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Diabetes and Your Feet: Healthy Feet, Healthy You
November 08, 2018

Diabetes and Your Feet: Healthy Feet, Healthy You

November is National Diabetes Mellitus Month, a time when communities across our country come together to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on over thirty million Americans. It is important to take good care of your feet, especially when you have diabetes. Diabetes can put the health of your feet and legs at risk. The best way to prevent these risks is to make sure your diabetes remains well controlled with a healthy lifestyle and any medications your provider prescribes.... more
Drowsy Driving Prevention Week
November 05, 2018

Drowsy Driving Prevention Week

Drowsy driving is a widespread national public health and safety issue. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that drowsy driving is related to at least 100,000 motor-vehicle crashes and more than 1,500 deaths per year.... more
Watch Out for Children on Halloween
October 23, 2018

Watch Out for Children on Halloween

As children take to the streets on Halloween to trick-or-treat, their risk of being injured by motorists increases greatly. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Halloween is consistently one of the top three days for pedestrian injuries and fatalities.... more
Fighting to Prevent SIDS
October 23, 2018

Fighting to Prevent SIDS

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)—the abrupt, unexpected death of a baby younger than age 1—is the number one killer of American children between ages 1 month and 1 year. The exact cause of SIDS remains unknown. Most babies who die of SIDS have no symptoms, and an autopsy shows no cause of death.... more
What to Do About Low HDL Cholesterol
October 23, 2018

What to Do About Low HDL Cholesterol

If your doctor says that your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol level is too low, take heart. There are steps you can take to improve this “good" cholesterol—and boost your cardiovascular health. Here’s some information you can use to begin discussing a plan with your doctor.... more
Breast Cancer Screenings
October 10, 2018

Breast Cancer Screenings

Recent guidelines on breast cancer screening have changed a lot, and several national expert groups have made differing recommendations as to when a first mammogram should be obtained and how often they should be performed. However, we suggest obtaining a first mammogram between the age of 40 and 50 and earlier if you have family history of breast cancer.... more
Breast Cancer – Things to Think About
October 05, 2018

Breast Cancer – Things to Think About

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in young women aged 15 to 34. It can be scary to think about and even scarier to face. Here are some quick, helpful tips.... more
Am I Taking Too Many Medications?
September 21, 2018

Am I Taking Too Many Medications?

Here’s something you may not know: taking more than five medications is called polypharmacy. While each medication may be necessary, and the benefits outweigh the risk of not taking them, it’s still important to be aware of the symptoms that can occur from polypharmacy. The symptoms of simultaneous drug usage can easily be confused with symptoms of normal aging or another disease, which oftentimes results in additional drugs being prescribed as treatment.... more
Comprehensive, State-of-the-Art Cancer Care for Women
September 18, 2018

Comprehensive, State-of-the-Art Cancer Care for Women

Experts with Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center take a multidisciplinary team approach to developing and carrying out your treatment plan when you are diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer.... more
Ovarian Cancer – Know the Facts
September 07, 2018

Ovarian Cancer – Know the Facts

Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women. Unfortunately, ovarian cancer often goes undetected due to its subtle symptoms but if diagnosed and treated early, treatment success and survival rate increase significantly. Read below to learn more about risk reduction and advances in treatment.... more
Teen Depression and Suicide
September 06, 2018

Teen Depression and Suicide

Distinguishing between typical teenage problems and symptoms of mental illness is not always easy, but parents should be aware of significant emotional and behavioral changes in their child that may warn of depression. If you believe your child may be struggling with a serious problem or mental health disorder, ask him or her about it. Ignoring the problem won’t make it go away, and it could put your teen at risk.... more
Extreme Heat Dangers
August 20, 2018

Extreme Heat Dangers

Despite varying external temperatures, the human body maintains a fairly consistent internal temperature. To sustain this “safe” internal temperature, our bodies are constantly working to eliminate any excess heat—a function we generally aren’t aware of until we are exposed to more heat than we can handle. People tend to suffer heat-related illness when this critical function fails, and their body is unable to properly cool itself.... more
Dr. David Levine Appears on Megyn Kelly TODAY
August 20, 2018

Dr. David Levine Appears on Megyn Kelly TODAY

Summit Medical Group pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist, Dr. David Levine, shared his personal journey through postpartum depression with NBC’s Al Roker, Keir Simmons and Jacob Soboroff for the viewers of Megyn Kelly TODAY. Dr. Levine was joined on panel by psychiatrist, Dr. Catherine Birndorf and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, Erica Cheng.... more
Back to School Jitters
August 20, 2018

Back to School Jitters

All children experience some kind of anxiety. Worries get triggered by new and unfamiliar situations, so worries about something like going back to school are completely normal. As parents, we can help ease the transition with some basic steps.... more
Prepare Your Kids for a Healthy School Year
August 10, 2018

Prepare Your Kids for a Healthy School Year

Although no one wants to think about it, school will be back in session soon. Taking care of your child’s health care needs before classes begin can help relieve some of that school year stress. In addition to buying school supplies and digging out backpacks, it’s important to focus on a few health-related “to-dos”. Annual well-child check-ups, immunizations, and sports physicals should be on the top of your to-do list.... more