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When to See a Gastroenterologist: 6 Reasons to Make an Appointment

When to See a Gastroenterologist: 
6 Reasons to Make an Appointment

Although most people may not enjoy discussing their stomach problems to their friends or family, it is important to be transparent about these issues to your doctor, as you are definitely not alone. In fact, according to the CDC, there are more than 22.4 million visits to the doctor for diseases of the digestive system as the primary diagnosis each year.

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Panic Attack vs. Heart Attack: How to Spot the Signs and Symptoms

Panic Attack vs. Heart Attack: How to Spot the Signs and Symptoms

It’s a fact: Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. Experiencing chest pains, a rapid heartbeat and a numbness or tingling sensation should not be taken lightly.

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How to Reduce LDL Cholesterol and Become a Healthier You

How to Reduce LDL Cholesterol and Become a Healthier You

If you’re one of the 29 million American adults living with high cholesterol, you may be wondering what steps to take to reduce these levels and live a healthier life. While cholesterol is necessary for some important functions in your body, consuming too much of it can have many harmful side effects. Having high cholesterol levels, specifically low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, can put you at risk for health complications and diseases, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease and diabetes. Fortunately, there are lifestyle changes you can make to reduce LDL cholesterol and take control of your health.

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What to Expect at Your Annual Physical Exam with Your Primary Care Provider

What to Expect at Your Annual Physical Exam with Your 
Primary Care Provider

It’s an alarming statistic: The Centers for Disease Control estimates that approximately six in ten adults in the U.S. are living with a chronic disease and four in ten adults have two or more chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Discovering the presence of a chronic disease is key to treating it in its early stages when positive outcomes are more favorable, which is why making an annual physical exam is important for delivering preventative health services and detecting problems before they start.

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The Link Between Your Body’s Physical and Mental Health Explained

The Link Between Your Body’s Physical and Mental Health Explained

Recent data reveals that more people in the U.S. are reporting significant and sustained increases in symptoms of depression and anxiety due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we continue to adjust to our “new normal” and try our best to stay healthy physically, it is equally important to remember to take care of your mental health, as it is closely tied to your body’s overall wellness.

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8 Health Tips for Women You Can Follow at Home

8 Health Tips for Women You Can Follow at Home

Maintaining good mental and physical health should always be a priority. However, during National Women’s Health Week, May 10-16, 2020, it is important to raise awareness of the positive steps you can take to improve your health and wellbeing. With new challenges being presented due to the outbreak of COVID-19, it is especially important to be mindful of your health and take care of yourself.

While your healthcare routine may have changed due to COVID-19, there are still plenty of ways to remain healthy and active while at home. 

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Setting Realistic Weight Loss Goals in 2020

Setting Realistic Weight Loss Goals in 2020

A new decade is here, and a traditional part of celebrating the New Year is setting resolutions focused on becoming a healthier version of yourself and often, weight loss is the target of many resolution setters. With the health risks associated with carrying extra weight and obesity a major health concern in our nation, shedding extra weight can be a positive goal if it’s something you and your doctor have previously discussed. To achieve success with your efforts, the first step is to make sure that you are setting realistic weight loss goals, otherwise you are potentially setting up yourself for disappointment and potentially added health risks. Here is some useful information on setting and reaching realistic weight loss goals in 2020.

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