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What Are the Visible Signs that Someone Has HIV/AIDS?

An Introduction to HIV/AIDS HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system, specifically the CD4 cells (T cells), which are important for fighting infection. When HIV damages enough CD4 cells, the body can no longer fight infections and illnesses, which can lead to AIDS (Acquired Immune [...]

2022-06-27T12:26:55-04:00June 27th, 2022|

What are the symptoms of HIV?

Roughly 1.2 million people in the U.S. have Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and around 13 percent of them don’t know it and require testing. HIV is a serious virus that can have devastating consequences if left untreated. However, early diagnosis and treatment can help people with HIV lead long, healthy [...]

2022-06-27T11:46:58-04:00June 27th, 2022|

Abnormal Menstrual Periods

Many individuals will experience bothersome symptoms, irregular vaginal bleeding patterns and excessive bleeding at some point during their reproductive years. This can be a very frustrating and confusing experience, especially if you don’t know what’s going on. In this article, we will discuss the most common types of abnormal periods, [...]

2022-06-27T11:16:50-04:00June 27th, 2022|

Planning a Pregnancy with Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you may be wondering how it will affect your pregnancy. Diabetes can complicate pregnancies, but with proper planning and care, you can have a healthy pregnancy and baby. Before you start trying to get pregnant, it’s important to get your diabetes under control. This will help [...]

2022-06-27T10:40:31-04:00June 27th, 2022|

Importance of Having a Primary Care Physician

One of the most important aspects of maintaining your health is having a primary care physician (PCP). A recent study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, discussed the various benefits of  primary care. The data showed that adults with PCPs were much more likely to engage in routine preventive care and higher-care cancer [...]

2022-06-26T00:18:20-04:00June 26th, 2022|

Ways to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

For the past two years, COVID-19 has dominated our thoughts and spurred us to protect ourselves from the virus. It’s important to remember, though, that this is not the only virus around, and it’s not even the only coronavirus! In fact, the common cold is a coronavirus, and what we [...]

2022-06-26T00:09:02-04:00June 26th, 2022|

Tips to Handle a Dental Emergency

Dental issues can typically wait for office hours for treatment. If you’ve got a minor toothache, for instance, or you’re concerned about your gums, you can generally make it through the night and call your dentist in the morning. In some cases, though, we face true dental emergencies. When something [...]

2022-05-16T15:48:38-04:00May 16th, 2022|

Are ER Doctors and Family Medicine Doctors Similar?

When accidents or sicknesses strike, knowing which doctor to call can save you stress, money, and time while ensuring you get the treatment you need when you need it. Learn the differences and similarities between ER doctors and family medicine doctors, the types of patients they treat, and their unique [...]

2022-06-23T11:05:07-04:00May 13th, 2022|

When Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

Do you still have your wisdom teeth? Wisdom teeth generally make an appearance between the ages of 18 and 21, and many dentists recommend removing them. Why is this? And what are wisdom teeth, anyway? It’s thought that wisdom teeth are vestigial. In other words, while our ancient ancestors needed [...]

2022-04-28T15:19:06-04:00April 25th, 2022|

Identifying ADHD

How much do you know about ADHD? A complex neurodevelopmental disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is widely misunderstood. In fact, even though it affects both children and adults, the symptoms can be hard to recognize. There’s no single test used to diagnose this condition, but it can affect a [...]

2022-04-28T16:21:02-04:00April 22nd, 2022|
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