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The Role of Primary Care Physicians in the Management of Chronic Disease States

The Role of Primary Care Physicians in the Management of Chronic Disease States

by Shearly (SU)
Do you have a chronic condition? If you do, you’re not alone. Up to 45% of all Americans have been diagnosed with at least one chronic illness, and most of them take at least one medication for hypertension, high cholesterol, or diabetes. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 11% of Americans and up to 40% of those 60 years old and older take 5 or more medications daily. Once affected with a chronic illness, you need help to manage the symptoms, to minimize complications, and to stay as healthy as possible. With highly specialized education and training, your primary care physician is your best ally in managing all of your chronic disease states.

The Importance of Micronutrients in Cellular Health

The Importance of Micronutrients in Cellular Health

by Shearly (SU)
“Be sure to eat all your vegetables.” This is one of those phrases we probably all heard growing up. Well, mom and dad were absolutely right. Making sure we consume a proper diet, including all the basic food groups, is key to maintaining good health.

All about Antibiotic-Resistant Strains and Diseases

All about Antibiotic-Resistant Strains and Diseases

by Shearly (SU)
For the most part, modern medicine has turned disease control into a highly efficient and effective system, which has allowed us to live happier, longer, and healthier lives. However, there are some strains of bacteria and other microbes which are still resistant to modern medicine. Below is a short guide on the basics regarding antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Common Thyroid Disorders: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Common Thyroid Disorders: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

by Shearly (SU)
According to the American Thyroid Association, as much as 12 percent of the population in the United States will develop some form of thyroid disorder within their lifetime. At any given time, as many as 20 million Americans have a thyroid related issue, with more than half of those being unaware of their condition.

Mammography for Breast Cancer Screening in Average-risk Women

Mammography for Breast Cancer Screening in Average-risk Women

by Stephanie Meadows
Breast cancer is a leading cause of premature deaths among women in the United States. Nobody enjoys getting a mammogram, but statistics have shown the death rate of this disease has been reduced at least in part due to early detection. Your personal and family medical history can help determine whether you are at average risk or higher risk for breast cancer. It’s important to note, though, that most women who develop breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease.

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