How to prevent heat illness   Think of your ideal summer…. swimming, camping, hiking, and barbecues with friends and family likely come to mind. But while having fun in the sun, it’s important to protect yourself from the heat. This is especially true here in Central Texas where we routinely have a heat index greater…

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The start of the year is a good time to set healthy goals for ourselves.  Improving our fitness and getting more exercise are fantastic resolutions that will help keep us motivated to start the year right. However, in our eagerness to get in shape, we might end up hurting ourselves and taking things a little too…

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When it comes to our health, sugar has a bittersweet reputation. This is sugar awareness week so ExpressMD would like to encourage you to learn about the dangers of too much sugar intake. Eating whole foods that has natural sugar is fine. Dairy foods have calcium and protein, and plant foods have rich amounts of minerals,…

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The food options during the holidays are vast and we all anticipate the delicious food. How can you not, when there’s sugar cookies and homemade pecan pie everywhere you turn? We all know that holiday food isn’t particularly healthy. All it takes is a couple of servings of stuffing before you become, well… stuffed. Fortunately,…

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 70 million Americans over 18 will be diagnosed with arthritis within the next 20 years. Is your joint pain a result of arthritis? Only a health professional can give you an accurate diagnosis, but there are signs that typically point to arthritis. Overview Arthritis is the tenderness…

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Maintaining a healthy weight can be a challenge at any time of life. But it’s especially hard after 40. Throw a coronavirus pandemic into the mix, and you might just find yourself with some extra dreaded belly fat. But you’re not alone. With restrictions related to COVID-19, many of us have been unable to go…

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Looking for a toned, admirable physique? Want to feel stronger and more capable? Hoping to shed a few pounds? All of these things can be achieved with strength training, a versatile and adaptable exercise technique. Don’t miss out on activities because you feel self-conscious due to not looking or feeling your best. Making memories that’ll…

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The coronavirus hot topic of the moment – or at least one of them – continues to be face masks. It’s no wonder some have been confused about the effectiveness of face protection, given that early in the pandemic when the virus was little understood, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) didn’t feel…

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With the coronavirus pandemic, most of us now are faced with something we’ve never experienced before, so it’s understandable to have questions about what to do and what not to do. ExpressMD is here for you – not only for the urgent treatment you need, but also with the prevention information you need to stay…

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In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, have you had trouble sleeping , do you find yourself staying up late, getting less sleep than normal or have you found yourself sleeping most of the day? Your sleeping habits are very important, especially in times like these. We’ve gathered some information from the National Sleep Foundation,…

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