Healthy Living:  Peripheral Arterial Disease

Healthy Living: Peripheral Arterial Disease

IRMC Physician Group is offering FREE Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) Screenings for those who may be at risk for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). PAD is a condition that causes the body’s veins to harden, which can clog arteries supplying the legs with blood. The condition affects approximately 8 million Americans every year and causes pain, disability,…

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Healthy Living:  CPR Facts/Advantages

Healthy Living: CPR Facts/Advantages

Earn an updated CPR certification at IRMC Physician Group! Did you know… CPR certification is mandatory for MAs, LPNs, and other medical professionals. CPR certifications need renewed every two years. Only 6.4 percent of cardiac arrest victims survive because witnesses do not know how to perform CPR. More than 200,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest…

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Healthy Living:  Shoveling Safety

Healthy Living: Shoveling Safety

In Western Pennsylvania, shoveling snow is sometimes a strenuous task during the winter months. Although shoveling can be a good workout, it can also cause unnecessary strain on the heart, spine, circulatory system, and other muscles. Shoveling fresh, powdery snow after a snowfall is more favorable because it weighs less and doesn’t cause as much muscle…

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HEALTHY LIVING:  Acne Prevention

HEALTHY LIVING: Acne Prevention

In the United States, more than three million people suffer from a common skin infection, also known as acne. Acne is a skin condition that involves oil glands at the base of hair follicles and can appear on the face, back, chest, and other areas on the body. A few self-help tips to help prevent…

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HEALTHY LIVING:  Weight-Loss Resolutions

HEALTHY LIVING: Weight-Loss Resolutions

In 2017, 42 percent of American made New Year’s resolutions. Nearly one quarter of  resolutions were weight related. Approximately 37 percent of people in their 20s will reach their goal and 16 percent of people older than 50 will reach their goal. Although New Year’s resolutions are for personal health, they can sometimes be difficult…

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HEALTHY LIVING:  Preventing Peanut Allergies

HEALTHY LIVING: Preventing Peanut Allergies

A study suggests the most effective way to help children avoid developing a peanut allergy is to introduce them to peanut-based products early in life. The Learning Early About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) Study concluded that introducing children to peanut-based products early in life had an 80-percent peanut-allergy prevention rate for young children. The LEAP study created three categories…

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HEALTHY LIVING:  Alcohol Safety

HEALTHY LIVING: Alcohol Safety

New Year’ Eve is a time to celebrate the of end of a year and welcome in a new one with family and friends, but it is also a popular day for alcohol consumption. Before you drink this New Year’s Eve, be aware of the tips for drinking listed below. Make sure to have a designated…

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HEALTHY LIVING:  Travel Safety


The holiday season is a popular travel time for many people. Even with the numerous plans throughout the holiday season, travel safety should always be a top priority. For safe travel this holiday season, follow the holiday-travel tips below. Check the weather forecast:  Become familiar with the route you are traveling and plan around potentially…

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HEALTHY LIVING:  Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs

HEALTHY LIVING: Rheumatoid Arthritis Signs

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes chronic joint inflammation. Symptoms usually occur on both sides of the body and tend to come and go periodically. Signs of rheumatoid arthritis usually include: Unusual fatigue Morning stiffness Joint stiffness Joint pain Minor joint swelling Slight fever Numbness and tingling sensation Decrease in range of motion…

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HEALTHY LIVING:  Recognizing Concussions

HEALTHY LIVING: Recognizing Concussions

A concussion is a traumatic head injury. This head injury is usually caused by a blow or jolt to the head and affects the brain’s function. Since concussions have been a recent topic for contact sports and physical activity, it is important to know the signs and symptoms. Concussion symptoms include: Frequent headaches or neck pain Difficulty…

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HEALTHY LIVING:  Trick-or-Treat Safety

HEALTHY LIVING: Trick-or-Treat Safety

Trick or treat is a custom that involves children traveling from house to house asking for treats, like candy, but child safety should always be a primary concern. SPOOKY STATISTICS ONLY 1/3 of parents talk to their kids about Trick-or-treat safety, but ¾ of parents report having fear for their children’s safety while Trick or…

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