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Jun 17

The Importance of Lung Cancer Screenings

In 2016, the American Lung Association reported that over 200,000 Americans were diagnosed with lung cancer and an estimated 158,000 will die from the disease annually. Lung cancer kills more Americans than any other type of cancer, but with early detection survival rates can be increased for those diagnosed with the disease.   If you are over the age of 55 […]

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02
Jun 17

The Top Ten Warning Signs of Colorectal Cancer

  Colorectal cancer (also known as bowel cancer) is the second most lethal form of cancer, and the fourth most common form of the disease. For example, in 2008 alone there were over a million new cases of colorectal cancer diagnosed, and approximately 608,000 fatalities. One of the reasons why it is so deadly is […]

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May 17

Psoriasis: What Is It?

More than 7 million people in the United States have psoriasis. Although this common skin condition is incurable, it is highly manageable, and a variety of effective treatments exist. Most people first have symptoms when they're between the ages of 15 and 35. If you developed the condition, would you recognize the signs? It helps to […]

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12
May 17

Hepatitis Causes and Awareness

Hepatitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the liver, which can progress to scarring, cirrhosis and even liver cancer. There are five types of hepatitis; A, B, C, D, and E. All types have a profoundly negative impact on the liver. Hepatitis Awareness Month happens in May and in the United States, May 19 […]

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May 17

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Urgent Clinics Medical Care is supporting the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition in honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. During the month of May, we are challenging adults to get 30 minutes of physical activity every day. Regular physical activity increases your chances of living a longer, healthier life. It also […]

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27
Apr 17

5 Warning Signs of Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious disease, but if managed properly, a full and productive life can be lived in spite of the diagnosis. A significant problem of this affliction, however, is that the symptoms tend to be subtle, causing many cases to go undiagnosed. If diabetes is not treated for too long, the complications associated with […]

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20
Apr 17

Seven Signs Your Child Could Have an Eating Disorder

It can be a challenge for parents to determine whether or not their child has a healthy relationship with food. The fact that three out of four American women report symptoms of disordered eating signifies the prevalence of unhealthy eating behaviors in American society (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill). The danger is that such […]

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14
Apr 17

The Risk of High Blood Pressure

The risk of high blood pressure is one of the most pertinent issues in today's medical world. There are countless prescriptions claiming to be the most effective way of reducing high blood pressure, and numerous news segments advising us of the proper way to reduce blood pressure through exercise, the reduction of alcohol intake and […]

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06
Apr 17

Help for Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies, the body’s response to airborne particles such as pollen or mold, generally rise during the times of year when certain trees, grasses, weeds or plants are in flower, or when mold releases its spores into the air. The Lone Star State is home to many allergy-inducing trees and grasses. In Texas we live […]

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Mar 17

What to Do When an Asthma Attack Leaves You Concerned

Asthma is a growing problem in both children and adults. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, (AAAAI), in 2001, 20 million Americans were affected by this health issue, and by 2009, the number grew to 25 million. An asthma attack can be a scary time, so if you're concerned and not […]

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