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Bone Density Scans

Modern health screening technology can detect bone loss in the early stages when you are unable to feel it. When bones lose density; they become weaker and more likely to break. Read More
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Diabetes Health Risk Reduction

There’s good news in healthcare! A recent report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed a substantial decrease in health risks amongst diabetics. The report shows that adopting a healthy lifestyle can prevent or dramatically reduce type 2 diabetes along with other health related issues. It’s the first credible report that has shown us that all the work on reducing the risks of these preventable diseases are paying off. Read More
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Debate over Electronic Cigarettes

Medical professionals, politicians and more are engaged in a debate over electronic cigarettes. While it may not seem like a big deal to non-smokers, manufacturers say it is critical for smokers who use e-cigarettes to help them quit smoking tobacco. Nearly 480,000 individuals die every year from smoking, making it the largest cause of preventable deaths in the United States. Read More
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Smart Eyes-On Glasses Improves Patient Care

New innovative medical technology is improving patient care while reducing medical errors. In the United States, the federal government has taken action to develop and to enforce the use of innovative Healthcare IT solutions including Electronic Medical Record System and other secure healthcare technologies. In a previous article on our blog, we looked at Google Glass Glucose-Sensing Contact Lenses a new technology that will improve patient's eyesight while also monitoring glucose levels effortlessly. Read More
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Good Foot Health to Prevent Falls

One in three seniors aged 65 and older will fall this year; however, research has shown that proper foot health is an effective strategy to prevent falls amongst seniors. Research conducted at University health sciences clinic in Melbourne, Australia found 36% fewer falls in seniors who received podiatry treatment for minor foot problems. Read More
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Pedometer Walk Challenge: April 21-27

The week in April, between the 21st and 27th, is National Medical Fitness Week. To celebrate, Family Physicians Group has organized the Pedometer Walk Challenge for seniors, encouraging participants to walk 21,000 steps over 7 days. Read More
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April is Foot Health Awareness Month

Approximately twenty percent of the U.S. population will experience at least one-foot problem this year according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. Family Physicians Group recommends the following tips to help you keep your feet and ankles healthy from unnecessary pain and suffering. Read More
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App Helps Patients With Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcoholism is a chronic illness and after receiving alcohol therapy many individuals will unfortunately relapse. In a recent article, the Journal of the American Medical Association identifies a smartphone app designed to assist patients diagnosed with alcohol use disorder (AUD). Read More
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