Choosing the right sunscreen

Wearing sunscreen outdoors throughout the year, and especially during the hot summer months, is an important lifestyle habit that can protect your skin and improve your health. When used as directed
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What is a Physician Assistant?

It’s a question I often get asked by my patients during my clinics at Family Medicine. The most straightforward answer is that Physician Assistants (PAs) are medical providers, like Nurse
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Helping farm families cope with loss

Experiencing loss isn't unique to the agricultural community. However, farmers and their families do experience unique types of loss that can be extremely stressful and have a profound effect on their

Important facts about facial fractures

Pop quiz: Do you know how many bones you have in your face? 14! Breaking one of these bones can be a traumatic and life changing. Seeking medical care after any trauma to the face is important to

5 hot tips for summer fitness

With longer days and warmer temperatures, the summer months are perfect for prioritizing your well-being by making time for some fresh-air fitness. Exercising outdoors benefits your health by giving

Getting an allergy test? Here's what to expect

As the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States, allergies affect about 50 million Americans each year. If you are trying to determine what you're allergic to, or if you're bothered

Breaking dementia’s stigma: What is Alzheimer’s and what can we do to help?

In recent years, the conversation around Alzheimer’s and dementia has shifted. While there is still progress to be made for the public's understanding of the disorder, there has been heightened

What to know about stress, anxiety and depression in the agricultural industry

You're probably aware that agriculture is one of America's most hazardous industries. Compared to other occupations, farmers—as well as their family members—have an elevated risk of fatal and nonfatal

Could it be a UTI? 5 signs for older adults

A urinary tract infection (UTI) happens when bacteria enter and infect parts of the urinary tract, including the urethra, bladder and kidneys. It's one of the most common types of infection in older