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The Importance of Good Nutrition for Weight Management

The Importance of Good Nutrition for Weight Management

by Stephanie Meadows
More than 20 percent of the United States adult population is obese, which presents a major public health concern. Losing weight and keeping it off can be a daunting task. It is often hard to imagine making drastic lifestyle changes, such as starting a new diet. Being on a nutritional diet plan has its rewards, yet staying on this type of diet can be the hard part, especially if you don’t have the right resources and experts, along with the motivation to guide you along the way. You see, it’s not just about willpower alone; with the right support system, you can achieve great success.

Seizures and Epilepsy Myths Debunked

Seizures and Epilepsy Myths Debunked

by Stephanie Meadows
Having a seizure, let alone watching someone else suffer from a seizure, is undoubtedly one of the scarier moments in our lives. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, and is associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain. There will be many questions: Why is this happening? Will it happen again? A wide range of issues may need to be addressed, but some of the most important to address are the myths that arise when the words “seizure” and “epilepsy” are used interchangeably.

What is Family Medicine?

What is Family Medicine?

by Stephanie Meadows
By definition, family medicine is centered on creating and having lasting relationships with the patient and their families. Research shows that countries that emphasize primary care practice have better health outcomes at lower costs. As the United States still struggles to improve health care delivery, primary care providers, especially family physicians, are the key to improving and achieving a more effective system. In many cases, your healthcare coverage starts with seeing your primary care/family medicine doctor, who determines whether further treatment could require a specialist.

The Importance of the Flu Shot

The Importance of the Flu Shot

by Stephanie Meadows
Have you ever felt groggy, achy and feverish…or even all of the above? Well you most likely have caught the dreaded flu bug. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the flu affects between 5 and 20 percent of the United States population each year. The coughing, fever, headache, sore throat, and runny nose that comes with the flu can be enough to keep you bedridden for a week or more

The Importance of Diagnostic Procedures

The Importance of Diagnostic Procedures

by Stephanie Meadows
Diagnostic tests improve patient care, contribute to the protection of consumer health, and help to limit healthcare spending by finding potential problems sooner. For the purposes of diagnosing, monitoring, screening and prognosis, diagnostic tests are essential at every step.