Williams Integracare highlights a particular health interest each month! Explore all of our featured health topics to discover the tools to make a meaningful impact on your health. 

Want to get a better overall picture of your health? An annual physical is the best way to stay current! If you have not already, consider scheduling your annual physical today. 

Your immune system is activated when your body encounters a new antigen (the viruses, germs, or bacteria that are invading your body) invading your body. 

You consume food and it makes its way through your intestinal tract to your gut where it is broken down so its nutrients can be delivered to the rest of your body via your blood stream.

Your heart is your body’s hardest working organ, pumping blood through your system of over 60,000 miles of blood vessels. In total, about five liters of blood are circulated throughout your body. 

At birth, your body has about 300 bones! By the time you reach adulthood, you have 206 bones as a result of smaller bones fusing together. Our bones serve to both support our body’s movement as well as protect many of our crucial organs.

The typical American diet is popularly portrayed as very unhealthy. Plenty of us personally work to prove this trend wrong through our own healthy eating habits, there is always room to improve your food choices. 

Each May spotlights Women’s Health Month, but any time of the year can be a great time to schedule an annual checkup. Find out what you should be keeping an eye on with your health. 

Statistically, men are far less likely to visit their doctor than women. This is concerning because regular doctors visits are the best opportunity to spot a health concern early. To emphasize the importance of these screenings, Mens Health Month was established in 1994.

In the United States, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. Thankfully, it is among the treatable if caught early enough. There’s always an emphasis on wearing sunscreen during the summer months, but protecting your skin is a year round challenge. 

The stressors in our lives are different for everyone. But our bodies all respond to stress in similar ways. Our “fight or flight” response when taking on stress can better equip us to handle the situation in the short term. But if stress continues long term, it can pose serious health risks. 

The nutrition choices established during childhood can influence the health choices made during adulthood. Establish the foundation for a healthy life with good nutrition during childhood.

Sleep is part of the foundation of a healthy life. It influences your mood, mental health, weight, and more. Discover why those 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night are so important.

We get vitamin D naturally from the sun, and from certain foods you may eat. However, when you are inside more during the winter, you may struggle to get enough vitamin D. Find out what you can do.

Get a Clear Picture of Your Health

One of the best ways to understand your current picture of health is to schedule an annual physical with your provider. This visit can be completed once per year and is covered under most insurance plans. 

An annual physical is a head-to-toe assessment of your health that can play a crucial role in receiving personalized health recommendations and catching diseases early. 

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