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Who Should Get Vaccinated for HPV? Sep 16th, 2020

From the flu to tetanus to whooping cough, there are a lot of diseases to get vaccinated for. Immunizations are an important part of keeping you healthy, and it’s important to get the recommended doses at the recommended times.  One vaccine in particular, the HPV vaccine, can protect you from...

How You Can Benefit From Annual Wellness Exams Aug 26th, 2020

If you generally feel pretty healthy, there’s no need to see your doctor, right?  Actually, that common misconception is a big problem regarding health and wellness in the United States. Subscribing to the idea that you never need to see a doctor unless you’re sick can allow health issues to...

Immunizations and Boosters Every Adult Should Have Mar 2nd, 2020

Getting vaccines as a child or teenager is the norm. However, many adults don’t know they need certain immunizations and boosters as well. This guide from Downtown Medical Group can help you determine if you’re up to date on your vaccinations.  Vaccines every adult should have Influenza The flu vaccine...

Should I Be Tested for STDs? Feb 1st, 2020

If you’re sexually active, you’re putting yourself at risk for contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). There are many types of STDs, and many of them don’t show symptoms. So it’s possible to have an infection and not know it. Fortunately, getting an STD screening is easier and faster than ever....

What are the Benefits of Having an EKG? Jan 10th, 2020

A quick and pain-free heart test could let you know if you have heart problems. Called an electrocardiogram, this test can catch early signs of heart disease, pinpoint heart abnormalities, and help doctors determine how to treat any problems detected. In this blog, the doctors at Downtown Medical Group describe...

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling Abroad Dec 9th, 2019

In 1990, when just 4% of people in the United States held valid passports, few Americans knew firsthand just how intriguing, energizing, and transformative international travel could be.  Fast forward three short decades, and more Americans are crossing borders than ever before — today, over 40% of U.S. citizens carry...

How to Prevent Prediabetes from Turning into Full-blown Diabetes Oct 29th, 2019

You may already know that diabetes ranks as one of the most common chronic illnesses in the United States, but did you know that as many as nine in ten diabetes cases are preventable? That’s right: Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for up to 95% of all diabetes diagnoses, can...