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3 Health Screenings You May Not Know About – But Should

Health screenings are important for detecting and preventing diseases and managing risk factors. Learn about three screenings you may not have heard of that can give you and your doctor insight into your health.

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Give Yourself the Gift of Fitness

Here’s some good fitness news you might have missed: a recent study showed that for people who are overweight or obese, exercise improves their health more than weight loss does.

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How To Get the Most Accurate Blood Test Results

Your blood test results can tell you a lot about your health. The results will alert you to potential problems, or may spur you to consider some healthy lifestyle changes.

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Wellness Exams Increasingly Include Emotional Health in the Age of COVID-19

The path to better health is not just about diet, exercise, blood pressure and cholesterol. During the coronavirus pandemic, doctors increasingly see stress, anxiety, sleep deprivation and social isolation taking a toll on personal health.

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Prevent Avoidable Chronic Conditions and Disease with an Annual Wellness Visit

We know at which age a person’s likelihood of disease goes dramatically up. That's why preventive screenings are suggested beginning at a certain age, depending on your gender and the illness – medical evidence shows precisely when that is.

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Can You Catch a Cold By Going Outside with Wet Hair?

At some point, someone has probably warned you of the dangers of venturing outside with wet hair in the winter. While this advice has been around for decades, is there any truth behind it?

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The Emergency Room Often Is Not the Right Place To Go

Half of people who go to the emergency room could be cared for in an ambulatory setting, while 25 percent could be cared for by primary care. This wastes hours of your time and needlessly costs you money.

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Common Condition You Can Do Something About

One in four adults in the United States has non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, in which excess fat accumulates in the liver. The good news is that you can take steps to get rid of this disease.

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