4c Medical Group Blog

 

What is Stress?{Part One}

In Part One of our series on stress and anxiety, Dr. Robert Stockman, Ph.D., 4C Medical Group’s psychologist offers a comprehensive explanation of the origination of stress, its effects on the mind and body, and ways to cope and minimize its impact on our wellbeing.

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How to Break Up with Your Phone.

How many people on their deathbeds do you think are going to say, “I wish I’d spent more time on Facebook”? Keep asking yourself the same question, again and again and again: This is your life. How much of it do you want to spend on your phone?

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What to Eat & Drink if You Have the Flu.

There are no magic cures for the flu, but you can ensure you maintain proper hydration and sustenance to minimize your discomfort and potentially speed up your recovery time. Here are some foods and drinks that will combat your flu symptoms:

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A Heart Risk Factor Doctors Are Still Learning About.

Although doctors regularly test for lipoproteins such as HDL and LDL cholesterol, very few test specifically for lipoprotein(a) (lp(a)). High levels of lp(a) (which are predominantly determined by genetics), triple the risk of having a heart attack or stroke at an early age. 

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New Year’s Resolutions: Here’s How to Succeed.

Research states that half of all Americans make New Year’s resolutions, yet only 8% keep their resolutions and reach their goals. Dr. Paul Marciano, Ph.D., is a behavioral psychologist on a mission to help us develop the right skills and strategies to stick with our New Year’s resolutions. Here are his seven principles for resolution success:

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Understanding the Medicare Enrollment Form.

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people age 65 or older and those with a disability (younger or older than 65, and who are eligible for Social Security benefits due to their disability).

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The Importance of an Echocardiogram.

We offer sonography at all of our 4C Medical Group clinics. Our sonographer, Makenzie Teichert performs two specific forms of cardiovascular sonography : Echocardiogram and CIMT (Carotid Intima-Media Thickening Test).

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The Difference Between a Cold and the Flu.

The weather is finally cooling off and you know what that means — the flu season and cold season are upon us. So, how do you tell them apart? And, what are the do’s and don’ts for treating these unwelcome autumn guests?

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New Blood Pressure Guidelines for Children.

In August, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a 74-page report updating its guidelines for screening and managing high blood pressure in children and adolescents. The new guidelines include an easy-to-read chart to help physicians accurately determine a child’s blood pressure.

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