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  • Updates on Highland Village Family Medicine
  • Tips from our four Board Certified Family Physicians
  • Information related to the healthcare industry that affects you and your family

Hand-picked Articles

Carefully selected by our physicians, the following articles contain information designed to help you adopt positive lifestyles that improve your health. These articles address health issues our physicians frequently see among patients, so we encourage you to read these resources when applicable.

The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet promotes heart-healthy eating habits and reduces the risk of heart disease. Luckily, the diet is easy to incorporate into family meals and accommodate when eating out with friends. This brief article outlines key components of the Mediterranean Diet, including the kinds of foods you should eat and those you should avoid. Read more.

The Diverticulitis Diet

Diverticulitis occurs when diverticula (small pouches that develop in the digestive tract) become inflamed or infected. Severe cases of diverticulitis require hospitalization, and all cases are treated with antibiotics. The diet is intended to aid in your recovery. Ideal for anyone diagnosed with diverticulitis, this brief articles provides you eating guidelines, results, and risks associated with the diet. Read more.

Overview of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and means you are either insulin resistant or your body does not produce enough insulin to maintain blood sugar levels. This article provides an overview of symptoms, causes, risks, and ways to prepare for your appointment in the event you believe you may have type 2 diabetes. Read more.

Quit Smoking: Create a Plan to Cope with Hurdles and Temptations

Ready to kick your smoking habit? This article helps you develop a basic and reliable plan to quit smoking long-term. Read more.

An Exercise Guide for Lower Back Pain

If you suffer from lower back pain or are recovering from a lower back injury, check out the exercises provided in this article. Concise instructions coupled with images help you learn basic exercises that orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists recommend. Read more.

Finding Reliable Health-Related Information on the Web

While the internet provides useful resources for researching and understanding health issues, we all know the web also contains information that can be confusing or misleading. This article outlines three questions you should ask about each resource you find on the internet to ensure its reliability. Read more.