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How to Interpret Cholesterol Test Numbers

What do my cholesterol test results mean? Cholesterol is a form of fat used by your body to make cell membranes. If you have too much in your blood, it can stick to the walls of your blood vessels and result in narrow arteries. This means your heart has to work harder to pump your […]

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Treating a Sore Throat: Rapid Strep Tests

One of the more common reasons patients go to the doctor is “sore throat”. Most sore throats are caused by viral infections that will eventually improve on their own. But some are caused by bacterial infections that are more complicated and take longer to resolve. “Strep Throat” is the most common bacterial infection and is […]

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Strategies to Minimize Medical Insurance Co-Pays and Deductibles

Work with Your Provider to Reduce Costs CRMA’s most difficult billing-related complaints are often the result of large bills patients receive due to an insurance deductible. In the last 10 years, health plans and employers have been shifting more and more medical costs to patients in the form of copays, deductibles, and coinsurance. Theoretically this […]

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What is A Normal Heart Rate Under a Stress Test for Adults?

A stress test (a heart rate stress test) is used to measure your heart rate recovery time. Your doctor may recommend a stress test if you’re experiencing an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia), or if you’re showing signs or symptoms of coronary artery disease. This test can also be used to inform treatment decisions, measure the effectiveness […]

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The Reason Why You Might Not Be Able to Lose Weight

For most people, weight loss doesn’t happen overnight. And very often, when the weight finally comes off, the body “fights back” by slowing the rate of weight loss or stopping it altogether. If you’ve been cutting calories and working out more, but still can’t lose weight, there is likely more than one reason for it. […]

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The Foods to Eat to Improve Colon and Overall Health

If you’ve never had some type of gastrointestinal problem, you’re fortunate … or a very careful eater. The truth is, our fast-paced schedules and hectic lives can lead to a lack of nutrients and fiber: A direct route to a chronically upset, out-of-balance digestive system. Thankfully, you can reset your digestive system and help clear […]

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Medical Diagnosis Imaging: What Are the Different Types?

Medical diagnosis imaging is a technology that lets doctors see inside the body for symptoms and sources of medical conditions. In creating detailed images, different types of machines and techniques can take pictures of your body’s internal structures and activities. Advancements in imaging technology have been the sparks behind a healthcare revolution. Over the past […]

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5 Things to Look for in an Urgent Care

Attention workout warriors, knife-wielding weekend chefs and home-improvement enthusiasts: All urgent cares are not alike. And for adventurous souls like you, choosing the right facility is even more important. It all begins with looking for services and features that can save you time, money and frustration. Urgent care versus emergency care There are differences, and […]

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