Understanding Chronic Liver Disease and What You Can Do to Manage the Disease What is liver disease? The liver is a football-sized organ that sits just under the right side of your ribcage and is responsible for assisting in digestion and ridding the body of toxins. Liver disease can be hereditary or acquired, meaning it
What Are Seasonal Allergies and How to Counter Them By Sarah Bivens, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC Spring is in the air, the sun is shining brighter and the birds are returning. This also means that eyes are watering, noses are running and irritated throats act like mucus superhighways. With springtime comes seasonal allergies for millions of Americans
What You Need to Know About Vitamins and Supplements. By Aparna Asher, MD We live in the 21st century, where fast-food restaurants and drive-throughs are the norms in our action-packed lives, whether you are a working professional or a retired senior possibly living alone and it’s a chore cooking for a single person. We are used
How Knowing Where to Go Can Save You Time and Money You can never be too cautious when it comes to prioritizing your health and safety. Oftentimes, urgent needs are associated with a trip to the emergency room but that is not always the best choice when you need care. Learn about the benefits of
The Importance of Sleep Sleep is one of the most important factors for our overall health. It plays a vital role in supporting the immune system, boosting brain function, healing cells and tissues in the body, regulating hormones and improving our mood. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one-third
The United States has begun the roll out the COVID-19 vaccine, in hopes of putting an end to the pandemic. With every state having already entered the first phase of the rollout, it is recommended everyone over the age of 16 gets vaccinated once the opportunity becomes available. With the information constantly updating, we are
How to Prioritize Self Care for Positive Mental Health. In a year of uncertainty, there is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has affected thousands of lives. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 40 percent of US adults reported struggling with mental health or substance abuse during late June 2020. Of
These three words sound frightening. What is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)? Why is CKD so important? The kidneys main job is to filter and remove waste products from the bloodstream and send the waste to the bladder for removal with urination. As we age, the kidneys ability to perform this removal process lessens slowly. When
Discover the Right Time to Enroll or Change Your Medicare Advantage Plan At P3 Health Partners, we understand that your healthcare needs evolve as your circumstances change. If you are not currently on Medicare yet or do not have a plan that is giving you the coverage you need, there are many opportunities throughout the
Every year, heart disease is the leading cause of American fatalities according to the American Heart Association. It can affect anyone but there are several factors that can put someone at a higher risk. This year, Stephanie Green, Director of Medical Management at P3 Arizona, is sharing her personal experiences with managing heart disease and
Stay Well by Choice, Not by Chance with an Annual Comprehensive Visit You do not have to be sick to see your primary care provider. In fact, one of the easiest ways to stay healthy is to schedule a once-a-year annual comprehensive wellness visit. Through conversation, screenings and goal setting, your provider will help you
Managing your health is more than just attending your regularly scheduled doctor visits. It’s what you do outside of those visits that can make a significant impact on your overall health. Simple changes to your routine can make a positive difference. As you prioritize self-care, you will find ways to stay healthy as you age.
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness with symptoms that typically have an abrupt onset and often include fever, chills, headache, fatigue, body aches, cough, sore throat and a runny or stuffy nose. It can travel six feet as airborne particles and can live for 24 hours on hard surfaces. Healthy adults can infect other
By Mary Nara, APRN, FNP-C Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury and death amongst seniors? Over one third of seniors will fall each year. Here are five of the most common factors that lead to falls for seniors. Balance The most common reason for falling is the loss of balance.
By Julia Navalta, FNP-BC Summer is not over yet! Days of extreme heat are still up ahead. Heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke, are very common during this time of year. An estimated 618 deaths in the United States occur every year due to extreme heat exposure. It is important that people