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  • Importance of Voting on Items That May Impact Your Health Care

    Learn the ways in which voting and healthcare intersect and how patients can become more involved in the politics that affect their wellbeing.

  • When to Switch Doctors: Signs, Tips on Switching, & More

    There are a variety of reasons why patients decide to switch doctors, sometimes out of circumstance, other times for personal reasons.

  • 6 Tips for talking to your doctor

    The American Academy of Family Physicians reports that patients, on average, only have around 15 minutes to speak with their doctor during an appointment. However, a short time frame does not mean that a patient cannot have a quality doctor’s appointment.

  • Lifestyle tips to help you lower your cholesterol

    Every one of us wants to be healthy, but doing the things that keep us healthy is hard work.

  • How to Stay Safe During the Holidays

    The holidays are meant to be fun and festive: marked by delicious and hearty meals, good cheer and most of all, family and friends. If there’s any time of year when clans big or small reunite, it’s during the holiday season. While family reunions are cause alone for celebration, it’s important to keep safety and health in mind, especially when it comes to older adults.

  • Prostate cancer: symptoms, signs and screenings

    Cancer has become a word feared by many people, perhaps because of its association with being untreatable and often fatal.

  • Adult Care: 9 Ways to Prevent Trips and Falls

    Read about ways to prevent trips and falls on the Oak Street Health blog, where you can find information and advice on Primary Care, Wellness and Health Insurance.

  • Types of Arthritis: Symptoms and Risk Factors

    Read about Arthritis types, symptoms and risk factors on the Oak Street Health blog, where you can find information and advice on Primary Care, Wellness and Health Insurance.

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Signs and Symptoms

    Forgetting a recent conversation or grasping for the right word while talking can be quite common: we’re only human after all, and our minds and memories are fallible. But when those incidents of forgetfulness or disorientation become more frequent, there may be cause for concern.

  • Healthy lungs — tips to help quit smoking

    There's no question that smoking is bad, but why is that? Despite all the commercials, billboards, and other information about the serious effects smoking has on the body, why is it that millions of Americans still smoke? Is it really that hard to quit? And if so, what can help?

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