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1512, 2019

Surprising Facts about the Flu Shot

By |December 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

You have probably heard that you should have a flu shot, but did you take heed to the warnings? Many adults fail to get their flu shot each year, and it can be detrimental to your health. Here are some surprising facts about the flu shot that you should know. When to Get a Flu Shot The CDC recommends that everyone over six months of age should get a flu [...]

1511, 2019

Dangerous Fevers: When to Call Your Doctor

By |November 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Most of the time, a fever is a sign that your body is fighting off an infection or virus. Fever is not necessarily a bad thing. It means that your body is effectively fighting off whatever is trying to make you sick. Most fevers resolve on their own as the illness goes away, but there are some instances in which a fever can be concerning, or even dangerous. Here’s when [...]

1510, 2019

When to See Your Doctor for Flu Symptoms

By |October 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Winter isn’t here just yet, but flu season is just around the corner. For some communities, it has already started. The flu is something that almost everyone deals with at some point in their life. By itself, the flu is not a major health concern. Most people who get the flu do not need to see a doctor. However, there are some people who should see a doctor when they [...]

1509, 2019

Three Reasons to Have a Good Relationship with Your Doctor

By |September 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

When choosing a health professional, it is important that you have a good relationship with the person you choose. Having a good relationship with your doctor is important for a number of reasons. You should never choose a doctor that you are uncomfortable with or with whom you do not feel you can openly communicate. Here are three reasons you should have a good relationship with your doctor. Fewer Testing [...]

1508, 2019

Common Skin Cancer Symptoms and Why You Should Be Screened

By |August 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Many people do not think about the possibility of cancer. After all, you don’t want to live your life wondering about negative “what ifs”. But at the same time, it is important to recognize the wisdom of skin cancer screenings, particularly if you are at risk or notice symptoms. Skin cancer is much more common than you might think. It is the most common type of cancer in the United [...]

1507, 2019

Three Health Risk Factors that Can Be Controlled

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

It is no secret that as you get older your risk of developing health problems increases. There are some things that you can do to prevent your health from deteriorating too rapidly. Although there are many risk factors that cannot be controlled, such as hereditary factors, there are several things that are within your control that can reduce your risk. Diet A poor diet can put you at risk for [...]

1506, 2019

Why Humana Wants You to Have an Annual Physical

By |June 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

If you haven’t yet seen your doctor this year for an annual physical, you have probably received reminders from Humana to schedule your appointment. There are a number of reasons why Humana wants you to have an annual physical. An annual physical benefits both you and Humana in many ways. An Ounce of Prevention You may have heard the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” [...]

1505, 2019

3 Strategies for Coping with Chronic Pain

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Having chronic pain can be debilitating. You may often feel as though you cannot enjoy your life or participate in activities because your pain is just too great. Unfortunately, chronic pain is a symptom of many different health conditions, some of which cannot be easily treated. Yet there is no reason to allow chronic pain to control your life. Here are three popular strategies for coping with chronic pain. Relaxation [...]

1504, 2019

Humana and You: Your Insurance Coverage at Our Practice

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

As a retiree, it is important that you watch every dime. Many people get a Humana Medicare Advantage plan to help them lower their costs of healthcare. These plans can have a lot of benefits, but they also have certain requirements. As an expert Humana provider, we can field all aspects of your healthcare with Humana. Preauthorizations Some procedures, medications, or tests require preauthorization with Humana before they will be [...]

708, 2017

Everything You Should Know about Geriatric Care

By |August 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Americans are living longer than ever before, which is placing a newfound emphasis on the best and most effective medical care for the elderly. Just like pediatricians specialize in caring for children, geriatricians focus on the health and wellness of older adults. Since the elderly are far more likely to suffer from complex medical conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, and heart disease, the expertise of a geriatrician can prove [...]

1505, 2017

Beware of the Infection that Could Be Lurking in Your Local Pool

By |May 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Most people don’t equate summertime with sickness, but unfortunately data shows that more and more people are becoming infected with a nasty bug called cryptosporidiosis from an unexpected source: the swimming pool. Commonly known as crypto, this diarrhea-causing parasitic infection survives for days at a time in chlorinated pool water and makes it all too easy for children and adults to become ill for up two or three weeks. [...]

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