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August 21, 2019

Surviving First Semester Anxiety in College

Surviving First Semester Anxiety in College
It’s normal and natural to feel some anticipatory anxiety about going to college for the first time. Remember that everyone else is feeling a bit anxious too! Dr. Melinda Massoff, Psychologist at Westmed Medical Group,…
August 16, 2019

Does Your Infant Have a Milk Allergy?

Does Your Infant Have a Milk Allergy?
It is true that many allergic conditions can begin in childhood, and continue throughout life, so it is helpful to discover these allergies in your child early on to ensure your child feels more comfortable.…
July 24, 2019

Avoid Tick Bites This Summer

Avoid Tick Bites This Summer
It’s officially mid-summer and tick season is in full swing. With increased outdoor activity, and more skin exposure, tick bites become more of a concern through September. The reality is that ticks are present in…
July 18, 2019

Don’t Let Tantrums Ruin Your Summer Fun

Don’t Let Tantrums Ruin Your Summer Fun
By: Dr. Sara Kopple, Pediatrician   As a pediatrician and a mother of two young children, I have found tantrums one of the biggest day-to-day parenting challenges.Tantrums can be even more challenging and frequent during…

Avoiding Workplace Burnout

Avoiding Workplace Burnout
The World Health Organization has officially recognized “workplace burnout” in its International Classification of Diseases Handbook. Burnout is described as a syndrome resulting from “chronic workplace stress which has not been successfully managed”.  Westmed’s Behavioral…
March 25, 2019

Facts and Statistics: Colorectal Cancer

Facts and Statistics: Colorectal Cancer
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and we want you to know the facts. Early intervention and regular screening are key to reducing your risk. If you're over 50, or you have a family history…
February 25, 2019

How Much Activity is Ideal for Heart Health?

How Much Activity is Ideal for Heart Health?
One of the best things you can do for heart health is to be physically active. Physical activity helps reduce many risk factors for heart disease by lowering blood pressure, controlling weight, strengthening muscles, decreasing…
January 22, 2019

How to Keep Moving – Even in the Winter!

How to Keep Moving – Even in the Winter!
During the winter months, it is easy to neglect your regular exercise routine.  The frigid temperatures, and shorter daylight hours are both big deterrents to getting your shoes on and going outdoors.  Many studies show…