1. finger prick

    What is diabetes?

    The different types of diabetes When the food you eat is broken down into glucose (sugar), it is released into your bloodstream. When your blood sugar goes up, your pancreas kicks in and releases insulin. Diabetes is a condition when your pancreas either doesn’t make enough insulin or your body do…Read More

  2. breast cancer awareness

    It’s time for breast exams

    Don't let another year pass As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. We see the pink ribbons everywhere and many sports teams even wear pink this month to draw awareness.  Importance of awareness Breast cancer affects many women. As many as 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast c…Read More

  3. Child Car Seat Safety

    Proper Installation Saves Lives Why is car seat safety so important? Installing your child’s car seat correctly and using it properly will help protect your child from death or major injury during a car accident. Data shows children are at risk in automobile accidents.  Motor vehicle crashes are …Read More

  4. Summer Sun Safety

    Protecting yourself from UV rays In August, we observe Summer Sun Safety. This reminds us to take care of our skin as we enjoy the last warm days of the summer. UV radiation is grouped into three categories based on their wavelength which is measured in nanometers.  Ultraviolet A (UVA) Ultraviolet…Read More

  5. Health concerns for senior adults

    Understanding the risks The US population is seeing a strong growth in the size of the senior population. In 2016, 49 million adults were 65 or older. In nine years, that population is expected to reach 71 million, and by 2060, this age group should be 25% of the total US population. As our populati…Read More

  6. Back to school checklist

    Summer is a great time to schedule well visits Summer has arrived. You’ve likely scheduled a full list of activities for your children this summer: a vacation such as a beach trip, summer camps, Vacation Bible School, extra visits to see family, and much more. Make sure you are scheduling the annu…Read More

  7. East Tennesseans at risk for hypertension

    What is the range of a healthy blood pressure? This is an important answer to know. May marks Blood Pressure Awareness Month and is a great time to educate yourself on your personal blood pressure and if it is within a healthy range. Blood pressure is the pressure of flowing blood pressing against t…Read More

  8. What is Stress?

    Stress can cause adverse effects to health. Stress is simply our body’s reaction to change in our situation or environment. Everyone experiences stress, but how we respond to the stressors is important.  April marks Stress Awareness Month. This a good time to allow us to prioritize monitoring an…Read More

  9. Building healthy habits

    Improving your quality of life through small changes. We all desire a great quality of life. We want to be able to play with our kids, go out to dinner with our friends, and enjoy an active life. HealthStar Physicians Premier Medical is here to help you along your journey to improving and maintainin…Read More

  10. February is National Heart Health Month

    HealthStar Physicians Premier Medical reminds you it’s always a good time to take care of your heart! Heart Health Month History Coronary Heart Disease is the number one killer of Americans. That’s why HealthStar Physicians Premier Medical wants you to get to get to know your heart a little bett…Read More