Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is available for children ages five to eleven, many parents are on the fence as to whether or not to vaccinate their children.
For most children with COVID-19, the cases have been mild. However, the virus has been shown to be unpredictable, and most healthcare providers are urging parents to take all available precautions to protect against the virus.
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Maximizing your health insurance benefits before the end of the year should be a priority for you and your family. Don’t give up extra benefits just because you are busy or have forgotten about these perks. Now is exactly the time to review what you are still entitled to.
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This summer we have wholeheartedly welcomed the warm days of summer, and we’re ready to get out there! In our haste to enjoy vacations, trips to the beach, and just being outside in the parks and backyard, don’t forget about your summer health and safety guide to protect you and your family.
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Those with diabetes are quite familiar about how it affects their blood sugar, their kidneys, and their eyes and heart. Unfortunately, many are not aware of how diabetes can affect their joints until they are faced with an orthopedic problem.
It is a lesser known consequence of diabetes, and at that point many begin to ask: how can diabetes affect my bone and joint health?
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Regardless of our age, we should all see a doctor on a regular basis for preventative care and a way to develop a baseline for our health. Sometimes there are glaring signs you should see a doctor in addition to those regular visits. Here are 6 of those signs.
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Everyone knows to see their primary care doctor if they have fever and a sore throat. That’s an easy call. How often you should visit your primary care physician is another matter. There is no set answer, nor timetable for everyone, but there are some guidelines.
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We are approaching the holidays and it is a time of camaraderie, celebrations, and love. At the same time it can be detrimental to our health, lead to depression, and leave us feeling guilty if we over indulge. Make a plan now, and consider these tips to enjoy a safe and healthy holiday season.
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Do you need a physical every year? The short answer is YES. Now you want to know why it’s important. Keep reading to discover the importance of an annual physical.
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In addition to the regular flu vaccine, we also have the extra protective flu vaccine recommended for those 65 and over.
Davidson Family Medicine will file your insurance.
To get your flu vaccine administered by trained medical staff that you know and trust, call in at 704-892-5454.
Stay healthy this flu season and get your flu vaccine.
Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a form of depression that is typically at its worst during the winter season. Many individuals will experience worsening symptoms of SAD due to a lack of natural sunlight, though stress levels and even genetics can also influence the condition. Fortunately, Davidson Family Medicine has a few suggestions on how patients can manage their symptoms during these gloomy days!