Learn What Doctor Appointments You Need to Schedule at Every Stage of Your Life

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This week we're celebrating National Women's Health Week - an observance designed to educate and bring awareness to women's health.   Women have unique health care needs and it can be confusing to know what doctor appointments they need to schedule at each stage of their lives.   Spread the word to all the women you care about ... Read More...

What You Should Know About Lyme Disease

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While Lyme disease can be a concern year round, ticks are most active in warmer months. This year, experts are warning that more ticks are carrying viruses, including Powassan virus and Lyme Disease. As we are all spending more time outside, here’s what you should know about Lyme disease. Lyme disease, also called Lyme borreliosis, is a ... Read More...

Ask the Doctor: Don’t Diet and Stop Weighing Yourself

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This post was originally published on January 2, 2014. It was last updated on September 18, 2017 Q. I’d like to lose weight, but no matter how much I exercise, the pounds won’t come off. Even worse, looking at the same number on the scale each day is driving me crazy! Help! What can I do? A. Stop weighing yourself! Getting on ... Read More...

Important Doctors to Have in Your Phone Book

Important Doctors

This post was originally posted on September 3, 2014. It was updated on September 6, 2017. Getting sick is inevitable. When and where it happens? Now that’s a mystery. That’s why it’s important to be prepared for when illness strikes by having reliable doctor’s phone numbers on hand. And while we can’t possibly be ready for every ... Read More...

6 Ways Moving Can Make You Sick

Ways Moving Can Make You Sick

This post was originally published on August 21, 2014. It was last updated on August 30, 2017 Moving is often exciting. Yet, a new place can mean making adjustments – many of them.  There are new weather patterns to accommodate for, new people you’ll be in contact with, and, more often than not, new illnesses to battle.  Here are some ... Read More...

Adults Need Immunizations, Too

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This post was originally published on August 14, 2014. It was last updated on August 29, 2017. Immunization is not just for children! August is National Immunization Awareness Month and it's important that adults keep track of what vaccines need to be re-administered later in life. The effectiveness of your childhood vaccinations can ... Read More...

The Roaring 20s: Common Illnesses in Young Adulthood

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This post was first published on September 26, 2014. It has been updated on August 25, 2017 Most think of their 20s and early 30s as an extended adolescence: all the health that teens enjoy, plus the independence that has been craved. But for many 20-somethings, the “health” part isn’t necessarily a given. Here are some illnesses that ... Read More...

Celiac Disease vs. Gluten Sensitivity?

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A decade or two ago, chances are you had never heard of gluten, which is the the protein found in wheat, barley and rye. While it was there are all along in our foods, it didn’t grab a whole lot of headlines, and there weren’t many restaurants boasting gluten-free selections on their menus. Today, chances are you know someone who follows a ... Read More...

Too old? When kids outgrow their pediatrician

If your doctor's office still looks like this in your 20s, it may be time to consider switching doctors (bennadel.com)

This post originally appeared on August 9, 2012. It was last updated on August 17, 2017.  I was about to leave for college after a summer home when my mom made an innocent suggestion. “Perhaps you should go to the doctor for a check-up.” I groaned. It wasn’t that I didn’t like my doctor. He was smart, funny, and a good ... Read More...

What To Do When a Doctor Won’t Accept New Patients

The right doctor is out there! You just gotta know where to look.

This post originally appeared on August 20, 2012. It was last updated on August 11, 2017.  We've all found ourselves in need of a primary care doctor: whether you've moved to a new area, your trusted family physician has retired, or the doctor you've been seeing just isn't living up to your expectations. The thought of having to identify ... Read More...