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5 Lifestyle Habits for Preventing Diabetes Complications Aug 8th, 2022

Though you may already know that smoking increases your risk for lung cancer, it also increases your risk for other cancers. It also puts you at risk of a myriad other diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Smoking also shortens your life. Each year, smoking contributes to one out of...

How Often Should My Toddler Have Check-ups? Jul 12th, 2022

Like adults, children and toddlers benefit from preventive medical care. In addition to catching and monitoring possible health issues and concerns, check-ups allow our pediatricians to evaluate your child’s development and ensure they’re hitting the designated milestones for their age group.  At Midwest Regional Health Services, our team of primary and urgent care...

Why are Women More Likely to Die After a Heart Attack? Jun 1st, 2022

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is still the leading cause of death for American women. In 2019, over 300,000 women (approximately one in five) died from heart disease in the United States. While awareness about the dangers of cardiovascular disease has been on the rise for...

What to Do About a Loved One's Allergic Reaction May 1st, 2022

Foods like nuts and shellfish are just two of the many allergy triggers that affect millions of American children and adults. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, over 50 million Americans suffer from some type of allergies, making allergies the sixth-leading cause of chronic illness in the...

How to Prepare for a Sports Physical Apr 5th, 2022

Sports physicals help ensure that your child is physically fit and ready to participate in team sports or athletic activities. Your child’s school may require that they pass a sports physical in order to be eligible for certain athletic and physical fitness programs. Sports physicals are comprehensive health exams that...

5 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Mar 6th, 2022

High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is one of the most common health problems affecting American adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost half of all American adults (approximately 47%) suffer from high blood pressure. If left untreated, high blood pressure can increase your...

When to See a Specialist About Depressive Moods Feb 8th, 2022

Mental health and emotional wellbeing are important factors in your overall health. While everyone has bad days and periods of sadness due to specific life events like a death or personal trauma, depression isn’t always linked to or the result of grief.  At Midwest Regional Health Services, our team of...

Is High Cholesterol Genetic? Jan 11th, 2022

High cholesterol is a common and potentially serious health problem that affects millions of Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 90 million adults have high cholesterol levels. Approximately 7% of American children and teenagers between the ages of 6 and 19 also suffer from...

Are Telemedicine Visits as Effective as In-Person? Dec 9th, 2021

Telemedicine services have been around for years, and are becoming more popular and essential as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While some medical needs still require an in-person visit to the doctor’s office, there are several routine health care services that can be delivered effectively through telemedicine.  At...

When to See a Doctor About Your Child’s Respiratory Symptoms Nov 10th, 2021

From asthma and seasonal allergies to the flu and coronavirus, it’s never been more important to know how to evaluate respiratory symptoms in your child, and know when to take them to the doctor, especially if your child has underlying health issues.  At Midwest Regional Health Services, our primary care...

How to Lower Your Risk for Chronic Diseases Oct 17th, 2021

Chronic diseases are a growing health threat for millions of Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 6 in 10 Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease, and 4 in 10 suffer from two or more chronic diseases at the same time. In addition to...

5 Benefits of an Annual Physical Sep 6th, 2021

To get an annual physical or not: that is the question many American adults ask themselves every year. For people suffering from chronic illnesses like diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, annual physicals are essential. However are annual physicals necessary if you’re healthy? Most of the time, yes they are. Here’s...

What's the Recommended Well-Child Schedule? Aug 12th, 2021

The early years of your child’s life are filled with important milestones, from getting their first teeth to learning to speak and walk to reaching puberty. In addition to providing vital preventive care, well-child visits allow our pediatricians to monitor your child’s development, identify problems early on, and recommend treatment...

Learn How to Prevent Diabetes with Lifestyle Choices Jul 27th, 2021

Diabetes is a growing health threat for millions of American children and adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 30 million Americans (including both children and adults) — over 10% of the overall population — were suffering from diabetes as of 2018. At Midwest Regional...

8 STDs and How to Treat Them Jun 20th, 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least one in five Americans is living with a sexually transmitted disease (STD). In addition to the health risks and possible reproductive complications that can develop when some STDs remain untreated, STD-related medical costs are in the billions.  At...

For Which Services Can I Take Advantage of Telemedicine? May 5th, 2021

The current pandemic has highlighted the value of accessible health care services like telemedicine, and technology is making it possible to deliver basic medical care and treatment to more and more people from the comfort of their own homes on a flexible schedule. At Midwest Regional Health Services, we offer...

The Different Types of Diabetes and How to Manage Them Apr 4th, 2021

Diabetes is an ongoing health problem in the United States. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), over one million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. When left untreated, diabetes can be a life-threatening illness, but with treatment and certain lifestyle modifications, it’s manageable. At Midwest Regional Health Services,...

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Myths and Facts About Vasectomy Reversals Mar 7th, 2021

While a vasectomy is generally considered a permanent form of birth control, some men may change their minds and decide to get a vasectomy reversal for any number of reasons. As with many medical procedures, there’s a lot of misinformation and myths floating about how a vasectomy works and whether...

Do You Really Need to Get an Annual Physical? Feb 8th, 2021

Depending on your medical history, health status, and lifestyle, an annual physical is necessary to monitor your health and get essential medical screenings, especially if you take medication or have a chronic condition. For healthy adults with no medical problems and within a healthy weight range, an annual physical is...

5 Reasons You Need a Primary Care Provider Jan 5th, 2021

According to recent studies, the number of Americans who have a primary care provider has plummeted over the last two decades. The decline in primary care physicians was especially pronounced among young American adults aged 30 and under.  While healthy people may not think they need a primary care provider...