1. Boost Your Immune System!

    As the weather is turning cooler and the leaves are turning colors, you should make sure that your immune system is ready for the inevitable germs you will be exposed to this winter. During the colder months illnesses are prolific and spread easily through public areas and among family members. If your immune system is strong you will more easily be able to fight off potential germs that can keep …Read More

  2. Back Pain: When to See Your Practitioner

    Back pain is on the rise, and approximately eight out of every ten Americans will experience back problems sometime in their life. Back pain can range from mildly irritating to completely immobilizing, and can really affect your everyday life. Back pain can affect the lower back, the middle back, upper back, or cause sciatica. There are many causes of back pain, and different treatment options ava…Read More

  3. How Sleep Affects Your Health

    Are you trying to be healthier, and take good care of yourself? Maybe you have adopted a healthier diet, started an exercise program, or stopped smoking—great! There is another area of your life that could probably use some help, and that is getting enough sleep. Sleep is not emphasized as much as diet and exercise, but plays a vital role in maintaining good health. With our busy lives, it can s…Read More

  4. What Can Your Blood Pressure Reveal?

    If you have had a medical appointment, you have surely had your blood pressure checked before. Your practitioner will check your blood pressure through an arm cuff, and give you two numbers, which may be meaningless to you. We will explore what exactly your blood pressure is, and what it can tell you about your health. What Is Blood Pressure? As your heart beats, blood is pumped around your body d…Read More

  5. Benefits of Exercise

    Exercise is one of those things people always want to get more of, but why? Is exercise really that important? The answer is a resounding YES, and we will explore why exercise is so crucial to leading a healthy, happy life. We will also give some tips for getting more exercise, so read on! Energy Booster Do you want to exercise, but you often feel worn out and tired? Even though it seems like the …Read More

  6. Diabetes

    Diabetes affects millions of Americans every year, and in 2012 over 9 percent of the population had diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. With over 1 million more Americans being diagnosed every year, diabetes is a medical epidemic that can’t be ignored. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States, and is often found in conjunction with other life-threaten…Read More

  7. Tips for Medication Management

    There are many conditions that require medication, and some individuals rely on multiple medications on a daily basis. While advances in medication have allowed for great strides in treating and managing a range of illnesses, getting the right medications, at the right dosage, and at the right time can become tricky. If you are taking medication, you want to ensure you are managing your medication…Read More

  8. The Benefits of a Nurse Practitioner

    You have surely heard the words “doctor”, “nurse”, “physician”, and “nurse practitioner”, but what exactly are the differences between all of these terms? You usually say you need to go to the doctor, but read on to see why going to the nurse practitioner might be even better. A nurse practitioner is a skilled medical professional who truly has your best health in mind. At American…Read More

  9. Taking the Sting Out of Immunizations

    Vaccines are incredibly important to protect children (and adults) from dangerous diseases. However, getting vaccines isn’t high on anyone’s fun list, and if you have a baby or young child they are going to need numerous immunizations to keep them protected and healthy. At American Health Specialists in Flint, we want every appointment to be enjoyable. While we know that vaccinations can be te…Read More

  10. Stay Up to Date With Your Yearly Physical!

    If it has been several years since your last annual physical, it is time to get in to get checked out! If you have medical issues that you have been trying to ignore, or questions for your practitioner, your annual exam is the perfect time to get your health back on track! Small health problems can spiral into larger issues if they are not addressed early on. If you are looking for a health clinic…Read More