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How to Have a Safe Halloween During the Pandemic Oct 26th, 2021

How to Have a Safe Halloween During the Pandemic October is here and that means it’s almost time for Halloween! Children and adults across the country love this holiday and look forward to celebrating it as one of the most fun nights of the year. Although we are still in...

How to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct 17th, 2021

How to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month  October is well known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You may see lots of pink these days as different organizations help shed light on various aspects of breast cancer such as treatments, diagnosis, prevention methods, and cures.  Breast cancer is a disease...

How to Stay Strong & Healthy As We Age Sep 19th, 2021

How to Stay Strong & Healthy As We Age  Thanks to many incredible improvements in medical care, typical life expectancy in the United States continues to rise. Americans can now expect to live well into their late seventies on average. However, although our quantity of life is important, we must...

Healthy Back to School Habits for Parents & Kids Sep 1st, 2021

Healthy Back to School Habits for Parents & Kids  Heading back to school is always an exciting time for children and their families. This year is particularly exciting as we’ve all been studying and working from home for many months. To help kids have a great year ahead of them,...

How to Participate in National Wellness Month Aug 18th, 2021

How to Participate in National Wellness Month If you haven’t already heard, August is National Wellness Month, and a great time to focus on taking care of yourself. During this time, people everywhere are making efforts to establish healthy habits and improve their quality of life. They know that doing...

Tasty and Healthy Summer Foods Jul 29th, 2021

Tasty and Healthy Summer Foods Summertime is here and everyone is excited to get out and taste some delicious food with friends and family. Thankfully, there are so many healthy summer foods out there that are also delicious! By focusing on foods that are good for your health, you can...

How to Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage Jul 15th, 2021

How to Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage Summertime is here and that means lots more opportunities to have fun in the sun with friends and family. In fact, spending more time outdoors is one of the best ways to increase physical activity levels and destress from the demands of...

Great Ways to Have a Fun & Healthy Summer Jun 30th, 2021

Great Ways to Have a Fun & Healthy Summer Summertime is upon us and Americans all around the country are gearing up for a fun season full of barbecues, swimming, and exciting outdoor activities. Although this can be a time of great fun, it’s always a good idea to keep...

Great Father’s Day Health Tips for Dad Jun 17th, 2021

Father’s Day is a great time to give some extra love and attention to dads everywhere. When taking them out to eat or buying them gifts on this special day, we all wish these special men long, healthy, and happy lives.  To celebrate Father’s Day and encourage healthy habits, we’ve...

How to Prevent High Blood Pressure Jun 1st, 2021

How to Prevent High Blood Pressure Throughout your life, you have likely heard about the importance of keeping blood pressure at a healthy level. Although it is one of the most important health measurements, many people still don’t know what blood pressure is or why it’s critical for their well-being. ...

Great Tips for Getting Through Allergy Season May 13th, 2021

Great Tips for Getting Through Allergy Season We all look forward to the arrival of spring when the weather warms up and flowers start to bloom. However, millions of Americans see their allergies flare during this time as plant pollens cause their immune systems to act up.  The human body...

How Alcohol Affects the Mind and Body Apr 18th, 2021

How Alcohol Affects the Mind and Body With April being Alcohol Awareness Month, we wanted to shed some light on how alcohol affects the mind and body. Some of the ways alcohol impacts our health are well known but there also some surprising effects that many people don’t know about. ...

Healthy Foods That Support Strong Vision Apr 5th, 2021

Healthy Foods That Support Strong Vision By eating healthy foods, we can build great vision and make it easier for our eyes to perform at a high level. Our eyes need important vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to carry out their important work and prevent long-term damage.  Just like the big...

Great Ways to Improve Men’s Health & Wellness Mar 23rd, 2021

Although men are often aware of the importance of being healthy, at times they can be reluctant to reach out for help. Many men brush off injuries, health problems, and doctor visits until it’s too late. This inaction contributes to the fact that compared to women, men die at higher...

How to Keep Your Bones Strong and Healthy Mar 10th, 2021

Taking care of our bones is essential to maintaining a healthy body. Bones give our bodies the structure needed to function properly while also helping protect our organs. As we get older, it becomes even more important to protect bone health and reduce the risk of developing osteoporosis.  Around the...

Understanding & Reducing Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Risk Feb 23rd, 2021

February is national age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and low vision awareness month. AMD is a progressive eye condition with no cure, and it generally affects older people.  It can blur our central vision and make it harder to do things like riding a bike or driving a car. Millions of...

Great Ways to Keep Your Heart Strong & Healthy Feb 11th, 2021

February is American Heart Month and a great time for Americans to focus on improving cardiovascular health for themselves and their families. Unfortunately, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  Approximately 655,000 Americans die from heart disease every year with related healthcare costs reaching over...

Common Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine Jan 25th, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine has finally arrived and many of us have questions about it. People are definitely interested in getting vaccinated but some are wondering whether the vaccine is safe or effective. Getting access to the vaccine is another issue people are facing. Many are unsure about when and where...

How to Make 2021 Your Healthiest Year Ever Jan 11th, 2021

After a long and challenging year, 2021 is finally here!  Like many Americans, you may be eager for the start of a fresh new year. 2020 brought immense change and unrest to our lives. Many of us saw our priorities shift and new sources of stress come into play, such...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Tips to Stay Strong and Active At Any Age Dec 21st, 2020

No matter our age, we all know how important it is to stay active throughout our lives. Staying in motion helps our bodies ward off diseases, stay flexible, and maintain a more youthful physique.   Some people overestimate how much they need to exercise to make a positive impact on their...

How to Destress Before the Start of a New Year Dec 4th, 2020

As we all know, 2020 has been a whirlwind of a year. Most of us have seen our stress levels rise due to the numerous unforeseen events that occurred, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.  When we get stressed, our bodies and minds can be at a higher risk of suffering...

How to Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes That Last Nov 24th, 2020

As we get older, we gain a better understanding of what it takes to build a healthy lifestyle. Eating nutritious foods, exercising often, and getting good sleep are just a few examples of good habits people aim to establish. Here at Montes Medical, we encourage our patients to make healthy...

Why Sleep is So Important for Maintaining Good Health Nov 6th, 2020

Getting enough sleep is one of the cornerstones of good health. It’s just as important as eating well, exercising, and maintaining strong relationships. By establishing solid sleep habits, we can positively impact our immune system, bodily functions, and much more. Our doctors at Montes Medical always advise patients to build...

The Keys to Longevity: 5 Ways to Age Well Through Life Oct 19th, 2020

Overview For millions of people around the world, living a long and healthy life is the ultimate dream. Although longevity may seem out of our control, there are many lifestyle changes we can make to shift the odds in our favor.  Here at Montes Medical Group, our doctors take a...

Why Good Relationships Are Essential for Long Life Oct 2nd, 2020

Did you know that great social relationships can actually extend the human lifespan? Having great relationships in your life is one of the best things you can do to improve your chances of living longer.  Humans are very social creatures and meaningful connections with others are essential for our health...

4 Ways to Lower Blood Sugar Levels & Prevent Diabetes Sep 12th, 2020

Diabetes is a serious health issue that affects over 34 million people in the United States. This terrible illness can cause serious damage to an individual’s health by triggering higher than normal blood sugar levels.  There are also 88 million American adults - 1 in 3 - diagnosed with prediabetes....

The Importance of Scheduling Your Annual Medical Exam Sep 4th, 2020

You may feel fine, but that’s no reason to skip your annual medical examination.  Seeing your doctor for a yearly checkup is one of the best ways to prevent diseases, catch health problems before they become serious, and receive medical advice tailored to your specific needs.  Due to the COVID-19...