Tips for Surviving Allergy Season

Apr 24, 2019 7:59:30 AM / by Voyage Healthcare Team posted in Health Tips

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Spring brings warmer temperatures and beautiful flowers, but for many it also brings seasonal allergies.

To help get you through allergy season, read on about what causes allergies, common symptoms, and ways to cope so you can get back to enjoying the warmer weather.

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Put your best foot forward this National Foot Health Awareness Month

Apr 17, 2019 8:10:33 AM / by Voyage Healthcare Team posted in Health Tips

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April is National Foot Health Awareness Month. It’s also the time of the year when people begin to trade in their boots for sneakers and sandals.

This month-long initiative helps educate people on how to maintain the health of their feet.

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10 Common Foot Disorders

Apr 10, 2019 1:00:54 PM / by Voyage Healthcare Team posted in Family Medicine, Health Tips

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Your feet are made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons. They get you from one place to another, but they also take a lot of daily abuse.

On average, a person will walk roughly 100,000 miles in their lifetime, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).

Whether you’re walking, running, or jumping, your feet are constantly subjected to risk of damage or injury. With such a complex system of tissues and the amount of weight we place on our feet every day, it’s no surprise that nearly everyone will experience a foot problem at some point in their lifetime.

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What is Internal Medicine?

Apr 3, 2019 10:14:05 AM / by Voyage Healthcare Team posted in Family Medicine, Health Tips

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When you think of the term “internal medicine,” your immediate thought might be a provider specializing in diseases and disorders that affect a person’s internal organs.

While that description is close, the term “internal medicine” is often misleading because it doesn’t just involve treating internal organs. It’s all-encompassing and involves preventing, diagnosing, and managing all types of diseases in adults.

You might be wondering, “Isn’t that what a family medical provider does?” Not quite!

We’ll help clear up confusion by explaining the difference between internal and family medicine, highlighting common disorders in adults, and discussing when it’s best to visit an internist.

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When to Visit a Walk-in Clinic

Mar 27, 2019 12:59:52 PM / by Voyage Healthcare Team posted in Family Medicine, Health Tips

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Most people know that when an illness or injury is severe or life-threatening you should go to an emergency room. But what about those times when you’re unsure? A walk-in clinic might be the right answer.

Read on to find out when it’s best to go to North Clinic’s walk-in clinic or an emergency room.

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