Archive | October, 2013

Common Food Allergies in Children

Any type of food is capable of causing an allergic reaction in your child, but 90% of food allergies can be traced back to 8 common allergens:  cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Fortunately, most children outgrow their food allergies. Eighty percent of children allergic to milk, wheat and soy […]

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The New Patient Portal & MyChart

MountainStar Medical Group is pleased to offer a new online service to our patients called the Patient Portal or MyChart. The new service will allow you to: Access your medical records Set and manage appointments (coming soon!) Request prescription refills Get answers to your medical questions from your provider All of this through a safe, […]

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Preventing Sports-Related Injuries Before They Happen

The first rule to preventing injuries is to realize they are going to happen, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t precautions you can take to keep injuries at bay. The first tip is to stretch and warm up. It is incredibly important to get your body ready to go for a game. Warming up increases […]

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Exposing Myths About Breast Cancer

  There are many misunderstandings about breast cancer. While many advances have been made in detection and treatment, we unfortunately still don’t know what causes breast cancer or how to cure it. Here are a few myths about breast cancer we’d like to clear up. 1. Myth: I’m too young to worry about breast cancer. […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

1 out of 8 women is expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to reflect on personal risk, promote education and raise awareness. A difficulty that arises with diagnosing breast cancer is the lack of early symptoms. The telltale signs are breast lumps or an abnormal […]

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