September is Cholesterol Education Month!

Cholesterol Education Month - healthy foods

September is Cholesterol Education Month! Children, young adults and older Americans can all have high cholesterol. This is a good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. This month is also a good time to learn about lipid profiles and about food and lifestyle choices that help you reach personal cholesterol goals. Therefore, we will explain what cholesterol is and how to know if yours is high.

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Back-to-School Immunizations: Now is the Time!

Back-to-School Immunizations

When you are getting your kids ready for the upcoming school year, make sure to include back-to-school vaccination appointments on your checklist. Vaccines are often thought of as something for babies and young children. However, pre-teens and teens also need vaccines to stay healthy throughout the school year. Vaccination protects pre-teens and teens against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases, such as meningitis and cancers caused by HPV infections. Therefore, we will discuss the basics of back-to-school immunizations.

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National Immunization Awareness Month: Back-to-School Vaccinations

National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Moth (NIAM), which is an annual observance to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Therefore, we will discuss National Immunization Awareness Month and back-to-school vaccinations.

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What is Arthritis?

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a broad term that covers a group of over 100 diseases. About 1 out of 5 adults have some form of the condition. It can happen to anyone, but it becomes more common as you age. We will answer the question, “What is Arthritis?”, as well as discuss the symptoms of Arthritis, causes, risk factors and treatment options.

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What is Osteoporosis?

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis causes your bones to become weak and brittle, so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. We will answer the question, “What is Osteoporosis?”, as well as discuss the symptoms of Osteoporosis, causes, risk factors and treatment options.

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How to Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes and Ticks in Texas Summers

Mosquitoes and ticks are common in Texas, especially during the summer time. Most bug bites are harmless. However, some mosquitoes and ticks spread viruses and bacteria that can make you sick. Therefore, we have put together a few tips on how to protect yourself from mosquitoes and ticks.

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How to Beat the Heat in Texas and Protect Yourself from the Sun this Summer

how to beat the heat in Texas

Summer is here in Texas! This means lots of sunshine, pool time and enjoying the fresh air. However, Texas summers can be extremely hot. Therefore, it’s essential to stay cool, hydrated and safe while enjoying the sunshine during the summer. We we discuss a few ways on how to beat the heat in Texas and protect yourself from the sun.

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National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

asthma and allergies

May is National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month. It’s peak season for people with asthma and allergies. Therefore, it is the ideal time to educate our patients about these diseases.

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Stroke Awareness Month: Risk Factors and What to Do if You Have Symptoms of Stroke

What to Do If You Have Symptoms of Stroke

Knowing the risk factors for stroke, signs and symptoms of stroke and what to do if you have symptoms of stroke is important to lessen the severity.

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Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screenings and Early Detection

colorectal cancer screenings

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that begins in the colon or the rectum. Age is a common risk factor for colorectal cancer. Therefore, we recommend regular colorectal cancer screenings for anyone over the age 50.

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