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Am I at Risk for Arthritis?

With arthritis comes painful, swollen joints that refuse to work the way they should. Is there any way to avoid this debilitating condition, or is it inevitable? Find out if you’re at risk for arthritis and how to sidestep it if possible.

Nov 22nd, 2021
Common STDs and What to Do About Them

Do you have sex? You’re at risk for STDs — even if you only have one partner. Find out which STDs are most common and what you can do if you or your partner become infected.

Sep 16th, 2021
Should I Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

If you haven’t yet received a COVID-19 vaccine, you’ve probably felt the pressure to get it. But like many people, you have questions and concerns. Here’s some straight info to help you make this very personal decision.

Aug 16th, 2021
The Importance of Your Annual Physical

It’s easy to blow off annual physicals when you feel great, but that may backfire. These yearly exams reveal a lot about your health and can stop problems before they start. Here’s why you shouldn’t put off a physical just because you feel fine.

Jul 26th, 2021
Lifestyle Tips for Managing Diabetes

Hearing you have diabetes can be overwhelming, and for good reason. A diabetes diagnosis changes your life — sometimes for the better. Learn more about the ways you can change your habits, become healthier, and manage your diabetes.

Jun 27th, 2021
My Pap Smear Is Abnormal — Now What?

Pap smears are a routine part of a woman’s regular health exam, and the results are almost always normal — but what happens when they’re not? Learn what causes abnormal Pap smears and what to do next.

May 23rd, 2021
When Is It Time for an STD Test?

It’s never comfortable talking about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), but not talking about them can lead to something much worse than an embarrassing conversation. Here are the straight facts about STDs and when to get tested.

Apr 22nd, 2021
4 Reasons You Should Get an Annual Physical Exam

Life is busy, and your schedule’s tight, so how and why would you spend time at a doctor’s office when you feel perfectly fine? Here’s what you don’t know about the importance of annual physical exams.

Mar 21st, 2021
What You Need to Know About COVID-19

COVID-19 has been with us more than a year now, and it’s still going strong. You may think you know all there is to know by now, but the data continually evolves. Here’s the latest comprehensive guide for all things COVID-19.

Feb 18th, 2021
What to Do if You Have Influenza

A seasonal respiratory infection most prevalent in the winter, influenza usually isn’t a serious issue for those in good health. However, the very young and elderly can be susceptible to complications, as are some people with other health conditions.

Jan 26th, 2021
Diabetes Tips: How to Manage Your Blood Sugar All Winter

The holiday season marks the start of winter, not to mention the start of high-carb comfort foods and seasonal treats that may entice with dangerous temptations that challenge a diabetic’s blood sugar control. Here are some tips for the winter months.

Dec 21st, 2020
Why You Need the Right Team to Manage Your Arthritis

Arthritis comes in over 100 forms, with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis leading the way as the most common types. These are degenerative diseases with no known cure, so having an arthritis management team helps you minimize their impact.

Nov 12th, 2020
7 Steps to Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a silent killer, able to reach dangerous levels without alerting you through symptoms. In fact, if you can recognize signs of the condition, you’re likely already in a serious state of health. The time to lower your BP is now.

Oct 14th, 2020
Now More Than Ever, Your Annual Physical Matters

Regular health care may be taking a backseat during the COVID-19 crisis, but the time is now to get caught up with the preventive benefits offered by an annual physical. If you’ve delayed other care due to the virus, make an appointment now.

Aug 17th, 2020
Why You Shouldn't Procrastinate Seeking Help for a UTI

Urinary tract infections are a fact of life for many women, who get these eight times more than men. While these common infections are easy to treat, they can lead to serious and even deadly consequences when ignored.

Jul 22nd, 2020
What Every Sexually-Active Adult Should Know About STDs

Sexually transmitted diseases pose a major health issue in the United States that requires increased awareness and personal diligence. Every sexually active person should understand the risks and know the importance of STD testing.

Jun 20th, 2020
Could You Be Prediabetic and Not Know it?

You’re feeling good about your health, and you feel fine. If you’re in the early stages of Type 2 diabetes, you’d know it, right? There’s a good chance you won’t. Prediabetes may present symptoms, but they’re often subtle and easy to miss.

May 26th, 2020