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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

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Over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as a pain that lasts at least 12 weeks. In this blog, we will discuss the causes of chronic pain and treatment options. Chronic pain may spring from an initial injury, such as a back sprain, or there may be an ongoing cause, such as an illness. The most common causes of chronic pain vary from headache, joint pain, and pain from an injury. Chronic pain can occur in nearly any part of your body. When one is treating chron

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The busy season is here! There are only 3 months left in the year which usually means a lot of traveling and holiday parties for everyone. This month’s blog is dedicated to helping you stay healthy during the holidays. See below for some tips to help. As you also plan for the New Year, don’t forget that Unger Primary Care is here for you. We offer concierge medicine – a relationship with your doctor that extends beyond the narrow definition of common coverage. As a patient of Unger Primary

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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. You may find it difficult doing day-to-day activities and it may make you feel like life isn’t worth it.  When someone you love struggles with depression, it can be difficult to know what to do, how to act, and what t

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Migraines are different from headaches in that they tend to be chronic and more severe. Most people who suffer from migraines will automatically seek out less stimulation and may need to rest in a quiet, cool room with little to no distractions for several hours. Once you get a migraine, there are some techniques that might help relieve some of the pain. Here are just a few of them: Massage – Massage is a great way to help with the tightness of tender muscles in your neck, back of your head an

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Addiction is not an easy subject especially if it is impacting someone you love. Knowing the signs of addiction can help you identify if a loved one needs help. Whether is traumatic life events, mental illness, or family history of addiction that led your loved one to addiction, Unger Primary Care can help. Here are some signs to look out for: Physical Appearance Changes in appearance or lack of caring about personal hygiene can be a sign. This also includes changes in appetite, bloodshot eyes o

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It’s warming up and spring will soon turn into summer. May is skin cancer awareness month so we’ve come up with some tips to help you protect your skin all summer long. Melanoma (a form of skin cancer) is the second most common cancer in women ages 15-29 so it’s important to do what you can to protect your skin. Shade Is Your Friend Whether you are at the beach or at your local park, shade is your best friend. When possible, find the shady spots while you are outside especially when the su

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Many people are choosing concierge medicine for their families because of its many benefits. Concierge medicine, or private medicine, provides patients with comprehensive, individualized and coordinated care under the direct supervision of a world-class, board-certified physician. Here are some of the benefits you can expect if you decided to give concierge medicine a try: Concierge physicians service an average of 300 patients. Primary care physicians handle an average of between 2,000 and 4,00

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Based on a study in 2016, the obesity rate was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million adults. In 2019, obesity is not something to take lightly as some of the obesity-related conditions include stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and even some forms of cancer. Although losing weight can seem like a daunting task, we are here to support you. There is no easy way to lose weight, but here are some tips to help you jump start your weight loss goals. Drink Plenty Of Water It’s important to be dri