Healthy Living

Not All Headaches Are Created Equal

June 22, 2016 | Primary Care

Don’t let headaches keep you indoors this summer!The pains of old age

If you have ever experienced the pain that a headache brings, you know how important it is to get proper treatment, and get it fast.

It is important to remember that not all headaches are created equal. They exist in various forms that may manifest at certain times due to specific triggers. It’s crucial to know exactly what you’re dealing with as this determines the treatment you’ll need in order to kick that headache to the curb.

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Discover Foods that Help Drop Cholesterol

June 17, 2016 | Primary Care

Fillet of salmon with asparagusIf your cholesterol is high, you will probably need a multi-faceted approach of diet changes, exercise, and medication to help lower it. Many people struggle with the best way to tackle dietary changes. Will it work to just cut out fast food? What is the best kind of cooking oil? Can I still have snacks?

While there is no magic approach to lowering your cholesterol, try these guidelines to help drop your numbers.

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Metabolic Myths: Stop Blaming Your Metabolism for Unwanted Weight Gain

June 15, 2016 | Primary Care

True or False?apple on palm

I’ll never look like that, my metabolism is just too slow.

I’d like to lose a few pounds, but I can’t change my metabolism so what’s the point?

I’ve got a fast metabolism, so lucky for me I can eat as much junk food as I want.

If you answered “false” to the above statements, you’re well on your way to understanding your metabolism and how it works. So often we want to blame our metabolisms for weight gain, but it’s time to learn the facts about what’s truly going on in our bodies.

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4 Ways Technology Can Make You Fit

June 7, 2016 | Primary Care

2016-05-31 (3)It’s estimated Americans spend 11 hours or more on their technological devices a day, scrolling through social media pages, texting, listening to music, watching videos, and more.

We’d like to propose four healthier, more active ways you could be using your devices.

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Let’s “Deskercise!”

June 6, 2016 | Community

You have every intention of hitting the gym after work. You feel energized on your morning commute as you catch sight of your workout gear riding shotgun in your car. Then, 5 p.m. hits. You realize, for the fifth time this week, the gym is just not going to happen.

If it seems impossible to accomplish both work and exercise during separate parts of your day, why not blend them? Why not engage in some “deskercises”?

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Working Together for Better Patient Care: Networks with Primary and Specialty Care Offer Advantages

May 31, 2016 | Provider

Confident female doctor in front of teamMany of us may go for years with relatively few health problems and are able to rely solely on a primary care physician for check-ups, routine screenings, and the occasional sore throat or cough. However, we’re all susceptible to illnesses that require more in-depth care. You may need to see a specialist for a procedure or to either rule out or confirm a particular diagnosis. At other times, your primary care physician may have already made a diagnosis but wants you to receive treatment offered by a specialist.

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Dreading a Doctor Visit? Five Tips to Overcome Nerves

May 25, 2016 | Primary Care

2016-05-18_3If you get butterflies in your stomach thinking about a trip to the doctor, you’re not alone. While many adults may not admit they feel nervous or embarrassed when it comes to healthcare appointments, the phenomenon is actually common. Many people worry about a bad test result or pain associated with a procedure. Others may be embarrassed to discuss certain health topics or be afraid the doctor will lecture them on the repercussions of unhealthy behavior.

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Starting Over With a New Doctor: Four Tips for a Stress-Free Transition

May 23, 2016 | Provider

2016-05-18_LHCSeeing a new doctor for the first time can be slightly stressful, even if you know switching doctors is in your best interest. Perhaps you just moved to a new neighborhood that is no longer convenient to your old doctor’s office or your previous doctor retired. You may have decided a particular physician is not the best match for your personality or health goals.

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