Health Tips

DC Ranch Family Medicine Health Tip

At least 2.8 million people dying each year as a result of being overweight or obese. An increased consumption of energy dense foods, without an equal increase in physical activity, leads to an unhealthy increase in weight. Be aware of what you are eating and how much physical activity is needed to burn those calories.

How Often Should I Have My Mole’s Checked & Should They Be Removed?

If you are like most people, you probably have at least one mole.  It is important to have your moles routinely checked for any changes or abnormalities.  The more moles that you have, the longer that the exam will take but a typical skin exam takes approximately 10-15 minutes.  Most moles typically develop during childhood…

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Preventing Skincare and Practicing Sun Safety This Summer

With the beginning of spending long summer days outside playing and swimming in the pool, it is important to practice sun safety and protect skin.  Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States.  The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their…

Health Benefits of Vitamin D (and How to Get More Of It)

Vitamin D is an important vitamin that directly impacts many vital functions in the human body.  But, what studies are finding is that there are many Americans that are Vitamin D deficient despite seemingly easy access to sources of Vitamin D.  The Washington Post reports on how prevalent Vitamin D deficiency really is, “What is…

Did You Know

Did you know every year, more than 570 000 children under 5 years die from respiratory diseases, such as pneumonia, linked to indoor and outdoor air pollution and second-hand tobacco smoke.

Did You Know Sun

Did you know the suns rays are most intense between 10am and 4pm. Limit your exposure between these hours and be sure to apply sunscreen or wear protective clothing.

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3 Important Reasons to Get Your Child Immunized

Whether or not to get your child vaccinated, and on what schedule, is a highly personal decision that you must make for your family.  While there is controversy in the parenting community over whether or not to vaccinate, within the medical community the recommendation is simple – get your child vaccinated.  Though the recommendation is…

Tony Robbins Quote

“Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.” – Tony Robbins

Get Your Well-Woman Exam Every Year

Women often put themselves last on the priority list.  They focus on their career, their kids, their spouse, their pet, but they forget to take care of themselves.  A well-woman exam is something that every woman, regardless of age or health should get every single year.  Many women tend to think that if they are…


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