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Ensuring Safe Play: The Importance of Preparticipation Sports Physicals

by Lindsey Rux, FNP-C Organized sports have held a special spot in my heart from a young girl playing three sports, through my years playing college basketball. This lifelong love of athletics built my special interest in helping young athletes safely prepare for play. With over half of the child/adolescent population in the United States […]

High Blood Pressure: Are You at Risk?

by Amanda Lively, FNP-C   High blood pressure, known as hypertension, affects more than half of American adults. High blood pressure or hypertension increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, congestive heart failure, and kidney disease. Due to these risks, it is important to keep your blood pressure controlled. How To Take Your Blood Pressure: […]

Consistency Is Key– Practical Strategies To Help You Master Medication Management

by Camrey Tuttle, DNP, FNP-C We are all busy. And so, it is easy to miss taking our prescribed medications. Yet, the significance of taking your prescriptions every day cannot be overstated. Whether you’re managing a chronic condition or recovering from an illness, consistent medication adherence is key to maintaining and improving your overall health. […]

The Value of Preventative Healthcare

by Camrey Tuttle, DNP, FNP-C   In a world where the pace of life seems to be ever-accelerating, taking proactive steps to safeguard our health often takes a backseat to daily responsibilities. However, the old adage “prevention is better than cure” holds true, emphasizing the importance of preventative healthcare in maintaining overall well-being. Among the […]

Dense Breasts FAQ

Have you been told you have (or suspect you may have) dense breasts?  What does this mean with regard to cancer risks and mammograms? We’ve gathered a few helpful resources to answer your questions: Find answers to the questions below fom the National Cancer Institute here: What are dense breasts? Are dense breasts common? What […]

Common Breast Cancer Myths

From the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Myth: If the gene mutation BRCA1 or BRCA2 is detected in your DNA, you will definitely develop breast cancer Here’s The Truth According to the National Cancer Institute, regarding families who are known to carry BRCA1 or BRCA2, “not every woman in such families carries a harmful BRCA1 or […]

Family Medical History Checklist from the National Breast Cancer Association

From the National Breast Cancer Association How to Make Your Doctor’s Appointment Easier Are you ready to make your next doctor’s appointment a little easier? Our brand-new Medical History Checklist can help you and your doctor identify important health information, find medical history details related to breast cancer, and support better doctor’s visits for years […]