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Oral Health and Seniors Dec 7th, 2021

Keeping up with your oral health and getting dental cleanings frequently can help prevent cavities and further complications like gingivitis. Gingivitis can lead to a bacterial infection that can lead to decay and tooth loss. Problems of oral health among Seniors Untreated Tooth Decay  Gum Disease Gingivitis  Tooth Loss Dentures ...

High Cholesterol Nov 23rd, 2021

What is cholesterol?  Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the blood, normal levels of cholesterol helps maintain healthy cells. However, too much cholesterol can disrupt blood flow through the arteries and can lead to a heart attack or stroke. This is known as high cholesterol.  Symptoms High cholesterol has...

Fall Prevention Nov 9th, 2021

Falling can be dangerous because it can lead to broken bones, concussions, and even complications in health. Unfortunately, seniors suffer from balancing issues and are the number one reason why we see an increase in falls among seniors.  Prevention  Proper seating area Avoid standing up quickly (Standing up too quickly...

Alzheimer's Disease Oct 26th, 2021

Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes cognitive dysfunction in memory, thinking, and reasoning skills. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of Dementia it affects approximately 5.8 million people in the United States age 65 and older.  Forgetting is associated with aging however if memory loss impedes their daily...

Pneumonia: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment Oct 19th, 2021

What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is spread by infected people who carry the germs in fluid droplets in their throats, noses, or mouths. The infected person coughs the germs into the air. one breathes in the germs or comes in direct contact with the infected person’s saliva or mucous by touching...

Flu Season is Here! Sep 28th, 2021

What is Influenza? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Influenza is known as routinely causing seasonal outbreaks and mild respiratory infections. It can cause mild to severe symptoms and can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu...

Back to School and COVID-19 Sep 21st, 2021

Kids are returning to school, and with it, a new worry for parents with COVID cases surging.  Here we have listed the top frequently asked questions by parents now that kids are returning back to school.  Are face masks effective? YES! The CDC is now recommending wearing facemasks in indoor...

Delta Variant Sep 13th, 2021

Even though we have been able to find a vaccine to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, a new and highly contagious strain that is known as the Covid Delta strain is now sweeping the nation among those who are vaccinated and unvaccinated.  The Delta variant was first reported in...

Iron Deficiency Dec 4th, 2020

What is Iron Deficiency? Iron deficiency is a type of Anemia that occurs when your body does not have enough iron to produce hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein in your RBCs that is responsible for carrying oxygen to your tissues. If you aren’t consuming enough iron or if you’re losing...

Fitness and Exercise Health Tips Dec 3rd, 2020

It produces changes in the parts of the brain that regulate stress and anxiety. It can also increase brain sensitivity for the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine, which relieve feelings of depression. In addition to being an important part of a healthy lifestyle, exercise can also enhance your emotional well-being. Exercise...

Influenza (Flu) Dec 2nd, 2020

What is Influenza? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year....

Thyroid Disease: Types and Causes Dec 1st, 2020

This process affects almost every cell in your body, helping control the body’s functions and it has a profound effect on cellular energy and metabolism. Your thyroid is responsible for providing energy to nearly every organ in your body. It controls functions like how your heart beats and how your...

Hypertension Nov 10th, 2020

There are two types of high blood pressure: Primary (essential) hypertensionIn 90 to 95 percent of high blood pressure cases in adults, there's no identifiable cause. This type of high blood pressure, called essential hypertension or primary hypertension, tends to develop gradually over many years. Secondary hypertensionThe other 5 to...

Coronary Artery Disease Nov 7th, 2020

Overview As a person ages, fatty deposits and scar tissue form plaque that clings to the inside of the arteries. This makes them narrower and lets less blood flow through. Without enough oxygen, the heart muscle becomes strained. This is especially so when a person is emotionally stressed or involved...

Diabetes Explained: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment Nov 3rd, 2020

Now with both types of diabetes, the cells don't have enough sugar to function properly and you end up with excess sugar outside of the cells or in your bloodstream. This causes high blood sugar, which is diabetes. This elevated blood sugar is toxic to your organs, which can cause...

Annual Physical Exam Nov 2nd, 2020

Here are a couple of reasons why annual physical exams are important, these visits also help you track your progress toward your health goals. There are several components to a physical examination.  A physical exam can help you and your child's doctor detect and diagnose possible health conditions or see how...

Benefits from using Telemedicine Oct 28th, 2020

To help protect yourself, your loved ones, and our staff, please do not visit our facilities without an appointment. You are able to get quality care at the comfort of your home using this fantastic method. Fast way to see your doctor virtually - Doctors are able to communicate through...