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Sunscreen Q & A-by Dr. Susan Taylor

As spring arrives and we venture outdoors, it’s important to protect our skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Sunscreens, when properly applied, can provide protection from sun damage and minimize your risk of skin cancers. Here are some common questions: When is the best time to put on sunscreen? Sunscreen should be applied 20-30 minutes […]

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Trouble Sleeping? By Dr. Aaron Jones

Trouble sleeping is a complaint I hear at least weekly and usually daily in my practice. It affects the young, the old, male and female. According to the CDC in a 2009 survey about sleep more than 1 in 3 adults reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month, […]

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month-by Patti Myers, FNP

This is the month that puts special focus on the importance of screening and early detection of breast cancer to save lives. While it is a sad fact that one out of every 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, the good news is the death rate from breast cancer continues […]

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Computer Monitor Height-By Dr. Wesley Hayes

In this day and age, computers are becoming more of a daily process. Improper computer monitor position can contribute to neck pain, neck fatigue, and even headache, back or shoulder pain. For those of you with a desktop monitor, here are some suggestions: 1. All adjustments should be made from a position with your feet […]

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Tis the Season…For Ticks…-By Clarissa McCullar, F.N.P.

Everyone’s first worry is Lyme disease; however, this particular tick borne illness is actually very rare in our area. There are other illnesses that you want to avoid that are related to tick bites. How do we avoid tick bites? PREVENTION! Be prepared if you are going to work in the yard, garden or hiking. […]

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Awareness and Recognition of Concussions in Student Athletes – By Bridget Peterson, F.N.P., B.C.

There has been more and more discussion in recent years regarding head injuries in athletes, especially with the National Football League (NFL) coming under fire for whether or not there has been knowledge within the NFL that repeated hits to the head in football players eventually causes brain damage. An increasing number of NFL players […]

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Thoughts on Travel Health – By Dr. Michael Henderson

Fever of 104 degrees welcomes a traveler back from their recent vacation. Joint pain, swelling, malaise, and rash soon follow. A visit to the ER and the primary care physician helps minimally with some “comfort” meds and “pushing fluids”. Finally, 8 days later the illness begins to release its grip and now a vacation and […]

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Welcome to the Summit Medical Group Oak Ridge blog. We hope that you find the information beneficial towards maintaining optimal health. Periodically, we will be updating on interesting medical topics for the community.

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