Arthritis and inflammatory conditions are some of the most common chronic health conditions. Arthritis impacts one out of four American adults, some 58.5 million people. As our population grows and ages, the number of people affected by arthritis will only continue to increase: by 2040, 78.4 million U.S. adults are projected to have arthritis. Because
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Every parent wants their children to grow up healthy and safe. In many ways, we are better able to protect the health of our children than ever before. At the same time, there are threats to children’s health that were not as prevalent a few decades ago – childhood obesity is one of those threats.
Our joints allow us to walk, bend, wave, eat and drink. Virtually any movement we engage in involves one or more of our joints. It’s easy to take our joints for granted – until something goes wrong with them. You have probably heard of knee or hip replacement surgery – both procedures have become a
June is Men’s Health Month, a time to raise awareness about health issues that affect men and underscore the importance of regular check-ups and health screenings. According to the National Institutes of Health, men are more likely to skip or delay regular health screenings and forgo medical attention when needed. “Men are more prone
The kids are out of school. The days are longer – and warmer! Summer is here and brings with it the opportunity to make new, lasting memories with your family. Privia Medical Group North Texas wants you and your family to have a safe and healthy summer. Here are some tips to help you do
Antibiotics are amazing drugs that cure many illnesses, but their overuse and misuse leads to antibiotic resistance, a growing and significant health threat. Since penicillin became commercially available in 1941, antibiotics have revolutionized health care and the practice of medicine. Penicillin saved thousands of lives during World War II, when it was given to wounded
Osteoporosis is a disease that increases the risk of bone fractures in older adults, especially women. May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, a time to look at the risk factors and treatments for osteoporosis, as well as some of the steps we can take to reduce our risk of developing the disease. Bone
Privia Medical Group North Texas (PMGNTX) providers are once again featured prominently on Fort Worth Magazine’s annual list of Top Doctors, a prestigious ranking of the region’s most respected and accomplished physicians. The 2023 Top Doctors list includes 54 PMGNTX physicians across 15 medical specialty areas. Nearly one out of every ten doctors on the
How much is too much? That’s the fundamental question at the heart of Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to consider the numerous negative health and safety impacts of excessive drinking. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 140,000 Americans lose their lives to excessive drinking a year – that’s
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time to shine a spotlight on a disease that for far too many people is deadly – but in most cases, it doesn’t have to be. By raising awareness of early detection through colorectal cancer screenings, we can save a lot of lives. Colorectal cancer, often called colon