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Family medicine residency programs ranked highly

The programs rank among the top 20 places to train to be a family physician, out of more than 750 programs, according to Doximity's 2023 Residency Navigator.

August 4, 2023

Hometown Health Blog

Caffeine consumption: How much is too much, hidden sources

From beverages to food and medication, you may consume caffeine to help you concentrate or be alert. Learn how much is too much when it comes to caffeine and the hidden sources you may not know about.

Brian Burroughs PAJPG By Brian Burroughs January 12, 2024

Why are you coughing so much?

From a tickle in your throat to a chronic cough, you may wonder why you are coughing so much. Learn how to distinguish if your cough is a minor inconvenience or a sign of illness.

Liz Husted, M.D. By Liz Husted December 29, 2023

Crafting healthier resolutions: Setting and achieving your goals

This year, don't just make a resolution — make a plan with a healthy vision using SMART goals to help you overcome challenges when making resolutions for the new year.

Michael Rogge MD By Michael Rogge December 28, 2023

Winter wellness: 7 tips for staying healthy during the holidays

Discover strategies for staying healthy during winter festivities. From staying hydrated to conquering stress, you can enjoy the holiday season without compromising your well-being.

Peter Reisner, M.D. By Peter Reisner December 13, 2023

A doctor's warning about the dangers of vaping

Nicotine is addictive regardless of the delivery method, including cigarettes or electronic cigarettes. Get the ugly truth, learn the warning signs and talk to your kids about the dangers of vaping.

Graham King MD By Graham King November 15, 2023

A closer look at pink eye: Self-care tips for conjunctivitis

When your eyeball turns a shade of pink or red, and you have a watery and inflamed eye, it's a sign of conjunctivitis. Learn why the best option to treat pink eye may be to care for it at home.

November 9, 2023

Best foods to eat when you have a stomach 'bug'

Fighting off the dreaded stomach "flu" isn't fun. This intestinal infection is marked by watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting. Here are some tips for fueling your body when it hits.

Michelle Frischmann CNP APNP By Shelly Frischmann October 20, 2023

Timesaver for busy moms: Mobile Health Clinic

From prenatal blood pressure checks to well-child visits to stubborn ear infections, three busy moms rely on close-to-home care at the Mobile Health Clinic.

October 4, 2023

What to do about dry skin

Dry skin can be temporary, seasonal or a lifelong condition that leaves your skin feeling flaky, rough and itchy. Get tips to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.

Megan Johnston FlandersMD By Megan Johnston Flanders September 22, 2023

Orthopedic expertise powers Tom Brown's epic trek

A slippery stone brought Tom's epic trek of the Appalachian Trail to a halt. Read how repair of his ruptured Achilles tendon and a total knee replacement got him back on the trail.

September 19, 2023

Vaccine safety: Answers to 6 common questions

Vaccines have prevented millions of cases of infectious diseases like smallpox, polio and measles. Read why vaccines are the best defense against certain diseases, and get answers to common questions.

August 29, 2023

Schedule your child's back-to-school physical

Most children need regular visits with their healthcare team from ages 3 to 21. Learn why it's a good idea to schedule a back-to-school physical now to ensure your child's physical and mental health.

Sarah Scherger MD By Sarah Scherger August 28, 2023