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Does My Weight Increase the Risk for Heart Disease?

Does My Weight Increase the Risk for Heart Disease?

by Yenny (SU)
As modern and advanced as we think the United States is, it may still come as a surprise to some that obesity is a very real and present epidemic. In fact, 35 percent of adults and 17 percent of children and adolescents are considered overweight to the point of being obese.

Why Staying with The Same Doctor Is Beneficial

Why Staying with The Same Doctor Is Beneficial

by Yenny (SU)
Doctors want to protect their one-one-one relationship with their patients. Therefore, having a good primary care physician (PCP) or family medicine doctor that has provided care for you anywhere from infancy to adulthood, is beneficial and important for many reasons. A doctor who has taken care of you and sometimes other members of your family, will know you and your medical history inside and out.

Is the Shingle Vaccine Dangerous?

Is the Shingle Vaccine Dangerous?

by Yenny (SU)
Do you know anyone who has had shingles? If you do, you probably know that it is a very painful illness that can have many serious consequences. But what causes shingles? It is actually caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Once you have been infected by the Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) in an initial case of the chickenpox, the virus hides in your nervous system, and can become active again at any time.

Insider Tips for Choosing the Best Primary Care Doctor

Insider Tips for Choosing the Best Primary Care Doctor

by Natalie (SU)
Have you just moved into the area, or did you just change insurance and you’re looking for a new primary care doctor? If you are, you are about to make a very important decision, because your health is at stake. It’s not really about which doctor is better, but rather about which doctor is better for you. Everyone is different, and your friend’s primary doctor may not be your first choice. So before you make a decision, inform yourself about the qualities that any primary care doctor should have, and take an inventory of what is most important to you. To help you get organized, here are some insider tips for choosing the best primary care doctor for you.

Why Do We Get Sick in the Winter: Your Primary Care Physicians

Why Do We Get Sick in the Winter: Your Primary Care Physicians

by Natalie (SU)
“Better bundle up so you don’t catch a cold!” This phrase has been passed down, by mothers, from generation to generation. The logic seems to make perfect sense. People tend to get sick more often in the cooler months, so the cold weather must be the culprit, right? Well, while the fall and winter months do see more colds and flus, the outdoor temperature is not what’s making you sick. There are actually a number of biological, environmental, and social factors that are the real cause of why we get sick in the winter.

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