Category: General

February is American Hearth Month

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Cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, are the leading global causes of death for both men and women, with more than 17.3 million deaths each year. While this rate has fallen dramatically since the 1960s,…

The Importance of Annual Wellness Appointments

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Frequency If you are generally healthy and between the ages of 19-21 you should have a wellness exam every 2-3 years. If you are between the ages of 22-64 you should have a wellness exam every 1-3 years, and if…

National Diabetes Month 2018: Promoting Health After Gestational Diabetes

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November is National Diabetes Month and this year’s National Diabetes Month is focused on promoting health after gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops in pregnant women who have not previouslyhad diabetes. The high blood glucose…

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

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Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in your body and many foods. While necessary for normal body functions, too much cholesterol in the bloodstream will build up on the walls of your blood vessels and arteries, increasing your risk…

Our Russell Medical Family is Growing—Welcome Katie Newman!

Owned and operated by Dr. Dustin Russell and his wife Dr. Brandee Urrutia, Russell Medical is dedicated to providing quality healthcare to the people of Forsyth and surrounding counties. We offer preventive, routine, and acute care with a focus on…

Partner with Russell Medical for Your New Year’s Health Resolutions

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Most Americans resolve to make healthier choices at the beginning of the New Year, but unfortunately a majority of these changes barely continue through January, let alone become lifestyle changes. Make this year different! Partner with Russell Medical and take…

Healthy Weight Loss

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It’s natural for anyone wanting to lose weight to want to do it quickly, but you should skip the cabbage soup diet or drinking nothing but maple lemon water for days. Radical changes to your eating habits may lead to…

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

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Immunizations, or vaccinations, helps prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of immunizations for people of all ages. Not only do vaccinations protect the person…

Back to School: Immunizations, Physicals, and Eye Exams.

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Summer may have only just begun but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to be thinking about Back to School. Each school year children are required to submit health information to their school, including immunizations and sports physicals. Students should…

It’s Lyme Time! May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

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Lyme disease is found throughout the United States and in over sixty other countries.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease in the United States every year. However, that number may…