Learn more about tick-borne illness from one of our walk-in nurse practitioners, Alexis Purdom, FNP-C. Alexis talks about the most common types of illness we see, as well as symptoms to watch for and tick prevention. Click here to read more.
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, loss of interest, changes in sleep and weight, feeling of hopelessness or despair, and thoughts of suicide. Here are some tips to help manage SAD: experience as much daylight as possible, eat healthily, spend time with friends and family, stay active, and seek the help of a psychologist if you continue to struggle with symptoms. For more information about depression, read Dr. Edmondson's blog post on our website at https://www.coolspringsinternalmedicine.com/blog/december-provider-newsletter
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Learn more about sun safety from our walk-in nurse practitioner, Natalie Gomez, MSN, FNP-BC. Natalie talks about how to protect yourself against the sun's harmful rays. Click here to read more.
Learn more about sinusitis from our walk-in nurse practitioner, Peyton Lee, DNP, FNP-BC. Peyton talks about what causes sinusitis, the common symptoms, and what medications you can take to resolve it. Click here to read more.
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Have you scheduled your annual well-woman visit yet? Click here to read about the importance of a yearly physical exam.