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04/Jun/2022

Telehealth is quickly becoming an important part of the medical community. This is because it offers a number of advantages over traditional in-office visits. Patients can get the care they need from the comfort of their own homes, and doctors can treat more patients thanks to the technology. In this blog post, we will discuss the rise of telehealth and why it’s such an important tool for doctors and patients alike! Here are some of the many advantages to look for a medical practice that offers telehealth. 

One of the main advantages of telehealth is that it offers patients more flexibility. They can schedule appointments around their work or school schedules, and they don’t have to take time off to travel to and from the doctor’s office. Telehealth also allows patients to get care from anywhere in the world, which is especially important for those who live in rural areas. 

Another advantage of telehealth is that it can save both patients and doctor’s time. Doctors can see more patients in a day thanks to the technology, and patients don’t have to waste time traveling to and from appointments. In addition, many telehealth appointments can be done through video conferencing, which means that there is no need to wait in a waiting room. 

Telehealth is also more convenient for both patients and doctors. Patients don’t have to take time off work or school to go to appointments, and they can get care from the comfort of their own homes, especially when they are not feeling well. 

The rise of telehealth is changing the way that medical practices operate. It’s an important tool for both patients and doctors, and it offers a number of advantages over traditional in-office visits. If you’re looking for a new medical practice, be sure to look for one that offers telehealth services. 

 Rochester Medical Group, we care about the health of your family! We are doing what we can to make healthcare a little easier for people with busy schedules. Our physicians are quickly able to diagnose and treat common illnesses and minor injuries to help you get better, faster. We are here to meet the urgent medical care needs of Rochester Hills, Rochester, Troy, and the surrounding communities. Call us today at (248) 844-6000. 


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03/May/2022

With the sun shining and the weather getting warmer, it’s important to start thinking about how to protect your skin from the sun. Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the United States, and it’s important to take steps to protect yourself from it.

Wearing sunscreen is one of the most important things that you can do to protect your skin from the sun. Make sure to choose a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and apply it liberally to all exposed skin. You should also reapply sunscreen every two hours, or more often if you are sweating or swimming.

Another good way to protect your skin from the sun is to wear protective clothing. Wear loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirts and pants made from a light-colored, breathable fabric. If you are going to be in the sun for an extended period of time, consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat to shade your face, neck, and ears. 

You can also protect your skin by trying to stay in the shade as much as possible. If you are going to be outside for an extended period of time, seek out a shady spot to rest in every so often. 

Make sure to drink plenty of water when you are spending time outside in the sun. Dehydration can exacerbate the effects of the sun on your skin, so it’s important to stay hydrated. 

Finally, remember to check your skin regularly for any changes. If you notice anything unusual, make sure to see a dermatologist as soon as possible. The ABCDs of checking your mole is to look for ones that are asymmetrical, have irregular borders, are more than one color, have a diameter larger than a pencil eraser, or are evolving. 

 Rochester Medical Group, we care about the health of your family! We are doing what we can to make healthcare a little easier for people with a busy schedule. Our physicians are quickly able to diagnose and treat common illnesses and minor injuries to help you get better, faster. We are here to meet the urgent medical care needs of Rochester Hills, Rochester, Troy, and the surrounding communities. Call us today at (248) 844-6000. 

 


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02/Apr/2022

Did you know that April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month? This month is dedicated to raising awareness about this debilitating neurological disease. In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know about Parkinson’s Disease. We will cover the symptoms, causes, and treatment options available for those who are affected by it.

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive neurological disorder that affects the motor system. The main symptom of Parkinson’s disease is tremor, or shaking, which can affect any part of the body. Other common symptoms include rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with balance.

The cause of Parkinson’s disease is unknown, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, but there are treatments available that can help to improve the symptoms.

Some of the treatments of Parkinson’s disease include :

  • Medications: There are a number of different medications that can be used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

 

  • Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be an option to help improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

 

  • Therapy: Physical, occupational, and speech therapy can all help to improve the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

 

If you or someone you know is affected by Parkinson’s disease, there are many resources available to help. The Parkinson’s Foundation is a great resource for information and support. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, it is important to seek out the best possible treatment. There are many different options available, and the best course of treatment will vary from person to person. If you have any questions about Parkinson’s disease, be sure to speak with your doctor or a qualified healthcare professional. Rochester Medical Group, we care about the health of your family! We are doing what we can to make healthcare a little easier for people with a busy schedule. Our physicians are quickly able to diagnose and treat common illnesses and minor injuries to help you get better, faster. We are here to meet the urgent medical care needs of Rochester Hills, Rochester, Troy, and the surrounding communities. Call us today at (248) 844-6000. 


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07/Mar/2022

If you’re trying to eat healthy on a budget, you’re not alone. Many people find it difficult to afford to eat well. However, with a few simple tips and tricks, it’s possible to make healthy eating affordable. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best ways to save money on your food budget while still eating nutritious and delicious meals. These days, everyone is looking to save money and your nutrition doesn’t have to be sacrificed. Here are 5 tips you can start using today. 

  1. Plan Ahead: One of the best ways to save money on your food budget is to plan ahead. When you have a plan, you’re more likely to make wise decisions about what to buy at the grocery store. The best way to plan ahead is by creating a weekly menu and shopping list. This will help you stay focused while you’re at the store and make it less likely that you’ll impulse buy items that you don’t need. 
  2. Shop the Sales: Another great way to save money on your food budget is to take advantage of sales. When meats or produce go on sale, stock up! You can freeze meat for future use or cook extra meals with fresh produce and save them for later. Just be sure to not buy more than you can use in a timely manner, or you’ll end up wasting food. 
  3. Avoid Processed Foods: Processed foods are often expensive and they’re not always the healthiest option either. If you want to save money on your food budget, avoid buying processed foods as much as possible. Instead, focus on buying fresh fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. These foods may cost a bit more upfront, but they’ll save you money in the long run by providing your body with the nutrients it needs to function properly. 
  4. Buy in Bulk: Another great way to save money on your food budget is to buy in bulk. You can cook meals in your crockpot in big batches and freeze leftovers for fast and convenient dinners later on. This is especially nice on busy weekday nights.  You can also buy non-perishable items like canned goods, rice, and pasta in bulk to save money. Just be sure to have enough storage space for all of your bulk purchases! 
  5. Grow Your Own Food: One of the best ways to save money on your food budget is to grow your own food. If you have a green thumb, this is a great way to get fresh fruits and vegetables without having to spend a lot of money. You can also save money by preserving your own food. Canning and pickling are great ways to enjoy seasonal produce all year long.

By following these tips, you can save money on your food budget while still eating healthy. At Rochester Medical Group, we care about the health of your family! We are doing what we can to make healthcare a little easier for people with a busy schedule. Our physicians are quickly able to diagnose and treat common illnesses and minor injuries to help you get better, faster. We are here to meet the urgent medical care needs of Rochester Hills, Rochester, Troy, and the surrounding communities. Call us today at (248) 844-6000. 

 


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07/Feb/2022

Did you know that February is National Girls and Women in Sports Month? This is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of women and girls in sports, as well as promote sport opportunities for all. According to the Women’s Sports Foundation, when girls participate in sports, they are more likely to have: 

  • Higher self-esteem 
  • Better academic achievement 
  • Greater social connectedness 
  • Fewer eating disorders and body image issues 

There are many reasons why it is important for women and girls to get involved in sports, so let’s take a look at some tips on how to encourage them!

Show Them the Role Models

One of the best ways to encourage girls and women to get involved in sports is to show them how successful women can be in this domain. Women like Serena Williams, Simone Biles, and Misty Copeland have shattered stereotypes and shown that there are no limits to what women can achieve. Their success and hard work prove that women can be strong, fit, and healthy athletes. Consider showing your girls role models like these, so they see the true potential of their strength and abilities!

Make it Fun-Filled Activity for Them

Whether it’s a hike, swimming in the pool, or gathering some friends to play basketball, Sports are a great way to have fun! There is no better way to connect with each other. Girls will enjoy themselves more when they are doing something they love and makes them happy.

Equip Them with the Proper Gear 

Girls need good equipment just like boys do in order to participate in sports safely and effectively. Make sure your daughter has proper gear such as a good pair of sneakers, clothes that fit well, and protective gear, depending on what sport they’re in. 

Take them to events 

Whether you want your daughter to play or just watch, attending games is one way that girls can learn about different sports. The more they see how fun it is, the more likely they are to participate! This also gives her opportunities to meet other people who share similar interests—and get a sense of what it feels like to work together as a team. 

Give Them Opportunities to Play Year-Round 

Girls don’t have to only play sports in school. There are many opportunities for them to get involved in sports outside of the traditional school year. For example, community centers and clubs often offer different sports programs during the summer or throughout the year. Check online with your local community and encourage her to try something new.  

 

Let Them Play Multiple Sports 

Playing multiple sports is a great way for girls to find the one that they love the most. It can also help them stay in shape and improve their skills in different areas. Girls who play multiple sports are more likely to excel in all of them, so encourage her to try out as many as she wants but bottom line is, make sure she’s having fun.  

National Girls and Women in Sports Month is a great time to get your daughter involved in sports. With the right encouragement, she can learn new things about herself while enjoying physical activity. Who knows? She may even become one of the next successful female athletes!  At Rochester Medical Group, we care about the health of your family! We are doing what we can to make healthcare a little easier for people with a busy schedule. Our physicians are quickly able to diagnose and treat common illnesses and minor injuries to help you get better, faster. We are here to meet the urgent medical care needs of Rochester Hills, Rochester, Troy, and the surrounding communities. Call us today at (248) 844-6000. 

 


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05/Jan/2022

Every expecting parent dreams of the day when their baby will finally be born. Holding them in your arms after nine long months and counting all the perfect fingers and toes are all milestones that are anticipated and a rite of passage as a new parent. Birth defects are not something that parents-to-be often allow themselves to think about, but it does happen, and being aware of the risks is important. 

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognizes January as National Birth Defects Awareness Month. This is a time to raise awareness about birth defects and highlight efforts to improve the health of people living with these conditions across their lifespan. Here are steps you can take to get ready for pregnancy, stay healthy during pregnancy, and give your baby a healthy start in life:

 

  • Get 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day. Folic acid is a B vitamin. If a woman has enough folic acid in her body at least 1 month before and during pregnancy, it can help prevent major birth defects of the developing baby’s brain and spine (anencephaly and spina bifida). Women can get folic acid from fortified foods or supplements, or a combination of the two, in addition to a varied diet rich in folate. Learn more about folic acid.
  • Prevent infections. Some infections that a woman might get during pregnancy can be harmful to the developing baby and can even cause birth defects. Check out our 10 tips for preventing infections before and during pregnancy.
  • Pregnant and recently pregnant women are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with nonpregnant women. COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy can protect you from severe illness. If you have questions about getting vaccinated, a conversation with your healthcare provider might be helpful, but is not required before vaccination.
  • See a healthcare professional regularly. Be sure to see a doctor when planning a pregnancy and start prenatal care as soon as possible. It is important to see your physician throughout your pregnancy. Keeping all prenatal care appointments, even telehealth appointments, should be a priority.
  • Talk to a healthcare provider about taking any medications. Certain medications can cause serious birth defects when taken during pregnancy. If a woman is pregnant or planning a pregnancy, she should first talk with her healthcare provider before stopping or starting any medications.
  • Talk to a healthcare provider about vaccinations (shots). Most vaccines are safe during pregnancy and some, such as the flu vaccine and Tdap (adult tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccine), are specifically recommended during pregnancy. Learn about vaccinations during pregnancy and learn more about COVID-19 vaccines while pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Keep diabetes under control. Unmanaged diabetes can increase the chance of birth defects and other problems during pregnancy. To manage your diabetes, see your health care provider as recommended before and during pregnancy. Also, monitor your blood sugar levels, follow a healthy eating plan developed with your healthcare provider or dietician, be physically active, and take insulin as directed. Learn more about how to manage type 1 or type 2 diabetes during pregnancy and gestational diabetes.
  • Avoid alcohol at any time during pregnancy. Alcohol in a woman’s bloodstream passes to the developing baby through the umbilical cord. Alcohol use during pregnancy can cause miscarriage, stillbirth, and a range of disabilities. There is no known safe amount of alcohol use during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant. There is also no safe time during pregnancy to drink. All types of alcohol are equally harmful, including all wines and beer. Learn more about alcohol and pregnancy.
  • Avoid smoking cigarettes. The dangers of smoking during pregnancy include preterm birth, certain birth defects (cleft lip or cleft palate), and infant death. Quitting smoking before getting pregnant is best. For a woman who is already pregnant, quitting as early as possible can still help protect against some health problems for the baby, such as low birth weight. It’s never too late to quit smoking. Learn more about smoking during pregnancy.
  • Avoid marijuana and other drugs. Marijuana use during pregnancy may be linked to lower birth weight in infants. There is no known safe level of marijuana use during pregnancy. Women who are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant should not use marijuana, even in states where marijuana is legal. Women using marijuana for medical reasons should speak with their healthcare provider about an alternative therapy that’s safer for pregnant women. Learn more about substance use during pregnancy.
  • Avoid overheating and treat fever promptly. During pregnancy, a woman should avoid overheating and treat fever promptly. Overheating can be caused by a fever or exposure to high temperatures (such as getting in a hot tub) that increases a woman’s core temperature. Overheating can increase a woman’s chance of having a baby with certain birth defects.

 At Rochester Medical Group, we care about the health of your family! We are doing what we can to make healthcare a little easier for people with a busy schedules. Our physicians are quickly able to diagnose and treat common illnesses and minor injuries to help you get better, faster. We are here to meet the urgent medical care needs of Rochester Hills, Rochester, Troy, and the surrounding communities. Call us today at (248) 844-6000

 

Sources:

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/awareness-month/before-during-pregnancy.html




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