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We all want to be healthy. For good reason! Whether you’re a teen or a senior, nutrition is one of the foundations of long term wellness. While a healthy lifestyle comes pretty easily for some people, most of us struggle from time to time. That’s why building good nutritional habits
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Maybe you have a sore throat. You’d like to know if it’s strep throat or not, but office visits under your insurance plan can be prohibitively expensive, so you decide to give it another day (or two). These kinds of decisions happen all the time. In fact, you’re probably used
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Primary care costs
Primary care costs can be profoundly confusing, especially within the traditional healthcare system. If you were to ask anyone what they paid for an x-ray or an immunization they’d probably be unable to tell you. And these are very straightforward medical procedures! There are a lot of reasons for this
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Traditional primary care
Knowing the differences between direct primary care and traditional primary care can help you choose which option might be better for you and for your health. While selecting a care type may seem simple, this single healthcare decision can have far reaching implications, as primary care is one of the
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As a direct primary care practice, Progressive Health Primary Care will never bill your insurance company. That’s because nearly all of your healthcare services with Progressive Health will be covered by your monthly membership fee. As a result, it’s your doctor--not your insurance company--who guides your care. But does that
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How to Get Better Quality Sleep
Your body needs sleep. The funny thing about our busy lifestyles is that we’re often tricked into thinking a good night’s sleep is a luxury--something you do when you have the time. And you can come up with all kinds of reasons not to sleep: you’re too busy with work,
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Exercise at Home
Your local gym likely has no shortage of equipment: stair machines, rowers, bench presses, free weights, treadmills, ellipticals--you name it. But the truth is that you don’t actually need all of that gear just to work up a sweat. In fact, you can easily and effectively exercise at home. And
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Travel Medicine
Travel adventures are supposed to take place on the streets of Paris, not in the narrows of your intestinal tract! Ensuring that your trip abroad is safe, healthy, and fun falls under the umbrella of “travel medicine.” This medical speciality can help you anticipate health hazards and avoid potential unwanted
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Do You Need A Primary Care Physician?
You’re young, you feel good, and you seem healthy. Everything’s in working order, it seems--so do you really need a primary care physician? After all, these days your visits feel very routine and they all end the same way: your primary care doctor says things are looking good!  It might
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Direct primary care costs
For most patients, there’s no getting around the fact that cost is a significant factor when weighing healthcare choices. That’s one of the reasons that membership-based primary care options have become quite popular.  Direct primary care and concierge medicine are often lumped together because they both operate under that kind
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Primary care doctor
In some ways, medicine is more powerful and more accessible than ever. If you have a sore throat or a runny nose, you can swing by any number of walk-in or urgent care clinics and receive speedy treatment. But there are some drawbacks to seeking out medical care only when
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