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5 Ways Primary Care Supports Your Health

5 Ways Primary Care Supports Your Health

Do you have a primary care provider? If not, here’s why you should. Primary care includes essential ongoing health care services to support optimal health and lower your risk of diseases, disability, and even death.
May 17th, 2024

Which Type of Skin Biopsy Do I Need?

Do you have a suspicious mole or skin lesion? A skin biopsy might be the best way to diagnose your condition so you can start the right treatment plan. But which type of skin biopsy do you need? Learn about a few of the most common options here.
Apr 8th, 2024
Why is Diabetes So Dangerous?

Why is Diabetes So Dangerous?

Diabetes is very common — but that doesn’t mean it isn’t serious. In fact, uncontrolled diabetes can have long-lasting complications that threaten your health and your quality of life. Learn the risks and how proactive care helps you stay healthier.
Mar 14th, 2024
Learn How to Assess Your Moles with the ABCDE Method

Learn How to Assess Your Moles with the ABCDE Method

Moles are common skin growths. And while most aren’t cancerous, learning to recognize the signs of a suspicious mole is important. Discover how to use the ABCDE method to identify changes so you can schedule a professional skin check.
Feb 8th, 2024
Oh, My Aching Joints

Oh, My Aching Joints

Life is all about motion and movement, and that means healthy joints. When you start feeling aches in your joints, the temptation to sit still and rest becomes irresistible, yet keeping still is the worst way to deal with these aches and pains.
Jan 17th, 2024
When Would I Need Pulmonary Function Testing?

When Would I Need Pulmonary Function Testing?

Pulmonary processes are essential to life. You breathe in air for its oxygen content, and your lungs work to transfer oxygen to the bloodstream, where it’s distributed throughout the body. Pulmonary function testing assesses how well your lungs work. 
Dec 7th, 2023
Can You Help Me Lose Weight?

Can You Help Me Lose Weight?

Millions of Americans are carrying extra pounds — but if you’re one of them, you probably know that losing weight isn’t easy. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. See how a medically supervised weight loss program can help.
Nov 13th, 2023
 I Think I Have an STD: Can You Help?

I Think I Have an STD: Can You Help?

Finding out you might have a sexually transmitted disease (STD) can be worrisome — but it’s important to take a proactive approach and get the care you need. Learn the common signs of STDs, why testing matters, and what to expect when you get tested.
Oct 2nd, 2023
 Can My Ingrown Toenail Heal on Its Own?

Can My Ingrown Toenail Heal on Its Own?

Ingrown toenails are common — and painful. But does that pain warrant a trip to the doctor? Learn how to care for your ingrown toenail at home and when your symptoms indicate it’s time for professional treatment.
Sep 7th, 2023
Why Diabetics Should Take Extra Care of Their Feet

Why Diabetics Should Take Extra Care of Their Feet

Foot care is important for anyone hoping to stay pain- and injury-free. But if you have diabetes, it’s absolutely essential. Diabetes increases your risk of some serious foot-related complications, but a proactive approach helps protect your health.
Aug 8th, 2023
 When is a Wound a Medical Emergency?

When is a Wound a Medical Emergency?

Wounds are common. And while many can be treated at home, it’s important to recognize when your symptoms indicate a medical emergency. Learn when to seek medical care for acute wounds and slow-healing wounds here.
Jul 14th, 2023
5 Ways to Lower Your Risk for Skin Cancer this Summer

5 Ways to Lower Your Risk for Skin Cancer this Summer

Summer means spending more time in the sun, and sun exposure increases your risk of developing skin cancer. Fortunately, a few simple tips can help you protect your skin without compromising the fun. Find out how to lower your risk.
Jun 9th, 2023

How Can I Get My Prediabetes Under Control?

Do you have prediabetes? If you answer yes, you’re not alone — and it’s not too late to do something about it. Discover how to reverse your prediabetes and improve your health with lifestyle changes and proactive care.
Mar 15th, 2023
I’m Ready to Lose Weight: Can a Registered Dietitian Help?

I’m Ready to Lose Weight: Can a Registered Dietitian Help?

Is 2023 the year of a healthier you? Achieving a healthy weight is a noble goal, but reaching that goal isn’t always easy. Find out how a registered dietician can help you lose weight and keep it off with a personalized weight loss plan.
Jan 16th, 2023
The Link Between Nosebleeds and Hypertension

The Link Between Nosebleeds and Hypertension

You suffered a nosebleed, and now, you’re wondering if it’s a sign of high blood pressure. On its own, hypertension usually doesn’t cause nosebleeds — but it’s a common condition, and it’s essential to know your risk. Learn more here.
Dec 12th, 2022
How Can a Dietician Help Me Lose Weight?

How Can a Dietician Help Me Lose Weight?

When trying to lose weight, healthy eating is essential — but what does a healthy diet look like? A registered dietician can help you answer that question. See how working with a dietician could help you achieve your goals.
Nov 9th, 2022
Is My Type 2 Diabetes Reversible?

Is My Type 2 Diabetes Reversible?

Millions of Americans have Type 2 diabetes. It’s a chronic metabolic condition with no cure, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have treatment options. Learn more about what a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis means and how treatment can protect your health.
Oct 12th, 2022
The Importance of Primary Care

The Importance of Primary Care

When you’re feeling good, going to the doctor might be the last thing on your mind. But primary care is essential for everyone — and it can help you enjoy better health throughout your life. Here’s how.
Aug 9th, 2022
The Dangers of Ignoring a Urinary Tract Infection

The Dangers of Ignoring a Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common, and they can be very painful. Plus, untreated UTI can increase your risk of some serious complications. Learn the signs and why they shouldn’t be ignored, then find treatment here.
Jul 10th, 2022
Living with Emphysema

Living with Emphysema

Emphysema is a progressive lung disease that makes breathing difficult. There’s no cure, but actively managing it can help you live better and breathe easier. Find expert care and tips for living with emphysema here.
Jun 1st, 2022
When Does a Cut Need Stitches?

When Does a Cut Need Stitches?

When you find yourself with a cut or laceration, it’s important to know what to do next. Minor cuts may not require professional care, but more serious injuries may need stitches. Learn when your cut needs the attention of a medical pro.
May 1st, 2022
Why Hormone Imbalance Can Make It Hard to Lose Weight

Why Hormone Imbalance Can Make It Hard to Lose Weight

Are you struggling to lose weight, even when you eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise? A hormonal imbalance could be to blame. Learn how hormones affect your body weight and what you can do to break the cycle and achieve a healthier you.
Apr 4th, 2022
Foot Problems Associated with Diabetes

Foot Problems Associated with Diabetes

Diabetes is linked to chronic health issues like heart disease and obesity — but did you know it can also cause painful foot problems that limit your mobility? Learn the most common diabetes-related foot issues and how to protect your feet.
Mar 6th, 2022

Why Consult with a Registered Dietitian?

A registered dietitian can help you sort through misinformation and provide sound, easy-to-follow nutrition advice. They can help you learn how to read labels at the supermarket; discover that healthy cooking is inexpensive; and learn how to eat out..
Feb 3rd, 2022
Signs You May Need Wound Debridement

Signs You May Need Wound Debridement

The human body is equipped to heal. But sometimes, wounds don’t heal as well as they should and you’re put at risk for some serious complications. Learn the signs of slow-healing wounds and find out if you need wound debridement or specialized care.
Feb 1st, 2022
Resolve to Schedule Your Annual Physical This Year

Resolve to Schedule Your Annual Physical This Year

When was your last physical exam? Annual physicals are an important element of a healthy life, and these days, protecting your health is more important than ever. Here’s why you shouldn’t skip your annual exam in 2022.
Jan 1st, 2022
How to Spot the Signs of Strep Throat

How to Spot the Signs of Strep Throat

Sore, scratchy throat? Bothered by pain with every swallow? It could be a common bacterial infection called strep throat. Learn the telltale signs of strep throat and what to do if you think someone in your family might have it.
Dec 1st, 2021
Tips for Lowering Your Blood Pressure

Tips for Lowering Your Blood Pressure

Do you have high blood pressure? It’s very common, and it could increase your risk of serious health complications. The good news is that you have options to lower your blood pressure, including a variety of lifestyle changes. Get our best tips here.
Nov 11th, 2021
Benefits of an Annual Physical

Benefits of an Annual Physical

Annual physical exams are an important part of your health care plan. But when you’re feeling well, it’s easy for those routine appointments to slip from your mind. It’s time to learn about the benefits of prioritizing those annual physical exams.
Oct 10th, 2021
It’s Hard to Breathe — Could I Have COPD?

It’s Hard to Breathe — Could I Have COPD?

Do you have a hard time breathing? While shortness of breath is often attributed to simply getting older, it could be a warning sign of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Learn the symptoms and what to do if you think you might have COPD.
Sep 6th, 2021
Signs Your Wound Isn't Healing

Signs Your Wound Isn't Healing

Chronic wounds are common, and they could pose a serious risk to your health. If you have a wound that isn’t getting better on its own, it could require professional wound care. Learn the signs that your wound isn’t healing like it should be.
Aug 13th, 2021

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Strep Throat Symptoms

Throat pain. Difficulty swallowing. Fever. These symptoms and more could indicate strep throat. It’s a common infection, and those symptoms shouldn’t be ignored. Learn about the risks of untreated strep throat and what to do to start feeling better.
Jul 20th, 2021

5 Benefits of Losing Excess Weight

Carrying extra weight can make you feel less than your best, but obesity can affect more than just your confidence. Learn how your body weight influences your physical health, and find out more about the benefits of achieving a healthy weight.
May 19th, 2021

Early Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a disorder that makes you stop breathing while you sleep. It can negatively impact your quality of sleep and your health, but treatment lowers your risk of complications. Recognize early warning signs so you can get the care you need.
Apr 13th, 2021

6 Tips for Managing Asthma Better

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that makes breathing difficult, but there are ways to minimize your symptoms and keep your asthma under control. Learn how lifestyle changes and medication work together to help you manage your condition.
Mar 17th, 2021

What You Should Know About COVID-19

COVID-19 infection rates are increasing, and it’s just as important as ever to do your part to stop the spread of the virus. Learn more about the symptoms of COVID-19, what to do if you get sick, and when we can expect a vaccine here.
Feb 16th, 2021

The Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Millions of Americans are living with diabetes, but the type of diabetes you have affects your symptoms and your treatment. Learn more about the differences between the two most common forms: type 1 and type 2, and find ways to improve your health.
Jan 15th, 2021

When Do You Need Primary Care?

When you need preventive health care or treatment for a non-life-threatening disease or injury, look no further than a primary care provider (PCP). Read on to learn more about this medical specialty, its practitioners, and the services it provides.
Dec 9th, 2020
telehealth

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.
Feb 20th, 2024
Covid

COVID-19: How to Protect Yourself & Others

Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are constantly changing. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak....
Jun 27th, 2020