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Common Respiratory Infections: What You Need to Know

As the weather turns cooler, we enter the time of year when respiratory infections become more common.  Here’s what you need to know about common illnesses that affect our respiratory systems, how to reduce your chances of getting sick and what to do if you come down with something.  RSV Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has

Make Your Holidays Merry, Safe & Healthy

Happy holidays!  It is that most wonderful time of the year – a time to celebrate the season with family and friends, appreciate the wonderment and awe on children’s faces and of course, enjoy some good food.   Hopefully, we can also slow down a bit to appreciate what we have.  The key to fully enjoying

Live Better, Live Longer: Quit Smoking for Good

Smoking is really bad for you.  But you knew that already. Most people — smokers included — are well aware of the devastating toll smoking takes.  Despite this knowledge, the highly addictive nature of smoking makes it difficult for many smokers to quit.  That’s why smoking remains a serious health threat in the United States

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, one of the best-known and highest-profile health observances in our country.  Before October is over, we will see a lot of pink everywhere we look.  This level of attention is for good reason: breast cancer, unfortunately, affects a lot of people.  Apart from skin cancer, breast cancer is the

Health Insurance: Find the Right Plan for You

Health insurance is one of the most important things we can have in place to protect our health – and our finances.  At the same time, health insurance can be extremely confusing, and it may feel overwhelming trying to make sense of it.    The health care providers of Privia Medical Group North Texas want

Managing Pain

What is the most common reason that people seek medical treatment?  Pain.  Pain affects more people than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined.  It is also the leading cause of disability and a significant driver of health care spending.  Pain is a byproduct of numerous injuries, diseases and conditions we could potentially experience in our

It’s That Time: Get Your Flu Shot Today!

September is here – hopefully that means the temperatures will soon begin to cool after a long and hot summer. While the Fall brings welcome changes in the weather, it also brings with it an unwanted visitor: the flu.

The seasonal flu, also called influenza, can be a serious illness. It’s a virus, so antibiotics won’t help if you get it. Young children, older adults and people who are immunocompromised are at greater risk of serious illness – and even death – from the flu.

Health Care at the Right Time and Right Place

Have you visited home lately – your medical home, that is?  If you have seen your primary care provider (PCP) recently, then yes, you most likely have been to your medical home.  After all, your PCP is where you go to receive most of your health care needs, which is one of the key attributes

Inflammation

Understanding Inflammation

You’ve probably heard of inflammation – but what is it, exactly? Put simply, inflammation is part of the body’s immune response. When our immune system detects an injury – like a cut on your arm – or an intruder, such as bacteria or a virus, it dispatches inflammatory cells to deal with the threat. These