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Combating Childhood Obesity

Sharon Rateike, RCEP March 21, 2012 0 Comments Family Medicine

Healthy eating and physical activity are keys to your child’s well-being. Eating too much and exercising too little may lead to excess body weight and related health problems that may follow them as adults. Here’s how to help your family learn healthy eating and physical activity habits that last a lifetime: Buy and serve more […]

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Rethinking Varicose Veins

Bill Kontny, MD Bill Kontny, MD March 14, 2012 0 Comments Family Medicine

Many people consider varicose veins to be simply a cosmetic issue, so they delay treatment or avoid it completely. The truth is, untreated varicose veins can progress to a more serious form of vein (venous) disease called chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), which can present more serious signs and symptoms of venous reflux disease. Healthy leg […]

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The Importance of a Certified Athletic Trainer When Diagnosing a Concussion

Tara Zachgo, LAT Tara Zachgo, LAT March 7, 2012 0 Comments General News

Certified athletic trainers (ATC) do more than watch a sporting event from the sidelines or tape athlete’s ankles.  They are health care professionals trained to work in a variety of settings and with many different types of people – not just athletes.  An ATC collaborates with physicians to optimize the activity and participation of patients […]

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Make the most of your child's annual checkup

Fort HealthCare March 1, 2012 0 Comments Family Medicine

Between winter colds and springtime sprains, you may feel as if you qualify for frequent-flier status at your child’s pediatrician’s office. But while your child may have had ample face time with the doctor this year, don’t forget to schedule an annual physical exam.    Dubbed “well-child” visits, these physicals are about more than weight […]

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