The Negative Health Effects of Cigarettes & E-Cigarettes

Some health conditions are hereditary and cannot be controlled or prevented. Others occur naturally as a result of the changes that happen in our bodies over time. However, many serious health conditions facing Americans are a direct result of unhealthy habits and lifestyle choices. And smoking is among the most common and damaging of these habits. Even e-cigarettes, introduced in recent years to provide a “healthy” alternative to smoking cigarettes, come with...

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4 Tips to Make Your Home a Healthier Environment

“Home” can mean different things to different people. But when we think of home, we think of a safe, comfortable space for ourselves and the ones we love. However, there are environmental factors in your home that can affect a person’s long-term health and wellness. Even minor tweaks can go a long way toward making your home a healthier environment for yourself and your family. The healthcare providers at Family Practice Center recommend the following simple...

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This Friday: Vaping Today Town Hall Meeting

In recent years, we’ve seen an exponential rise in the prevalence of vaping and e-cigarettes. While presented as a “healthy” alternative to smoking cigarettes, recent developments have revealed that these products have plenty of their own health risks to be aware of. This is especially concerning considering the fact that a large percentage of the people who use these products are teenagers. In fact, according to the National Youth Tobacco Survey, 1 in every 5...

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Common Skin Conditions to Be Aware Of

Common Skin Conditions to Be Aware Of

There are many conditions that can disrupt or irritate a person’s skin. Common skin conditions may vary in their symptoms, severity, cause, and level of seriousness, but one thing they all have in common is their ability to frustrate the people who experience them. To help our patients better understand what they may be dealing with, we have outlined a few of the most common skin conditions and how they can be identified. Acne Acne is probably what most people...

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Tips to Help Manage Your Arthritis Pain

Tips to Help Manage Your Arthritis Pain

Arthritis is a leading cause of pain and disability in the US. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly one out of every five American adults are currently living with arthritis. Anyone who has been diagnosed with arthritis can attest to the challenge of living with chronic pain, as well as other common symptoms like stiffness, swelling, and impaired mobility. Most people afflicted with arthritis experience either...

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4 Heart Healthy Foods That We Recommend

4 Heart Healthy Foods That We Recommend

Maintaining a healthy diet can go a very long way towards achieving good long-term health and wellness. In addition to providing our body with essential nutrients and helping to keep a healthy, stable bodyweight, eating right can also be an essential tool in the fight against heart disease. For anyone trying to establish a heart-healthy diet, we recommend prioritizing the following foods: Leafy Green Vegetables We strongly recommend eating plenty of leafy green...

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