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Healthy Aging

Aging is a natural journey, and prioritizing health becomes essential as time progresses. Just as a ship requires maintenance for smooth sailing, our bodies need care for graceful aging. This blog focuses on three pivotal areas: Staying Active, Eating Well, and Regular Doctor Visits, offering insights to enhance your well-being throughout life’s stages. Staying Active Remaining active is a crucial ingredient for good health as we age. It’s not just about looks – it’s about keeping our bodies and minds in shape. Regular physical activity has many benefits, from strengthening muscles and bones to boosting mood and mental sharpness. Here

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Ovarian Cancer Awareness: Symptoms, Early Detection, and Risk Factors

Ovarian cancer remains a significant concern in women’s health. Due to its nature, characterized by subtle symptoms that often mimic other conditions, it is particularly challenging to diagnose in its early stages. It is crucial for healthcare professionals and patients to understand its symptoms, early detection, and associated risk factors. This blog post aims to provide a concise and informative overview. We aim to empower our readers with the knowledge to make informed health decisions and promote proactive healthcare practices. Ovarian cancer often presents with symptoms that, while indicative of the disease, can also be associated with various other conditions.

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Back to School Wellness Exams

As summer ends and school starts, several things must be completed before your child’s first day. A back-to-school physical or an annual wellness exam is something you should add to your back-to-school checklist. What to expect Annual wellness exams vary based on the child’s age, but the provider will typically: Complete a physical exam, including height and weight Check blood pressure, vision, and hearing Complete blood tests and cholesterol checks, depending on the child’s age Ask about your child’s development (speech, communication skills, motor skills, etc.), nutrition, exercise, and sleep habits Screen for anxiety and depression in adolescents Review your

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Understanding Cataracts

Cataracts are a common eye condition that affects millions of people worldwide, causing a gradual decline in vision. This article will explore cataracts’ causes, symptoms, and risk factors. By understanding these aspects, you can take proactive steps to maintain a healthy vision and seek appropriate care.  Causes of Cataracts Cataracts can develop due to various reasons, including: Aging: Age-related cataracts are the most common type and typically occur as a natural part of aging.  Genetics: Some individuals may be genetically predisposed to cataract development.  Eye Injuries: Trauma to the eye can increase the risk of cataract formation.  Medical Conditions: Diabetes,

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Galen Anytime

At Galen, we understand that illness and injuries can occur anytime, often outside regular office hours. That’s why we introduced Galen Anytime, a service designed to be convenient care when you need it most. Whether it is a sudden allergic reaction, cold symptoms, wound care, or diagnostic testing, our team promptly ensures you receive the care you need. Galen Anytime is open to all Galen patients and Non-Galen patients above the age of two by appointment. We believe that healthcare should be accessible to everyone, regardless of whether they are existing patients. We aim to bridge the gap between busy

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Enhancing Lesion Detection: GI Genius

Colonoscopy procedures play a critical role in the early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer. However, traditional methods have limitations when it comes to lesion detection. In recent years, a groundbreaking technology called the GI Genius Intelligent Endoscopy Module has emerged, revolutionizing the field of gastroenterology. In this article, we will explore how the GI Genius module enhances lesion detection, improving the accuracy and effectiveness of colonoscopies. The Need for Improved Lesion Detection Lesion detection is of utmost importance in colonoscopy procedures. Early detection of suspicious regions, such as polyps and tumors, significantly increases the chances of successful treatment. However,

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Managing Your Blood Sugar Levels with Diet and Exercise

Blood sugar levels, or glucose levels, are an essential indicator of your health. High blood sugar levels can lead to diabetes. This chronic condition affects your body’s ability to produce or use insulin, a hormone that regulates glucose in your blood. Diabetes can cause serious complications like heart disease, kidney failure, nerve damage, and vision loss. Fortunately, you can manage your blood sugar levels with diet and exercise, two lifestyle factors you control. Here are some tips on how to do that: Eat a balanced diet with complex carbohydrates, lean protein, healthy fats, and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Complex

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Improving Blood Pressure by Reducing Stress

Stress is a common factor that can affect your blood pressure. When stressed, your body releases hormones that make your heart beat faster and your blood vessels constrict, which can raise your blood pressure temporarily. Chronic stress can lead to long-term hypertension and other health problems. One way to cope with stress and lower your blood pressure is to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is a form of meditation that involves paying attention to the present moment without judging or reacting. Mindfulness can help you calm your mind and body, reduce negative emotions, and improve your well-being. Here are some tips on

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Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits

Encouraging healthy eating habits in children is crucial for their growth, development, and overall health. However, getting children to eat healthy foods can be a daunting task for parents and caregivers. In a world filled with fast food and sugary snacks, it’s more important than ever to prioritize the nutritional needs of children. Model healthy eating behaviors: Children learn by example, so it’s important to model healthy eating habits yourself. This means eating a variety of healthy foods and avoiding unhealthy snacks and junk food. Involve children in meal planning and preparation: Kids are more likely to eat healthy foods

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Colorectal Cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal Cancer, or CRC, is highly treatable if found in the early stages. Despite this, CRC is the third deadliest cancer in the United States. People are encouraged to begin screening for CRC at the age of 45. Screenings can expose the warning signs of CRC and allow doctors to take action to prevent the disease from developing. CRC is a disease in which cells in the colon or rectum grow out of control. Sometimes, abnormal growths, called polyps, form in the colon or rectum. Over time, some polyps may develop into cancer.

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