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Which STD Tests Do I Need? Jun 16th, 2020

In 2018 alone, the US had more than 2 million cases of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. Left untreated, many STDs can affect pregnancy and increase risk of other conditions and many long-term complications. Sexually active men and women are at risk for many different STDs, but there are...

What's Included In Preventative Care May 22nd, 2020

As of 2017 the leading causes of death are heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, diabetes and stroke. This is with a total of nearly 3 million deaths. Fortunately, these are all conditions that can be caught and treated early. Preventative care is key to helping to catch these...

How Do I Take Care of a Loved One Who Has COVID-19 While Protecting Myself? Apr 23rd, 2020

It feels like the whole world has come to a screeching halt in efforts to control the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. That’s because worst-case estimates predict that this highly contagious disease could eventually infect more than 100 million Americans. Fortunately, there are still ways you can protect yourself, even...

10 Reasons to Schedule a Mental Health Screening Mar 5th, 2020

Mental illness is a problem that affects millions of people of all ages. According to statistics, about 5% of adults  (43.8 million) in any one year experience a mental illness. And sadly only 41% of people who have mental illnesses were treated in the past year alone. This is a...

5 Signs You Can Benefit from Postmenopausal Care Feb 1st, 2020

Menopause marks the end of menstruation and usually takes about a year to be diagnosed. During that time (usually somewhere between ages 45-55) and after, your body will go through a lot of changes called perimenopause -- changes including lower estrogen, mood changes, hot flashes, slower metabolism, and sleep problems....

Embrace Your Healthiest Self This Year: The Importance of an Annual Physical Jan 1st, 2020

Many of the most common chronic illnesses are preventable. For instance, nearly half of the people suffering from high blood pressure don’t even know they have it … yet. If only they knew what they were about to face, they would probably do all they could to avoid the pain...

Should You Be Tested for STDs? Dec 1st, 2019

Because you can have a sexually transmitted disease (STD) without experiencing any symptoms and because they can be detrimental to your own health and that of your partner(s), the short answer to whether you should be tested for STDs is yes. STD defined STDs are infections that are transmitted through...

10 Tips for Lowering Your Cholesterol Through Diet Nov 1st, 2019

High cholesterol is a major problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 100 million adults have higher than normal cholesterol levels. Over a quarter (35 million) have high enough cholesterol levels to put them at serious risk for heart disease. Heart...

Why the Best Time to Get Your Flu Shot is Now Oct 14th, 2019

Getting any type of sickness can be a drag, but coming down with the flu is a particularly inconvenient and even dangerous illness to catch. It’s getting to be that time of year again where we see more and more of our patients showing flu symptoms, such as high fevers,...

How to Prevent Prediabetes From Turning Into Full-Blown Diabetes Sep 30th, 2019

An estimated 84 million Americans — more than 1 in 3 — have prediabetes, and 90% of those don’t even know they have it. If left untreated, prediabetes can progress to Type 2 diabetes and set you up for a lifelong health battle.  Here’s what our medical team at RevaMed...