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Misconceptions About Flu Vaccines

Here's a lot of clarity about Flu Vaccines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Can a flu shot give you the flu? No, a flu shot cannot cause flu illness. Flu vaccines given with a needle are currently made in two ways: the vaccine is made either with a) flu vaccine viruses that have been ‘inactivated’ and are

How To Have A Happy & Healthy Halloween

As we head into cold/flu/RSV season, it’s important to make sure we do all we can to keep our immune systems strong and healthy—and that can be difficult to do as the weather turns colder and we celebrate the fall and winter holidays. With parties where we are around lots of people, are eating high- sugar foods, and are getting

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

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