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Do I Need Urgent Care or Should I Go to the Hospital? Oct 1st, 2022

Life is full of surprises — some good and some, well, not so good. Accidents usually fall in the “not so good” category, aptly labeled because they happen when you least expect them. At Desoto Family Care, located in Southaven and Olive Branch, Mississippi, our team understands the unpredictable nature of illnesses and...

5 Reasons to Start IV Vitamin Therapy Sep 1st, 2022

Everyone knows vitamins are important for good health. But what a lot of people don’t know is that many Americans don’t get enough of many key vitamins and minerals their bodies need to stay healthy. With practices in Olive Branch and Southaven, Mississippi, Desoto Family Care Clinic helps our patients...

Why Annual Exams Are Important Aug 1st, 2022

The best thing you can do for yourself is to take care of your health. Whether you realize it or not, part of your self-care routine should be routine annual exams. For some, it might be counterintuitive to go to the doctor when you’re not sick, but the benefits of keeping...

Can Weight Management Help Control My Type 2 Diabetes? Jul 1st, 2022

Diabetes is a condition that affects your ability to produce insulin, a hormone that’s instrumental in keeping your body nourished. Diabetes affects almost every bodily system, from your skin to your eyes, nervous system, and even your skeleton. While diabetes is common, weight management is one of the most valuable...

Am I at Risk for Diabetes if Someone in My Family Has It? Jun 1st, 2022

The World Health Organization reports that the number of people living with diabetes rose from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. And those numbers have continued to rise. While some cases of diabetes are more difficult and detrimental than other cases, the disease requires careful daily management...

Conditions Caused by Nutritional Deficiencies May 1st, 2022

We live in a world where proper nutrition proves easy for some, and quite difficult for others. Those of us whose diets reflect a lean regimen of wholesome, enriched foods are at minimal risk of developing nutritional disorders, but these conditions persist, despite so many advances in the way we...

Are Your Immunizations Up to Date? Apr 1st, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic took over the world. The novel virus was so called because of its newness, but its infectiousness and powerful grip spread from nation to nation, crippling communities and deeply complicating everyday life. Despite the horror of rising cases and overwhelmed hospitals, the COVID-19 vaccine proved an effective...

When Should I Choose Urgent Care Instead of the ER? Mar 1st, 2022

Life happens, and when life happens, you might need the care of a compassionate and experienced medical professional. Deciding how much care you need, however, may give you pause. You want to make sure you’re getting the treatment you need, but you don’t want to pay more than you have...

What's Included in a Weight Loss Management Program? Feb 10th, 2022

Losing weight on your own can be difficult, particularly when you’re managing a chronic condition. Even without a chronic condition, fad diets are everywhere and can be influential, while different public figures all voice their opinions about the best exercise to burn fat, lose weight, and most importantly, feel better. ...

Adjusting to Life with Diabetes Jan 5th, 2022

Receiving a diabetes diagnosis can come with a barrage of emotions and big changes. Some people become angry or depressed, some wonder how this happened. It’s understandable if you feel lost, overwhelmed, or scared — there are some serious complications that can happen as a result of diabetes, and it...

When to Get Tested for COVID-19 Dec 1st, 2021

What started in a marketplace quickly became a worldwide event. A virus out of Wuhan, China, started to make global headlines for it’s rapid transmission, severe symptoms, and alarming mortality. In late 2019, the first cases of SARS-CoV2, widely known as COVID-19, were discovered in the Pacific Northwest region of...

Boost Your Immunity With IV Vitamin Therapy Nov 5th, 2021

With all the concerns about Covid-19 variants and flu season right around the corner, you may be focusing on ways to strengthen your immune system. And if you’re thinking about vitamins, you’re on the right track. Our specialty team at Desoto Family Care in Southaven, Mississippi, explains the health benefits...