Posts Tagged: primary care

Staying COVID-19 Safe During the Holidays

With the advancement of COVID-19 vaccinations, many are looking forward to traveling and reuniting with loved ones whom they may not have seen since the beginning of the pandemic. Although vaccines have become readily available, it is still just as important to consider safety precautions when planning for holiday gatherings and travel. Multiple variants that…
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Exploring Organs: The Gallbladder

What is a gallbladder? The gallbladder is an organ located under the liver. A storage organ for bile and when full it is about the same size as a pear. What does my gallbladder do? The gallbladder is a small pouch that stores bile produced from the liver between meals. Bile is released into the…
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What is PCOS?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder in which the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of small cysts and abnormal androgen (male hormone) levels. A cyst can develop when the body doesn’t produce enough hormones for ovulation. PCOS is very common and can be hereditary. Symptoms of PCOS are not one and the same….
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What is gout?

Gout is a complex form of arthritis. Surprised? You aren’t the only one! Gout forms from a buildup of urate (also known as uric acid) in the body. Uric acid is produced by the body to break down purines, which are found in foods we eat. The symptoms can be sudden, severe with no warning…
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