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Traveling with Asthma Jul 14th, 2020

Summer, the season of vacation, is here. But this summer is a little different than what we’re all used to. This year, we’re experiencing a pandemic that has affected almost every area of life. Even so, you don’t necessarily have to give up all travel. Here’s what you need to...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jul 6th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

3 Common Vaginal Infections Jun 10th, 2020

You’re feeling a little uncomfortable. Maybe you’re experiencing some itching, burning, and perhaps a smelly discharge from your vagina. These symptoms are inconvenient and even a little scary if you haven’t had them before.  Our experts at ALON Family Health who provide women’s health services understand, and we’re ready to...

Thyroid Disease: Risk Factors and Signs May 28th, 2020

Your thyroid is small but mighty. It’s situated at the base of your throat, and it’s largely responsible for your body’s metabolism, though it’s also involved in other processes. Thyroid problems are incredibly common.  Often, thyroid disease is a chronic, or ongoing, condition. At ALON Family Health, our staff of...

Telehealth and You Apr 10th, 2020

In the face of a global pandemic, we’re offering you hope and answers. We’re meeting the current challenges facing primary care with technology, empathy, and creativity. Through telehealth, you can talk to your health care provider, get answers to your questions, and experience less fear and uncertainty.  Transition to telehealth ...

Sports Medicine: Getting You Back in the Game Mar 6th, 2020

If you think “professional athlete” when you think “sports medicine,” you may want to reconsider. At ALON Family Health, we provide sports medicine to many patients, but few of them are professional athletes. In fact, they are probably very much like you.  Being active is part of living a healthy...

How Untreated Depression Can Harm Your Physical Health Feb 1st, 2020

Just over 8% of adults in the United States over the age of 20 had depression between 2013 and 2016 during any given two-week period, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And approximately 80% of people with depression have problems with work, at home, or in their...

Could You Have High Blood Pressure and Not Know It? Jan 9th, 2020

Every time your heart beats, it pushes blood full of oxygen and nutrients throughout your body. Meanwhile, blood that has delivered its supply of oxygen and nutrients returns to your heart and lungs to get replenished.  With every heartbeat, blood pushes against the walls of your veins and arteries —...

A Telemedicine Visit Offers Convenience and Comfort for Treating Winter Colds and Viruses Dec 27th, 2019

When you have a cold or the flu, the last thing you feel like doing is getting out of bed to visit the doctor. Telemedicine replaces the trip to the doctor’s office, saving you time and money. This virtual appointment allows you to stay in the comfort of your home...