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By Premier Family Medical 18 Oct, 2017

Has your child been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? If so, you’re probably well aware that a common method of treatment is medication. Stimulants, antidepressants or other medications may be prescribed to balance brain chemicals, limiting inattention and hyperactivity. However, there can be drawbacks to using  such medications.

For example, the right dosage of stimulants varies from person to person. That may mean enduring unpleasant side effects until the correct dose is determined. Additionally, some medications simply may not be effective for your child, which could mean trying several before finding one that works. In other cases, over time, the body can build up a resistance to a drug that was once effective. Not to mention that, while no one enjoys taking pills, children probably dislike it most.

If you don’t feel that medication is the best solution for your child, there are alternatives. Consider 5 natural ways to treat ADHD.

By Premier Family Medical 11 Oct, 2017

The field of physical therapy is quite broad. Generally, though, it encompasses methods of rehabilitation for the physically impaired. The aim is to restore or increase mobility, function and quality of life.

Without further ado, consider some common forms of physical therapy (PT) and their uses.

By Premier Family Medical 04 Oct, 2017

Statistics show that:

“About 40,610 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2017 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989. Women under 50 have experienced larger decreases. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.”

One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer. That’s not to mention non-invasive forms. While you may not be able to avoid the disease altogether, the numbers show that it certainly doesn’t have to be a death sentence. Early diagnosis, prompt treatment and awareness are all lifesavers.

By Premier Family Medical 27 Sep, 2017

In the U.S. alone, over 800,000 people die from the various types of cardiovascular disease each year. That’s  one in every three deaths . What about heart attacks? Out of 1.5 million sufferers, they claim the lives of 500,000 a year. Too, around 14 million have arrhythmias, which increase the risk for heart attack, cardiac arrest and stroke.

Needless to say, there is plenty that can go wrong with the heart. That’s why you need to care for your heart now before a serious condition threatens your well-being. To do this, though, you need to know what factors put you at risk and how you can decrease that risk.
By Premier Family Medical 20 Sep, 2017
Ladies, do you consider your ovarian health to be a top priority? If not, you certainly should. Why is that? Because there are two conditions that, if left unchecked, could develop into more serious issues. What are they? The first is a condition called PCOS and the second is ovarian cancer. Consider some facts about each.
By Premier Family Medical 13 Sep, 2017
In the U.S. alone upwards of 2.7 million people have this heart condition. What is it? It’s called atrial fibrillation and is the most common type of heart arrhythmia. Research has shown that the number of cases increases with age so as the population of the United States continues to age, the number of people affected is likely to rise. So what exactly is this condition, what symptoms does it lead to and how serious is it?
By Premier Family Medical 06 Sep, 2017

Each year in the United States,  more than 44,000 people take their own lives . That’s an average of 121 suicides per day. It’s estimated that for every one reported, 12 more people engage in self-harm, whether intentional suicide attempts or not.

With rates on a steady incline, it’s past time for action. Each and every one of us needs to have a part in supporting those who struggle with suicidal thoughts. In order to be of any help, though, we need to be able to recognize the signs of a person on the brink. What should you look for and how can you help?

By Premier Family Medical 30 Aug, 2017

It's estimated that  one in five high school athletes will suffer a concussion  during sports season. Younger athletes have the highest rate of concussions. While more perceived contact sports like football are thought to be the highest risk for a potential concussion, all sports carry a similar risk and demand similar precaution and treatment.  As a parent, your first instinct might be to ban your child from playing sports altogether. But is that really necessary? No. Why do we say this?

For one thing, if you encourage your child to play safely and receive training in head injury prevention, you can minimize risk. And if your child does happen to suffer from a concussion, there are steps you can take to ensure that they heal as quickly and as completely as possible.
By Premier Family Medical 23 Aug, 2017
Currently, there's a heated debate raging over whether or not immunizing children is detrimental or helpful. Many people are totally against it. Yet, their reasons are often based on common myths about vaccinations . What are these myths? And what other things do you need to know before you have your child vaccinated?
By Premier Family Medical 16 Aug, 2017
Thick, silvery scales. Itchy and dry red patches. Blisters. Peeling skin. Pain. Individuals with psoriasis know these symptoms all too well. When the life cycle of the skin changes and cells accumulate on the surface of the skin, psoriasis is what results.

Researchers have found that the immune system and genetics have much to do with the development of this condition. Both men and women develop it at equal rates. While sex is not a risk factor, race does appear to be, along with age. For example, those between the ages of 15 and 35 have a higher risk than those who are older.

Do you suspect that you may have psoriasis? If so determining what type will give you a foundation to choose the best treatment for your condition. Consider the five types , their symptoms and ways to get some relief from the discomfort that this causes.
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By Premier Family Medical 18 Oct, 2017

Has your child been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? If so, you’re probably well aware that a common method of treatment is medication. Stimulants, antidepressants or other medications may be prescribed to balance brain chemicals, limiting inattention and hyperactivity. However, there can be drawbacks to using  such medications.

For example, the right dosage of stimulants varies from person to person. That may mean enduring unpleasant side effects until the correct dose is determined. Additionally, some medications simply may not be effective for your child, which could mean trying several before finding one that works. In other cases, over time, the body can build up a resistance to a drug that was once effective. Not to mention that, while no one enjoys taking pills, children probably dislike it most.

If you don’t feel that medication is the best solution for your child, there are alternatives. Consider 5 natural ways to treat ADHD.

By Premier Family Medical 11 Oct, 2017

The field of physical therapy is quite broad. Generally, though, it encompasses methods of rehabilitation for the physically impaired. The aim is to restore or increase mobility, function and quality of life.

Without further ado, consider some common forms of physical therapy (PT) and their uses.

By Premier Family Medical 04 Oct, 2017

Statistics show that:

“About 40,610 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2017 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989. Women under 50 have experienced larger decreases. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness.”

One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer. That’s not to mention non-invasive forms. While you may not be able to avoid the disease altogether, the numbers show that it certainly doesn’t have to be a death sentence. Early diagnosis, prompt treatment and awareness are all lifesavers.

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