Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

March 2, 2020

Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

"   We’ve all spent a night tossing and turning and we know how it makes us feel the next day – exhausted, irritable and out of sorts.  But continuing to miss out on the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep nightly can also have some negative long-term effects.   Sleep deprivation can raise your risk for chronic health problems such as obesity, heart disease and infections. And because studies also show that a lack of sleep ...

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Can You Really Prevent Cancer?

February 25, 2020

Can You Really Prevent Cancer?

" February is National Cancer Prevention Month and a time to help increase awareness nationwide about cancer, its causes and what we can do to prevent it. So, can you really prevent cancer?  The answer is………sometimes! Some cancer risk factors cannot be controlled, such as age, sex, race or ethnicity, family history and inherited genetic characteristics. However, only about 5 to 10 percent of cancers are caused by these inherited genes. The rest can often ...

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What to Do if You’re Sick With the Flu

February 11, 2020

" As you may have heard from local news reports, the coronavirus has made its way from mainland China into the U.S from infected travelers. The concerning news of advanced illnesses, deaths, and outbreaks in other parts of the world continue to raise caution within the states as well. However, patients need to take some time to learn the basic facts, avoid misinformation, and effectively determine if they are at risk for the virus.  What ...

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Busting Myths About the Common Cold

January 27, 2020

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Home Remedies for Common Cold Symptoms

January 22, 2020

Home Remedies for Common Cold Symptoms

"   Winter is here, which means sledding and hot chocolate! But with the good comes the bad: specifically, the common cold. The average person will catch 3-4 colds a year, and dry air and increased time indoors make winter the easiest time to end up with this annoying illness. There is no cure for the common cold virus; it just has to run its course through rest and other self-care techniques. However, there are a couple ...

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What is the difference between a common cold and the flu?

January 14, 2020

What is the difference between a common cold and the flu?

" The common cold and the flu are some of the fastest-spreading seasonal viruses in local communities, which can cause a spike in acute illnesses. However, many patients may not be able to determine if they have a common cold or a flu infection. Common colds and the influenza virus can cause similar symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, fever, headache, and congestion. When onset symptoms begin, a patient understands that they are sick but may confuse ...

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Cervical Health Awareness Month

January 14, 2020

Cervical Health Awareness Month

"   The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. All women are at risk for cervical cancer, but it occurs most often in women over age 30. Long-lasting infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer. HPV is a common virus that is passed from ...

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5 Tips for Winter Wellness

January 6, 2020

5 Tips for Winter Wellness

" The hustle and bustle of the holidays is behind us and it’s the time of year when we all are just trying to stay warm!  The frigid temps and lack of daylight can affect your physical and your mental health. In this cold weather it’s important to maintain healthy habits. And that means doing more than just bundling up! Our first and most important tip comes from Dr. Barlow, our Chief Medical Officer ...

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Is it a Cold or the Flu?

December 10, 2019

Is it a Cold or the Flu?

" ‘Tis the season for more than just decorating, shopping and parties. It’s also the time of year when many people feel ill. Coughing, sneezing, and stuffy noses lead us to ask, “Is this a cold or do I have the flu?” So, what is the difference? Both the flu and the common cold are respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. Because both can have some of the same symptoms, it can ...

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The Importance of Proper Hand washing

December 3, 2019

The Importance of Proper Hand washing

" Did you know that the first week in December is National Handwashing Awareness week?  This campaign encourages adults to make proper handwashing a part of their everyday life and encourages parents to teach their children to do the same. Germs can get into the body through the eyes, nose and mouth and people frequently touch these areas of the body with their hands without even realizing it making handwashing an essential part of our daily ...

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