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When You Should Consult a Doctor about Your Headaches Jul 23rd, 2020

Nearly everyone experiences a headache at some point in their life. Even getting a little dehydrated or having a few too many late nights can trigger a headache. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, headaches and migraines are two of the most common conditions around the entire globe. ...

What to Expect During Your First Well-Woman Exam Jun 25th, 2020

According to a Kaiser Health poll, 92% of adults polled know that preventive care is important. However, only 44 million adults receive an annual exam, and only 19.4 million women receive a well-woman exam. Out of the 165 million women in America, that’s only about 11.5% who regularly receive well-woman...

5 Heart-Healthy Foods that Can Lower Cholesterol May 29th, 2020

Although you don’t feel any different if you have high cholesterol, it’s important to lower your levels if they’re higher than normal. That’s because high cholesterol can lead to cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Studies show that high cholesterol can be risky for people of all ages — even...

Coping with Springtime Allergies Apr 20th, 2020

Over 50 million Americans live with allergies, according to the American College of Asthma, Allergies, and Immunology. There are many types of allergies including food allergies, medication allergies, and seasonal allergies. What you might call seasonal allergies goes by another name: allergic rhinitis. If you have allergic rhinitis — whether...

Workers' Comp — Your First Steps Mar 2nd, 2020

Workplace injuries are often associated with laborers, but according to the Insurance Information Institute, workplace injuries occur in many industries. In addition to laborers, truck drivers, nurses and nursing assistants, retail workers, and construction workers are all in the top 10 industries with the most job-related injuries. If you were...

Are Your Immunizations Up to Date? Feb 10th, 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC-approved vaccine schedule for infants and children protects against 16 different diseases. This includes diseases such as chickenpox, whooping cough, polio, measles, the flu, and more.   In addition, the CDC also provides vaccine schedules for teens, adults, and...

How to Stay Active With Asthma Jan 13th, 2020

If you have asthma, the mere thought of a sweat-drenching, pulse-raising workout might make you fear of an asthma attack. But in reality, exercising with asthma is possible, as long as you take the right precautions.  The expert practitioners at Advance Medical Group with three locations in New Jersey want...

What You Risk If You Ignore Your High Blood Pressure Dec 5th, 2019

Health professionals don’t call high blood pressure the “silent killer” for no reason. Yes, high blood pressure (hypertension) is asymptomatic in most cases, but it’s far from benign. Having high blood pressure — even when only slightly elevated — increases your risk of chronic disease exponentially.  If left untreated, high...

Don't Let Diabetes Sneak Up on You: Know These 6 Early Signs Nov 1st, 2019

Over 100 million people in the United States have diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that causes the sugar level in your blood to get too high. When blood sugar is high, it damages blood vessels and leads to several other health complications. Type 1 and type 2...

Back to School Tips for Kids With Asthma and Allergies Oct 7th, 2019

If you have a child with allergies and asthma, you may notice their symptoms get better during the summer. That’s because kids are usually exposed to fewer triggers at home, which can make it easier to keep their symptoms under control. But, they can’t stay home forever, and that’s where...

Why and How Your Cholesterol Numbers Matter Sep 12th, 2019

You probably read a lot of conflicting or confusing information about cholesterol, and no doubt have questions. Is it good? Is it bad? Should I eat eggs or not? The short answer is yes, but obviously, the detail is a bit more complicated. Let’s explore cholesterol and learn about what...

When Should Appetite Suppressants be Part of Your Weight-Loss Plan? Aug 19th, 2019

Have you tried to lose weight, but you find that you aren’t getting anywhere? Or have you lost weight and hit a plateau? If either problem sounds familiar, it may be time to consider a prescription appetite suppressant. At Advance Medical Group, our goal is to give you the emotional,...