Do You Have a Question for Our Experts? #DOCTALKS

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 4/3/18 4:22 PM

Send us your health questions by posting on social media* with "#DOCTALKS," or comment on one of our #DOCTALKS posts. Your health questions can be answered by one of our expert health care providers.

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What Is Graves' Disease?

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 3/13/18 4:35 PM

The autoimmune condition called Graves' disease has been in the news a lot lately, as TV host Wendy Williams announced her diagnosis in February. Dr. Patricia Ostrander, an  expert endocrinologist with Mercy Medical Group, says that the disease is actually relatively common in her practice. To help shed some light on the condition, Dr. Ostrander has answered the following questions about Graves' disease. 

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Avoiding a Workout Injury

Posted by Mary Beth TeSelle on 2/15/18 3:09 PM

Have you kept up with your new year's resolution to hit the gym or exercise more? Adding more activity to your life is a great idea. However, taking steps to avoid injury is especially important when starting a new exercise plan.

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Minimizing the Ouch Factor – 9 Tips to Make Vaccinations Easier for Kids

Posted by Nichole Baxter on 2/14/18 10:51 AM

If you’re taking your child in for their flu shot or vaccinations, you’ll want to be prepared. Comforting your child before, during, and after a shot can help reduce the risk of developing a fear of needles.

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Building a Better Relationship With Your Doctor

Posted by Mary Beth TeSelle on 1/17/18 10:25 AM

If the new year also means a new doctor for you and your family, be sure you take time now to establish a strong relationship with him or her. 

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