122018Jul
Blog: Arthroscopy: Knee and Shoulder Scopes

Blog: Arthroscopy: Knee and Shoulder Scopes

Not long ago, the idea of looking inside a joint with a tiny camera would have fallen in the realm of science fiction. Now, joint arthroscopy (also called knee and shoulder scopes) has become commonplace for diagnosing and treating many orthopedic problems. This is good news for many people who have painful and debilitating joint…

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102018Jul
Blog: Glowing Reviews – Is Your Makeup Safe?

Blog: Glowing Reviews – Is Your Makeup Safe?

Walking down the makeup and personal care aisles at the grocery or department store can be an overwhelming experience due to the wide array of products all claiming multiple benefits.  With recent reports warning of high chemical content in personal care products, consumers are wondering how to make healthy choices when it comes to makeup…

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52018Jul
Blog: Is Your Thyroid Causing Weight Gain?

Blog: Is Your Thyroid Causing Weight Gain?

It’s been said that the groundwork to all happiness is health. In an honest evaluation of your lifestyle, are you: Eating well? Exercising daily? Sleeping 7-8 hours each night? Visiting your physician for routine check-ups? If you answered yes to most of these questions but still find yourself gaining weight, your thyroid may be to…

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32018Jul
Blog: Mole Mystery

Blog: Mole Mystery

Are you seeing spots?  The average person has between 10 and 40 moles, though the number can vary drastically.  The number of moles that you have can change throughout your life, as new moles can develop and some may disappear as you age.  You can develop moles almost anywhere on your body, including your scalp…

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282018Jun
Blog: Think Before You Ink

Blog: Think Before You Ink

Permanent tattoos are created by injecting colored ink below the surface of the skin. While it is true that tattoos can be removed, usually through laser removal, it is expensive and painful. The laser removal may also not be able to completely remove the tattoo, so it’s important to think before you ink. What are…

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262018Jun
Blog: Fight Fatigue

Blog: Fight Fatigue

If you are in, or approaching, menopause, you are part of a demographic that is nearly 50 million strong—and generally satisfied with life. A poll found the majority of postmenopausal women were happier and more fulfilled than when they were younger! Menopause Menopause marks the end of your childbearing years and begins when your ovaries…

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192018Jun
Blog: Sending Up Smoke Signals

Blog: Sending Up Smoke Signals

The dangers of cigarettes and other tobacco products have had health professionals sending up smoke signals for years. Although smoking rates have declined, nearly 18 percent of people 18 and older in the U.S. still currently smoke, and nearly half a million Americans die every year from smoke-related disease. In fact, smoking is the leading…

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72018Jun
Blog: Take Mental Notes

Blog: Take Mental Notes

Everyone feels moody or has “a case of the Mondays” occasionally, but when disruptions in thought or behavior cause someone to lose their ability to cope with normal functions and routines, they may be dealing with a much more serious problem than mere moodiness.  Mental health is just as important to a person’s overall health…

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52018Jun
Family Practitioner Moves to Indiana

Family Practitioner Moves to Indiana

IRMC Physician Group is excited to announce that family practitioner Michael Dziagwa, CRNP has moved to a new location in Indiana, PA, effective Monday, June 4, 2018.  Michael will no longer see patients in Carrolltown, PA. The new location is: The Overlook Building 879 Hospital Road Indiana, PA 15701 To schedule an appointment, please call:…

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242018May
Blog: Guys, Grills, and Good Health

Blog: Guys, Grills, and Good Health

This summer take the time to enjoy, kick-back, throw the ball around and fire up the barbecue. Worrying about your health can make life difficult to enjoy, so make sure that this summer, and every season, you are working to help prevent and lower your risk for disease and doing what is needed to stay…

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172018May
Blog: Tanning Bed 101

Blog: Tanning Bed 101

“I need a base tan before vacation.” “I only tan a few times during the winter.” Either way, tanning beds can damage your skin and have lasting effects, regardless of how frequent or infrequent.  Think that if you have a nice base tan or you don’t burn that you’re safe? Think about that again! Tanning…

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