Maybe you have heard someone complain about gout, or perhaps you are feeling pain in your toe and are wondering – What is gout? Gout is a common form of arthritis in which small crystals form inside and around the joints. During a flare-up people with gout experience a sudden attack of swelling and severe Read More
We offer immunizations for our patients because we believe strongly that vaccinations help preserve the health of our communities. From reigning in the flu and whooping cough all the way to preventing cancers, vaccines are a cornerstone to our approach to health. Reserve yours here.
Once your vaccine is reserved, we have vaccination appointments readily available so that you can slip in and out of our office. We also have flu shot clinics every year so that the whole family can come in at the same time to receive their seasonal protection.
Get Moving to Celebrate Older Americans Month
May is Older Americans Month and you can get moving and celebrate by being active. We all know that exercising and staying active is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. In addition to helping us to stay at our optimal weight, an active lifestyle also improves heart health, increases bone strength, adds to better Read More
Important Health Screenings for Women Over 40
Annual appointments with your primary care doctor are important. Yearly exams and tests can help find problems before they start, or at early stages when they are easier to treat. While some health screenings are important no matter what age or gender you are, such as blood pressure and cholesterol tests, for women over 40 Read More
How to Keep Your Family Healthy on Vacation
Spring travel season is here! As the cold winter months come to an end many of us have family vacations on our minds. If you’re a parent, you already know that traveling with a sick child is no fun. There are things you can do to reduce your chances of having an illness ruin your Read More
Need Exercise? Reasons Why Women Over Forty Should Start Walking.
Has it been a while since you’ve exercised regularly? Do you have a hard time fitting fitness into your busy schedule? Are you over 40 and concerned about menopausal weight gain? Are you looking for an easy way to add some physical activity to your life? You might want to start walking! Walking is a Read More
Celebrate a Healthy Heart! February is American Heart Month
Each year in February, the River Bend Medical family, along with the NHLBI, the American Heart Association, and countless others endeavor to raise awareness about heart conditions and promote heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. American Heart Month is a great time Read More
Step It Up: Benefits of walking 10,000 Steps a Day
Walking is a great way to get exercise and promote well-being. Walking doesn’t require a pricey gym membership, special equipment, or any special skills. Walking each day has been shown in many studies to be beneficial to both physical and mental health. Here are some reasons to step it up and start walking. Walking 10,000 Read More
National Birth Defects Prevention Month
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month, a time dedicated to providing information on birth defects, prevention or risk reduction, and where to seek help if you have concerns about birth defects. The CDC estimates that 1 in 33 babies are born with a birth defect in the United States every year. Depending on the Read More