Know Your Risk

When you see your primary care provider, be sure to review your family history, current health concerns and overall lifestyle. This information helps you and your provider understand your risk for certain illnesses, and it gives you both an opportunity to prevent them. “An example may be the way we evaluate someone in their thirties […]

Taking the First Step in Primary Care

More than 80% of U.S. adults 55 and older suffer from one or more chronic conditions, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, cancer and arthritis, according to the National Council on Aging. An annual visit with your primary care provider can help keep your health on track. Clinical preventive services, such […]

The Importance of Routine Vaccinations during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Across the country, many parents have put routine childhood vaccinations on hold because of statewide stay-at-home orders due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Childhood vaccination rates in the US dropped this spring when compared to the same time frame in 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The decline in […]

Addressing Mental Health

Prioritize Your Psychological Well-being Mental illness, such as depression or anxiety, affects one in five adults in the U.S. every year. While it can be tempting to put your mental health on the backburner, this can often cause symptoms to worsen and/or manifest in other ways. “Your mental health and physical health are intrinsically linked,” […]