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Use Your Benefits Before They Expire
Using Your Healthcare Benefits Before They Expire December is the time when many health insurance benefits reset or expire. This season is the perfect time to use your healthcare benefits, so you don’t lose your benefits. Now is the time to get your year-end physical or schedule a follow-up appointment with your provider. Ascend Medical […]
American Diabetes Month
Millions of Americans are living with diabetes. It is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States and poses a risk of nerve damage, kidney failure, and heart disease. November is American Diabetes Month and is an ideal time to schedule a screening with Ascend Medical’s primary care services and […]
Childhood Obesity: Facts and Tips For Leading A Healthy Life Childhood obesity is a commonly talked about issue. Just in 2020 alone, 39 million children under the age of 5 years old were considered overweight or obese. According to the CDC, obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) at or above the 95th […]
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Not only is it a month to support breast cancer research and the people affected, but it is also a time where we encourage others to get checked. According to the American Cancer Society, when breast cancer is detected early, the 5-year relative survival rate is 99%. Ascend Medical’s […]
The Flu Vaccine and Its Availability
The flu is very common and can be quite serious — even deadly. Depending on several factors, including the predominant flu strains circulating in a given year, flu infects between 9 million and 45 million Americans a year. Between 140,000 and 810,000 are hospitalized and between 12,000 to 61,000 die every year. It’s not […]
Children's Health Month
When you have children, your priorities change and your focus becomes their health and happiness. This means being on top of finding care for them when they have a sore throat, an itchy eye, or just aren’t feeling themselves. October is Children’s Health Month, and although we focus on pediatric care every day, we also […]
PEDIATRIC CARE OPTIONS AT ASCEND MEDICAL
Pediatrics: At Home Childcare, 24/7 We Champion the Well-being of Your Child You can read all of the parenting books and websites in the world, but nothing can prepare you for those nights with a sick child. You’re worried about the sound of their cough, and as you’re holding them there, upright in the misty […]
Reducing Risk Factors for Heart Failure
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of disability. One of the most common complications of heart disease is heart failure. Heart failure occurs when a weakened heart struggles to pump oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to the body’s cells. As a result the cells are improperly […]
How to Tell People You Have COVID-19
At Ascend Medical, we know that open and honest communication is currently one of the most invaluable tools we have to slow the spread of COVID-19. Unawareness can lead to accelerated community spread between one individual to many others if infected individuals do not know they were exposed and fail to quarantine as soon as […]
COVID-19 Testing for the Holidays
The COVID-19 pandemic has been frustrating for many people, isolating them from both loved ones and activities they enjoy. While the upcoming holiday season offers many families and friends the opportunity to reconnect, the team at Ascend Medical would like to remind you that holiday plans should be modified where possible to reduce the spread […]
Why You Should Get the Flu Shot
Ascend Medical is dedicated to preventing flu especially because the flu vaccine prevents millions of illnesses and flu-related doctors’ visits each year. In fact, during the 2019-2020 flu season, the vaccine prevented an estimated 7/5 million influenza illnesses, 3.7 million influenza-associated medical visits, 105,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations, and 6,300 influenza-associated deaths. Research by the CDC also […]
Drinking Alcohol and Diabetes - Do They Mix?
Diabetes is a common, life-long condition that occurs when the body cannot make proper use of glucose, causing it to build up in the blood. Thankfully, diabetes is easily manageable through weight loss, healthy eating, exercise and medications when needed. Because diabetes makes it difficult for your body to regulate blood sugar levels, you should […]