What To Expect During Your Immigration Physical

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If you’re applying to become a permanent resident of the United States, you need an immigration physical to ensure that you don’t have any communicable diseases and aren’t a danger to the general population.  The immigration physical also determines if you’re updated on your vaccinations and whether or not you’re in overall good health.  Many green card […]

Understanding the Differences Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

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Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are both characterized by the body’s inability to use glucose for energy. However, there are a few key differences between the two regarding their causes and management.  Type 1 diabetes usually occurs in children and adolescents whose immune system attacks the beta cells in their pancreas. When these cells […]

Common Causes of Hypertension

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High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, affects nearly half of the American adult population. Estimates also suggest that only 24% of adults diagnosed with hypertension have their condition under control.  Often called the “silent killer,” hypertension rarely exhibits symptoms in the early stages, and it can cause damage to your blood vessels and heart for […]

How to Prepare for a Sports Physical

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Sports physicals are a must for athletes at the start of the sports season. Children and teens who undergo sports physicals are less likely to experience injuries and have negative experiences.  The purpose of a sports physical is to determine if your child is healthy enough to practice sports and find out if he or […]

Helpful Inhaler Habits

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Inhalers are a blessing. They enable medicine to go straight to your lungs, and they allow for lower doses, which means fewer side effects. Unfortunately, 84% of people suffering from asthma misuse their inhalers. As advocates of prevention, our staff at First Care Medical Clinic wants to share how you can develop good inhaler habits. Hold your breath Right […]