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The Harmful Effects of Sitting: From Head to Toe

The Brain Sitting for prolonged periods of time on a daily basis, without standing or moving periodically, triggers a chain reaction of unhealthy side effects. Less blood and oxygen pumps throughout the body, which slows the release of important brain chemicals and affects concentration, mood, and decision-making. Neck, Shoulders, and Back The longer you sit, …
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Exercise: The Best Kind of Preventive Medicine

Exercise has long been prescribed as preventive medicine. Physical activity improves mood and well being, along with  decreasing the risk of many health conditions, including obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, among others. Individualized exercise routines are also the bedrock of treatment for most medical conditions whether one is on medications or not. Anaerobic exercise, also known as high intensity interval training (HIIT), focuses on a series of short, …
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WISEMAN FAMILY PRACTICE HOSTS PEOPLE’S PHARMACY RADIO SHOW

Listen to our nurse practitioner Sellma Vllasi, FNP-C on People’s Pharmacy radio show with Ray Solano and Dawn Welch, where they discuss the topic of Integrative medicine, the prescribing of statin drugs to treat high cholesterol, and treatment alternatives and options. They also discuss the “millennial generation’s” diet and exercise trends and how this is …
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Help Save the Bees!

By: Courtney Rau, FNP-C - Wiseman Family Practice Summer is here in Central Texas, however, a familiar and essential lifeform is rapidly vanishing. One third of the US food supply is dependent on the pollination of crops by bees. Without bees, a majority of the fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds we eat would not exist. …