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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. 

Start your New Year with a Wellness visit

It’s the beginning of the year, so now is the time to schedule your annual “Wellness visit”. The Affordable Care Act created new prevention and wellness benefits for all Medicare patients. One of these new provisions is the once-a-year “Wellness” visit, but this is not what you or your doctors think of as an annual exam. Read More
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Bingo improves senior’s mental, physical and social health

If you are one of the loyal, possibly addicted bingo players who visit your favorite FPG seniors club or play online regularly, we have some great news for you! Scientific studies are revealing that playing bingo can have some not-so-obvious benefits. Read More
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Reverse the Aging Process with healthier lifestyle changes

Researchers have discovered that positive lifestyle changes such as physical activity, stress reduction, improved social life along with eating a healthier diet may reverse the aging process at a cellular level. Read More
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Guidelines for Proper Disposal of Medications

If you’re like most seniors you have some old and expired medications in your medicine drawer or cabinet. You know that drawer, which is overflowing with stuff, and every time you open it you make a mental note to clean it up, but after you close the drawer you forget about it until the next time. Read More
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Glucose-Sensing Contact Lenses

The idea of using contact lenses for diabetic monitoring has been around for years, but now Google is developing and testing the lenses to help individuals with diabetes to monitor and control blood sugar levels. Read More
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Add some color to your plate for your health!!!

Food variety supplies different nutrients, so to maximize the nutritional value of your meal, include healthful choices in a variety of colors. Read More
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Walking is an Anti Aging Exercise for Seniors

Walking is a valuable tool whether your age six or sixty. It is one of the best overall exercises according to many expects and study after study has shown that walking has several long term benefits including triggering anti aging responses within the body for seniors 60 years and older. Read More
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Heart Disease

Heart disease is a general phrase used to identify an array of diseases that affect your heart. The different diseases that fall under the umbrella of heart disease include diseases of your blood vessels, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); heart infections; and heart defects you're born with (congenital heart defects). Read More
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Fall Prevention

Falls are more likely to occur amongst the elderly than any other group. It is stated that one in three adult’s aged 65 and older will take a hard fall. Falls can be extremely damaging causing moderate to severe injuries. Examples of these injuries are head traumas and hip fractures. It also increases the risk of an early death. Read More
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Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease - also called CAD- is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the US. It can be a subtle disease that is easily missed by many people. Read More
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Seniors and Alcoholism

Statistically, the use of alcohol and other drugs decline as people grow older, however a sizable percentage of today’s older adults are drinking more. It is estimated that nine percent of Medicare beneficiaries’ age 65 or older consume more than the recommended amount of alcohol. Read More
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Family Physicians Group Acquires Kissimmee Practice

Orlando, Fla. (January 8, 2014) – Orlando's largest privately-owned primary care doctors group has expanded with an asset purchase of Medical and Geriatric Associates in Kissimmee. Read More
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Cervical Cancer Prevention for Older Woman

Cancer is the leading cause of death among seniors and cervical cancer is the number two killer of woman worldwide. The older you get the risk of getting cancer including cervical cancer increases. Cervical cancer is caused by a virus, called the humanpapilloma virus (HPV), so older woman are still at risk. Read More
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What is Medical Nutrition Therapy?

Multiple disease states and their detrimental effects on morbidity and mortality can be prevented or minimized with effective and timely nutrition and lifestyle intervention. Nutrition intervention and counseling provided by a Registered Dietitian, when part of a health care team, have a positive impact on body weight, blood pressure and glycated hemoglobin, (A1C). Read More
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