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  • FAQ

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    • What Is the Most Effective Form or Method of Birth Control?

      Primary Care Associates of Texas wants you to be healthy and strong, and that includes practicing safer sex and knowing your birth control options for optimum wellness. Whether you have never had a child, or you’ve conceived before but are not looking to grow your family at the moment, you have plenty of options for birth control. However, it’s worth noting that not all forms of birth control are ...
    • Do I Have a Gluten Allergy?

      Potential Signs You May Have a Gluten Allergy Now more than ever, there is a heightened awareness of gluten intolerance, and there are many gluten-free alternatives for people who are allergic. However, many people aren’t able to enjoy the benefits of removing gluten from their diet because they simply don’t know they have an allergy, leaving them to suffer painful symptoms, which may include: ...
    • The Difference Between Gluten Intolerance and Wheat Allergies

      If you suffer from gluten or wheat allergies, you know that the two conditions (though often confused) are fundamentally different. If you suspect you may have one or the other are know someone who does, it is critical to understand the distinctions between the two. Gluten-Related Disorders vs. Wheat Allergies For starters, one is a diagnosable medical issue, while the other is a catch-call term ...

    News

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    • Flu-Related Deaths Spark Questions About Senior Adults Health

      On January 9 th , 2018, 3 flu-related fatalities were reported in Tarrant County. All 3 deaths involved senior citizens ages 55 and up, but there has been news of a widespread flu outbreak in Fort Worth, which could affect everyone from aging adults to small children. However, because senior adults make up at least 10% of the population of Fort Worth, this incident begs the question: How can aging ...

    Tips & Hints

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    • Why the HPV Vaccine Is Important

      Every year, more than 33,000 people are diagnosed with cancers caused by HPV , most notably cervical cancer. HPV, short for “human papillomavirus,” is a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection. The vaccine is intended for children under the age of 14, and although it is optional, parents are strongly encouraged to vaccinate their children against HPV. While it’s understandable some parents ...
    • What You Should Know About Your Family Health History

      Although most know the key to reducing your risk of disease is to eat a healthy diet, get physical exercise, and minimize your alcohol intake, one of the strong influences of getting any given disease is your family health history. Blood relatives share more in common than a similar appearance. While you can clearly see you inherited your mother’s dimples or your father’s blue eyes, there are ...
    • Preparing for Flu Season, Part 2: Myths and Facts About the Flu Shot

      Last week, we discussed why it’s important to be vaccinated against the flu . This week we’ll discuss common myths that float around about the flu shot, and what you can do to be prepared for this year's flu season. There are many falsehoods that circulate about the flu shot, including: MYTH : You can actually get the flu from having the flu shot. FACT: The virus is inactive in the flu vaccine, ...

    Weight Loss

    The latest posts for Weight Loss are listed below.
    • What Are Healthy Gut Bacteria?

      When you hear the term “bacteria,” you may immediately think it is something to be avoided. Not so fast! Yes, bacteria on the outside of your body should often be avoided, as it can cause serious infections, those found inside the body can actually protect against it. Although bacteria still catches a bad rep, you may not be aware these tiny microbes found in your stomach and intestines can ...
    • Good Nutrition: Why It’s More than Counting Calories and Carbs

      Most of us instantly recognize the 1992 Food Guide Pyramid made by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), but not everyone is aware it has been defunct since 2005 . In fact, those nutritional guidelines were later viewed as flawed, hard to follow, and lacking appropriate nutritional balance. Also, the chart made no differentiation between types of grains, proteins, dairy, fruits, and ...
    • 6 Ways to Stick to Your Diet During the Holidays

      How to Stay Faithful to Your Diet This Holiday Season Sticking to a diet and exercise plan is hard, and the holidays make it that much harder. However, you can stay on the straight and narrow over the next few weeks and set yourself up for success by doing the following: Keep a written log of everything you eat. Knowing you’ll have to write it down forces you to consider every food choice you make ...

    Wellness Care

    The latest posts for Wellness Care are listed below.
    • Why the HPV Vaccine Is Important

      Every year, more than 33,000 people are diagnosed with cancers caused by HPV , most notably cervical cancer. HPV, short for “human papillomavirus,” is a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection. The vaccine is intended for children under the age of 14, and although it is optional, parents are strongly encouraged to vaccinate their children against HPV. While it’s understandable some parents ...
    • What You Should Know About Your Family Health History

      Although most know the key to reducing your risk of disease is to eat a healthy diet, get physical exercise, and minimize your alcohol intake, one of the strong influences of getting any given disease is your family health history. Blood relatives share more in common than a similar appearance. While you can clearly see you inherited your mother’s dimples or your father’s blue eyes, there are ...
    • Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Part 2: I Tested Positive for BRCA. What Now?

      During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Primary Care Associates of Texas is taking a closer look at the BRCA gene mutation that can cause breast cancer. In part 1 of our series (" What Is the Breast Cancer Gene? "), we explained what the gene is, and in the second and final installment of our blog series, we will explain how you can proactively manage your risk of developing breast cancer after ...
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