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Advice for Healthy Living

Cardiac rehab: a new start for the healing heart

Feb. 9, 2024

Under the direction of Dr. Michael Almaleh, the WellMed Cardiac Rehabilitation Center in San Antonio, Texas, offers patients a state-of-the-art facility where patients receive monitored physical therapy for the heart, combined with education and lifestyle modification.

Listen to your doctor, not old wives’ tales

Feb. 8, 2024

Most people have heard that chicken soup will cure a cold or eating an apple daily will keep the doctor away. Unfortunately, these old wives tales are untrue, but they persist for a reason.

Avoid pneumonia with prevention

Dec. 8, 2023

Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of illness and death worldwide. It is most dangerous in certain high-risk populations including children, older adults and immune-compromised patients.

A health care resolution you can achieve

Dec. 8, 2023

Advance directives ensure that your wishes are carried out, minimizing the stress and potential conflicts that come with medical decision-making during times of crisis.

Mammograms are nothing to fear, can save lives

Oct. 27, 2023

Most people know mammograms are important, effective screenings that save lives. Even so, many women do not get a regular mammograms, or in some cases, at all. One of the main reasons is they expect it to be uncomfortable. Knowing what to expect when getting a mammogram can help ease anxiety.

MA apprenticeship program benefits clinics, local residents

Oct. 18, 2023

Medical Assistants, also known as MA’s, essential personnel in the clinics. They are the first smiles you see as you walk in and help you at the end with your prescriptions. Read here to learn about MA’s in the workplace.

A blueprint for beating the flu

Oct. 10, 2023

It’s that time of year again when flu season is upon us and it is critical to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your family. Following this simple blueprint can help keep you healthy and on track to beating the flu this season.

The dangers of Dr. Google

Sep. 29, 2023

In our digital era, health information is at our fingertips with a simple online search providing a range of answers. However, depending only on the internet for self-diagnosis can lead to problems. Read more to see some tips given by Dr. Horis Steadman, Jr.