October 5, 2020

Dr. Hall Discusses the Importance of Flu Shots on WBIR- TV 10

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April 16, 2020

National Walking Day

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April 1 was national walking day!  While it has been quite rainy lately, and we are all trying to self-quarantine due to risk of exposure to COVID-19, walking is a very important part of both physical and mental health.  Here at IMA, we try to encourage our patients to be healthy, and this is equally […]

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April 9, 2020

Recommendations from the CDC on Caring for Yourself and Others During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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At IMA/Summit we are very concerned about your well-being. During the COVID-19 pandemic we have changed our office procedures to minimize the risk of exposure to our patients and our staff.  Your health is our number one priority.   We see routine non acutely ill patients (physicals, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease) in the […]

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March 16, 2020

COVID-19 FAQ

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What is COVID-19? Coronaviruses were identified in 1950s and generally cause symptoms similar to most viral illness including the cold and flu (cough, fever, and/or body aches). This is very similar to most viral illnesses including flu and the common cold. COVID-19 is a new coronavirus. Because this virus is new, testing has been limited; […]

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December 5, 2019

Whooping Cough Vaccine

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If you are pregnant or a new baby is coming into your extended family, you have probably heard about the whooping cough vaccine, known as Tdap.  This vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough (pertussis).  This is very similar to the DaPT  vaccine series we give infants, but serves a slightly different purpose for […]

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November 26, 2019

National Diabetes Month

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November is National Diabetes month.  This is the time of year individuals, healthcare providers and communities come together to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of lives.   Currently, there are 30 million Americans that have diabetes and there are another 84 million people who are at risk of developing diabetes. This year […]

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August 15, 2019

Not So Sweet

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The widespread promotion of low-fat diets in the late 1900’s has increased the dietary proportion of carbohydrates.  Unfortunately, since that time, the incidence of obesity and diabetes has continued to rise.  In addition, the current consumption of sugar is out of control-especially considering that the average male should consume the equivalent of 9 teaspoons of […]

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June 11, 2019

Measles

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Measles, caused by the rubeola virus, is a highly contagious and serious infection that can be deadly.  It is spread primarily in mucous and phlegm by coughing and sneezing.  The virus can live for up to 2 hours in the air and on surfaces in the environment where a person with measles coughed or sneezed.  […]

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March 14, 2019

Advance Care Planning

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Life is precious and should be savored each day with the ones you love.  Unfortunately, death is irrevocable, and it is important for your family that you do adequate planning.  Advance care planning is an important service that is provided by your primary care physician and is usually covered by your insurance.  This allows your […]

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March 7, 2019

National Nutrition Month

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The month of March brings many reasons to celebrate… day light savings, signs of spring and for dietitians…  National Nutrition Month.   This month is the time of year that The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics brings to light the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical habits. There is so […]

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