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How to Stay Heart Healthy
Regardless of race or gender, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Although it’s a sobering fact, it does not mean that all hope is lost when it comes to taking care of your heart. Along with your primary care physician, you can create and execute a plan to either […]
Managing Work Stress
Many people spend 40 hours a week living out a nightmare that they call their job. Leaving little to no room to manage your work stress. Even those who find their day job enjoyable rather than frightening can start to feel stressed and emotionally drained over time. Pressure to perform from bosses, relentless office politics […]
What is Primary Care?
The term “primary care” is used in a range of different contexts. It may refer to the primary care physician, who is a healthcare professional in general internal medicine. They are also the first point of contact when a medical issue arises. It may also be used to describe the overall health care being provided […]
Two Different Types of Headaches
While there are many metaphorical “headaches” you may deal with in your daily life, an actual pain in your noggin can be miserable and concerning. Whether it comes on suddenly or gradually, headaches can impact your ability to handle responsibilities. Along with socializing with your friends and family. While headaches may not always be a serious […]
What Causes Fatigue?
Mornings can be hectic. Getting dressed up, making sure the kids get to school and traversing through your commute can leave you feeling sleepy for the rest of the day. While being a little tired is no cause for concern, being exhausted for several days or even weeks is. This is what separates fatigue from […]
Seasonal Allergy Tips for Kids
Seasonal Allergies Tips For Kids Spring fever can hit hard, especially among children. Better weather means more time playing outside with friends, competing in sports and soaking up the warming sun. However, for kids who struggle with seasonal allergies, spring may be a little miserable if they’re sniffling and sneezing rather than enjoying the […]
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National Cancer Prevention Month
February is National Cancer Prevention Month Every year millions of Americans get diagnosed with cancer, and hundreds of thousands of cases result in death. Research shows that up to 50% of cancer cases and about 50% of cancer related deaths are preventable with early detection. Every February, National Cancer Prevention Month serves as a reminder […]
Benefits of a Nutritional Diet
Benefits of a Nutritional Diet When people think of the word “diet,” they think of trendy solutions for quick weight loss. Liquid diets, cleanses, and fat free substitutions have been around for centuries, some dating as early as the 1500s. However, fad diets often don’t work, and even if they produce some results, they’re not […]
Thyroid Awareness Month
January is Thyroid Awareness Month According to the American Thyroid Association (ATA), more than 12% of people living in the United States will develop a thyroid condition in their lifetime. In fact, an estimated 20 million people have some form of thyroid disease and many go undiagnosed. Your thyroid is a vital part of the human […]
Eating Healthy During the Holidays
The holiday season means making memories with friends and family throughout the fall and winter. A lot of these memories are centered around gathering at the table. Holiday weight gain is a very common concern for adults because the season involves sedentary behaviors and encourages overeating calorie-rich foods. In fact, adults in Western societies gain […]
Ascend Medical Welcomes Former WebMD Chief Medical Director as New CMO
Ascend Medical Welcomes Former WebMD Chief Medical Director as New CMO Dr. Michael W. Smith has joined the Ascend Medical team after more than 22 years with WebMD. ATLANTA, (December 06, 2021) – Former WebMD Chief Medical Director and internal medicine physician, Dr. Michael Smith, has joined the Ascend Medical team as their Chief Medical […]