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Healthy ways to cope with stress

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COVID-19 has changed a lot in our lives. But there are many day-to-day stressors that will impact our lives, regardless of the pandemic. Still, there is a fear of sickness. Stress from having a hard time finding a job, paying bills or keeping to a daily routine. Others suffer from being isolated or feeling disconnected. […]

5 ways to lower your risk of breast cancer

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We’re in the fight of our lives as companies are working tirelessly to try to find a cure for breast cancer. Unfortunately, as of now, there’s no way to stop it. But there are things you can do to lower your risk of getting it. Protect your breast health with these five ways to reduce […]

Why you should keep an updated medicine list

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When you see a new doctor or go to a new healthcare clinic, you are often asked to bring a list of your current medicines. While it’s important for new doctors to know what you’re taking, it’s equally as important to discuss your medicine list yearly with your family doctor. Your medicine list is in […]

How vaccines work to keep you from getting sick

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The human body is miraculous. Your immune system is responsible for fighting off disease and infections, sometimes before they even make you sick. But it can only do so much when the chicken pox or measles creep in. For an added boost of immunity, vaccines can protect you from common diseases. But how do they […]

The best time to get a flu shot

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As COVID-19 continues to dominate the news, another seasonal battle is waiting to rear its ugly head: Influenza. Experts agree that the best way to protect yourself from catching the flu is to vaccinate. But when’s the best time to get a flu shot? The answer isn’t “one size fits all.” Flu season typically begins […]

What’s the difference between an MD and DO?

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Finding the right doctor may be one of the most important decisions you ever make. Not only will this person be your go-to for health questions, they’ll make sure you’re up-to-date on yearly checkups and tests. At NMC, our family doctors are ready to serve you. They see patients from birth and beyond. Our doctors […]

How to avoid heat stroke

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With temperatures often climbing into the triple-digits during July and August, it’s especially important to be heat aware and avoid heat stroke (sunstroke). But how do you know whether you’re just thirsty, have a case of heat exhaustion or are suffering from heat stroke? The CDC let’s us know what to expect and how to […]

Swim safety tips during a summer of social distancing

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Swimming is a favorite summer activity for many. It is also a great way to exercise year-round. With so many different ways to enjoy the water, from swimming pools to getting out on the lake, it is important to know the basics of swim safety and how to prevent events like accidental drownings. According to […]

Don’t skip out on medical care because of COVID-19

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COVID-19 has made for some uncertain times in our country and throughout the world, and many have avoided going to the doctor, the emergency room or urgent care clinics for fear of contracting the virus. But don’t worry – we have your back. Newton Medical Center is committed to keeping our patients, your families and […]

Sleep 101: A guide to how missing zzz’s can affect your health

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Do you feel like your day is hustling and bustling and you’re never getting enough sleep? You’re not alone. Many adults in the U.S. are in the same boat. Whether it’s being tethered to our cell phones or having the bad habit of falling asleep while binge-watching Netflix, our quality of sleep has steadily declined […]

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