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The Benefits of Starting Your Year with an Annual Exam 

The Benefits of Starting Your Year with an Annual Exam 

Your annual physical is a comprehensive exam that puts your health and wellness into the spotlight. Though an exam is beneficial any time throughout the year, here are several benefits to starting the year with your exam.
Jan 3rd, 2024
Does My Cut Need Stitches or Will It Heal on Its Own?

Does My Cut Need Stitches or Will It Heal on Its Own?

Are you wondering if your cut needs stitches or if it will heal on its own? The answer depends on the location, size, and depth of your cut. Read on to identify six questions that you can ask yourself after an injury.
Dec 4th, 2023
The Dangers of High Blood Pressure

The Dangers of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure may not cause any noticeable symptoms, but it can be incredibly dangerous if left untreated. Read on to learn more about the dangers of high blood pressure, and most importantly, what you can do about it.
Nov 2nd, 2023
When Is It Time to Call to Make a Sick Visit?

When Is It Time to Call to Make a Sick Visit?

Not feeling so well? Whether you’re battling a cold that just won’t end, or you have a raging sore throat, it’s important to know when it’s time to switch from at-home treatments to making a sick visit. Here’s what you need to know.
Oct 5th, 2023
Back-to-School Physicals: 3 Steps to Prepare

Back-to-School Physicals: 3 Steps to Prepare

We hope that you and your child have had a blast during the summer and continue to enjoy the weeks left during the fun time. But school is coming up soon, and that means your child will need to prepare for the school physical.
Aug 1st, 2023
 Why Summer Is the Best Time for Botox Treatments

Why Summer Is the Best Time for Botox Treatments

Whether you’re planning on making a trip to the beach or spending some time enjoying the sun in your backyard, summer’s here, and you want to look your best! Read on to find out how Botox can help you achieve that goal.
Jul 13th, 2023
4 Early Signs of Diabetes and When to Worry

4 Early Signs of Diabetes and When to Worry

Diabetes is a serious condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and catching it early is the best chance of avoiding complications that can affect quality of life. Read on to find out what early signs of diabetes you may notice.
Jun 1st, 2023
When Should I Seek Care for a Minor Laceration?

When Should I Seek Care for a Minor Laceration?

Everyone will experience cuts, scrapes, bruises, and lacerations. If you’re active at all, those wounds are all but inevitable. How do you know when to treat a wound at home or seek professional medical assistance? Find out here.
May 11th, 2023
How to Ensure Natural-Looking Botox

How to Ensure Natural-Looking Botox

Botox® is the most popular choice when it comes to cosmetic treatments for wrinkles, but what is the best way to guarantee you get the best results you can from the procedure? Read on to find out how to get the most natural look with Botox.
Apr 12th, 2023
5 Important Benefits of Routine Blood Work

5 Important Benefits of Routine Blood Work

Lab tests are commonplace with things like physical exams and job screenings, but blood tests are an important facet of screenings that are done for many other reasons as well. Read on to find out more about their benefits.
Mar 9th, 2023
How to Prepare Diabetes-Friendly Meals

How to Prepare Diabetes-Friendly Meals

Diabetes is a chronic illness that if left untreated wreaks havoc on systems throughout your body. If you have diabetes, you’ll need to make dietary changes to help balance sugar and insulin in your body. Read on to find out more.
Feb 12th, 2023
Understanding the Link Between Sleep and Blood Pressure

Understanding the Link Between Sleep and Blood Pressure

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a common and potentially dangerous condition with which millions of people struggle. There are many ways to get hypertension, but did you know that sleep problems can also cause it?
Jan 19th, 2023
5 Ways to Treat a Cut or Laceration

5 Ways to Treat a Cut or Laceration

We all get an occasional cut or scrape, but how bad does it have to be to need treatment? What are the best methods for treating them if they happen? Read on to learn more about wound care.
Dec 7th, 2022
Is Winter Too Late for a Flu Shot?

Is Winter Too Late for a Flu Shot?

People have started getting the flu shots this year, but millions of people still haven’t gotten around to it. If you haven’t gotten around to getting the vaccine yet, when is too late for the shot? Read on to find out.
Nov 2nd, 2022
Understanding Your Glucose Test Results

Understanding Your Glucose Test Results

Blood sugar, or blood glucose, is a necessary fuel for the body, but too much of it in your bloodstream can be dangerous, so glucose tests are vital for your health. Read on to find out what the results of this test mean for your health.
Oct 7th, 2022
4 Common Signs of Strep Throat

4 Common Signs of Strep Throat

Strep throat is a common condition that affects children and adults alike, and to distinguish it from other causes of pharyngitis you should know what the signs are. Read on to find out more about strep throat symptoms.
Sep 14th, 2022
Avoid These Foods If You Have High Blood Pressure

Avoid These Foods If You Have High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can go undiagnosed in millions of people and lead to many complications that can affect your health. Dietary changes can help control blood pressure, and there are foods you should avoid to stay healthy.
Aug 8th, 2022
I Have Diabetes. Now What?

I Have Diabetes. Now What?

Diabetes is a chronic illness that affects your blood sugar and can lead to dangerous complications, if not treated properly. If you have diabetes, proper management is key to living with it and ensuring it doesn’t get worse.
Jul 13th, 2022
What Happens at a Physical?

What Happens at a Physical?

The physical examination is a routine part of doctor visits, and most people get them at least once a year. If you haven’t had one, you might wonder what happens during a physical? What is the experience like? Read on to find out more.
Jun 1st, 2022
Lifestyle Adjustments for High Blood Pressure

Lifestyle Adjustments for High Blood Pressure

Keeping your blood pressure under control is vital for staying healthy and preventing a number of complications. Fortunately, there are many simple lifestyle changes you can make that will help to keep it under control.
May 1st, 2022
I'm Nervous About Having My Blood Drawn

I'm Nervous About Having My Blood Drawn

Blood tests are an essential way of diagnosing diseases and providing your doctor with an overview of your health. If you’re anxious about needles and having your blood drawn, read on to get some important advice.
Apr 1st, 2022
Do I Need a Flu Shot If I've Already Had the Flu This Year?

Do I Need a Flu Shot If I've Already Had the Flu This Year?

Every year the time rolls around when we need to get the flu shot to keep from dealing with the unpleasantness of influenza. But how effective is it if you’ve already had the flu? Do you need to get the flu shot then? Read on to learn more.
Mar 1st, 2022
When Would I Need an Ultrasound Instead of An X-Ray?

When Would I Need an Ultrasound Instead of An X-Ray?

If you’re dealing with an injury, a few things can be done to examine the affected area. But if imaging is necessary, what kind do you need? Should you get an ultrasound or an X-ray? Read on to find out more.
Jan 1st, 2022
What Types of Wounds Require Stitches?

What Types of Wounds Require Stitches?

Cuts and scrapes are common occurrences, but sometimes they can be deep or severe enough to require medical attention. When should you get medical attention, and what kind of wounds need stitches?
Dec 6th, 2021
4 Telltale Signs Your Sore Throat May Be Strep

4 Telltale Signs Your Sore Throat May Be Strep

Strep throat is a common condition that can affect both children and adults. However, many of the symptoms are similar to other upper respiratory conditions, like colds and the flu. Read on to learn about the signs of strep throat.
Nov 8th, 2021
Why Is Blood Work Important?

Why Is Blood Work Important?

One of the most important ways to prevent diseases is to get screenings, either at annual physicals or when you start experiencing symptoms. And one of the most effective screening methods is a blood test.
Oct 10th, 2021
5 Symptoms of Diabetes

5 Symptoms of Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that affects millions, including many who don’t realize they have it. To get treated as soon as possible and avoid the many complications of this disease, let’s see the symptoms for which to look out.
Sep 12th, 2021

What Can We Detect with a Blood Test?

Blood tests are a common part of lab work, whether it’s for a routine checkup or testing for a specific condition. But what are the different diseases and conditions you can detect with a blood test? Read on to find out more.
Jul 27th, 2021

The Benefits of Getting Exercise as a Family

Good health is important for the entire family, and one way to help ensure everybody stays healthy is making sure everyone gets exercise. Read more to find out how family exercises can help all of you.
Jun 25th, 2021

Myths and Facts About the Flu Shot

Flu vaccines have been an effective way to reduce flu outbreaks for years, but there are always people convinced they don’t work or are a threat to public health. Let’s separate the myths from the facts.
May 16th, 2021

How Does Diabetes Affect Energy Levels?

Getting tired from work or physical activity is normal, but chronic fatigue is linked to many illnesses, including diabetes. Read more to find out how diabetes is linked to fatigue.
Apr 11th, 2021

Strep Throat: Why Early Treatment Is Key

If you’re worried that your sore throat may be a symptom of strep throat, you’ll need to know what to look for and when to look for treatment. Find out why getting strep throat treated early makes a big difference.
Mar 9th, 2021

How to Prepare for Your Annual Physical

Staying healthy means eating right, staying in shape, and getting plenty of rest. Another important part of staying healthy is getting your annual physical. Read on to find out what you should do to prepare for your physical.
Feb 10th, 2021

Does Stress Cause High Blood Pressure?

Stress is often associated with high blood pressure, but the link between them isn’t well understood. Does stress cause high blood pressure, or does it just make getting it easier? Read on to find out more.
Jan 17th, 2021

7 Diabetic Dos and Don'ts Over the Holidays

The holidays will be here sooner than you think. People will soon be preparing for big meals and family get-togethers. For people with diabetes, this means knowing what to avoid. Read on to find out more.
Nov 8th, 2020

Myths and Facts About Botox

Botox is a popular choice for cosmetic and medical uses. Despite its widespread use, though, there are still many misconceptions about how it can affect the body. Read on to separate myths from fact.
Oct 8th, 2020

Signs That Cut Requires Medical Care

Everybody has gotten a cut or scrape at some point in their life, either through playing outside or a household accident. Most are easy to treat, but when is a cut bad enough to need medical attention?
Sep 23rd, 2020

Botox for Boosted Self-Confidence

It is difficult to put into words how important self-confidence can be for a person. Botox has been available for use for a variety of treatments. Find out what it can do to help you feel better about yourself.
Aug 21st, 2020

Ultrasounds and Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, and getting treatment for it is important to survive the odds. Find out the ways that ultrasounds can help to identify and aid in treatment.
Jul 23rd, 2020

Summer Allergies vs. Cold Symptoms

With the warm weather finally here, we’re also experiencing all the familiar allergies and viruses that can accompany a rise in outside temperature. But do you know the difference between allergy and cold symptoms?
Jun 22nd, 2020

Why You Should Not Skip Your Annual Physical

With so much going on in our daily lives, it’s easy to lose sight of our medical needs. This can mean skipping important things like the annual physical. Read on to find out why keeping that appointment is so important.
May 26th, 2020

Why the Flu Shot Is So Important

It’s important to remember that even though the weather is getting warmer, the flu season is still here. If you haven’t been vaccinated, read on to find out why the flu shot is so important.
Mar 10th, 2020

5 Habits You Can Adopt to Lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a common problem, and it’s often the direct result of your habits. Learn about what you can do to reduce high blood pressure before it gets out of control and becomes life-threatening.
Feb 1st, 2020

The Importance of Expert Management of Chronic Diseases

It can be exhausting trying to manage a chronic disease like diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, or cancer. Learn how you can partner with our expert team to monitor your disease and keep it from progressing or disrupting your quality of life.
Dec 1st, 2019

Myths and Facts About Botox

When it comes to Botox®, a lot of information is out there, but also a lot of misinformation. Here, we separate fact from fiction.
Oct 1st, 2019

How Does Stress Affect Your Blood Pressure?

It’s no secret that stress is bad for your health. But, if you have high blood pressure, it’s especially important to limit your stress levels. Read on to learn why.
Sep 1st, 2019

How to Recognize Swimmer's Ear and How We Treat It

If you or your child start having ear pain, especially after swimming in a pool or lake, it could be swimmer’s ear. Learn how to recognize this common ear infection and how a doctor can treat it.
Jul 24th, 2019

10 Tips for Safe Summer Travel

It’s summer! If your plans include visiting family and friends, or traveling to the beach or other destination, learn how to be safe with these 10 tips for safe summer travel.
Jun 20th, 2019
How to Help Your Child Through an Injection, Immunizations, child health

How to Help Your Child Through an Injection

Immunizations are important for your child's health, but that doesn't mean they're going to like them. Here are nine tips to make the vaccination process less stressful for your child (and for you).
May 14th, 2019
lacerations, emergency

When Should I Seek Medical Care for a Skin Laceration?

When injured, consider whether you should seek medical care. While some injuries may require immediate medical treatment, others can be treated safely at home. With lacerations, professional care should be based on several different factors.
Mar 14th, 2019
Some sore throats require medical intervention.

When a Sore Throat Warrants a Trip to the Doctor

Gargling with salt water and using numbing sprays may help resolve some sore throat pain. But others require medical intervention. The experts at Walker Family Care offer the following pointers to help you determine when that's the case.
Feb 1st, 2019
Symptoms of Diabetes, Walker Family Care

3 Symptoms of Diabetes That Might Surprise You

Are you feeling tired and shaky after lunch? Before you reach for another mid-day cup of coffee to power through your day, take a look at these three easy-to-miss signs that you may have diabetes. Number 3 will surprise you.
Dec 19th, 2018

What to Expect During Your Annual Physical Exam

Your normal annual physical with your doctor is your opportunity to ask questions about your symptoms and learn more about the state of your health. Here's what to expect at your next physical exam with your doctor.
Nov 28th, 2018

How Botox Works to Reduce the Signs of Aging

Botox is a popular neurotoxin that can safely reduce the signs of aging in the face, particularly in the forehead and around the mouth and eyes. How does Botox really work and is it right for you?
Oct 30th, 2018

How Can You Protect Yourself From The Flu?

Influenza not only makes millions of people dreadfully ill every year, it kills hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Learn how you can protect yourself from it.
Sep 26th, 2018

5 Tips to Lower Your Blood Pressure

When it finally sneaks up on you, high blood pressure can mean the difference between life or death. Learn how to prevent and manage high blood pressure naturally with these five simple tips, before it causes serious health problems.
Jul 30th, 2018

How Often Should I Get a Physical?

The basic physical exam is one of the most important steps you can take to safeguard your health. Here’s a look at why you should have a checkup and how often you should have one.
Aug 27th, 2018