Arthritis

Arthritis

Chronic pain is described as ongoing or progressively worsening pain lasting three months or longer. With arthritis, a disorder that causes inflammation and eventual degeneration of tissue in the joints, the pain only increases as the disease progresses. Over time,...

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Health Effects of Sun Exposure

Health Effects of Sun Exposure

Summer is just around the corner! That means beach vacations, outdoor functions, poolside parties, and lots of sunshine. During this time of year, there is a greater risk of overexposure due to the position of the planet around our star. When we enter the summer...

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National Kidney Month

National Kidney Month

Our kidneys play a very important role in keeping our bodies in equilibrium. They perform several essential functions including filtering waste products, eliminating excess fluid, producing hormones to help control blood pressure, and more. While it is possible to...

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American Heart Month

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, a time to spread awareness of the importance of maintaining your cardiovascular health. There’s a lot you can do to live a heart-healthy lifestyle and getting your friends and family on board can help to reduce everyone’s risk and...

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Thyroid Awareness Week

Thyroid Awareness Week

The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland near the base of the neck that helps direct almost all our internal functions, from the brain to the skin. Its job is to produce tyrosine-based hormones that help regulate metabolism, fuel digestion, control cell...

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Hand-Washing Awareness Week

Hand-Washing Awareness Week

December 5th to the 11th is National Handwashing Awareness Week, helping to remind us of the importance of keeping your hands clean to prevent respiratory illnesses. Proper handwashing techniques are proven to stop the spread of viruses and bacteria that can cause a...

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Diabetes

Diabetes

Over 1.5 million Americans were diagnosed with diabetes in 2018, with more than 7 million going undiagnosed. It is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, and unfortunately these statistics are most likely underreported. In the last 20 years, the...

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month dates back to 1985, organized to help bring attention to the dangers of breast cancer in the United States. Since then, we’ve continued to fight the devastating effects of breast cancer on our communities through educational...

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September is Healthy Aging Month!

September is Healthy Aging Month!

Move more, sit less All physical activity can help offset the risks of health disease, high blood pressure and all causes of mortality. Even for inactive adults, replacing inactive behavior with light physical activity can produce some health benefits. According to...

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Ragweed Allergies

Ragweed Allergies

Ragweed is an umbrella term for several different flowering plants of the genus Ambrosia, all related to aster flowers in the family Asteraceae. They are classified as wildflowers, native to most of continental North America and reach peek bloom in late summer to...

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Back to School & Vaccinations

Back to School & Vaccinations

As summertime wanes and the back-to-school deadline approaches, vaccination schedules come into question as more people register themselves or their children for the school year. Kindergarten students all the way to the college graduate, keeping up to date on your...

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Summer Sun Safety

Summer Sun Safety

The temperatures are on the rise, and on the Gulf Coast we know that the summer sun can be unrelenting. While getting outside can be a great way to relax and soak up some vitamin D, being unprotected in the harsh sunlight can have major consequences. Skin cancer is...

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Children’s Wellness Checkups

Children’s Wellness Checkups

Regular wellness checkups are essential for everyone. Routine visits with your primary care physician can increase the likelihood of early detection for a wide variety of ailments and illnesses. For children, these regular visits are even more critical. Your physician...

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Spring & Staying Fit

Spring & Staying Fit

Spring has sprung! The winter has finally released us from its chilling grip, and the warmer weather means it is time to get outside! Sunshine, fragrant blooms, and splashes of color are on-trend, and thanks to them, we can find new ways to stay happy and healthy....

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Spring Allergies

Spring Allergies

As we are finally released from this bitterly cold winter, the first signs of spring have begun to sprout. We feel the warm embrace of spring with the pleasant temperatures, sunshine, enticing and abundant blooming plants, and the allergies that go along with it all....

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National Heart Month

National Heart Month

Every February, we take the time to observe American Heart Month to bring awareness to the millions of people who suffer from heart disease. The term blankets several different cardiac-related illnesses, including abnormal heartbeat, coronary artery disease, heart...

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New Year’s Resolutions: Quitting Smoking

New Year’s Resolutions: Quitting Smoking

‘Tis the season for New Year’s Resolutions! Like most people around this time, you may be looking for ways to permanently end bad habits and unhealthy choices in the new year. And for 34 million Americans, quitting smoking may be on the chopping block in 2021....

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Maintaining Your Health During the Holidays

Maintaining Your Health During the Holidays

The holidays are a time for family, generosity, and delicious food served in enormous proportions. Despite the warm and fuzzy feeling that the holidays can bring, it may also be a frantic time of year for some. Shorter days followed by late-night mingling,...

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Flu Season & How to Stay Healthy During Fall

Flu Season & How to Stay Healthy During Fall

With the threat of COVID-19 still lingering, preventing the spread of respiratory illnesses is more important than ever during this flu season. The best way to protect yourself against these types of infections is through vaccination, however, there are other ways to...

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a yearly campaign to spread awareness of this disease. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (C.D.C.), breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the...

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Immunizations & Vaccinations

Immunizations & Vaccinations

Modern medicine continues to make strides in reducing deadly disease across the globe. Doctors and scientists devote thousands of hours every year to research and develop vaccinations to prevent critical conditions. Ailments like polio, smallpox, and hepatitis can all...

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VITAMINS: DO THEY REALLY HELP?

VITAMINS: DO THEY REALLY HELP?

The daily quest to be healthy and stress free during a global pandemic is a full-time job in itself. It is imperative that we are taking care of ourselves. Even when we are doing our best, we could all use a boost to help our bodies deal with stress, poor sleep and...

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Managing Diabetes:  What it is and how to live with it

Managing Diabetes: What it is and how to live with it

Diabetes is a serious health condition that affects over 10% of the United States population. In fact, in 2018 it was estimated that 34.2 millions Americans have diabetes - and those numbers keep on rising. In 2016, Mississippi was ranked the top state with diabetes...

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Anxiety in the Elderly

Anxiety in the Elderly

ANXIETY IN THE ELDERLY DON'T FORGET THE VIRUSES WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR YEARS! As this is a very difficult time to maneuver through as a country, it's vital that we make sure all members of our society are represented & cared for properly. Here at Rodger's Family...

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