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Managing Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

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!

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6 Frequent Causes for Feeling Lightheaded

Many of us have had the experience of feeling lightheaded when getting up from a sitting position too quickly or maybe after skipping breakfast or lunch. Usually it passes quickly, and we forget about it. Feeling lightheaded may be nothing serious, but let’s look at these 6 frequent causes, and when you should be concerned. 

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What Your Stool Color Says About Your Health

We all want to be those people, right? The ones who maintain the perfect diet and have the most consistent bowel movement schedule, never having to worry about anything going wrong. While it’s ideal, it’s certainly the exception to the rule. But, that doesn’t mean that you should always have abnormal stool!

If you’re seeing different abnormal colors, here are some potential causes. 

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Are Ear Infections More Common In The Summer?

If it seems ear infections are more common in the summer, it’s because they actually do occur at bit more frequently.  This seems to be a result of the weather, including both humidity and heat, along with increased participation in water sports. In general, ear infections are the second most common reason for visits to the pediatric primary care physician.

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Testing for active Covid-19 infection is now available in our office.

No need to go anywhere else. Accurate, reliable, and available when you need it.

Davidson Family Medicine now has ample reliable and trustworthy Covid-19 testing capability through our national lab partner Quest Diagnostics.

If there is a need for you or your family to test for infection with or without symptoms, we can do that (safely) here in the office with 1-2 day results. There is no need to travel to an unknown CVS, urgent care clinic, or hospital lab center for these tests.

The Quest PCR test, which is performed through a naso-pharyngeal specimen, is extremely sensitive and specific. It is more accurate and should not be confused with the “Abbott PCR rapid test” that is being performed elsewhere. CVS has given no details about who is performing their tests, the reliability of their tests, and results are not rapid. Click here for the details of the Quest test.

Examples of testing situations:

We continue to offer the IgG antibody blood (serology) tests to determine if a person has had active infection in the past.

Please contact us with any concerns or questions.

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