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Breast Cancer: Your Questions Answered

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Last year, breast cancer surpassed lung cancer as the most commonly...

Should You Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

Monday, October 11, 2021
Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the world....

What to Know About Colonoscopies

Wednesday, September 01, 2021
We all hear about colonoscopies, but not everybody understands why they are...
When faced with an illness or injury, do you visit a convenient care or head...

What to Know About Spine Surgery

Sunday, August 01, 2021
Spine surgery is a complicated and misunderstood procedure. Though back pain...

Practice Sun Safety

Thursday, July 01, 2021
Every summer, we are reminded to practice good sun safety and for good...
If you’re young and healthy, you might not see the need for an annual...

Healing Hard-to-Heal Wounds

Monday, May 03, 2021
While many wounds heal on their own, some can be more difficult to heal....

COVID-19 and Your Heart

Monday, April 05, 2021
Fortunately, many people who are infected with COVID-19 experience minimal...

Recent Interviews

Understanding Diabetes

Over 1 in 10 Americans live with diabetes. Despite how commonly diagnosed it is, many people don’t fully understand what diabetes is. Alissa Ballard, DO, a BJC Medical Group family medicine physician, breaks down the disease and provides some helpful insight on the different types, available treatments and ways you can prevent a diagnosis.

Breast Cancer: Your Questions Answered

Last year, breast cancer surpassed lung cancer as the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world. Now, more than ever, it’s important to educate yourself about breast cancer, understand the risk factors and know what you can do for prevention and early detection. Read on for helpful answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding breast cancer.

Should You Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the world. It’s also the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Fortunately, screenings are available that can detect lung cancer early on when it’s most treatable. Learn more about lung cancer screening and whether it’s right for you.

What to Know About Colonoscopies

We all hear about colonoscopies, but not everybody understands why they are so important and the negative effects of an unhealthy colon. Learn more about colon health and why it’s so vital to be  screened.

Convenient Care or the ER: Which Option Do I Choose?

When faced with an illness or injury, do you visit a convenient care or head to the emergency room (ER)? Knowing their unique capabilities helps ensure you and your family get the right care in the right setting. Learn more about their differences so you can confidently choose the best-suited option.
 

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