Health and Wellness Articles




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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

How to Prevent Cancer and Detect It Early

According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 39.5% of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes. This statistic indicates that over 1.5 million Americans will…

What to Know About Kids’ Sports Physicals

As a parent, you understand the importance of ensuring the health and well-being of your little one both on and off the field. At Ascend Medical, we want to provide…

Understanding the Dangers of Vaping

Over the last five years, e-cigarette use has become common, especially among young people. In fact, more high school students use e-cigarettes than regular cigarettes. But, many people are unaware…

How to Prevent COVID-19 Weight Gain

If you’re concerned about your weight during the pandemic, you are not alone. Living during the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the daily routines of millions worldwide and presented a new…

Is the COVID Vaccine Safe? A letter from our Chief Medical Officer

I want to address concerns and questions around the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine.  One of the most common concerns is the speed at which the vaccines were developed. Given…