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Wellness Check: Our Orthopedic Physicians Can Help

Wellness Check: Our Orthopedic Physicians Can Help

The end of the year is quickly approaching, which means it’s almost time again for New Year’s resolutions and realigned health goals. However, there is still time before the year ends to make good on the health goals you set back in January. End the year on a high note by seeing one of our Orthopedic Physicians! A medical specialty people don’t often take advantage of but should, is an orthopedic physician. This blog will explain when to see an orthopedic physician, what conditions orthopedic physicians...

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Diabetes 101

Diabetes 101

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. The disease, which affects more than 37 million people in the United States, is as common as one in ten people and is the seventh leading cause of death in the country. Even more staggering than that, according to the CDC, one in five people with diabetes aren’t even aware that they have it. This month, we’ve gathered what you need to know, including pre-diabetes, symptoms, management and more. What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic health condition that directly affects how...

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Reducing Breast Cancer Risk Factors with 5 Easy Steps

Reducing Breast Cancer Risk Factors with 5 Easy Steps

Breast Cancer Risk Factors and 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Them October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marking a good time to check in on your own breast health.  Breast cancer is a disease characterized by cell overgrowth in the breasts. There are several types of breast cancer; the type depends on which kind of cells are turning into cancer. While several studies have shown that your risk of breast cancer is a combination of a variety of factors, there are some things you can do to reduce your risk of developing...

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Hiring in Healthcare 6 Tips for Success

Hiring in Healthcare 6 Tips for Success

Hiring in Healthcare 6 Tips for Success Career or job fairs are a great opportunity for you to network and get yourself noticed by potential employers. On the other hand, employers attend job fairs to get themselves in front of a high-volume of candidates and to win face time with top talent.  Job fairs are different from traditional interviews in that you have less time to set yourself apart from the crowd and score that additional opportunity to advance in the interview process. During the event, employers look...

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8 Signs You Should See an ENT

8 Signs You Should See an ENT

August is wellness month, and a resource to help you in your overall wellness is an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist, or ENT. An ENT specializes in all ailments of the ear, nose and throat, and can help you with the following eight conditions.    #1 Hearing Loss If you feel like your hearing has gotten worse, or if you often find yourself turning up the volume on your devices, it may be time to seek hearing help from an ENT. Your ENT can work with an audiologist to uncover the cause of your hearing loss....

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UV Awareness Month: How to Detect Skin Cancer

UV Awareness Month: How to Detect Skin Cancer

If you’re like most people, you love the sun. On a breezy summer’s day, nothing feels better than the sun’s warm rays on your skin. While the sun helps plants grow and sustains life on Earth, it can also damage your skin and cause skin cancer, especially if you don’t always wear sunscreen or take other preventative measures. During UV Awareness Month, we wanted to give you some practical tips for detecting skin cancer, and provide some insight on the diagnostic process. However, it is important to remember that...

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How Doctors Find the Cause of Pain

How Doctors Find the Cause of Pain

Living with chronic pain can be debilitating, especially if you don’t have the answers as to why you’re feeling the way you are. Fortunately, if you are living with pain, there are a variety of things your physician can do to help determine the cause.  Most likely, your doctor will begin with bloodwork. From there, they may order a number of tests to help diagnose the cause of your pain. We’ve listed the eight most common below, and what you can expect from each of them.  MRI: An MRI, or Magnetic Resonance...

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5 Most Common Surgical Procedures

5 Most Common Surgical Procedures

It is estimated that 234 million surgeries are performed each year worldwide. This means that 1 out of every 25 people will have a surgical procedure done each year. Having to undergo surgery may seem frightening, but if you have a painful condition that can be cured with surgery, it is beneficial to consider it. While no surgery is without risk, weighing out the benefits versus risks is a good way to make that kind of decision.  Some surgical procedures are a lot more common than you may think, and doctors have...

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About An MRI

9 Things You Didn’t Know About An MRI

So your doctor says you need an MRI. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique that uses strong magnetic fields, magnetic field gradients, and radio waves to generate images of organs within a patient’s body. If this is your first time getting an MRI, there are some things your doctor may not have mentioned that you will probably want to know. Keep these tips in mind so that you will be more mentally and physically prepared.    1. It’s loud. Expect loud banging sounds during your MRI....

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Women’s Medical Contributions Throughout History

Women’s Medical Contributions Throughout History

March is about commemorating and observing the vital role of women’s contributions in history. Townsen Memorial is celebrating by highlighting some of history’s most influential women that have changed the field of medicine.   Metrodora (c. 200-400 AD) Metrodora was a Greek female physician and author of On the Diseases and Cures of Women which is the oldest known medical text written by a woman. Her work has been referenced often by other medical writers. Metrodora is known to have covered all areas of...

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