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Can I Go to My Primary Care Doctor for Anxiety?

can i go to my primary care doctor for anxiety

It’s no surprise that recent data reveals that more people in the U.S. are reporting significant and sustained increases in symptoms of depression and anxiety. From the COVID-19 virus having a clear physical impact on those who contract the virus to the immense emotional and mental stress of living through a pandemic, we are seeing… Read More

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9 Foods to Improve Gut Health and Others to Avoid

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Did you know that improving your gut health can improve your overall wellbeing? The term ‘gut health’ refers to the function and balance of bacteria located in the gastrointestinal tract (including the esophagus, stomach, and intestines). A healthy gut can help influence a stronger immune system and improve your heart, brain, and digestive health. Fortunately,… Read More

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40 is the New 50: What New Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines Mean for You

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40 is the New 50: What New Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines Mean to You Colon cancer screening is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle and can be lifesaving. Colorectal cancer, worldwide, is the second leading cause of cancer death, according to Cancer.Net. There is no one-size-fits-all rule when it comes to health screenings;… Read More

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Screening vs Diagnostic Mammogram: What’s the Difference?

Screening vs Diagnostic Mammogram: What's the Difference?

Mammograms save lives. One comprehensive study out of Sweden analyzed over 50,000 breast cancer patients. They found that those who took part in a breast cancer screening program showed a 60% lower risk of succumbing from the disease in the first ten years following a diagnosis, and a 47% lower risk 20 years after a… Read More

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Why Do I Need a Primary Care Doctor If I’m Healthy?

Why Do I Need a Primary Care Doctor If I'm Healthy?

You’re in great health and feel good. You eat right. You go to bed at a reasonable hour. So, why do you need a primary care physician (PCP)? Well, you most likely drive your car daily, and you’re a safe driver. Your insurance company says so, too. But you wouldn’t keep driving, day in and… Read More

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6 Reasons Why Getting a Flu Shot This Season is Particularly Important

6 Reasons Why Getting a Flu Shot This 
Season is Particularly Important

Receiving a flu shot each year is the best preventative step you can take to ensure you do not come down with influenza. The CDC recommends that people 6 months and older get a yearly flu vaccine. Flu vaccinations prevent millions of people from developing the flu each year. The CDC states that during the 2018-2019 flu season, the vaccine stopped an estimated 4.4 million influenza illnesses, 2.3 million related medical visits and 58,000 influenza-caused hospitalizations, as well as 3,500 deaths. A case of influenza can be especially severe for the elderly or those with compromised immune systems. Fortunately, you can help avoid this scenario by receiving an annual flu vaccine.

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HPV Vaccine for Teens: 5 Common Myths Debunked

HPV Vaccine for Teens: 5 Common Myths Debunked | PACT

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection and can lead to serious diseases, such as cervical cancer, penile cancer and oropharynx cancer. The CDC estimates that more than 79 million people in the U.S., most in their late teens to early 20s, are living with HPV. Most people with HPV do not exhibit any symptoms so it is difficult to know if you or your partner have come into contact with the virus.

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Does Deodorant Cause Breast Cancer? Here’s What We Know

Does Deodorant Cause Breast Cancer? Here’s What We Know

We’ve seen the headlines and have heard the rumors, but what are the facts when it comes to the connection of deodorant and antiperspirant to breast cancer? Should you be concerned? And if there is no connection to deodorant/antiperspirant and breast cancer, how did this myth get started?

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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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