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Doctor monitoring an older female patient's blood pressure.

National Blood Pressure Month – May

“The Silent Killer.” Did you know that this is the nickname for high blood pressure? The reason high blood pressure has this nickname is because people often don’t notice they have high blood pressure until it is too severe and they suffer major complications; oftentimes

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Celebrating National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week is May 6th through May 12th this year, and we can’t think of a better time to celebrate and honor nurses for all they do. Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, so this is why National Nurses Week falls during this

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Celebrating “Move More Month” This April

The month of April has been deemed National Move More Month, and what better month to get active than April when the sun is shining, the temperature is rising, and the flowers are blooming? In general, it is recommended that the average person gets at

Male nurse with stethoscope and clipboard in clinic.

Urgent Care FAQs

There is some discrepancy in the services that urgent care clinics offer, in general. The purpose of this blog is to educate patients on the way an urgent care clinic operates and how it differs from a primary care facility and an emergency room.  What

Doctor holding a plate of fruits and vegetables for a balanced diet.

National Nutrition Month: March

National Nutrition Month is celebrated in the month of March in the United States. Being educated and informed about nutrition is very important to your health and wellbeing. Eating a properly balanced diet can boost your mood, the appearance of your skin, your immune system,

Mature Woman In Consultation With Female Doctor Sitting On Examination Couch In Office.

5 Skin Care Tips for the Winter

By this point, we have suffered enough winter weather that we are noticing changes in our skin. The dry cold air during the winter months can cause severe damage and discomfort to your skin if you don’t take the necessary extra steps. Keep these 5

Doctor holding a red heart at hospital office.

Celebrating American Heart Month this February

February is American Heart Month! Heart disease is astoundingly the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States. Since Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love and it falls in the month of February as well, what better time to educate

Doctor using stethoscope on patient for a routine physical.

The Flu or Just a Cold?

Getting sick any time during the year is never a great feeling, but feeling under the weather during flu season can be very worrisome. Although some are similar, symptoms of a cold and symptoms of the flu are actually vastly different. Check out the symptoms

Female doctor giving a consultation to a patient and explaining medical information and diagnosis.

How to Put Your Health First in 2020

Getting a head start and creating new, healthy habits at the beginning of the year can really help you set the tone for the following months. The start to living a healthy lifestyle is as simple as drinking plenty of water, making S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable,