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What to Do After a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

What to Do After a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

Following a diabetes diagnosis, your doctor is likely going to encourage you to make smart lifestyle changes. You’ll be urged to choose healthier foods and becoming more physically active. You might have to regularly monitor your blood glucose, as well as getting...
Top 3 Misconceptions About the Flu Vaccine

Top 3 Misconceptions About the Flu Vaccine

For those of you unlucky enough to have suffered from the flu in the past, you know how terrible it can be. While it may only span a few days for some, complications like bacterial infections can cause serious symptoms to linger for weeks. Chances are you’ve gotten a...
Your Introduction to First Aid 101

Your Introduction to First Aid 101

First aid refers to medical attention administered immediately after an injury occurs. It often consists of a short-term treatment and requires minimal equipment or training. There are many uses for first aid, and it’s smart to keep yourself educated on the basics. ...
How to Choose an Obstetrician

How to Choose an Obstetrician

An obstetrician (OB) specializes in providing medical care before, during and after childbirth. Although you may not see your specific OB for every prenatal visit, it’s important to find one you’re comfortable with.  This can alleviate any anxiety you might have about...
6 Reasons You May Need a Counselor

6 Reasons You May Need a Counselor

Everyone experiences anxiety, sadness, grief, and conflict, so how do you know when it’s time to see a professional? The biggest red flag is duration.  While occasional feelings of worthlessness or sadness are inevitable, when these feelings don’t seem to go away,...
The Inherent Value of Patient Education

The Inherent Value of Patient Education

Medical terminology has a way of making even common ailments sound terrifying. For example, “contagious viral upper respiratory tract infection” sounds far more serious than “a cold.” It’s up to the physician to explain things in a way that is easy to understand....