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5 asthma, allergy and COPD triggers hiding in your home

April 9, 2024

You may not think much about the air you breathe – until it affects your health.

Complications of type 2 diabetes

April 6, 2024

Can you lower your risk of diabetes-related complications? This week co-hosts Dr. Tamika Perry from WellMed at Redbird Square and Ron Aaron discuss how to prevent or delay diabetes complications and how to improve overall health.

Breaking the stigma of mental health challenges in the Black community

April 4, 2024

African Americans are often reluctant to seek help for mental health issues due to a deep-seated belief that mental illness is a sign of weakness.

What does it mean to have healthy sleep?

March 22, 2024

Getting a good night’s sleep can be a challenge; be patient and follow these tips.

Do yourself a favor and don’t ignore your colon health

March 22, 2024

Six ways to give your colon a fighting chance against cancer.

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.

A New Year’s resolution worth keeping

Jan. 17, 2024

Ready for a healthier, happier you? This year, make prioritizing your health a resolution you will keep.

Four home exercise routines to get you moving in the new year

Jan. 10, 2024

A new year is the perfect time to start setting your sights on new fitness goals: a commitment to your health. Here are four exercises that can be easily incorporated into your daily home routine.

Holidays are a great time to discover family health history

Dec. 20, 2023

Knowing your health history is an important part of your health record. Take time during family gatherings to collect as much information as possible from relatives.

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.

Do you know how diabetes affects your health over time?

Nov. 10, 2023

Type 2 diabetes is a condition that affects many people, and knowing what it can do over time is very important for managing your health.

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.