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How to Live with a Chronic Disease

A chronic disease is one that lasts longer than three months. These types of illnesses usually cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication. They also cannot just disappear. In fact, almost 90 percent of Americans over 65 years of age have at least one chronic health condition as they tend to become more […]

What is Involved in Diabetes Care?

Diabetes is a condition that occurs when the body does not properly turn food into glucose, or sugar, so that the body can use it for energy. This is done by the pancreas, an organ that can be found near the stomach. It makes a hormone called insulin in order to help glucose get into […]

Walk-In Clinics Are Accessible, Affordable, And Convenient

Emergencies and sickness call for the best health care possible. When it comes to quick and quality health care, walk-in clinics are becoming more and more popular. So why do people choose to walk into a clinic rather than wait at a hospital or emergency room? It’s just that: the wait and the quality of […]

Tips for Preparing for Your DOT Exam

Truck drivers need DOT exams as a condition of employment. It allows drivers to receive a medical certification. It is generally valid for up to two years. This information is transmitted and stored electronically in the Commercial Driver’s License Information System. If you suffer from Diabetes, vision, hearing, or physical impairment, you may still qualify, […]

To Call or Not to Call: When Children’s Physicals Indicate to Call a Specialized Doctor

As parents, we prioritize the health of our children. We make sure they get adequate nutrition, we enforce proper bedtimes, and we insist that they have consistent children’s physicals and check-ups with knowledgeable children’s physicians. Despite our best efforts, however, it isn’t possible to prevent our children from being exposed to strains of sickness while […]

What Parents Need to Know About Vaccines

If you are wondering whether vaccines are a good idea, you are probably aware of the array of diverse opinions that surround this topic. In the face of seemingly conflicting opinions and confusing information, it can be challenging for parents to make an informed decision about whether or not to vaccinate their children. Here are […]

Eating Around the Dinner Table: Tips from a Family Clinic

Between work, soccer games, band practice, and necessary errands, it can be hard for families to find even a half of an hour to eat dinner together. Feeling stretched for time and resources, many families opt for takeout in front of the television or fast food on the way to another activity. While there is […]

Celebrate Youth Sports Safety Month with a Sports Physical

April is National Youth Sports Safety Month. When children play sports, they develop unique skills and qualities that they take with them throughout the rest of their lives. In fact, there are many upsides to children playing sports. Unfortunately, there’s potential for a lot of downsides, especially if children don’t receive proper children’s physicals before […]

Lifestyle Changes to Expect When Living with Diabetes

Being diagnosed with diabetes means making a number of lifestyle changes. Most of these will have to do with your diet. This is because your blood sugar is no longer working in a normal way. As such, many of your favorite foods may now be on the no eat list or the restricted eating list. […]