It’s common for your doctor to order a blood test during a well visit. Often a preventive step, routine blood work can also follow up on existing conditions. There’s no single blood test but rather a “menu” of tests for various conditions.
“Oh, my aching back!” is a cliché for a reason — it happens to everyone, and it makes you want to scream. Lots of things can cause back pain, but you may be doing some ordinary things that are making your back pain even worse. Here are five of them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
High blood pressure doesn’t necessarily mean you’re doomed to a lifetime of medication. The lifestyle choices you make every day can either raise or lower your numbers. Find out how to make the right choices.
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.
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.
It’s flu shot season. If you have children or seniors aged 65 or above in your family, make sure they get a flu shot. Read to learn more about why the flu shot is so essential for children and older adults.
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.
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.
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.
High blood pressure attacks your body silently, increasing your risk of coronary artery disease, stroke, and kidney disease. Find out whether you’re one of the millions of Americans with high blood pressure and what you can do about it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.