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What are Annual Wellness Visits?

Annual wellness visits (AWVs) are yearly appointments with your primary care provider to create and discuss your personalized health plan. These visits are 100% covered by Medicare and are an essential part of your health and wellbeing. Is an AWV the same as a yearly...

How to Treat Scraped Knees at Home

Scraped knees are a childhood rite of passage. No matter how common these minor injuries may be, however, parents are bound to be worried about how to treat them properly. The good news is that, in most cases, parents can safely treat minor scrapes, cuts and bruises...

Food Poisoning Causes and Symptoms

Food poisoning describes any illness that results from eating contaminated food. Despite the many regulations and precautions designed to minimize foodborne illness in the United States, approximately 1 in 6 people experience some form of food poisoning every year....

Back to School Eye Health

When you think about getting your kids ready to go back to school, you probably think of buying new school clothes, meeting their teacher and going on a shopping spree for school supplies. But what about checking your child’s eye health? Studies show that when...

Coping with Fibromyalgia

If you suffer from fibromyalgia, you understand the challenges of living with the pain and tenderness of flare-ups. If you were recently diagnosed with this neurological problem, you may wonder what you can expect in the future. Talking to your family physician will...

How to Properly Store and Dispose of Medication

Properly storing and disposing of medicine is an important part of medicine safety. When medications expire, they can become less effective and pose health risks due to a change in chemical composition or a decrease in strength. Old antibiotics that have decreased in...

Which Birth Control Method is Right for Me?

Choosing a birth control method can be confusing, especially because you have many potential options to consider.  Every method of birth control (contraception) varies in its effectiveness as well as the potential risks or side effects it carries. When evaluating your...

Breast Cancer FAQs

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, outpaced only by skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society.  Women, on average, face a 12% chance of developing breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, which means that approximately one out...

What Can I Use as a Sleep Aid?

Tossing, turning, wide awake at 3 in the morning. If this sounds like your sleep experience recently, you may be considering the use of sleep aids. Sleep aids come in many different forms and can be a powerful option for helping you fall asleep. However, it is...

Epidural Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Myths surrounding pain management during labor and childbirth—particularly epidural injections—can cause confusion and unnecessary concern for expecting mothers. Clearing up some of these misconceptions can help women make informed choices about this popular and...

Tips to Maintain a Healthy Weight

  If you are struggling to maintain your weight or lose some extra pounds, know that you are not alone. Over 66 percent of Americans are either overweight or obese, which is why eating healthy and maintaining a healthy body weight is becoming more important than...

Staph Infection 101

A staphylococcal (staph) infection can develop once specific strains of bacteria enter the body through a cut or open wound.  Staphylococcus aureus is the strain most commonly associated with staph infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...

Sprains vs. Breaks: What’s the Difference?

Sprains and breaks (fractures) share many of the same symptoms. If you suffer an injury to your ankle, wrist or another joint, its nature and severity will determine the proper course of treatment. Seeking a diagnosis from an urgent care facility or family doctor will...