Health Matters

Are You at Risk for Skin Cancer?

Posted by Dr. Anthony Viol on Jun 13, 2018 7:29:00 AM

Over Two Million Americans Are Diagnosed Each Year

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Topics: Breast Health, Health Care 101, Family Health 101, Lifestyle & Wellness




The ABC's of Skin Cancer Screening

Posted by Dr. Anthony Viol on May 31, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Diligent Skin Examinations are Important

As the summer months heat up, so does your risk for too much sun exposure−a major cause of skin cancer. As with other cancers, the earlier and less invasive the skin cancer is when detected, the easier it is to treat and cure. But no matter what the time of year, diligent skin examinations are important, including an annual one by a physician.

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Topics: Cancer Care, Health Care 101, Family Health 101




Preventing Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Posted by Dr. Nitish Manning on May 14, 2018 7:49:00 AM

Spring has sprung and so have your sneezes

Allergies can wreak havoc on your system, causing symptoms from watery or itchy eyes to coughing, congestion and possibly even a rash. While they've become synonymous with spring, allergies can actually be seasonal or year-round, depending on your trigger. The first step to controlling your bothersome symptoms is figuring out what you're allergic to.

You can narrow it down by taking note of your symptoms and their patterns. Then you can work to avoid the allergen. Below are tips to reduce both seasonal and year-round environmental allergens, including dust mites, mold, animal dander and pollens.

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Topics: Family Health 101, Health Care 101




Why Every Adult Needs an Advance Directive

Posted by Grace Padgett on Apr 2, 2018 7:39:00 AM

What if an accident or illness caused you to be unable to make medical decisions for yourself?

It's a worst-case scenario, but a medical emergency or crisis can occur at any time, rendering you incapable of making or communicating your health care choices. An Advance Directive can help by giving premeditated direction to a loved one or physician rather than asking them to guess about your wishes if that time should come.

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Topics: Health Care 101, Family Health 101




Why Should I Get a Flu Shot?

Posted by Gini Hoffman on Oct 23, 2017 7:18:00 AM

What takes less than 10 minutes, is virtually painless and could potentially save your life? The influenza vaccination. Commonly known as the flu shot, it can prevent you from becoming seriously ill or worse.

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Topics: Health Care 101, Family Health 101, Lifestyle & Wellness




8 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Smoking

Posted by Dr. Susan Ziglar on Oct 8, 2017 10:00:00 PM

Thanks to various anti-smoking campaigns over the years, we are all aware of the impact that quitting can have on cancer and heart disease reduction. However, you may not be aware that your risks for these diseases can lessen quite quickly. It often comes as a surprise to our patients that quitting, even after many years of smoking, can make a huge impact.

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Topics: Cardiology, Family Health 101, Lifestyle & Wellness, Lung Health, Smoking




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