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Tips on Healthy Aging

Tips on Healthy Aging

The United States is aging. According to the CDC (Center of Disease Control), longer life spans and aging baby boomers will combine to double the population of Americans aged 65 years or older during the next 25 years. September is healthy aging awareness month and as the weather cools it’s a good it’s time to start working on improving your physical, mental and social well-being.

10 Ways to Stay Healthy

10 Ways to Stay Healthy

Staying fit and active can have a very positive impact on your overall health. According to Fitness.gov, “Less than 5% of American adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day, and only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week.” On top of that “typical American diets exceed the recommended intake levels or limits in four categories: calories from solid fats and added sugars; refined grains; sodium; and saturated fat.

Get some relief this Ragweed Season

Get some relief this Ragweed Season

Fall is just around the corner. As the season changes we trade I the sweltering hot days of summer for the cooler, crisp days of autumn. The humidity drops, the days get shorter and the nights longer. Being outdoors becomes much more comfortable. The fall season brings changes to the weather, but other things in the environment change as well.

Be prepared this year with Immunization & Vaccines

Be prepared this year with Immunization & Vaccines

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) The goal of NIAM is to increase awareness about immunizations across the lifespan, from infants to the elderly. August is an ideal time to make sure everyone is up-to-date on vaccines before heading back to school and to plan ahead to receive flu vaccine. Getting vaccinated is an easy way to stay healthy all year round. During the month of August, take the time to make sure that you and your loved ones have received all of the vaccinations you need.

College Safety Survival Guide

College Safety Survival Guide

The start of a new college semester can be a very exciting time in a young adult’s life. It’s the beginning of a new chapter in one’s journey through college, filled with new classes, living arrangements, friends, jobs, and life experiences. These new experiences will help shape the student’s future and mold them into the adults they will become.

Essential Facts to Know About Diabetes

Essential Facts to Know About Diabetes

Diabetes is not uncommon in America. According to the American Diabetes Association, about 10% of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes.

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month

June is Scoliosis Awareness Month

Remember getting checked for scoliosis in elementary school? Did you ever realize how important it was getting that exam? June is scoliosis awareness month and we asked Dr. Shelly Roque a SIMED Primary Care Family medicine and sports medicine physician questions that were never answered in elementary school. For example:

What is scoliosis?

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness month. According to the National Center for PTSD, about 7 or 8 out of every 100 people will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD at some point in their lives.

Men's Health Awareness Month

Men's Health Awareness Month

By the age of 85, women outnumber men in the U.S. 2.2 to 1; this rises to 3 to 1 if they reach their 90s according to the CDC. Dr. Eric Svestka a SIMED Primary Care physician gives us some valuable advice on how men can take some steps to make healthier lifestyle choices.

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

SIMED Primary Care's Dr. David Lefkowitz touches base with us on how we can use this month to raise awareness about skin cancer and help people take action to prevent or detect it, both at home and in our North Central Florida community. While melanoma is the least common form of skin cancer, it is still the sixth most common cancer in North America.