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Bacteria Can Also Be Good for You?!

When you think of bacteria, you think of getting sick, right? Well, believe it or not, there are actually lots of bacteria both inside our bodies and out in the world that are good for us. Crazy right? These are called probiotics, pro-good, get it?

Read Article | published Apr 20, 2017

Ten Ways for Women to Keep their Health In Check

As a wife, mom or otherwise caretaker, it’s easy to put your health on the backburner while you worry about everyone else. “Schedule that mammogram? I’ll do it tomorrow. When was the last time I got my blood sugar checked? I’m sure it’s normal, I feel fine!”

Read Article | published Apr 13, 2017

EEEEEEEK! An EKG!

When you hear the term “EKG,” do you immediately think of a high-tech medical test that involves all kinds of time and procedures? Well, Kim Mould, director of cardiopulmonary services at MHP is here to calm your nerves!

Read Article | published Apr 6, 2017

Gesundheit! Wishing you health…in German

Suddenly you’re sneezing, have a runny nose and itchy, watery eyes. You’re a healthy adult and you’ve never had allergies before, what could be happening?

Read Article | published Mar 30, 2017

Smells like Teen Foot Fungus!

If you’re a teen or their parent, it might seem their feet never stop moving. With all that running, a teen’s feet spend most of their time in stinky, sweaty shoes.

Read Article | published Mar 23, 2017

Is Your Check Engine Light On?

When it comes to visiting your primary care provider, do you only consider a visit if you’re feeling under the weather or have an injury? Well, Family Practice Physician Eric Miller, DO, wants you to reconsider. You wouldn’t wait to get your oil changed until the check engine light came on; don’t let regular health check-ups go by the wayside until a major event occurs!

Read Article | published Mar 16, 2017

Baby-Proof Like a Pro

Babies are curious creatures by nature and man are they speedy! One day you’re marveling at your infant rolling from their back to their tummy then the next minute you’ve got a speed racer on your hands, pulling up on anything in reach and putting whatever possible in their mouths.

Read Article | published Mar 9, 2017

Carbs Aren't Created Equal

Every other minute you hear about a new diet craze! Unfortunately, carbohydrates, also known as carbs, are often under the chopping block when it comes to diet recommendations. But, is that really true?

Read Article | published Mar 2, 2017

Oh my Heart!

With a new little one, the tests, forms and information are abundant. Family Practice with Obstetrics Physician Dr. Shawn Richmond knows this all too well! One test that all of his little patients receive is a pulse oximetry to measure the amount of oxygen in the blood. Sounds big but it’s actually quite small. The test uses little sticky monitors (think of a band-aid), that are applied to a baby’s foot and hand. Don’t worry, this test is totally painless, but provides insight on their health, often before any signs and symptoms could be noticed. Pretty neat huh?

Read Article | published Feb 23, 2017

Shake Those Hips!

When it comes to your body, aches and pains can really throw you for a loop! One common complaint is hip, knee and shoulder pain, at least in MHP Orthopaedic Surgeon Sreedhar Somisetty, MD’s, office! Some may think replacing those joints will fix all; however, Dr. Somisetty likes to remind patients that it’s not a race to the finish line and taking baby steps will get you on the road to recovery!

Read Article | published Feb 16, 2017

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