What Food Should I Avoid If I Have Diabetes?

Diabetes impacts millions of people of all ages in the United States today. This condition stems from high blood sugar, which makes it important for people with diabetes to carefully consider their diets. Certain foods can exacerbate diabetes, increasing the risk of serious conditions, including kidney disease and heart disease. 

This article will outline the main foods that people with diabetes should avoid. Keep in mind that a medical expert, such as a member of the team at Family Medical Centers, can help you manage your diet for diabetes management. 

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Can You Get COVID-19 Again?

The question of whether or not you can get COVID-19 has been asked frequently over the past year. In truth, there’s much that we still don’t know about COVID-19, and studies are underway regarding the likelihood of reinfection. 

Cases of patients getting COVID-19 again have been reported. However, these cases are very rare. Further research is required for more information about COVID-19 reinfection, including risk factors and what reinfection indicates about a person’s immunity. 

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Get Summer Ready with Family Medical’s Weight Loss Services

As summer approaches, many people kick-start weight loss programs to get ready for warm-weather clothing. But if you had trouble losing weight on your own, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with weight loss and all too often get caught up in fad diets or other trendy weight loss programs. 

Family Medical Center offers a physician-managed weight loss program to help you get ready for swimsuit season! Our weight loss services utilize evidence-based methods and physician support to help you reach your weight loss goals. 

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Lingering Symptoms of COVID-19

There are many symptoms associated with COVID-19 infection. Not everyone will experience the same symptoms, and many people are completed asymptomatic. However, unfortunately, there are some symptoms of COVID-19 that can linger. While people who are over 60 or have underlying medical conditions are the most likely to experience lingering COVID-19 symptoms, many young people have experienced symptoms for weeks or even months after getting infected. 

What Are Possible Lingering Symptoms of COVID-19?

The most common long-term symptoms of COVID-19 include:

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When To See Your Doctor After a Work Injury

In many professions, there’s a risk of injury. But after sustaining a work injury, many are unsure of when to see a doctor, keeping in mind that workers’ compensation laws are in place. 

By understanding the proper steps to take after getting injured at work, you can receive the proper care while adhering to workers’ comp regulations. Read on to learn more. 

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Everything You Need To Know About Pre-Employment Physical Exams

Some career paths require prospective employees to take a physical exam before making the hire. Called pre-employment exams, these physicals vary based on the job type and serve to assure your employer that you’re physically and mentally able to perform the job.

There are legal guidelines in place to regulate pre-employment exams and the information that your employer can ask for. Prospective employees need to understand these limitations to avoid possible discrimination. 

Let’s learn more about pre-employment physical exams and what you should expect going into one as a prospective employee. 

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Tips on Staying Healthy During the Winter Season

This winter, more than ever, people are concerned about staying healthy throughout the cold-weather months. In the winter, people tend to get sick more often. People spend more time inside when it’s cold, and viruses can often survive longer in lower temperatures. Together, these side effects of the winter season can lead to more sickness. 

Thankfully, there are many strategies that you can implement to boost your health in the winter. These tips will decrease your chances of infection and keep your immune system strong. 

Get the Flu Vaccine. 

Receiving your flu shot each year is important for protection against the flu virus. The vaccine will give you a small, inactive dose of the year’s flu virus. This allows your body to produce the antibodies required to fight off the flu. 

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Know the Difference Between COVID-19, the Flu, and a Cold

During the winter, cases of the flu and the common cold become more frequent. This year, we have the added complication of the COVID-19 pandemic. With some overlapping symptoms, it can be difficult to tell whether you’re experiencing a cold, the flu, or COVID-19. While the only sure way to know if you have COVID-19 is to receive a test, you can stay informed about the differences between the common viral infections. 

Comparing the Flu and COVID-19 

The flu is a viral infection that shouldn’t be taken lightly. In serious cases, it can lead to hospitalization or even death. Thankfully, flu shots are available each year to offer protection against infection from the flu. The flu vaccine will provide an inactive dose of the virus so that your body can create the antibodies that you need to fend off the illness.

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Signs Your Teen Could Be Experimenting with Drugs and How To Know for Sure

It is completely normal to wake up one day to a seeming stranger in your home. As your teen goes through changes and starts learning the lessons of life, it is natural for them to change a bit in behavior, interests, and habits. On the other hand, these can also be symptoms of drug abuse. Here are some signs that you should look for and how we can help you help your teen.

Signs of drug abuse in teens

While some of these symptoms can be due to stress or just puberty, it is important to take them seriously when several are present at once. Talk to your teen and feel them out. They may agree to the drug screen to prove their innocence, taking away most of the hassle. 

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Surprising Benefits of Massage

If you thought that a massage was nothing more than a pampering treatment, you couldn’t be more wrong. Massage actually has a lot of health benefits. In fact, the impact of massage on your overall health is such that patients with certain medical problems or injuries shouldn’t be massaged. Here are some of the most surprising benefits of massage therapy.

Improved Posture

If you sit hunched over a desk all day, you probably have a significant amount of back pain. This can usually be remedied (or even prevented) with regular massage therapy. Massage relaxes the muscles that seize when sitting for long periods, which improves your posture and reduces back pain.

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