October Health & Wellness Spotlight: Treating Depression

Welcome back to our ongoing health and wellness spotlight feature blog series. This month, we wanted to focus on depression and how we work to help our patients who experience this condition. Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions today, affecting roughly 10% of all Americans. Depression can affect people year round, but it is especially common this time of year. As the season changes, the days become colder, darker, and shorter, which can...

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Is It Possible to Treat Chronic Pain?

Everyone experiences pain every now and again, especially as we age. However, there is a difference between routine aches and pains, and living with chronic pain. Chronic pain is a leading cause of disability for adults here in the US. For Pain Awareness Month this September, our healthcare providers wanted to discuss chronic pain and what people who experience this condition can do to treat and manage their symptoms. Pain is considered chronic when it lasts for...

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Lifestyle Modifications To Help Manage Anxiety

Close to 20% of the adult population in the US has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. The actual percentage of people suffering from anxiety is likely significantly higher, but for a variety of reasons, many folks choose not to report their anxiety symptoms to their healthcare provider. My general assumption when I meet with a patient suffering from anxiety is that they have already explored some anxiety reducing lifestyle modification options. Both...

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How Can Exercise Benefit My Mental Health?

With the whole world taking measures in the wake of COVID-19, everyone has been doing their part to prevent the spread of the virus. While the physical effects of the Coronavirus are well known, for many people, this has been an especially trying time in regards to mental health and wellness. With this in mind, the healthcare providers here at Family Practice Center wanted to emphasize the importance of exercising and the positive impact it can have on your mental...

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