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Minimally Invasive Surgery

Throughout time, surgery has been predominately hands-on and requires doctors to make large incisions. Now, technology is paving the way for minimally invasive surgical procedures to become more standard. For patients, this means faster recovery ...

10 Ways to Prevent Food Poisoning

Warmer weather begs for cookouts and picnicking, but as temperatures climb so does the risk of harmful bacteria, viruses or parasites seeping into your food. According internist Jerry Correces, M.D. , with Meritus Internal Medicine-Robinwood, food ...

Men's Health: Tips for Baby Boomers

“Baby boomers” is a common term used to describe people born in the years ranging from 1946-1964. Of those, about half are male - the fathers, grandfathers and male leaders of our community who we love and respect. It’s a guy thing. ...

Kid Alert: Sidestep a Sedentary Summer

Kid Alert: Sidestep a Sedentary Summer Childhood obesity, which has almost tripled in the past 30 years, has many of the same causes as adult obesity. Too much time spent watching TV, playing video games or using mobile devices takes away from ...

The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care

Nurse practitioners are becoming more common in primary care. Find out why--and how they add value to the primary care team.

Help for Pregnant Teens

Nurse practitioners are becoming more common in primary care. Find out why--and how they add value to the primary care team.

Help for Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a type of abuse usually involving a spouse or partner, but it can also involve a child or the elderly. Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to law enforcement and in fact, it takes six to eight times for a victim of ...

Why You Should Laugh More

A lack of joy, a feeling of oppressiveness or stress. In today’s fast-paced world these feelings can arise with frequency and ferocity. So how do you change your outlook? Look to something or someone who makes you laugh. Laughter, according to ...

Minimally Invasive Treatment for Colon Cancer

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Have you had a colonoscopy recently?

Superfoods to the Rescue?

Prunes boost bone density, cabbage is a good blood purifier and garlic helps the immune system. With claims like these, it’s no wonder people stock their refrigerators with superfoods. So what are superfoods? “Superfoods are ...

Influenza Primer: What You Need to Know

For the first time in 13 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC reports that the entire continental US has widespread flu activity so the more you know about the disease, the better. Rashida McCain-Hall, M.D., with Meritus ...

Heart Disease: What You Can Control

One million people will have a heart attack or die from coronary heart disease this year according to the American Heart Association. Think of it as the entire population of San Jose, Calif., being wiped out. With an increase in obesity, sedentary ...

Why You Need to Eat Less Processed Foods

The ability to process foods has enabled man to extend the nutritional shelf life of food since the earliest time of civilization. These processes included fermentation, salting, drying and smoking foods. Yet today’s processed foods may include ...

Fitness Trends 2018

Yes, it’s that time of year when people look for the perfect workout. While there’s no magic potion to increase your activity level, trying something new is a good thing, says Elizabeth Buckwalter, physical therapist assistant with ...
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