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What Should I Expect at an Eye Exam?

You go to the doctor to take care of your health and the dentist to take care of your teeth and gums. A regular visit to the eye doctor is also essential to preserve your vision and your health. Here’s what to expect when you come in for an eye exam.

Dec 1st, 2020
Is High Blood Pressure Dangerous?

High blood pressure is known as a silent killer. It has no outward symptoms, but the condition slowly and quietly does damage to your internal organs and overall health. Read on to learn how to avoid high blood pressure.

Nov 1st, 2020
Have You Been Tested for Allergies?

If you suffer from a stuffy nose and headaches when plants bloom, have digestive distress after eating certain foods, or mysteriously develop a rash after using certain products, you may have an allergy. Get tested to know for sure and find relief.

Oct 12th, 2020
How Can a Family Medicine Doctor Help Me?

You benefit from having a practice that offers health services and gets to know the needs and dynamics of your whole family. Read on to learn how a family medicine doctor can serve these roles and help you maintain a high quality of life.

Sep 21st, 2020
The Importance of a Physical Before School Starts

A school physical provides a thorough review of your child’s health and detects or prevents problems that can cause trouble later on. Read on to learn why that physical is important, even if your child is feeling just fine.

Aug 9th, 2020
Understanding Addiction

Addiction isn’t just something to “get over.” Dependence on alcohol, drugs, or certain behaviors changes your brain and corrupts it. If you or a loved one are experiencing addiction, read on to gain some understanding.

Jul 15th, 2020
Mental Health-Counselors Available for Telehealth

Don’t put your mental health on hold so you can avoid leaving the house. Telehealth is an extremely easy, safe, and convenient way to get the counseling support you need. Read on to learn more about the telehealth mental health care available.

Jun 22nd, 2020
The Importance of Women's Wellness Exams

Women have special health needs and a regular wellness exam for women helps meet these needs. Read on to learn why you should never skip this annual check of your pelvic and reproductive health.

Mar 12th, 2020
The Many Health Benefits of Losing a Few Pounds.

Weight loss takes effort, but it’s well worth it. Losing even a few pounds improves your health status and can boost your quality of life. Read on to learn why even just a loss of 5-10% of your size can help.

Feb 10th, 2020
Am I at Risk For Glaucoma?

The intraocular pressure that builds up with the condition known as glaucoma can be devastating to your vision. Are you at risk? Read on to find out, and learn why early detection is so important.

Jan 1st, 2020
Is It Allergies or Is It a Cold?

Sniffling and sneezing are symptoms that indicate long-term seasonal allergies or a short-term cold. Read on to learn which it likely is for you and your family.

Dec 4th, 2019
How a Root Canal Can Save Your Tooth

Although it’s possible to replace a lost tooth with a denture or implant, this replacement will never feel quite like the real thing. If you can save your tooth with a root canal, don’t pass it up. Read on to learn why.

Nov 1st, 2019
The Link Between Stress and High Blood Pressure

Stress is inevitable and how you respond to it matters. Let stress literally “stress you out,” and it contributes to poor health, including hypertension. Learn how stress affects you and what you can do to manage it and your blood pressure.

Oct 1st, 2019
How to Extend the Results of Teeth Whitening

You invested time and money in getter a brighter, whiter smile. You want them to stay that way. These tips help you keep your newly brilliant teeth from discoloring once again.

Sep 3rd, 2019
What Is Behavioral Health (And Is It Right for You)?

When you have an issue with substance abuse or mental health that affects your health and wellbeing, seek behavioral health help. If thoughts, actions, or behaviors are negatively affecting your daily life, read on to learn how treatment can help.

Aug 16th, 2019
Deciding Between Contact Lenses and Glasses

People with healthy eyes can choose between contact lenses and glasses to correct poor vision. Which you choose is a personal decision that depends on your comfort, desired correction, and style.

Jul 1st, 2019
What Makes Family Medicine Different?

A family physician provides comprehensive care for you and your entire family. Read on to learn what makes seeking and receiving care at South Plains Rural Health Services different.

Jun 1st, 2019
Depression Is Normal, and So Is Seeking Help

Everyone occasionally feels blue, and it isn’t necessarily a reason for medical care. But, many people feel persistent feelings of sadness that suggest depression. Depression is nothing to be ashamed of -- seek help to feel like yourself again.

May 1st, 2019
5 Signs Someone You Know Could Be Dealing With Abuse

Being abused can leave victims feeling afraid, alone, and confused. They may be hesitant to reach out for help, which is why your help is essential. If you see the signs of abuse, you may assist them in seeking help.

Apr 1st, 2019
Understanding Why Colorectal Screenings Are So Important

Colon cancer is one of the most common types of cancer and is treatable when caught early. Colorectal screenings can protect you from developing this potentially deadly disease. Read on to learn why you should schedule yours today.

Jan 16th, 2019
9 Tips for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

Simple lifestyle steps can help you reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Read on to learn how you can prevent this chronic disease from wreaking havoc on your long-term health.

Dec 6th, 2018
Why You Need a Flu Shot Every Year

A flu shot helps you avoid the miserable symptoms of the flu. You need to update your shot every year, however, to protect you from the most prevalent strain.

Nov 16th, 2018
The Importance of Having an Annual Physical

No matter how young or fit you are, an annual physical is essential to protecting your health. Take a moment to learn how yearly checkups keep you healthier by creating a solid foundation for your overall wellness.

Aug 6th, 2018