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How to Prevent Holiday Stress from Causing Pain and Problems

Posted on December 23, 2015

Every year during the holidays, people start getting stressed about the season’s upcoming events. But just as troubling as the mental stress during the holidays is the physical stress suffered from tending to seasonal chores. This can quickly make a very merry time into a series of injuries and pain. But by taking the proper precautions and being aware of… Read More

Keep Your Holidays Merry and Bright with Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

Posted on December 16, 2015

While hanging holiday lights can make your house look good, it can also be bad for your health. Every year during the holidays, doctors see a steady stream of people injured from stringing lights. In fact, an average of 200 people a day get hurt from decorating during this time of year, with about 13,000 people last year going to… Read More

Big News About Little Kids: New Research Shows the Need for a Healthy Lifestyle for Kids

Posted on December 10, 2015

New research about preventing heart disease in children is not for the faint of heart. If you think a healthy diet and exercise are only important for adults, you’ll be surprised to learn that young kids should also have these healthy habits. According to new research, kids as young as three years old should eat a balanced diet and engage… Read More

A Parent’s Field Guide to Sports Injury Prevention for Kids

Posted on December 1, 2015

If your child plays a sport, you need to know how to play it safe with childhood sports injuries. Kids are very competitive and tend to play sports year-round today, which puts them at greater risk for serious sports injuries. That’s why medical experts recommend that parents remain involved in their child’s sports activities to prevent any medical problems. If… Read More

6 Tips on How to Avoid Back Pain

Posted on November 23, 2015

Has back pain become a monkey on your back? Many people suffer from the strain and pain of backaches and don’t know how to handle them. At MD Now, we see and treat patients for acute back pain from work-related injuries and auto accidents, and provide Physical Therapy services to aid in getting back to full function. However, here are… Read More

Feed the Needs of the Community with MD Now and WPTV in Food for Families Food Drive

Posted on November 10, 2015

Before you gather around the Thanksgiving table with all of your nearest and dearest, MD Now Urgent Care asks you to gather around the community to help the less fortunate have a happier Thanksgiving.MD Now is a proud sponsor of the Bill Brooks’ Food for Families annual food drive, organized by WPTV NewsChannel 5. Join MD Now in this community… Read More

It’s Critical to Know the Link Between High Blood Pressure and Diabetes

Posted on November 10, 2015

Doctors are on high alert because a major new study found that people with high blood pressure have an almost 60% higher chance of developing diabetes. While the connection between diabetes and high blood pressure has long been suspected, this study now reliably shows a direct medical link. Experts hope that confirming the connection between high blood pressure and diabetes… Read More

Wake-Up Call: People with Sleep Apnea Have a Higher Risk of Depression

Posted on November 5, 2015

Many people are losing sleep about the link discovered between sleep apnea and depression. According to a new Australian study, 73% of participants with sleep apnea also suffered depression. And people with the worst cases of the condition had the most severe depression. This led researchers to conclude that people with sleep apnea have a greater risk for depression. But… Read More

‘Tis the Season for Seasonal Allergies

Posted on October 28, 2015

Seasonal allergies are nothing to sneeze at. The sneezing, wheezing, watery eyes, headaches, and rashes of seasonal allergies cause distress and discomfort for millions of sufferers. If you’re one of the many affected by allergies, you may rely on over-the-counter medications to ease your symptoms and suffering. But today, more and more people are finding the same sort of relief… Read More

CDC Delivers Distressing News About Drinking Alcohol and Pregnancy

Posted on October 22, 2015

A significant number of pregnant women are playing with the health of their child by drinking alcohol during pregnancy. According to recent research on alcohol and pregnancy from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 18.6% of pregnant women aged 35–44 are likely to be drinking while pregnant. And one-third of women who drink during pregnancy engage in binge… Read More

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