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  • Table for eyesight test and glasses over it. Vision loss is losing your ability to see well without vision correction tools, such as eyeglasses or contact lenses.

    Vision Loss

    Vision loss is losing your ability to see well without vision correction tools, such as eyeglasses or contact lenses. It… inside the eye. This is caused by a clouding of the lens inside the eye. Diabetic retinopathy. This affects people who have diabetes. It occurs when high blood sugar levels damage…

  • A woman measure her waist with measuring tape. Prescription weight loss medicines such as Ozempic can help you lose weight when diet and exercise alone are not working.

    Prescription Weight-loss Medicines

    Prescription weight loss medicines are given to you by your doctor to help you lose weight when diet and exercise… BMI of 27 or more and you have a disease or condition that may be related to your weight (this could include diabetes or high…

  • closeup of person cutting toenails

    Ingrown Toenails

    An ingrown toenail occurs when the side or corner of the nail curls down and digs into the skin of… an ingrown toenail, they may order treatment. Be sure to tell your doctor if you get ingrown toenails often. People who have diabetes are at…

  • woman telling about her problems in therapy

    Avoiding Burnout When You Have an Emotional Job

    Some jobs are more stressful than others, but key strategies can help in every job… to control them. For example, stress may cause you to forget or ignore taking your medicine and lifestyle changes necessary to control diabetes. If you have a job with a…

  • What are Social Determinants of Health?

    Dr. Christina Wells

    came into the clinic for a follow-up appointment. We reviewed her labs, discussed her current health conditions, and discovered that her diabetes was not improving. She was on several diabetes medications, which she reported she was taking daily. I wanted to find out if…

  • Three men, one of them older, on exercise bikes at gym

    Men’s Guide to Preventive Health Care

    Men have different health care needs than women and may need to pay more attention to their health because of… Regular exercise helps with weight management. It can reduce the risk of cancer and certain health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Increasing the…

  • Doctor and mom smiling at child

    Keeping Your Child Healthy During Cancer Remission

    A child’s cancer remission is good news, but parents should remain vigilant while celebrating the condition status… going forward. Today, many medical professionals compare cancer remission to the time and attention involved in managing a chronic disease, such as diabetes. Its important to know that…

  • A pregnant woman holds her belly during a contraction while sitting in a car

    Preterm Labor and Birth

    Preterm labor and birth occurs before 37 weeks of pregnancy and can lead to problems for the baby… Every patient who is pregnant longs for a dream pregnancy—a 40-week, worry-free time where everything goes as planned. But some women have complications. One common complication…

  • Fetal Growth Restriction

    Sometimes babies don’t grow at the normal rate before they are born. Taking care of your body and regular visits… What is fetal growth restriction (FGR)? Fetal growth restriction (FGR), previously called intrauterine growth restriction, is a term that describes an unborn baby who…

  • Proteinuria in Children

    Proteinuria means there’s protein in urine. All children have a little protein in their urine. But too much may signal… What is proteinuria in children? Proteinuria means there’s protein in your child’s urine. All children have a little protein in their urine. But too much…

  • A woman having chest pains places her hands over her heart. Cardiomyopathy is a disease that causes your heart muscles to become enlarged, which can weaken your heart over time.

    Cardiomyopathy

    Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the muscles in the heart. It causes your heart muscles to become enlarged… What is cardiomyopathy? Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the muscles in the heart. It causes your heart muscles to become enlarged. The extra thickness and stiffness of…

  • Developing a Care Plan

    Everybody has a health history. It’s important to record this history all in one place. This is done with complete… Everybody has a health history. Maybe you have a chronic (long-lasting) medical condition. Perhaps you take some prescription medicines on a regular basis. Or…

  • Man holding chest in pain

    Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

    Coronary artery disease occurs when blood vessels that carry blood to your heart get blocked with plaque… What is coronary artery disease (CAD)? Coronary artery disease is also called CAD. It is the most common form of heart disease in the U.S. — and…

  • Man with painful and swollen big toe joint due to gout inflammation

    Gout

    Gout is a common type of arthritis marked by swelling and pain in your joints… What is gout? Gout is a common type of arthritis. It is marked by swelling and pain in your joints. It most often occurs in one or both of your big…

  • Illustration of blood vessels

    Transient Ischemic Attack

    A transient ischemic attack is a type of stroke. It is often called a warning stroke because it increases the… What is a transient ischemic attack (TIA)? A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a stroke. It is considered a warning stroke. During this type of…

  • Close-up of a narrowed small blood vessel

    Small Vessel Disease

    Small vessel disease is a narrowing in the tiny arteries in your heart. It also is called coronary microvascular disease… What is small vessel disease? Small vessel disease is a condition that affects the tiny arteries in your heart. It is caused when these…

  • Baby sticking out tongue with white coating from oral thrush

    Thrush

    Thrush is a yeast infection that occurs on your tongue and the lining of your mouth… What is thrush? Thrush is a yeast infection. It occurs on your tongue and the lining of your mouth. It can occur in both newborns and adults with…

  • Family doctor using a stethoscope to examine a little girl in the arms of her mother.

    Choosing a Family Doctor

    A family doctor is trained in all areas of medicine to take care of your whole family. Choosing the right… A family doctor is one who takes care of the whole family. Many doctors train in a specialty area of medicine. However, family doctors are…