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Understanding Your Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis

Living with multiple sclerosis can be difficult, but with the proper care, many patients live full lives. Learn more to understand your diagnosis and how medication, lifestyle adjustments, and more can help.
Dec 1st, 2022

5 Common Signs of an Ear Infection

About half of children will have at least one ear infection before their second birthday, and identifying the problem can be tricky since they’re unable to communicate well verbally. So here, we look at some telltale signs of an ear infection.
Nov 2nd, 2022

What Can Help My Sciatica?

Sciatica is a painful condition that makes it difficult to perform simple tasks. When you have sciatica, it seems like you’ll never find relief. But there are treatments that can help. Keep reading to learn more about which one may be best for you.
Oct 1st, 2022

Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid of Prostate Exams

Prostate exams are an important part of every man’s health care as he gets older. Although the test takes just moments, it involves a digital rectal exam, and that might make you nervous. See why getting a prostate exam doesn’t have to be a big deal.
Sep 1st, 2022

The Link Between High Stress Levels and High Blood Pressure

About one in three adults in the United States have high blood pressure, or hypertension - that’s about 75 million adults. Stressful situations can cause a spike in blood pressure, but does that mean there’s a link between stress and hypertension?
Aug 1st, 2022

Can My Type 2 Diabetes Be Reversed?

Any new diagnosis at the doctor’s office is cause for doing research and exploring your treatment options. There are plenty of treatment strategies out there for Type 2 diabetes, but can you get rid of it entirely?
Jul 1st, 2022

My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal—What Now?

A Pap smear is just a routine screening, until the results come back “abnormal.” An abnormal result is NOT a diagnosis of cancer, but it may warrant further evaluation. Read on to learn the next steps to ensure your health.
May 1st, 2022

Adopt These Lifestyle Habits to Prevent Diabetes

On average, most Americans have lifestyle habits that are not healthy, with one out of every ten suffering from diabetes. You can begin now adopting lifestyle habits to prevent this chronic disease before it takes hold and alters your life forever.
Apr 1st, 2022

Why Is it Dangerous To Have High Blood Pressure

Chronic high blood pressure can spell trouble for your heart and overall health. Fortunately, you can take steps to lower your numbers. Read on to learn more about this silent killer and what you can do about it.
Mar 1st, 2022

Should I Come in for Acute Care or Head to the ER?

When you or a family member is sick or injured, it can be challenging to know if an acute care clinic or the emergency room is the right place to go for help. Take a moment to learn about what acute care can treat and when it’s your best care option.
Jan 1st, 2022

Are My Vaccinations Up to Date?

We have vaccinations to thank for eradicating frightening, sometimes deadly diseases, like polio, diphtheria, influenza and now, COVID-19. Learn about recommended vaccine schedules for babies, children, and adults, and why they’re so critical.
Dec 5th, 2021

Are You Prediabetic?

Did you know diabetes doesn’t develop overnight? Instead, blood sugar issues often occur gradually, and you can even be prediabetic for years without knowing it. Keep reading to learn more.
Nov 1st, 2021

Could You Be Prediabetic and Not Know it?

Diabetes doesn’t typically show up one day during a blood test. It’s usually been building slowly from a prediabetic state until your blood glucose levels are completely out of control. Here’s how to spot prediabetes so you can take swift action.
Sep 1st, 2021

Is Arthritis the Only Cause of Joint Pain?

Arthritis may be the leading cause of chronic joint pain, but it’s certainly not the only one. Learn what other conditions lead to painful joints and the treatments that can help relieve your discomfort.
Aug 11th, 2021

Warning Signs of a Herniated Disc

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor. It can strike anyone at any age, and when it does, it’s best to seek help from a medical professional to determine the cause and get treatment.
Jul 19th, 2021

Lifestyle Modifications for Fibromyalgia

After you receive a diagnosis for fibromyalgia, how should you adapt? These simple changes can help you live more comfortably with a chronic pain condition. Keep reading to learn what you need to know about living with fibromyalgia.
May 3rd, 2021

The Link Between Diabetes and Obesity

Scientists have long known of a link between diabetes and obesity, but the exact reason has been elusive. Recent research has shown the reason, and if you’re either obese or diabetic, it’s information you should know.
Apr 1st, 2021

Childhood Vaccinations and Why They Matter

Your child needs vaccines to protect them from communicable diseases. Here’s why vaccinations matter, the best vaccine schedule to follow, and answers to other vaccination questions.
Mar 10th, 2021

Make It a Healthy Year With a Preventive Physical Exam

To make sure your medical care keeps up with your life and the changes in it, regular preventive physical exams are an excellent tool to ensure your ongoing health. Make it an annual part of your routine by booking a physical each January.
Feb 1st, 2021

6 Principles of Chronic Care

Dealing with doctors and managing multiple medications can make your chronic condition seem worse, not better. But with coordinated chronic care, you can focus on you and let our team take care of the rest.
Jan 17th, 2021

7 Causes of Hypertension

Hypertension, aka high blood pressure, can have multiple different causes. Learn more about the factors that can increase your risk for this common condition.
Dec 1st, 2020

How to Prepare for Your Yearly Physical

Yearly physicals are one of the best ways to ensure you’re enjoying optimal health. Checkups monitor existing conditions and detect new issues so you can get treated. From scheduling to the day of, learn how you can prepare for your physical.
Oct 9th, 2020

Acute Joint Pain vs. Arthritis

Anyone can experience temporary joint pain from time to time, which can develop after strenuous physical activity or an injury. Chronic joint pain can be a sign of arthritis. Here’s how you can tell the difference.
Sep 9th, 2020

Benefits of an Annual Flu Shot

Each year, millions of people get sick with the flu, and every year, some of those people die as a result of their illness. Having an annual flu shot is one of the best ways to protect yourself — and your loved ones — this flu season.
Aug 11th, 2020

Is Back Pain Normal As You Age?

Do you have back pain? You’re not alone. This common problem is a leading cause of missed work and job-related disability. But is it a normal part of the aging process? Keep reading to learn more.
Jun 8th, 2020

The Best Ways to Manage Your Joint Pain

Joint pain doesn’t have to limit your mobility — or your ability to do the things you love. Today, you have quite a few treatment options that can help you find effective, long-lasting joint pain relief.
May 21st, 2020

That Hip Pain Could Actually Be a Sciatica Problem

If you’re struggling with unexplained pain in one of your hips, the problem may originate with the sciatic nerve in your lower back. Here’s a look at the telltale signs that your hip pain may be a result of a pinched nerve in your back.
Apr 27th, 2020

Could You Have Diabetes and Not Know It?

Are you old enough to have diabetes? If you experience extreme hunger or thirst, tingling in the hands and feet, or have a diet that’s high in sugar, you may have diabetes without realizing it. Here’s how to know for sure.
Feb 19th, 2020

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Dec 23rd, 2020