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The beginning of a new year brings with it the sense of a fresh start and new opportunities.  Setting goals for the upcoming year, while a popular trend, is notorious for failure and disappointments.  Of course, not everyone fails at their new year’s resolutions.  Much to the exasperation of their friends and family, some manage to keep their resolutions year after year.  Are these goal-achievers just more disciplined and strong-willed than the rest of us?  Some are, perhaps.  But most j

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With shorter days and colder weather, winter can make it difficult to stay motivated.  With COVID-19 putting limits on social activities, the problem becomes even worse.  Here are five helpful ways to stay active and healthy during the winter months (and COVID-19). Stay insulated.  It’s all too easy to under-dress for cold weather without realizing it.  Making sure you have adequate layers and protection from the elements is critical to ensuring your outdoor activities are enjoyable and no

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Loneliness has long been on the rise in the US and COVID-19 is only making it worse. A recent study shows a concerning rise in loneliness across the US. According to this latest research, more than three in five Americans report feelings of loneliness. The report, which has been collecting data since 2018, shows that loneliness is consistently increasing across the US and is worse among younger generations. Those facing chronic loneliness may report struggles with connecting with others at a dee

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Can you believe it’s almost Fall?  Summer ends and Fall begins on September 22nd this year. This means shorter days and crisp evenings requiring cozy sweaters are just around the corner. What does this mean for your health? Should you make any changes during this time? Here are a few tips to help you make a healthy transition this year. Keep your sleep schedule. Although we still have a bit more time until we have to face the dreaded time change, our days will be growing increasingly short an

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Dear Patients and Friends: We are excited to announce the re-opening of Unger Primary Care beginning June 1. I feel that we can safely manage our patients using both in-person and virtual appointments. Although the look of the practice has changed somewhat due to COVID-19 concerns, we will continue to provide outstanding and comprehensive medical care to all members of our practice. As a physician, I am very concerned about the welfare of all people whether or not they are afflicted with COVID-1

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On March 11, 2020, the Corona Virus (AKA COVID-19) has been declared a global pandemic. A pandemic is a global outbreak of disease. Pandemics happen when a new virus emerges to infect people and can spread between people sustainably. Because there is little to no pre-existing immunity against the new virus, global spread has been anticipated. Pandemics begin with an investigation phase, followed by recognition, initiation, and acceleration phases. The peak of illnesses occurs at the end of the a

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Do you not have insurance or have you expressed concerns to your doctor and feel like no one is listening to your health concerns? Are they just quick to prescribe medicine to you without talking it through with you? This is where concierge medicine and Unger Primary Care differs. We put your family’s health and well-being first. Here’s is how… We are experts in caring for those who need more than typical coverage provides. Unger Primary Care has a distinguished record in being a leade

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More and more people are turning to concierge medicine. We get asked all the time what that term means so we decided to dedicate this month’s blog to it. Customized, cost-effective, comprehensive care – that’s the definition of concierge medicine. Concierge medicine, or private medicine, provides patients with comprehensive, individualized and coordinated care under the direct supervision of a world-class, board-certified physician. Concierge physicians attend to an average of 300 patients

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2020 is fast approaching and we have some tips to help you have a happy and healthy New Year. Are you ready for a lifestyle change in the New Year? Picking some resolutions is easy enough, but sticking to them can be a little harder. Here are some simple resolutions and tips to consider in the New Year. Eat A Balanced Meal And Drink WaterFocus on fruits, veggies, egg whites, soy products, skinless poultry breasts, fish, shellfish, non-fat dairy foods and 95% lean meat. Keeping a food journal –

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Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depression, major depressive disorder or clinical depression; it affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. Depression can tend to increase during the holidays because of all the extra demands that it brings. Here are some tips for avoiding holiday depression triggers. Plan Ahead – Spend some time figuring out how to tak