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By Premier Family Medical 17 Jan, 2018

The thyroid is a small H-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. It’s situated between the cartilages of the larynx, also known as the voice box. While it’s not impressive in size, it is impressive when you consider the essential functions it fuels.

What are some of these functions? Even more important, what are some common problems that disrupt the way it works? Last but not least, how can you avoid those issues and keep this important gland in working order?

By Premier Family Medical 10 Jan, 2018

Did you know that more than 3 million people in the U.S. alone have glaucoma? 

Did you know that by 2030, that number is expected to rise by nearly 60%? 

Did you know that an individual with glaucoma can lose as much as 40% of their sight without even noticing? 

Finally, did you know that glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness? 

Those facts alone answer the question, “Why is raising glaucoma awareness so important?” How can this eyesight thief be stopped if, on a grand scale, most don’t know that it poses a threat to them? Consider the following important facts to get you started on the road to increased awareness of this disease.

By Premier Family Medical 03 Jan, 2018

You know the signs. Your child keeps pulling at his or her ear in discomfort. There’s pus or fluid draining from the ear. You notice trouble hearing, sleeping and perhaps even balancing. The ear discomfort usually follows or happens at the same time as other symptoms like sore throat, cough, and runny nose. They’re unusually fussy and have even come down with a fever.

These are all possible symptoms of the dreaded ear infection, which keeps many parents up at night as they try to care for their uncomfortable little ones. Have you ever wondered  what causes these infections  or if they can be prevented? Furthermore, what’s the best way to care for a suffering child? Wonder no more.

By Premier Family Medical 27 Dec, 2017

Germs don’t discriminate; illness and disease can impact anyone. That’s why everyone—no matter their age, race or sex—should get into the habit of regular handwashing. Doing so could very well save lives.

According to the CDC, proper handwashing can reduce diarrheal disease-related deaths by as much as 50%. Too, it can lower the risk of respiratory infections by nearly 20%. Although it might cost a few extra moments each day, no doubt you’d agree that the benefits are immense.

Keeping clean hands is certainly important in a variety of day-to-day situations. Let’s consider just two instances in which hand washing deserves special attention, though.

By Premier Family Medical 20 Dec, 2017

Thousands of people in the U.S. suffer from Crohn’s disease. What disease? Crohn’s disease. This isn’t a condition that’s discussed as often as many others and, therefore, it’s not widely understood. This presents a problem. How can a person support those diagnosed when they don’t know what its victims are up against?

No doubt, you agree that it’s much easier to be supportive when you’re informed. So...what do you need to know about this disease? First, you have to understand what it is. But there’s more. Consider 7 important facts.

By Premier Family Medical 13 Dec, 2017

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are beginning for many families, and the rush is on to find that perfect gift. Whether you’ve gotten all of the presents long ago, or you are still in the “research” phase, it’s a good idea to have safety a priority in addition to fun.

Getting presents for kids can be really easy, or quite tricky. You have to think about age appropriateness, trends, components, to name a few considerations. Not sure what to do? It’s okay, here are few tips.

By Premier Family Medical 06 Dec, 2017

How would you answer? When is flu season? You might have heard that it begins in December and often lasts through February. While that’s generally true, it’s also true that the beginning and end of the season are unpredictable. In fact, sometimes it can begin in the fall and continue through spring.

No matter the time of year, though, no one wants to end up with the flu. Coughing, chills, body ache and fever really don’t sound pleasant, do they? So what can you do to make sure that you’re spared for one more season? Get vaccinated.
By Premier Family Medical 29 Nov, 2017

Did you know that November is Bladder Health Month ?

Bladder health isn’t something that’s talked about openly or often. Yet, it’s very important. The ultimate goal of Bladder Health Month is to help people speak more openly about it, improve their overall bladder health and raise bladder cancer awareness.

When we think about bladder health it raises the question: What important things do you need to know on this subject of bladder health? Two issues that you should be aware of are first, urinary incontinence and an overactive bladder (OAB), and what are worrisome symptoms that I should talk to my doctor about.

By Premier Family Medical 22 Nov, 2017

Perhaps you’ve just eaten a good meal. Now, though, you’re in pain. There’s a sharp, burning sensation in your chest that won’t seem to go away. In fact, it gets worse when you bend or lie down. What’s wrong? Most people would answer “heartburn.” That’s correct.

It’s interesting that the word heartburn is often used synonymously with the terms acid reflux and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). However, these terms actually have different meanings.

Acid reflux is a common health condition that ranges in severity. GERD is a long-term, more serious form of that condition. And heartburn is a symptom of both. It’s important to know the difference so that you know what action to take to preserve your health. So when you start to feel “the burn,” is acid reflux to blame or GERD? Further, what can you do about it?

By Aleksandra Gdanska 15 Nov, 2017

It’s no secret. Everyone knows that smoking kills. Yet, more than 35 million people in the U.S. smoke . Why? Why do so many people pick up and maintain a habit that’s estimated to take a whole decade off of a person’s life?


Whatever the reason for starting, most often, the reason for continuing is fear of how hard it is to stop. If you are a smoker, is that your fear? Have you tried to kick this bad habit before unsuccessfully? One more question: Is the struggle to quit more important than the reasons to you need to?
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By Premier Family Medical 17 Jan, 2018

The thyroid is a small H-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. It’s situated between the cartilages of the larynx, also known as the voice box. While it’s not impressive in size, it is impressive when you consider the essential functions it fuels.

What are some of these functions? Even more important, what are some common problems that disrupt the way it works? Last but not least, how can you avoid those issues and keep this important gland in working order?

By Premier Family Medical 10 Jan, 2018

Did you know that more than 3 million people in the U.S. alone have glaucoma? 

Did you know that by 2030, that number is expected to rise by nearly 60%? 

Did you know that an individual with glaucoma can lose as much as 40% of their sight without even noticing? 

Finally, did you know that glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness? 

Those facts alone answer the question, “Why is raising glaucoma awareness so important?” How can this eyesight thief be stopped if, on a grand scale, most don’t know that it poses a threat to them? Consider the following important facts to get you started on the road to increased awareness of this disease.

By Premier Family Medical 03 Jan, 2018

You know the signs. Your child keeps pulling at his or her ear in discomfort. There’s pus or fluid draining from the ear. You notice trouble hearing, sleeping and perhaps even balancing. The ear discomfort usually follows or happens at the same time as other symptoms like sore throat, cough, and runny nose. They’re unusually fussy and have even come down with a fever.

These are all possible symptoms of the dreaded ear infection, which keeps many parents up at night as they try to care for their uncomfortable little ones. Have you ever wondered  what causes these infections  or if they can be prevented? Furthermore, what’s the best way to care for a suffering child? Wonder no more.

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