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Teeth are Essential to get Vital Nutrition

October 2, 2017

Teeth are an essential piece to individuals getting vital nutrition. Without teeth, we would not be able to enjoy a lot of the foods that we eat. Have you ever thought about how well you take care of your teeth? Many of us can still hear our moms in the back of our heads nagging us to brush our teeth before bedtime. But sadly, there are many people that are skipping out on the necessary measures that need to be taken when it comes to oral health. Fluoride is a paste that the dentist often uses on our teeth right before we leave the dentist's office, but only getting fluoride at the dentist's...Continue Reading

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Battle of the Sexes: Male vs. Female Brains

September 19, 2017

Have you ever found yourself stumped by the thoughts and behaviors of the opposite sex? You're not alone! Books are written, songs are sung, and numerous jokes are made about the frustration of understanding the battle of the sexes. Examining the differences in the male and female brain provides fascinating clues to unraveling the mystery. The Architecture of the Brain Male and female bodies differ significantly in overall size and shape, the brain is no exception. Differences in the size and structure of male and female brains offer interesting insights into how we think and behave. Ever...Continue Reading

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Prostate Cancer: What Every Man Needs to Know to Stay Healthy

September 15, 2017

Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer in men – skin cancer being the first. One in seven men will develop prostate cancer with an average age of diagnosis of sixty-six years old. Luckily, survival rates of prostate cancer are relatively good, especially if it’s caught early. Cancer is always a serious diagnosis. However, there are several steps men can take to stay healthy and reduce their risk of developing prostate cancer. When it comes to your health – knowledge is power. Prostate Cancer 101 The prostate is a gland that sits below the bladder and in front of the rectum...Continue Reading

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Beat the Flu with These 7 Immune Boosting Foods

September 14, 2017

Body aches, fever, congestion, and swollen lymph nodes – Ugh! You may be getting the flu. If your symptoms are bad enough, a visit to your doctor is certainly in order. However, a visit to your local grocery store can also help. Immune boosting foods may provide some relief and extra protection from the aches and pains of the flu. Using food in addition to medicine to treat what ails you isn't a new concept. In fact, an ancient Greek physician named Hippocrates is quoted as saying, "Let food be your medicine, and medicine be your food." In other words, what you eat has a powerful impact on...Continue Reading

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Perfect Match: How to Choose the Right Primary Care Doctor

September 7, 2017

Your primary care doctor is someone that's going to be a trusted expert, confidant, and health advocate for you and your family. It's a unique relationship that can span a lifetime. Whether you're seeking a primary care doctor for the first time, have moved to a new area, or want to make a change, we can help you choose the right primary care doctor. Understanding Primary Care Primary care is the first point of medical care you'll receive for undiagnosed symptoms, disease prevention, continual care for acute or chronic illness, and overall health maintenance. Doctors that provide this type of...Continue Reading

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What’s the Scoop on Your Poop?

September 5, 2017

Yes, it may sound strange, but your poop is an excellent indicator of your physical health. Signs of diseases or stress often first show up in the toilet. Of course, the key to monitoring your health is knowing what to look for and what the signs mean. So, yeah, it's a good idea to pay attention to your poop, even if this seems a bit gross. Monitoring your stool for changes can help you spot potential problems before they become significant issues. There is No Such Thing as Normal When It Comes to Poop Everyone is unique, and your bowel movements are just as unique as you are. Size, shape,...Continue Reading

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Go the Distance with Hydration

August 31, 2017

Harrowing tales of being lost at sea have always captured our imaginations. Who can forget Tom Hank's portrayal of a shipwreck survivor in the movie Castaway? In all these tales, finding water is a vital, primal need that makes the difference between life and death. In fact, water is more important than food in a survival situation. Your body is unable to function long without it. The human body is 65% water. Your brain is around 70% water, and your lungs are nearly 90% water. For proper body function, you need to replace about 2.5 quarts each day by consuming food and liquids. Hopefully,...Continue Reading

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Are you Shortening Your Life with these 5 Unhealthy Habits?

August 29, 2017

Very few people look forward to getting older, but most people would agree that it's better than dying before your time. While most people would love to stop the aging process somewhere around age 25, this fantasy probably won't happen very soon. However, it is possible to increase your odds of living a longer and healthier life by practicing healthy habits. Unhealthy habits are one of the leading reasons why people die earlier. In 2010, the life expectancy for individuals living in the United States was 78 years. Just two short years later, this figure is rapidly declining for certain age...Continue Reading

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5 Health Screenings Every Man Should Get

April 26, 2017

When it comes to most men and routine health care, the numbers just don't lie: Men are 24 percent less likely to visit their doctors in any given year than women. Men also drag their feet in getting their cholesterol checked. Even worse, many tend to balk when it's time to get a cancer screening, although men's cancer mortality rates are higher. Men can be quite stubborn when it comes to getting routine health screenings for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common reasons men share for bailing on these health screenings are: Fear that something being wrong Being too busy to get a health...Continue Reading

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#SaveTheMen: Addressing Men's Health Issues

August 18, 2016

Did You Know? Research shows men are 80% less likely to visit the doctor than women. On average, men die 5 years earlier than women. Some researchers believe these facts are related. Men tend to think they are fine and don't need a doctor's help unless they have something life-threatening. Even when men visit a doctor, they are less likely to ask questions or discuss symptoms. To help bring awareness to this important societal issue we asked a few of our male doctors to share their thoughts from both a doctor's and a male's perspective. "The risk of colon cancer is 1 in 20, and the risk of a...Continue Reading