart healthy. But what about drinking alcohol? Can it help or hurt your cholesterol levels?
Jun 20th, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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