Category Archives: Preventive Health Care

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Make sure your teen gets the HPV vaccine

Vaccinations have gained a lot of public attention over the last few years. While it is recommended and understandable that parents carefully consider all medical treatments administered to their children, vaccines are among those tools that parents should feel most confident about including in their children’s preventive medical care plans. The HPV vaccine is a ground-breaking vaccine […]

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Could Grilling Cause Cancer?

For many, summertime is all about having fun in the sun and picnic barbeques. In fact, grilling is a very popular cooking method especially when the days grow warmer. Grilling is a quick way to cook meats and it guarantees tasty, mouth-watering results. Unfortunately, current research suggests that grilling may cause cancer. Mercola states that even the […]

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Summer how to: avoiding and removing ticks

Ticks carry disease Ticks are external parasites that live on the blood of birds and mammals such as livestock, dogs, deer, rodents, and humans. In the science world, they are known as “vectors” which means they carry diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease. Georgia is home to three tick species that […]

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It’s Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Each year, thousands across the country join forces to make people more aware of colon cancer, the nation’s second leading cause of cancer deaths. Colon cancer survivors, patients, physicians, and advocates wear the color blue during Colon Cancer Awareness Month every March. Wearing a blue ribbon during the month of March indicates your participation in […]

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Who Can Most Benefit From A Pneumonia Vaccine?

Pneumonia is a serious condition, especially with the elderly who have weaker immune systems. On the other hand, the new pneumonia vaccine can help protect people against pneumonia. In addition, the vaccine is not only beneficial to those who are older. In fact, the pneumonia vaccine has an array of benefits for many. A Serious […]

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Why It’s Important to Keep Your Pancreas Healthy

On the left side of the body behind the stomach you will find the pancreas. It is a small endocrine gland, about 15 cm (6 in) long that produces important enzymes like pancreatic juice for digestion and absorption. As well, the enzymes break down proteins, carbohydrates, chyme and lipids. The pancreas also produces certain hormones […]

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Breathe Easier with Vitamin D

For the most part, Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that is only present in a few foods or as a dietary supplement. As well, the vitamin supports calcium absorption in the stomach and maintains sufficient phosphate and serum calcium that allow normal mineralization of bone. In turn, […]

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The ABCs of Immunization

Everyone wants the best for their child. As a parent, we try our best to keep our children safe such as utilizing baby gates, using car seats and keeping possible hazards out of their reach. However, some things go unnoticed when raising a child but are just as important. For instance, vaccinating your child is […]

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Natural Methods for Managing Diabetes

It is no secret that diabetes cases are on the rise both in the United States and around the globe. If you have received a diagnosis, the staff at Johns Creek Family Medicine would like you to know there are certain steps you can take to improve your health, and you can start by changing […]

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Natural Methods of Controlling Your High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the force that blood applies against the blood vessel walls, and its magnitude depends on the cardiac production and the resistance of the blood vessels. Thus, high blood pressure (HBP), also referred to as hypertension, is having a blood pressure (BP) that is greater than 140 over 90 mmHg. This means the […]

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