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
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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.
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
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
Even though it is still 100+ degrees outside, the start of the school year is once again upon us. As the kids enjoy the last days of their summer break, sleeping in and hanging out with friends, now is the time for parents to make sure their children’s vaccines are up to date. This is
Welcome to our new website! Privia Medical Group North Texas (PMGNTX) – Texas Health Care has completely revamped our website to better serve patients. “At Privia/Texas Health Care, our patients come first. That’s why our physician members wanted to create a new website that was built with our patients’ needs and convenience in mind,” explains
A record 62 Privia Medical Group North Texas (PMGNTX) physicians have been recognized as “Top Doctors” in Fort Worth Magazine’s annual rankings that highlight some of the most respected and accomplished physicians in North Texas. The 2022 list, published in the magazine’s April issue, includes more PMGNTX physicians than ever before. The group’s previous
Every February is American Heart Month, a time to focus on the health of our heart, the organ that dutifully pumps blood throughout our body. While American Heart Month has been observed every February for decades and much progress has been made in improving heart health over that time, there is still much to be
Do you ever wonder why you sneeze? Or hiccup? Or cry? The human body takes it upon itself to do a variety of things to help keep us healthy. Let’s take a look at some of those things our bodies do and why. What Causes Sneezing? Think of your nose as an air filter for
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to highlight a very important aspect of women’s health. A lot of progress has been made in the fight against both cervical cancer and its main cause, the human papillomavirus (HPV). Decades ago, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer death for American women. Fortunately, thanks