A Provider’s Perspective

Articles written by our DMG providers to help you manage the health of you and your family.

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The Advantages of Walk-in Health Care at a Primary Care Clinic

A 2017 Harris Poll study revealed 66% of respondents said they would seek healthcare from sources other than their primary care provider (PCP) such as urgent care clinics or retail pharmacy clinics.
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Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Developmental Disabilities

March is Developmental Disabilities Month.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States has experienced an increase in children with developmental disabilities. 
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7 Tips to Help You Prevent Cancer

Research shows that approximately 50% of cancer cases are preventable with knowledge and early detection being key.
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COVID-19 Pandemic and Your Heart Health

While the best way to avoid getting COVID-19 is to stay home, some people with symptoms of stroke or heart attack are not seeking or are delaying getting emergency medical care, resulting in increased heart-related mortalities. 
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Share the Love, and Partner Up to Lose Weight

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), an individual’s weight loss or weight gain is strongly affected by one’s romantic partner; in fact, having an obese spouse increases one’s own risk for obesity by 43%. 
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What You Need to Know about Cervical Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, cervical cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer death among women; however, cervical cancer is highly preventable and treatable. 
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COVID-19 and Kids’ Mental Health

Adolescents and young adults may try to hide their struggles because of fear, shame, or a sense of responsibility to avoid burdening others. Younger children may not know how to talk about these feelings
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Healthy Weight, Diabetes and Your Child

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 34 million people in the United States have diabetes, and more than seven million of those people are undiagnosed. 
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Supporting Your Kids through Holiday Stress

The holidays are a time of peace, love, joy, and family, but it’s also a time where schedules are irregular, routines are disrupted, meals are heavier, and sugar abounds. 
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What’s the Connection between Healthy Weight and Diabetes?

Did you know November is American Diabetes Month?  According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 34 million people in the United States have diabetes, and more than seven million of those people are undiagnosed.
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Dental Health in Children: Get the Facts

Did you know cavities are one of the most common childhood diseases in the United States? When untreated, tooth decay can cause pain and infections which can lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning.
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What Is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

Pediatric physical therapists provide services for children with developmental disabilities from birth to 21 years-old; in addition, the team provides support and education to the patient’s family. 
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Detecting Breast Cancer Early

The more each patient is educated, the greater the chance that she will get regular exams so breast cancer- or another disease- can be caught early. 
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Healthy Aging: Tips for Your Health

Our health is dependent on physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing.  Here’s some tips to support each of these areas for healthy aging. 
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Prostate Cancer Awareness

Prostate cancer is typically slow-growing, making early detection more likely if the patient sees his physician for regular exams and screenings.
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Newborn Screenings: What You Need to Know

Did you know September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month?  Newborn screening allows identification and treatment of a disease before symptoms even emerge.