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By Premier Family Medical 21 Jun, 2017

In the United States alone, it’s estimated that  five and a half million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease . Imagine that already large number multiplied the world over. How many millions would that make? As of 2016, the estimate was upwards of  44 million .  

Although this is a common disease, there’s sadly very little understanding as to what it is, what it does, who it affects and what can be done to help those who live with it. In honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, which is this month, we’ll discuss all of those things.
By Premier Family Medical 14 Jun, 2017

In a  2007 study , most men indicated that they had health insurance. Yet 58% had a reason for not going to the doctor. By far the most common reason — coming in at 36% — the majority of men said they only go to the doctor when they are extremely ill.

While it might be easy for guys to brush off seemingly minor problems, it’s not the wisest thing to do. Why not? Often times, symptoms can be indicative of underlying conditions that require swift medical attention and treatment. The longer health issues go undiagnosed and untreated, the worse they can become.

Have we got you on edge fellas? While we do, why not consider a few common symptoms that are often dismissed but could point to a number of health issues
By Premier Family Medical 07 Jun, 2017
The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that approximately 5 million Americans are living with hernias. June is Hernia Awareness month. Therefore, we want to promote awareness of what hernias are and what to do if you suspect that you have one.
By Premier Family Medical 31 May, 2017

According to The Lupus Foundation, 1.5 million Americans suffer from lupus. This chronic inflammatory disease most commonly affects women of childbearing age. But, many children also develop this condition.

To put this into perspective,  five to 10,000 teenagers have systemic lupus . The systemic form is just one of the four types of lupus. Plus, this estimate only applies to teens. Can you imagine, then, how many thousands of young ones are living with this disease?

This raises two important questions. How can you recognize possible symptoms of this disease in your child? If your child is diagnosed, what treatments are available?
By Premier Family Medical 24 May, 2017

In the United States alone, some 3 million people are living with celiac disease (CD). Since the disease affects people of both sexes and all ages, children make up a significant percentage of those diagnosed.

It’s important, then, that parents have a good understanding of this lifelong condition. That way, they can provide needed support, guidance and help their children to adjust. Are you the parent of a child with celiac? Read on for some suggestions that will help you to do just that!
By Premier Family Medical 17 May, 2017
May is Arthritis Awareness Month. It seems appropriate, then, that we take this time to 1) acknowledge what sufferers of arthritis go through on a daily basis and 2) help them to cope. This post will focus specifically on the impact, causes of and treatments for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
By Premier Family Medical 10 May, 2017
High blood pressure isn’t really something that most people associate with children. However, the fact is that children are just as susceptible to this problem as adults. It’s important that, as moms and dads, we know 1) the causes of HBP in kids, 2) how to prevent this condition and 3) signs of complications that could arise from HBP.  
By Premier Family Medical 03 May, 2017

Nobody wants to hear that they’ve got the dreaded C — cancer. Among the deadliest and most feared types are lung, breast, prostate and pancreatic cancer, not to mention Leukemia. Skin cancer isn’t as infamous as these. However, it can be just as serious.

That raises two questions. What can you do to make sure that you don’t develop skin cancer? Also, what steps should you take if you suspect that you might have it? The answers to these questions could very well save your life.
By Premier Family Medical 26 Apr, 2017

The last week of April will see the celebration of  Every Kid Healthy Week . This special observance highlights the link between nutrition, physical activity and learning. It also spotlights the efforts of school partners to improve the health and wellness of students so that they can thrive — both in school and in life!

The entire celebration is centered on habits, which could be compared to a foundation. These habits go with your children wherever they go. The question is: Are they healthy habits? Further, do they keep your kids healthy and safe

By Premier Family Medical 18 Apr, 2017

Out of the  five types of meningitis , the viral form is the most common. It is usually less severe than its counterparts and most people recover on their own without treatment. However, the illness still requires the diagnosis of a doctor to make sure that it’s not one of the more dangerous types.

With thousands of cases each year in the United States alone, it’s important to know the symptoms of this illness, along with how to avoid contracting it.
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By Premier Family Medical 21 Jun, 2017

In the United States alone, it’s estimated that  five and a half million people suffer from Alzheimer’s disease . Imagine that already large number multiplied the world over. How many millions would that make? As of 2016, the estimate was upwards of  44 million .  

Although this is a common disease, there’s sadly very little understanding as to what it is, what it does, who it affects and what can be done to help those who live with it. In honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, which is this month, we’ll discuss all of those things.
By Premier Family Medical 14 Jun, 2017

In a  2007 study , most men indicated that they had health insurance. Yet 58% had a reason for not going to the doctor. By far the most common reason — coming in at 36% — the majority of men said they only go to the doctor when they are extremely ill.

While it might be easy for guys to brush off seemingly minor problems, it’s not the wisest thing to do. Why not? Often times, symptoms can be indicative of underlying conditions that require swift medical attention and treatment. The longer health issues go undiagnosed and untreated, the worse they can become.

Have we got you on edge fellas? While we do, why not consider a few common symptoms that are often dismissed but could point to a number of health issues
By Premier Family Medical 07 Jun, 2017
The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that approximately 5 million Americans are living with hernias. June is Hernia Awareness month. Therefore, we want to promote awareness of what hernias are and what to do if you suspect that you have one.
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