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Top 10 questions you should be asking your doctor during your annual wellness exam

Published on March 22, 2019 By Cynthia Alexander, MD, internal medicine, Mount Nittany Physician Group

Annual wellness visits are important for our health, especially as we age. Being proactive about your healthcare can literally save your life. In fact, getting your vitals taken, and possibly some blood work, can help detect early warning signs for potentially serious issues. Catching these indicators early and starting preventive treatment can make all the difference.

To help you get the most out of your appointment, here are the top 10 questions to bring up during your time in the exam room.

1. Do I still need my medications?

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Missed your New Year’s resolution? It’s okay to restart!

Published on March 18, 2019

January 1 is full of ambitions for how to start the New Year with a plan for a fresh, healthy lifestyle. However, by February, many of us find that our plan has faded and our trips to the gym have dwindled. With spring and summer right around the corner, it’s okay to set a spring resolution and get moving now! The warmer weather is a perfect reason to break out the tennis shoes and get back into it.

Where do I begin? To prevent yourself from getting injured, it’s important to not jump in to new exercises too quickly. Begin slowly and build up your tolerance, and start by going f...

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Is your bedroom making you sick?

Published on March 11, 2019 By Sara Tyson, PA-C, allergy & immunology, sleep medicine, Mount Nittany Physician Group Pulmonology

With the spring season just around the corner, now is the time to begin allergy-proofing your home, and the bedroom is a great place to start.

Studies have shown that a large portion of American homes test positive for such indoor allergens as dust, mold or pet dander, and it’s quite common for these allergens to appear in the bedroom.

Dust mites are the most common indoor allergen. In order to help curb dust mites, hypoallergenic covers for beds, mattresses, box springs and pillows are recommended. It’s also important to use bedding that is washable, rather than quilts, throws,...

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  • Top 10 questions you should be asking your doctor during your annual wellness exam
  • Missed your New Year’s resolution? It’s okay to restart!
  • Is your bedroom making you sick?

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