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When Should Girls Get Their First Well-Woman Exam?

December 30, 2019

Your daughter’s teenage years will be full of a lot of firsts. But at what age should she have her first gynecologist visit? It might be a younger age than you think. Below, we will explain the best age for your daughter to begin seeing a gynecologist and why she needs to establish regular visits … Continue reading “When Should Girls Get Their First Well-Woman Exam?”

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Dealing With Anxiety During a Blood Test

December 15, 2019

Are you nervous about needles? While there is nothing to worry about during a blood test, we understand that this process can be scary for a lot of people. If you struggle with needle anxiety, you might even be tempted to cancel your blood test altogether. Don’t let your fears stop you from getting important … Continue reading “Dealing With Anxiety During a Blood Test”

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What is Acute Sinusitis?

November 30, 2019

Acute Sinusitis, also known as a sinus infection, is a common condition during cold and flu season. If you’re dealing with painful sinus congestion, you might be tempted to take some over-the-counter medications and simply tough it out. Keep reading to learn more about sinusitis and discover why it’s best to see a doctor. Sinusitis … Continue reading “What is Acute Sinusitis?”

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Managing Stress This Holiday Season

November 15, 2019

Whether your family gathers during Thanksgiving, New Year’s, or any of the holidays in between, there is no doubt that the end of the year can be a very stressful period for many people.  If you’re not careful, this seasonal stress can wreak havoc on your health. Below, we will share a few mental health … Continue reading “Managing Stress This Holiday Season”

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Understanding the Difference Between Cold and Flu Symptoms

October 30, 2019

Cold and flu season is upon us, which means many people will have to deal with unpleasant respiratory symptoms. Some people even experience a cold every winter. While colds share many symptoms with the flu, it’s important to remember that the flu is much more serious. Read on to learn how to differentiate between these … Continue reading “Understanding the Difference Between Cold and Flu Symptoms”

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What Every Woman Needs to Know About Bone Density

October 15, 2019

Our bones support nearly every part of the body. Maintaining your bone density is important for muscle function, strength, calcium storage, and overall health. However, many women struggle to maintain their bone density, especially after menopause. Keep reading to learn why bone strength is an issue for so many women and how your doctor can … Continue reading “What Every Woman Needs to Know About Bone Density”

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Vitamins That Women Require for Healthy Living

September 30, 2019

To ensure healthy living, the body produces some nutrients and vitamins by itself. However, there are other vitamins the body needs that it can’t produce. Vitamins are essential for growth, development, and cell function, and as a woman, you need to incorporate the following into your diet: Iron Iron increases red blood cell count in … Continue reading “Vitamins That Women Require for Healthy Living”

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Factors That Increase the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

September 20, 2019

Nearly 6 million Americans have Alzheimer’s and every 65 seconds, someone new develops the condition (alz.org, 2019). The disease causes a nonstop decline in thinking ability, behavioral capacity, and social skills. Not a lot is known about what causes the condition, but the following factors have been proven to increase its risk: Genetics Studies indicate … Continue reading “Factors That Increase the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease”

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The Most Important Vitamins for Men

August 22, 2019

Men between the ages of 19 and 70 need a lot of vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. These nutrients serve many purposes in the body including boosting metabolism, strengthening the bones, and improving cardiovascular health. Fish Oil Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and it has diverse health benefits. It helps reduce … Continue reading “The Most Important Vitamins for Men”

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Living with GERD: Foods and Activities to Avoid

According to a report from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), approx. 20% of the American population is struggling with gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD). If you have been diagnosed with this condition, here are some foods and activities that may cause heartburn and worsen your symptoms. Foods that have high-fat … Continue reading “Living with GERD: Foods and Activities to Avoid”

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Common Symptoms and Causes of GERD

July 26, 2019

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition caused by the return of stomach acid into the esophagus, the tube that connects the stomach to the mouth. The acid often irritates the esophageal lining, causing some discomfort. GERD is quite common and at least once every month, over 60 million Americans suffer from the condition. Generally, … Continue reading “Common Symptoms and Causes of GERD”

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5 Easy Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a wax-like substance produced in the liver and transported through the blood via lipoproteins. It builds cell membrane structures, produces hormones like estrogen and testosterone, and aids metabolism. When in excess, however, cholesterol increases the risk of stroke or a heart attack. Here are some tips to help lower bad cholesterol levels in … Continue reading “5 Easy Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol”

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Common Symptoms of Heatstroke and the Importance of Emergency Care

June 26, 2019

When your body overheats and your core temperature exceeds 104F (40°C), you are at risk of heatstroke. This condition is often fatal and it is caused by extended exposure to/overexertion in high temperatures. Heatstroke is most rampant during the summer months and here are its common symptoms: Irregular sweating: when heatstroke is caused by hot … Continue reading “Common Symptoms of Heatstroke and the Importance of Emergency Care”

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Taking Advantage When Your Medical Insurance is Accepted at a Medical Provider

January 14, 2019

When you’re looking for a medical provider, one of the most important questions to ask is whether your medical insurance is accepted by their office. Depending on your coverage, this single question can end up saving you a lot of money and headaches in the future. Why is it so important? Clear Communication A good … Continue reading “Taking Advantage When Your Medical Insurance is Accepted at a Medical Provider”

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Making the Most of Your Medicare Insurance

December 26, 2018

It’s a vital government service that helps keep healthcare costs manageable, but are you getting the most out of your Medicare insurance? Learn how you can maximize your coverage while minimizing costs. Understanding Medicare Insurance Medicare insurance offers coverage to people 65 and older, people with disabilities and those with certain health conditions. Because it’s … Continue reading “Making the Most of Your Medicare Insurance”

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The ABC’s of Understanding Medical Insurance Participation

December 12, 2018

When you understand the ABC’s of insurance participation you will be able to plan better to get the most from your health insurance dollars. Keep in mind you may need help in some cases to get the best value. Learning the ropes can save you money in the long run. Always Take Full Advantage Too … Continue reading “The ABC’s of Understanding Medical Insurance Participation”

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Ask These Four Questions About Your Health Insurance Participation

May 22, 2018

It pays to know the ins and outs of your health insurance plan so you won’t be caught off guard. Health insurance participation varies from plan to plan and there are even variations within plans that you may not be aware of. Educating yourself on how your insurance plan works will help you make your … Continue reading “Ask These Four Questions About Your Health Insurance Participation”

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4 Tips for Finding Premium Health Care in Houston, TX

January 26, 2018

Houston is a beautiful city, full of wonderful, health conscious people. Are you one of the millions who value premium health care? Houston, TX, is a great place to find excellent health care providers for all your medical needs. PCP for Life offers you a few tips on how to access the best of those … Continue reading “4 Tips for Finding Premium Health Care in Houston, TX”

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Why Payment Plans Can Improve Your Health for 2018

December 23, 2017

It may sound a bit odd to say a payment plan can improve your health for 2018, however, the truth is such a plan can make a big difference in many areas. When you have work that needs to be done or issues that need to be addressed, and you don’t have the cash on … Continue reading “Why Payment Plans Can Improve Your Health for 2018”

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Medical Insurance Accepted at PCP for Life

December 12, 2017

Affordable health care for our Houston patients is our essential purpose at PCP. We believe good health should not be out of anyone’s reach, and each person deserves quality health care given with compassion and respect. We are dedicated to the principle that the quality of that health care should never be contingent on a … Continue reading “Medical Insurance Accepted at PCP for Life”

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