Blog Archive

Home Fires Feb 26th, 2021

Home fires result in thousands of deaths each year and they’re more common during the winter months. In the U.S., a home fire is reported every 90 seconds. The National Safety Council recommends you install a working smoke alarm on every level of your home and in all sleeping areas....

Hormones and Headaches Feb 24th, 2021

Migraines are three times more prevalent in women compared to men and 60 percent of these women are affected by menstrual migraines. Because of this, women with migraines are also more likely than men to suffer severe functional disability and impairment in quality of life. If you or someone you...

The COVID Vaccine Feb 22nd, 2021

Last month we sent a couple emails to our patients about the COVID vaccine. While our office is not currently carrying the COVID vaccine, we are hopeful that in the coming weeks/months we will have doses to distribute to our patients. Currently, only the health department can determine who will...

National Children's Dental Health Month Feb 18th, 2021

Did you know dental sealants are one of the best ways to help keep your child’s teeth cavity-free? (In addition to brushing and flossing, of course!) Sealants are thin, protective coatings that can keep cavities from forming and may even stop early stages of decay from becoming a full-blown cavity. Children...

February Provider Newsletter Feb 15th, 2021

Pillow Talk “But [Pooh] couldn’t sleep. The more he tried to sleep the more he couldn’t. He tried counting sheep, which is sometimes a good way of getting to sleep, and that was no good, he tried counting Heffalumps and that was worse. Because every Heffalump that he counted was...

Sports Physicals Feb 12th, 2021

If your child's well check is up to date and they have no new issues, we can use the data from this visit to complete any sports physical paperwork. If you aren't sure if your child has completed a well check in the last year, please call our scheduling department...

Healthy Choices Feb 9th, 2021

More than half of all cancer deaths could be prevented by making healthy choices like not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, eating right, keeping active, and getting recommended screening tests.  The American Cancer Society sets the standard for screening guidelines for a variety of cancers and provides tools and...

Safety in Cold Weather Feb 3rd, 2021

February can be one of the coldest months of the year. When the temperature bottoms out, make sure you’re prepared. Limit your exposure to the elements, especially in wet or windy conditions. The National Safety Council recommends that you bundle up with layers of loose clothing and cover your extremities....

Seasonal Affective Disorder Jan 21st, 2021

Some people experience depression with the change of seasons, often called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. It's more than just the winter blues. SAD is depression that lasts for a season and goes away the rest of the year. Symptoms of SAD are like those of depression; fatigue, sad mood,...

January Provider Newsletter Jan 15th, 2021

  Under Pressure I wanted to find a way to include the 1981 hit “Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie to help peak your interest in this topic, but unfortunately they didn’t teach social media techniques during grad school. Humor me and just imagine the “Mmm num ba de,...

Living With Cardiovascular Disease Dec 28th, 2020

About 92.1 million American adults are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or after-effects of stroke and research has shown that the emotional recovery from heart disease and stroke can often aid in physical recovery. The American Heart Association's free online Support Network provides easily accessible support for heart...

Holidays, Moderation, and a Healthy Smile Dec 17th, 2020

Did you know the festive food and drinks you enjoy over the holidays can affect your teeth, gums and overall health? You can still enjoy all the tastes of the holiday season, but keep in mind that moderation is key to maintaining your healthy smile. For example, try to avoid...

December Provider Newsletter Dec 15th, 2020

Blues at the Crossroads: Depression in the Modern World Singing the blues is an American artform that arose from suffering and hardship. Unfortunately, Americans living with the blues are climbing the charts, with over 16 million U.S. adults affected with major depression every year. And for them, the world at...

Managing Holiday Stress Dec 11th, 2020

For many parents, the holiday season can bring about an increased sense of family responsibility and additional feelings of stress. Advertisements about the joys of the season can seem lost on us as we try to do even more than usual. It's easy to feel overwhelmed. Instead of turning to...

Holiday Safety Dec 7th, 2020

The holidays are finally here, and the National Safety Council wants yours to be safe and joyful.  Prevent trips and falls by keeping electrical cords clear of walkways. Keep trees away from heaters and open flame, and make sure they have plenty of water. Watch for toys with small button...

Holiday Gatherings and Social Distancing Dec 4th, 2020

While we all look forward to the holidays and getting to spend time with family we wouldn't normally see, it's important to keep in mind the ever changing situation with COVID-19. The CDC has recommendations for small gatherings and how to practice social distancing, as well as other tips. Here...

Lung Cancer Awareness Nov 27th, 2020

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. During the month, many people throughout the country come together for the lung cancer community. Events are held. Articles are written. Facebook statuses are updated. If you are a current smoker, the most important thing you can do is to quit. If you're a...

National Diabetes Month Nov 19th, 2020

Each November, National Diabetes Month brings attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. Living with diabetes means making time for regular physical activity, eating right, and keeping up with routine medical care. Staying up to date on all recommended vaccines is also an important step in staying...

November Provider Newsletter Nov 16th, 2020

Between spending more time at home during this Covid-19 pandemic, to the upcoming holidays ahead, many people are finding it more difficult to balance healthy nutrition habits and maintain a healthy weight. Given the change in most individuals day-to-day routines during this pandemic, many people are working from home and...

High Blood Pressure Nov 12th, 2020

Many people with high blood pressure know their numbers, but may not follow their treatment plan because they feel fine or don't notice any symptoms. The results from uncontrolled high blood pressure are far from invisible or silent though. Heart attack, stroke, and other serious health problems can be caused...

National Family Caregivers Month Nov 9th, 2020

According to the Alzheimer's Association Facts and Figures Report, more than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's and an estimated 15 million people provide care to those living with the disease. To ensure people living with Alzheimer's and all those that provide care and support have the information and...

Holiday Stress Nov 5th, 2020

This holiday season don't let stress get you down. More than 4 out of 10 Americans say they are not doing enough to manage their stress and for many, the holidays bring on even more stress. Here are some tips to help: 1. Take care of yourself.2. Engage in activities...

Best and Worst Halloween Candy Oct 30th, 2020

While Halloween this year will look different for everyone, it is important to know which Halloween treats are best for your teeth. Whether you're going trick-or-treating or decide to stay in and celebrate together, there are sure to be some Halloween goodies—and the sugar in those treats can play some...

Drowsy Teen Driving Oct 27th, 2020

Teen drivers face many risks on the road, but one you might not think about is drowsiness. With busy school, work and social schedules, teens, like the rest of us, don’t get enough sleep. This can be deadly behind the wheel. The National Safety Council recommends teens get 8 to...

Getting a Good Night's Sleep Oct 22nd, 2020

How many times did you hit the snooze button this morning? We all crave sleep, but too many nights we fall short of the seven or eight hours we need to thrive. An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from a chronic sleep disorder, according to the Institute of...

Stroke Causes Oct 18th, 2020

Strokes do not discriminate. They can happen to anyone, at any age - and about one in four people worldwide will have one in their lifetime. While many adults don’t think they are at risk for stroke or reduced brain function, the reality is that nearly half of all adults...

COVID vs. The Flu Oct 14th, 2020

Do you have a cough? Fever? Shortness of breath? How do you know if you have COVID-19 or the flu? While these viruses have many similarities, there are a few distinguishing characteristics which may be helpful in differentiating between the two. According to the CDC, both COVID-19 and the flu...

Caffeine and Headaches Oct 11th, 2020

The relationship between caffeine and headache is complex. Caffeine can help you feel more alert and give you a much needed pick me up. It also narrows blood vessels, which is part of the reason it has been used in headache medications. But it is possible to have too much...

Breast Cancer Screenings Oct 6th, 2020

The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer, including breast cancer. Together, we can save more lives by encouraging our loved ones to take control of their breast health. If you’re a woman 40 or older, talk to your...

Atrial Fibrillation Sep 27th, 2020

Atrial fibrillation is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. According to the American Heart Association, at least 2.7 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib. It is important to recognize potential risk factors, such...

September Provider Newsletter Sep 25th, 2020

Did you know that according to the Center for Disease Control: More than 34 million people in the United States (that's roughly 10%) have diabetes 1 in 5 don’t know that they have it Prevalence increases with age: approximately 26.8% of those 65years + have diabetes More than 88 million...

Aging and Medications Sep 22nd, 2020

As you get older, changes in your body can increase your chances of having medication side effects. Older people may have more health problems and take more medications than younger people. Do your doctors and pharmacists know about all the medications and supplements you take? Keep a list of everything...

National Preparedness Month Sep 18th, 2020

The National Safety Council wants you to be ready when a hurricane, flood, earthquake or other emergency strikes. To stay safe, create emergency kits for your home and your car that include: communication devices such as radios and walkie-talkies with spare batteries, at least three days worth of non-perishable food,...

Alzheimer's Support Sep 15th, 2020

Alzheimer's can be a devastating diagnosis, but you don't need to face it alone. There are more than 5 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer's and more than 15 million family and friends caring for them. To find a support group near you, call 800-272-3900 or visit ALZ.org.

Healthy Living Sep 10th, 2020

Many cancer deaths could be prevented by making healthy choices like not smoking, staying at a healthy weight, eating right, keeping active, and getting recommended screening tests. The American Cancer Society sets the standard for screening guidelines for a variety of cancers and provides tools and resources to be healthier....

North Franklin Expansion Sep 6th, 2020

Our North Franklin location has been under construction for the last couple months and is finally complete. With this expansion our clinic is doubling in size, which means we're adding providers! The grand opening of the newly expanded clinic is tomorrow, September 8. With this new space several of our...

Provider Newsletter Aug 31st, 2020

The kids are back in school and fall will be here soon. At CSIMP and NFIMP that means it is time for flu vaccines! Every year we recommend all patients aged 6 months and older get a flu vaccine with rare exception. The flu vaccine greatly reduces the risk of...

Back to School Headaches Aug 26th, 2020

Headache is a very frequent complaint in children and adolescents; however, it is often ignored by parents and teachers. As your children prepare to go back to school know how to help them manage their headache or migraine as best as possible with the help of the National Headache Foundation....

Pediatric Dental Visits Aug 21st, 2020

Regular dental visits are important year-round and are key in fighting the most common chronic disease found in school-age children: cavities. Did you know that dental disease causes children to miss more than 51 million school hours each year? Prevention and early detection can help avoid pain, trouble eating, difficulty...

Back to School Bus Safety Aug 18th, 2020

Summer is almost over and school will soon be back in session. School buses are still the safest way for for kids to travel, but National Safety Council data shows that most children killed in bus incidents are pedestrians hit by the bus, or drivers illegally passing it. All drivers...

Flu Shot Clinic Aug 18th, 2020

In an attempt to limit the number of patients we have in the lobby at any one time, we will be having flu shot clinics on Saturdays and Sundays. The first flu shot clinic will be held on Saturday, September 5 and will continue on every weekend day through the...

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month Aug 17th, 2020

Whether you're a teacher, coach, or parent, the National Eye Institute has resources to help you teach children about eye health and safety. Give your children the tools they need to succeed. Visit nei.nih.gov/kids for eye health videos, optical illusions, and more.

Back to School Stress Aug 17th, 2020

As the new school year approaches, parents face additional stressors due to the looming dangers of COVID-19. Most schools are starting with virtual learning or online classes, which creates additional stress for children and parents alike. If your children are required to go in person, there is the stress of...

HDL and LDL Cholesterol Aug 13th, 2020

Are you practicing good heart health? Getting tested and knowing your cholesterol number, is an important step toward a healthy heart. A cholesterol screening measures your level of HDL and LDL. HDL is the good cholesterol which helps keep the LDL, or bad cholesterol, from getting lodged into your artery...