The importance of family medicine doctors

A family medicine doctor smiles at a toddler and her mother during a check-up visit

If there’s something weird (and it don’t look good), who you gonna call? Even though the Ghostbusters might come to mind first because of their famous theme song, you’re better off calling your family medicine doctor. They are the ones you can trust when something with your body isn’t quite right and you need help. 

Read on to learn more about the benefits of lifelong, patient-centered care and the role of family medicine doctors.

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Managing your high blood pressure

If you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you may worry and wonder what treatment options are available to you to lower your blood pressure. There are medications your provider and prescribe that can assist you in lowering your blood pressure, but there are also lifestyle changes you can make to control your blood pressure, and possibly not have to take medication at all.

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Workouts that burn calories and make you stronger

When it comes to exercising and staying active, you can’t go wrong with options that not only provide cardio but strength-training, too. Combined with a healthy diet, workouts that make your body move will burn calories and make you stronger are essential for shedding extra weight and getting healthier.

Read on to learn more about how strength-training and cardio exercises can help you reach your fitness and athletic goals.

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Starting healthy habits at age 60—and beyond

When is the last time you jogged up a staircase? Bounced to your feet after sitting on the floor? Dashed to the kitchen to pull something from the oven?

Time makes us wiser, but it also takes a toll on our bodies. As you age, you might have started to notice that some things you did with ease when you were younger now take a little more time and effort these days, better health after age 60 is possible.

All seniors experience some occasional aches, but growing older doesn’t have to come with chronic soreness and debilitating pain that keep you from doing what you love.

There are a variety of things you can do and changes you can make—even today!—that will make a difference in how you feel.

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