Your Health

Welcome to the Dedication Health wellness blog. Here you will find tips for diet, exercise, or stress relief as well as current trends in the healthcare industry and technology.

COVID-19 Vaccine in Chicago

Wearing masks and social distancing help reduce your chance of being exposed to COVID-19 or spreading it to others, but these measures are not enough. The combination of getting vaccinated and following CDC’s recommendations to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from COVID-19.  Vaccines will work with your immune system so it will be ready

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Mental Health Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

It has been over a year since the novel coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, has plagued the world around us. We have heard the stories, or maybe even seen first hand through personal experience or loved ones, the physical symptoms that this virus can cause. But what about its mental toll? Taking care of mental

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Thyroid Awareness Month

January is Thyroid Awareness Month. Most wouldn’t believe how much trouble this little butterfly-shaped gland can cause if it is not balanced. If left untreated, it can cause many physical and mental symptoms that can range from mild to debilitating. Annual checkups with your doctors and bloodwork will help detect if there is a variance

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Top 10 Healthy Habits for 2021

The new year is finally here! For many, this is the time to begin thinking about how we would like this year to look. With record coronavirus cases rising, staying healthy is at the top of everyone’s list. What does this look like coming into the new year? Are your goals focused on losing weight,

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The Average Doctor Appointment Is Far Too Short

Doctors become doctors to care for people, to listen to them, guide them toward wellness, diagnose and treat them when they are ill, and generally to be healers rooted within a community. These themes are so foundational that the hypocritic oath specifically calls out the importance of mentorship between physicians, the need to remember the

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Benefits of Electronic Health Records (EHR)

In a world that revolves around digital information, doctors and other medical practitioners have begun to heavily rely on electronic health records. EHR or electronic health records are digital records of health information. They contain all the information you’d find in a paper chart — and a lot more. There are many benefits to using

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How to Be Active at Any Age

How to Be Active at Any Age: Move More, Sit Less Americans should sit less and move more, even if that activity comes in tiny chunks, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ new physical activity guidelines.  The guidelines urge Americans to get at least 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise (such as

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Membership Medicine is the Future

The desire for personalized and on-demand products and services has changed nearly every industry in recent years. It’s no surprise that healthcare has undergone these changes as well. Patients are unsatisfied with traditional medical practices that operate more like an assembly line than a healthcare provider. Primary care doctors generally focus on seeing as many

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3 Reasons Primary Care Physicians Switch to Concierge Medicine

Concierge healthcare is continuing to grow in popularity all across the country. Concierge medicine, often referred to as retainer medicine, is considered to be much more rewarding for both physicians and their patients. Rather than the traditional model of care, concierge primary care physicians cater to their patients rather than insurance companies. This is not

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FLU SHOTS: Flu shots will be available for patients beginning on October 1st. Please call our office to schedule an appointment to receive your annual flu shot. COVID-19 BOOSTERS: The CDC recommends a new COVID-19 booster shot that are available from Pfizer and Moderna. The updated COVID-19 boosters are formulated to better protect against the most recently circulating COVID-19 variant. Pfizer's is currently for everyone 12 years old and up, while Moderna's is only for adults over 18. Please call your local pharmacy to receive your booster.