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We pack Family Physicians Group’s health blog with valuable medical tips and research you can immediately use to improve your health. From disease prevention and symptom recognition to important updates about our medical community, you get the latest wellness information that lets you take charge of your health. 

Make 2014 a Healthier Year!

It’s almost time for 2014! I’ve got big plans for the New Year and a new resolution. Have you picked a New Year’s resolution, yet? Maybe you should make it about your health, like I am. Read More
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How to safely manage your medications!

Medications play a more important role in our lives, as we grow older. When properly managed, prescription and nonprescription medications can help seniors live longer and healthier lives. However, medications can also bring many safety concerns for aging seniors. Read More
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The Role of a Nephrologist

There’s a reason the human body has two kidneys even though it can function with just one. It’s because they’re very important and play a vital role in the internal body. If your kidney isn’t in perfect working order, toxins will build up in your body and create all kinds of health problems. When it comes to your kidney’s you don’t want to take any chances. Read More
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Advice to Help you find a Good Endocrinologist

When it comes to your health, you want to know that they’re you are getting the best possible care. Even though your physician is great, it doesn’t mean they are a good fit for all conditions. You want to make sure the person watching over your endocrine system specializes in Endocrinology. Read More
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Get Natural Help from an Osteopathy Doctor

Just because you need some medical help, there’s nothing that states you have to take all kinds of pills or get surgical treatment. One form of medicine, Osteopathy, focuses on healing the body and the mind without the use of drugs and invasive medical techniques. Read More
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Quitting Smoking?

You’re considering quitting smoking, and that’s a great first step. Next, you’ll want to seek out resources to help you quit for good. If you are a senior you may remember the anti smoking commercial called “Like Father, Like Son” which first aired in 1967 and ran until 1982. If you don’t remember the original PSA we have provided the video to trigger your memory. Read More
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Are electronic medical records secure

One way health care reform is looking to lower costs in health care is through the use of electronic medical records. Instead of using paper charts, doctors are now inputting all patient records into electronic formats. Read More
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How to Cope with Depression During the Holiday Season

Ordinarily, the holiday season is a time of celebration and togetherness. But there are those who find it to be a very difficult time of the year. Read More
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What is a Podiatrist?

When you have a sprained ankle or top of the foot bump, your family doctor should be able to help, but if you have a more severe problem that makes it difficult for you to walk and feel comfortable, you need to seek out more advanced care. You need to find a good podiatrist. Read More
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You Can Still Choose FPG for Your Primary Care!

The Medicare Enrollment Period has come to a close. Medicare recipients now own the plan they selected (or didn’t select) until next season. However, did you know that you are not stuck with your primary care physician like you are with your Medicare plan? Read More
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What is Glaucoma and Why Should You Get Tested?

Ensure your independence and wellbeing by utilizing preventative care. Driving is a privilege that many seniors don’t want to give up, but we all know the time will come when it’s no longer safe to operate a vehicle. Read More
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SilverSneakers is Changing the Aging Stereotype

As a senior, you know the benefits of going to the gym, but who wants to go to a gym filled with young athletic fitness magazine models? Talk about feeling out of place and uncomfortable as a senior… Read More
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The Medicare Enrollment Period Ends December 7th

Time is of the essence. With December 7 just around the corner, the annual Medicare enrollment period is almost over! In case you’re not clear, here is a quick recap of the rules for enrollment. Read More
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