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The Physical and Emotional Health Benefits of Having a Pet

It’s estimated that 65% of American households own a pet, with cats and dogs being the favorites in the four-legged category. The emotional bond that develops between a pet and “its people” can be so strong that most owners consider their pet to be a member of the family. Various studies and research conducted over the past several years continue to reinforce the finding that having a pet ...

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May 23, 2016

Gentlemen, we’re talking to you too. This statement from the American Academy of Dermatology should get everyone’s attention:  “Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, and it is estimated that one person dies from melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer — every hour.” Every hour. Sobering, to say the least. While there has been a plethora of ...

Urgent Care Facility or Freestanding Emergency Room?

April 22, 2016

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Recent legislature has addressed the financial confusion; Rapid Med addresses which facility to choose. Sometimes surprises are good. Fun. Welcome. And sometimes they’re none of those things, as is the case when a patient receives a bill that’s almost ten times what they had anticipated because they mistakenly went to a freestanding emergency room (ER) instead of an urgent care facility. ...

Traveling abroad this summer? Let’s talk Travel Medicine

Whether you’re headed to the rainforest of Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica or Kruger National Park in South Africa, you don’t want to have your trip interrupted or ruined by a preventable illness. If upcoming travel plans take you abroad, make sure you and your family are prepared before you go. See your healthcare provider four to six weeks before your trip to discuss your destination and ...

Concussion Recovery: Coaches, Teachers, and Parents Need to Be on the Same Team

February 18, 2016

Concussion Recovery:  Coaches, Teachers, and Parents Need to Be on the Same Team   How we can relieve the stress and anxiety of our student athletes In many locales including our own, academic competition is fierce, so when prescribing a brief time of what I would term “structured cognitive rest”, anxiety levels can be high. It’s necessary to advise a student athlete to limit not ...

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