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PEDIATRIC CARE OPTIONS AT ASCEND MEDICAL
Pediatrics: At Home Childcare, 24/7 We Champion the Well-being of Your Child You can read all of the parenting books and websites in the world, but nothing can prepare you for those nights with a sick child. You’re worried about the sound of their cough, and as you’re holding them there, upright in the misty […]
Reducing Risk Factors for Heart Failure
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of disability. One of the most common complications of heart disease is heart failure. Heart failure occurs when a weakened heart struggles to pump oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to the body’s cells. As a result the cells are improperly […]
How to Tell People You Have COVID-19
At Ascend Medical, we know that open and honest communication is currently one of the most invaluable tools we have to slow the spread of COVID-19. Unawareness can lead to accelerated community spread between one individual to many others if infected individuals do not know they were exposed and fail to quarantine as soon as […]
COVID-19 Testing for the Holidays
The COVID-19 pandemic has been frustrating for many people, isolating them from both loved ones and activities they enjoy. While the upcoming holiday season offers many families and friends the opportunity to reconnect, the team at Ascend Medical would like to remind you that holiday plans should be modified where possible to reduce the spread […]
Why You Should Get the Flu Shot
Ascend Medical is dedicated to preventing flu especially because the flu vaccine prevents millions of illnesses and flu-related doctors’ visits each year. In fact, during the 2019-2020 flu season, the vaccine prevented an estimated 7/5 million influenza illnesses, 3.7 million influenza-associated medical visits, 105,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations, and 6,300 influenza-associated deaths. Research by the CDC also […]
Drinking Alcohol and Diabetes - Do They Mix?
Diabetes is a common, life-long condition that occurs when the body cannot make proper use of glucose, causing it to build up in the blood. Thankfully, diabetes is easily manageable through weight loss, healthy eating, exercise and medications when needed. Because diabetes makes it difficult for your body to regulate blood sugar levels, you should […]
How to Prevent Cancer and Detect It Early
According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 39.5% of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes. This statistic indicates that over 1.5 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and over half a million Americans will die from cancer just this year. Despite these dismal projections, research has shown that […]
What to Know About Kids’ Sports Physicals
As a parent, you understand the importance of ensuring the health and well-being of your little one both on and off the field. At Ascend Medical, we want to provide resources that can help you understand the ins and outs of sports physicals. From who needs one to why get one, we’re here to help […]
Understanding the Dangers of Vaping
Over the last five years, e-cigarette use has become common, especially among young people. In fact, more high school students use e-cigarettes than regular cigarettes. But, many people are unaware of the true impact these devices can have on users’ health. Despite growing evidence that smoking e-cigarettes, or vaping, may be even more dangerous than […]
How to Prevent COVID-19 Weight Gain
If you’re concerned about your weight during the pandemic, you are not alone. Living during the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the daily routines of millions worldwide and presented a new set of challenges for people’s mental and physical wellbeing. Staying indoors means most people are less active and many are eating more ultra-processed foods. This, […]
Is the COVID Vaccine Safe? A Letter from our Chief Medical Officer
I want to address concerns and questions around the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine. One of the most common concerns is the speed at which the vaccines were developed. Given it usually takes several years of development and research for most vaccines before they’re approved, I do understand. However, there are a couple of important […]