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 The Dangers of High Blood Pressure

The Dangers of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure affects nearly half of all Americans. While a common condition, the dangers of high blood pressure shouldn’t be underestimated as it can cause serious health implications if left untreated and even be life-threatening. Read on.
Feb 2nd, 2024

My Child Is Afraid of the Doctor: What Can I Do?

A doctor’s visit can be a scary experience for children. Maybe they remember getting a needle at their last appointment, or maybe it’s the fear of the unknown. It doesn’t have to be that way though. Read on.
Feb 1st, 2024

I'm Ready to Lose Weight This Year: Can You Help?

Losing weight and getting healthier are common New Year’s resolutions for millions of Americans. While some are successful, a vast majority meet short-term goals, but end up regaining the weight and then some. What's the answer? Read on.
Jan 10th, 2024
What Does Transitional Care Management Involve?

What Does Transitional Care Management Involve?

Returning home after a hospital, nursing home, or inpatient care facility stay can be exciting and nerve-wracking. Figuring out medications and coordinating follow-up services can be confusing, but transitional care management can help.
Dec 14th, 2023
Helping Your Teen Navigate Depression

Helping Your Teen Navigate Depression

Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide regardless of age. When it affects your teen, do you know what to look for and how to help your child? Read on to learn more.
Dec 11th, 2023
When to Seek Help for Pelvic Pain

When to Seek Help for Pelvic Pain

Pelvic pain is a fairly common symptom of a wide range of conditions, from minor digestive issues to problems with the reproductive organs in women to medical emergencies, such as appendicitis. Knowing when to seek help is key.
Nov 16th, 2023
Why Does My Child Keep Getting Sick?

Why Does My Child Keep Getting Sick?

Germs and children are an inevitable duo. Parents want to do their best to keep their children from getting sick, but it’s actually a natural part of how children build a strong immunity system. Read on to learn more.
Nov 3rd, 2023
How to Help Your Child Manage Diabetes At School

How to Help Your Child Manage Diabetes At School

Diabetes is a serious medical condition that can be difficult to manage at any age. If a child has diabetes, it can be especially challenging to manage, particularly in a school setting. Read on to learn how you can help your child.
Sep 1st, 2023
The Link Between Weight and Erectile Dysfunction

The Link Between Weight and Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction, or ED, affects millions of men in the United States. But, did you know that there’s a connection between being overweight and suffering from ED? Read on to learn more.
Sep 1st, 2023
Diet Hacks That Might Make Quitting Smoking Easier

Diet Hacks That Might Make Quitting Smoking Easier

The harmful effects of smoking and tobacco are no secret. However, quitting smoking can be extremely difficult. But, did you know that consuming certain foods and drinks may help you quit? Read on.
Aug 2nd, 2023
I Have an STD — Now What?

I Have an STD — Now What?

If you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD), you’re not alone. In fact, they’re very common. Read on to learn about the basics of STDs and how they’re treated.
Aug 2nd, 2023
What’s Involved in My Child’s Sports Physical

What’s Involved in My Child’s Sports Physical

The popularity of youth sports is a given. Just ask any soccer mom or check out your local athletic fields on a Saturday. What’s perhaps not so obvious is the role your child’s sports physical plays. Read on.
Jul 4th, 2023
How Much Sleep Is Too Much for My Teen?

How Much Sleep Is Too Much for My Teen?

Getting sufficient sleep is important whether you’re age 8, 18, or 80. But, can there be too much of a good thing when it comes to your teenager? Read on to find out.
Jul 2nd, 2023
Yes, Your Baby Does Need a Pediatrician

Yes, Your Baby Does Need a Pediatrician

A sick child can have a way of unnerving even the most confident of parents. Keeping track of immunizations and the latest health concerns for kids are no easy tasks either. Fortunately, pediatricians are here to help. Read on.
Jun 1st, 2023
Lesser-Known Causes of Back Pain

Lesser-Known Causes of Back Pain

When it comes to back pain, most people associate it with getting an injury due to lifting something healthy. And while this can certainly be a cause, there are other reasons you may not be aware of. Read on to learn more.
May 3rd, 2023
Do Diets Actually Work?

Do Diets Actually Work?

Have you tried diet after diet only to find that they don’t work for you? This is because fad diets don’t take into account your individual makeup. Read on to learn more about why these diets often fail and how medical weight loss can help.
May 1st, 2023
Tips for Getting Through a Sick Visit With Your Child

Tips for Getting Through a Sick Visit With Your Child

One of the most difficult challenges about being a parent is knowing what to do when your child is sick. And, if they can’t tell you what the trouble is, this can make matters even more challenging. Read on to learn what you should do.
Apr 1st, 2023
How Do I Know If My Child Is Growing Well?

How Do I Know If My Child Is Growing Well?

Questions about whether your child is meeting physical and mental developmental benchmarks are natural. But what’s normal for one child isn’t necessarily normal for another. Read on to learn more.
Mar 9th, 2023
Women’s Health Issues No One Talks About

Women’s Health Issues No One Talks About

Unfortunately, there are some health issues women face that don’t get discussed much. Read on to learn what they are and how you can keep your health on track.
Mar 1st, 2023
The Best Exercises for Diabetes

The Best Exercises for Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious medical condition that can have dangerous, life-threatening complications. However, exercise and physical activity can keep diabetes in check and mitigate complications. Read on to learn more.
Feb 10th, 2023
How to Lose Weight the Healthy Way

How to Lose Weight the Healthy Way

Losing weight can be challenging regardless of age or gender. Furthermore, for many people, the most difficult part is keeping the weight off once it’s gone. Read on to learn the healthy way to lose weight and keep it off.
Feb 2nd, 2023
Yes, You Should Get Annual Physicals

Yes, You Should Get Annual Physicals

If you want to stay healthy, getting annual physicals is important. At these visits, your doctor can make sure everything is working properly or catch issues before they become serious. Read on to learn more.
Jan 19th, 2023
The Many Benefits of Exercise

The Many Benefits of Exercise

Many of us know that exercising can help us stay fit. However, the benefits of exercising go way beyond that. Read on to learn about some of the many benefits of staying active.
Dec 1st, 2022
What to do About Recurrent UTIs

What to do About Recurrent UTIs

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are bacterial infections in any part of the urinary system. Some people experience recurrent UTIs. Read on to learn how you can reduce your chances of getting recurrent UTIs.
Dec 1st, 2022
Conditions that Make Weight Loss More Difficult

Conditions that Make Weight Loss More Difficult

Losing weight can be a challenging and frustrating process. And, for some people, the presence of medical conditions can make losing weight even more difficult. Read on to learn about some of those conditions and how you can get help.
Nov 1st, 2022
5 Valuable Benefits of Pediatric Care

5 Valuable Benefits of Pediatric Care

Raising children is both challenging and rewarding. At times, it can feel like you're in over your head, especially when it comes to medical issues. Fortunately, with pediatric care, you don’t have to go it alone. Read on to learn more.
Nov 1st, 2022
The Top 5 Women’s Health Issues

The Top 5 Women’s Health Issues

Besides the ability to have children, there are many other differences between women and men. In fact, women are more prone to developing certain health issues than men. Read on to learn about them here.
Oct 1st, 2022
When Should You Consider Medical Weight Loss?

When Should You Consider Medical Weight Loss?

For many people, losing weight is a seemingly endless journey of trying the latest diet, losing some weight, then gaining it back. If this sounds familiar, medical weight loss could be just what you need. Read on to learn more.
Oct 1st, 2022
Lifestyle Tips For Managing Your Diabetes

Lifestyle Tips For Managing Your Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious medical condition that can have life-threatening complications. The good news is that there are numerous lifestyle changes you can make to manage and mitigate the effects of diabetes. Read on to learn more.
Sep 1st, 2022
Chronic Conditions We Can Help You Manage

Chronic Conditions We Can Help You Manage

Taking care of yourself when you have a chronic medical condition, such as diabetes or heart disease, can be challenging. That’s where chronic care management comes in. Read on to learn how you can get the help you need to live well.
Aug 2nd, 2022
A Closer Look at Transitional Care Management

A Closer Look at Transitional Care Management

Making the transition from a hospital, nursing home, or inpatient center to home can be challenging. An integrated care model called transitional care management can help make the process go smoothly. Read on to learn more.
Aug 1st, 2022
Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Annual Physical Exam

Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Annual Physical Exam

​​Annual physical exams provide an opportunity for you and your health care provider to track and evaluate your overall health regardless of whether you’re healthy or sick. The appointment includes a physical exam and screenings. Read on.
Jul 18th, 2022
Recognizing the Earliest Warning Signs of Diabetes

Recognizing the Earliest Warning Signs of Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious medical condition that can affect nearly every system in the body. Managing diabetes is crucial to living well, and knowing the warning signs is key to getting prompt treatment. Read on to learn more.
Jul 1st, 2022
Why Medical Weight Loss Might Be Your Answer

Why Medical Weight Loss Might Be Your Answer

Losing weight is a losing battle for a vast majority of dieters. Although some successfully shed excess weight, many gain it all back and then some. If this scenario sounds familiar, medical weight loss may be able to help you.
May 1st, 2022
What Can I Do To Manage My High Blood Pressure?

What Can I Do To Manage My High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure is a serious medical condition that, if left untreated, can lead to heart disease, stroke, and even death. The good news is that there are many things you can do to effectively manage high blood pressure. Read on.
Apr 1st, 2022
The Importance of Creating Family Traditions

The Importance of Creating Family Traditions

November is a wonderful time to celebrate your family and for creating family traditions. After all, Thanksgiving and other significant holidays bring food, family, and friends together.
Nov 5th, 2019
One Breath at a Time: Living with COPD

One Breath at a Time: Living with COPD

What if you struggled to climb a staircase? What if everyday tasks around the house left you feeling out of breath? Such is the life of those living with COPD. But there are ways to cope with this lung disease.
Nov 5th, 2019
Understanding and Addressing Childhood Obesity

Understanding and Addressing Childhood Obesity

(Reposted from 2017) Childhood obesity is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the percentage of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s.
Sep 4th, 2019
Breastfeeding Advice and Tips

Breastfeeding Advice and Tips

Breastfeeding isn’t as easy as: have baby, lift him/her to breast, feed. New moms and dads are often surprised by the roadblocks and challenges they encounter when learning to breastfeed.
Aug 7th, 2019
Not Just Smoking: What Causes Lung Cancer

Not Just Smoking: What Causes Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States — for both men and women. But what causes lung cancer? World Lung Cancer Day is Aug. 1.
Aug 7th, 2019
Schedule Your Child’s Back to School Physical Now

Schedule Your Child’s Back to School Physical Now

A back to school physical might be the last thing on your mind in July, but now is the time to make an appointment — before we book up! As you give us a call, you’re probably thinking, “Gosh why do we need to do these physicals each year anyway?”
Jul 5th, 2019
Use Screen Time to Connect with Your Family!

Use Screen Time to Connect with Your Family!

Is there such a thing as a healthy dose of technology? You might have seen the studies on screen time: The average teen sends 50+ text messages a day. Women are more likely to log onto Pinterest and men to Google+.
Jun 13th, 2019
What Health Screenings and Checks Men Need and When

What Health Screenings and Checks Men Need and When

Studies show that to stay healthy means eating well and getting out and about to move around. Not only will these behaviors help you live longer, but you’ll feel better over time, especially as you age.
Jun 1st, 2019
Why You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

Why You Need to Know About Oral Cancer

Oral cancer isn’t one we hear about as often as some. Yet nearly 53,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or oropharyngeal cancer this year.
Apr 1st, 2019
How to Spot an Eating Disorder in Your Teen

How to Spot an Eating Disorder in Your Teen

The push to be thin and pretty starts young, and the teenage years are some of the most challenging to survive. More than one-half of teenage girls and one-third of teenage boys turn to unhealthy weight control behaviors to fit the idea of “perfect.”
Feb 6th, 2019
Sex and Your Heart Health this Valentine’s Day

Sex and Your Heart Health this Valentine’s Day

February is Heart Health Month AND the month “for lovers” — and it’s not a coincidence! If you and your partner are getting more cuddly this month, good news! — it’s good for your heart.
Feb 6th, 2019
Never Donated Blood Before? Now’s the Time!

Never Donated Blood Before? Now’s the Time!

If a doctor called you and said, “Your best friend is in the hospital, and we need you to donate blood or she will die,” you would no doubt jump into the car and head over without a second thought.
Jan 4th, 2019
Health and Travel Tips: Tips for Traveling This Holiday

Health and Travel Tips: Tips for Traveling This Holiday

An illness can ruin your holiday fun. We gathered our team, especially those who love to travel, and asked them to share a tip or two for you and your families. We hope you have a happy (and healthy!) holiday season!
Dec 13th, 2018
October 2018 Newsletter : Does Your Child Stutter?

October 2018 Newsletter : Does Your Child Stutter?

In our October 2018 issue of Wellness for Generations newsletter, we arm you with knowledge about cancer, speech disorders and skin health..as well as the best family activities during the month!
Oct 17th, 2018
Be Medically Prepared for a Hurricane

Be Medically Prepared for a Hurricane

Hurricanes can be incredibly destructive bringing lots of wind and rain over an extended period of time. Generations Family Practice wants to ensure that you are medically prepared in the event that our area is impacted by future storms.
Sep 12th, 2018
Listen to Your Body: Zach’s Lymphoma Story

Listen to Your Body: Zach’s Lymphoma Story

Zach G was in the prime of his life when he received the shocking diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. At age 22, he had the year previously graduated from college and married the love of his life.
Aug 31st, 2018
Help for Migraine Sufferers

Help for Migraine Sufferers

Migraines are devastating — not just because of the excruciating pain, the light sensitivity, and the nausea, vomiting, or dizziness — but their power to stop your life.
Jul 9th, 2018
Aging Matters – Importance of Primary Doctor

Aging Matters – Importance of Primary Doctor

Doctor Melanie Mintzer, of Generations Family Practice, discusses the importance of having an established relationship with a primary physician as you grow older on this radio segment of “Aging Matters.”
Jul 4th, 2018
What You Can Do: Caring for Someone with IBD

What You Can Do: Caring for Someone with IBD

IBD is challenging for those who must manage the disease and related conditions every single day. Family members of those caring for a loved one with irritable Bowel Disease like Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis...
Jun 11th, 2018
March 2018 Newsletter: Warning Signs of Kidney Disease

March 2018 Newsletter: Warning Signs of Kidney Disease

The March 2018 issue of Wellness for Generations newsletter brings…new office, new doctor and new technology! The first article, in its entirety below, discusses kidney disease and the signs you need to look for as possible warnings.
Mar 13th, 2018
January 2018 Newsletter: New Year, New You?

January 2018 Newsletter: New Year, New You?

New year. New beginnings. Start fresh this year with reachable health goals, medical knowledge, smooth skin and more in the January 2018 issue of Wellness for Generations.
Jan 9th, 2018
Best Doctor Maggy Awards Winner

Best Doctor Maggy Awards Winner

A record-breaking 15,207 votes and the biggest Maggy Awards ever…and our amazing Doctor Mintzer walks away with her FOURTH Best Doctor award!
Jan 4th, 2018
It's Flu Shot Time

It's Flu Shot Time

Influenza season is just around the corner! Time to protect yourself and your loved ones by getting your flu shot.
Nov 9th, 2017

7 Tips for Beach Safety

In the Triangle, summer means trips to the beach! Nothing ruins a vacation like a trip to the emergency department.
Aug 7th, 2017
Keep an Eye on Your Child's Eye Health

Keep an Eye on Your Child's Eye Health

Your child’s eye health is just as important as every other part of him. Some eye conditions are treatable while young, but irreversible once a child reaches his teen years.
Aug 3rd, 2017

New Generations Office Announcement

We are thrilled to announce plans for a new Generations office! On July 12, 2017, the Generations Family Practice providers converged to sign one of the steel beams to be used in the construction of our new building!
Jul 17th, 2017
Know About Group B Strep to Protect Your Infant

Know About Group B Strep to Protect Your Infant

You’ve heard of strep throat and have probably had it at least once. But have you heard of Group B Strep? Did you know that it can threaten the lives of unborn or just born babies?
Jul 14th, 2017
Scoliosis and Your Child

Scoliosis and Your Child

Scoliosis, a condition you don’t often hear about. is the reason behind your child's pediatrician checking their back.
Jul 10th, 2017
7 Ways to Improve Men’s Health This Month

7 Ways to Improve Men’s Health This Month

What should you know about men’s health? Men live sicker and die younger than women. Yet that doesn’t have to be true. June is National Men’s Health Month. It’s time for men to step up and take care of their health.
Jun 6th, 2017
5 Signs It's Time to Seek Treatment for Skin Rashes

5 Signs It's Time to Seek Treatment for Skin Rashes

Skin rashes are fairly common and most are harmless. Red bumpy skin can be inflamed, itchy, or uncomfortable (or all three.) While some rashes are simply irritated skin, some are very serious and may be a sign to call your doctor.
Apr 19th, 2017

Pediatric Epilepsy

Seizures are a scary thing to witness, especially if it happens to your child. More than 3 million Americans have epilepsy, and many pediatric epilepsy diagnoses begin in childhood.
Apr 12th, 2017