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Are Our Children Getting Enough Exercise?

Are Our Children Getting Enough Exercise?According to a report by the Institute of Medicine, kids need at least 60 minutes of vigorous or moderate-intensity physical activity every day. It’s estimated that only about half of our children are meeting this guideline.Now that school is back in session, kids are sitting

The Ragweeds – They’re Baaaaack!!

The pollens, molds and dust that proliferate in the fall here in North Texas and can lead to a variety of pesky allergy symptoms. If your nose is running and itchy; if your eyes are watery, itchy, and have dark circles under them; if you’re coughing and sneezing; you may be reacting to one of these common allergens. Though most

Have A Healthy Back To School Experience

It’s that time of year. Back-to-school can be exciting—a time of new adventures and fresh starts. But back-to-school also means added stress as the whole family adjusts to different schedules and a more hectic pace. And though stress is a necessary part of life, too much stress can make everyone more susceptible to health

How to Have a Healthy Summer

Summer can be a time of rest, excitement and fun, but it also ushers in a number of health hazards, if people do not take some simple precautions.Along with sunny days and warm weather, summer brings the risk of sunburn, allergies, bug bites, and other potential health complications.Here are some tips for enjoying a

View the Solar Eclipse Safely!

On August 21st, many Americans will be flocking to areas where they can see the first total solar eclipse to be visible from our continent since 1979. For those viewing here in the Dallas area, the eclipse will cover approximately 75% of the sun. Though this is an exciting event for all of us, we here at Hillcrest Medical would

Back to school physicals aren’t just for kids

Do you know the value of annual physical exams for you and your family? A yearly visit to you doctor can go a long way towards keeping everyone healthy. And with the start of school just around the corner, why not schedule back-to-school exams for the whole family? The goal of a yearly exam is to give you an adequate picture of

SUNBLOCK OR SUNSCREEN? WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

We’re now deep into the typical North Texas summer with lots of sunshine, high temperatures, and possibly no rain for a while. Sun protection is important all year long, but it’s crucial during this time of year. With so many sun protection products out there, are you confused about what the best options are for you and your

But I’m not sick! Wellness Exams

But I'm not sick! Wellness Exams Do you have a primary care physician? You may think, “I’m healthy. Why do I need a doctor?” A good doctor doesn’t just treat you when you’re sick or injured. A good doctor helps you stay well! More and more, people are realizing the importance of preventive care and wellness exams. A yearly

Is It Pollen Or The Weather?

Did you know your allergy-like symptoms may actually be caused by the weather and not pollen? The sudden changes in temperature and humidity—which we seem to be experiencing a lot here in North Texas this season—can bring on a condition called nonallergic rhinitis. Those with nonallergic rhinitis test negative for any specific

Is it a cold or something else?

COULD WHAT YOU THINK IS A COLD BE SOMETHING ELSE? Do you have a cold that has lasted for weeks or that went away but came back? Even though you may have all of the symptoms of a cold, it probably isn’t a cold at all.Colds generally last for about a week to 10 days. When you are exposed to a cold, there is typically an

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