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Is That Bulge a Hernia?

RSVP now for Is That Bulge a Hernia? , an upcoming lecture hosted by board-certified general surgeon Dr. Anthony Zappia . During this free community event, Dr. Zappia will discuss the signs and symptoms of hernias, and the minimally invasive robotic procedure that results in smaller incisions and faster recoveries than ever before. Attendees will also receive a free hernia screening during the event. The lecture takes place on Thursday, May 10 at 6 pm from Watson Clinic Highlands at 2300 E. Coun...

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4/13/2018 1:47:00 PM Comments(0)

Healthcare When You Need It

Sometimes it's obvious when a trip to the emergency department is needed. Problems such as chest pain or heavy bleeding are clearly serious situations that require in-depth emergency care. Many times the situation is less clear. Your illness or injury isn’t severe enough to require emergency care, or to endure the long wait times and high fees associated with an emergency room visit. But you don’t want to wait for a regularly scheduled appointment with your physician either. That&#...

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4/2/2018 10:33:00 AM Comments(0)

Get the facts about Lyme disease

Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease that infects approximately 300,000 Americans each year. It's transmitted to humans by a bite from an infected black-legged tick. If not treated, infection from Lyme disease can affect the joints, nervous system and heart. Check out these other must-know facts about the disease: 1. Lyme disease is most common in warm weather. That's when ticks are most active. If you're bitten by a tick infected with the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, you can get sick. 2. L...

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3/27/2018 2:05:00 PM Comments(0)

What is a bone density test?

Osteoporosis—a disease of dangerously fragile bones—can sneak up on you. That's because it doesn't cause any symptoms. People usually don't know they have it until a bone breaks unexpectedly, often from a minor fall. The disease reduces bone mineral density, increasing the risk of fractures and breaks, particularly in post-menopausal women. In fact, half of all women and one in five men older than 65 will break a bone due to this degenerative condition. Watson Clinic is pleased to of...

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3/27/2018 1:53:00 PM Comments(0)

The Connections Between Kidney Function & Hearing Health

How are kidneys related to a person’s hearing ability? The answers might surprise you. Kidneys are important. They help us filter out waste, regulate blood pressure, produce certain hormones and keep our electrolytes stable. People with chronic kidney disease CKD have a higher incidence of hearing loss than the rest of the population. Both the kidneys and hearing mechanisms function similarly at the cellular level. Poor kidney function means the kidneys don’t filter waste as they sho...

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3/27/2018 1:52:00 PM Comments(0)