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Do I Need a Physical Exam Every Year?

Do I Need a Physical Exam Every Year?

How often should you see a medical professional to ensure you’re in good health? Find out how often you should get a physical based on your age and medical history.
Jun 1st, 2022
Tips for Conducting a Breast Self-Exam at Home

Tips for Conducting a Breast Self-Exam at Home

Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women. Fortunately, it’s also among the easiest to treat, especially when found early. Find out how you can assess the health of your breasts at home.
May 1st, 2022
What's Included in Family Medicine Care?

What's Included in Family Medicine Care?

Are you experiencing unusual symptoms or looking for a medical provider for you and your family? Find out what’s included in family medicine and who can benefit from it.
Mar 1st, 2022
How Often Do I Need a Pap Smear?

How Often Do I Need a Pap Smear?

Pap smears are essential for detecting infections, inflammation, and even cervical cancers. Find out how often you should get one based on your age and medical history.
Feb 1st, 2022
Are You Spreading an STD?

Are You Spreading an STD?

You can carry an STD and infect your partner even if you don’t exhibit any symptoms. Learn more about how STDs get transmitted and when it’s a good idea to get tested.
Jan 12th, 2022
When Should I Go To Urgent Care Instead of the ER?

When Should I Go To Urgent Care Instead of the ER?

You’re cutting vegetables and accidentally slice your thumb. The bleeding is pretty bad, yet the cut isn’t deep enough to reach the bone. What do you do? Find out when you should choose urgent care instead of an emergency room.
Dec 9th, 2021
What Does a Child's Physical Include

What Does a Child's Physical Include

An annual physical is essential to every child’s health and well-being. Read on to learn why these routine doctor visits are critical.
Oct 10th, 2021
How Often Do I Need a Mammogram?

How Often Do I Need a Mammogram?

Breast cancer can be treated successfully, especially when detected early. Find out what could increase your risk for breast cancer and how often you should get a mammogram to ensure you’re well.
Sep 8th, 2021
Five Benefits of Prenatal Visits

Five Benefits of Prenatal Visits

Although most pregnancies don’t present complications, prenatal visits make it easier for specialists to detect problems early on and improve health outcomes. Learn how prenatal visits can help you have a healthy baby.
Aug 11th, 2021

Is Joint Pain Inevitable With Age?

Aging increases your chance of developing joint pain, but it doesn’t make it inevitable. Learn what causes joint pain and how you can prevent it.
Jul 20th, 2021

What to Expect at Your Next Pap Smear

Nervous about going to your next appointment at your gynecologist’s office? Find out what happens during your annual visit, including what a Pap smear is like.
Jun 22nd, 2021

What's the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer's?

Dementia and Alzheimer’s are often used interchangeably, but the terms have different meanings. Dementia is an umbrella term for cognitive issues associated with aging, while Alzheimer’s disease is a specific type of dementia.
May 25th, 2021

Who Should Get Tested for STDs?

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise in the United States. Some STDs can cause discomfort, while others can be life-threatening if left untreated. Find out who should be tested and how often.
Mar 1st, 2021

How Often Should I Schedule a Physical?

Do you have a family history of diabetes or heart disease? Perhaps you simply want to check on your health. Learn how often you should schedule a physical to maximize your potential for preventing disease.
Feb 16th, 2021

5 Conditions to Look Out for During Older Age

Don’t allow problems caused by aging to spoil your golden years. Learn about the most common conditions associated with aging and what can you do to stay healthy for longer.
Jan 13th, 2021

How Are STIs and STDs Different?

You’ve seen the abbreviations STI and STD and wonder why they seem to be used interchangeably. Are they really the same thing?
Dec 1st, 2020

When to See a Doctor About a Rash

Most of the time, rashes go away on their own, but in some cases, they may require medical attention. Here’s how to know when your rash should prompt a visit to the doctor’s office.
Nov 11th, 2020

5 Tips for Lowering Your Cholesterol

High cholesterol is often associated with heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Read on to learn more about how you can prevent complications by adopting a heart-friendly lifestyle.
Oct 1st, 2020

Why Vaccinations Are Important

Vaccines train your immune cells to identify and fight dangerous viruses, such as the seasonal flu. Without vaccines, your body has a harder time fighting these viruses, especially if your immune system is damaged.
Sep 17th, 2020

Knowing When a Cut Needs Stitches

Sometimes a cut is too deep to be patched up with some antibiotic ointment and a bandage. We explain how to tell when a cut needs stitches.
Jul 31st, 2020

Which Birth Control is Right For You?

Deciding on a birth control method that’s right for you isn’t always simple. We’re here to discuss your options and to help you pick the best one for you.
Jun 24th, 2020

What to Expect During Your First Well-Woman Exam

If you’re over 18 and haven’t had your first well-woman exam yet, it’s time to get your checkup. Here’s everything you need to know about annual gynecological exams and what to expect from yours.
May 11th, 2020

5 Reasons to Consider a Geriatrician

People on both ends of the age spectrum need special doctors. While children have pediatricians, seniors have geriatricians to help with their unique needs. However, when and why should you start considering a geriatrician?
Apr 28th, 2020

Top Reasons Why You Should Consider STD Testing

All sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have obvious symptoms, right? Not always, which is one of the reasons you should consider STD testing. Learn if you’re at risk of contracting or spreading an STD and what you can do to protect yourself.
Feb 3rd, 2020

The Importance of Prenatal Care

Prenatal care is an important part of keeping you and your baby healthy throughout pregnancy, birth, and early infancy.
Jan 15th, 2020

Common Causes of Hypertension in Seniors

Are you above the age of 65 and struggling with persistent brain fog, fatigue, or confusion? Before you disregard your symptoms as a routine part of aging, it is vital to rule out hypertension as the origin.
Dec 27th, 2019
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