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Understanding “Good” and “Bad” Cholesterol

Posted by PartnerMD on Dec 13, 2017

The science around cholesterol and what we know about how it interacts with populations and individuals has evolved. As we learn more about these complex systems and relationships, the guidance shared by medical professionals and the media hype surrounding it can appear contradictory and cause confusion.

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Topics: Medical Perspectives

​How Knowing Your Family Medical History Can Change Your Life​

Posted by PartnerMD on Jul 20, 2016

When speaking to a physician about your health, patients tend to focus on their personal current and past conditions. But knowing your family’s medical history and understanding the role it plays in your own health is critical, especially when it comes to prevention.

Your family history can identify health complications you may be prone to because of genetics. Having this information allows your physician to tailor your nutrition, exercise and lifestyle recommendations to help prevent these issues from arising.

Ready to take a proactive approach to your health? Discuss your family health history with a PartnerMD physician today.

Here are some factors your physician may consider in regards to your family's health history and how the findings can be used to optimize your health:

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Topics: Genetic Testing

Primary Care vs. Counseling for Stress Management

Posted by PartnerMD on Jan 13, 2016

Our society faces many different kinds of lifestyle stressors and each of us reacts to those stressors differently. It’s common for some people to feel keyed up or anxious over stress, whereas others may feel overwhelmed and tired.

No matter how you respond to it, when stress begins to alter your life in a way that prevents you from enjoying your daily routine, it’s time to get help. So, what do you do? Where do you turn? Which professional is the best source of information and healing?

We’ll answer those questions in today’s blog post.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness

Seasonal Affective Disorder: It’s Not Just the Winter Blues

Posted by PartnerMD on Dec 16, 2015

There are many reasons to love fall and winter: the changing leaves, the cool weather and the holiday cheer that’s just around the corner. However, for many Americans each year, the fall and winter seasons bring the unwelcome symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness

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