What you can do to prevent falls

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Falls are the leading cause of injury—and accidental death—in adults age 65 and older.

The good news is that, in most cases, falls are preventable.

By understanding and avoiding the risks that contribute to falling, while also working on strengthening exercises with an occupational therapist, you can take the necessary steps to prevent injuring yourself from a fall. 

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What does an internist do?

Adults can see their internist for routine checkups

Internal medicine providers are your strongest partner in maintaining good health. Internists specialize in focused care for adults, including:

  • Routine checkups
  • Treatment of common illnesses
  • Diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases
  • Advice about nutrition, exercise, and methods for maintaining a healthy lifestyle
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Spring clean your diet

You can improve your nutrition by eating more vegetables, like salad

Spring cleaning is for more than just a reason to straighten up your home.

While New Year’s resolutions come and often go, spring is a great time to get a fresh start on improving your daily nutrition. As you welcome the new season, take an opportunity to clean up your diet as well.

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What really causes heartburn?

eating spicy food can trigger heartburn symptoms

Heartburn is the common name for the burning in your neck and chest caused when your body pushes digestive acid up from your stomach into your esophagus, also known as acid reflux.

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