5 approaches parents can take to help guide their children to a healthier New Year

In our first article on New Year’s health resolutions, Kelly Snyder, M.D., and Scott Arthur, M.D., discussed steps adults can take to get on the path to better health. Today, pediatrician Allison Couden, M.D., shares five approaches parents can adopt to help children kick off the New Year with a healthier lifestyle. 1: Do it […]

One of Your Most Important Health Care Decisions is One You Probably Haven’t Made

You are probably familiar with a living will. You may have even prepared one. There’s another document, though, that can possibly be just as important—but it’s one only one third of Americans have. It’s called an Advance Directive for Health Care, and it is a way to communicate your wishes if you are facing a […]

Study shows death rates from breast cancer are declining, thanks in part to early detection

The American Cancer Society has just released some new figures on breast cancer death rates and the news is very promising. The report finds that death rates from breast cancer in the United States dropped 39 percent between 1989 and 2015. According to the report, that translates to 322,600 deaths that have been avoided during […]

COPD isn’t reversible, but there are treatment options that help lung function

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, affects an estimated 30 million people every year in the United States. More than 80 percent of the time the cause is cigarette smoking. COPD is actually an umbrella term used to describe multiple progressive lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis, […]

Car Seat Installation/Inspection

The following local agencies provide Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians who can check to see if your child’s car seat is properly installed throughout the year. Most agencies require appointments and may not accept walk-ins. Please refer to each agency’s website (linked for your convenience) for full details on creating an appointment. Inspections take at […]

The Importance of Hydration

Our bodies are made up of 50% to 80% water, depending on our age. With age, our total body content of water naturally decreases, which makes the elderly population prone to dehydration, that can occur when we lose too much of that water either from sweating, vomiting or diarrhea, among other causes. There are three […]

Williamson Medical Group

Your Patient Centered Medical Home Williamson Medical Group combines everything you need, whether primary care, surgery, pulmonary or sleep medicine, into one family of care. Patients are at the forefront of our model of care, known as a patient-centered medical home. We’re focused on building better relationships between patients and their care teams. There’s no need […]