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Chronic Conditions We Can Help You Manage

Taking care of yourself when you have a chronic medical condition, such as diabetes or heart disease, can be challenging. That’s where chronic care management comes in. Read on to learn how you can get the help you need to live well.

Aug 2nd, 2022
A Closer Look at Transitional Care Management

Making the transition from a hospital, nursing home, or inpatient center to home can be challenging. An integrated care model called transitional care management can help make the process go smoothly. Read on to learn more.

Aug 1st, 2022
Why You Shouldn’t Skip Your Annual Physical Exam

​​Annual physical exams provide an opportunity for you and your health care provider to track and evaluate your overall health regardless of whether you’re healthy or sick. The appointment includes a physical exam and screenings. Read on.

Jul 18th, 2022
Recognizing the Earliest Warning Signs of Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious medical condition that can affect nearly every system in the body. Managing diabetes is crucial to living well, and knowing the warning signs is key to getting prompt treatment. Read on to learn more.

Jul 1st, 2022
Why Medical Weight Loss Might Be Your Answer

Losing weight is a losing battle for a vast majority of dieters. Although some successfully shed excess weight, many gain it all back and then some. If this scenario sounds familiar, medical weight loss may be able to help you.

May 1st, 2022
What Can I Do To Manage My High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure is a serious medical condition that, if left untreated, can lead to heart disease, stroke, and even death. The good news is that there are many things you can do to effectively manage high blood pressure. Read on.

Apr 1st, 2022
The Importance of Creating Family Traditions

November is a wonderful time to celebrate your family and for creating family traditions. After all, Thanksgiving and other significant holidays bring food, family, and friends together.

Nov 5th, 2019
One Breath at a Time: Living with COPD

What if you struggled to climb a staircase? What if everyday tasks around the house left you feeling out of breath? Such is the life of those living with COPD. But there are ways to cope with this lung disease.

Nov 5th, 2019
Understanding and Addressing Childhood Obesity

(Reposted from 2017) Childhood obesity is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the percentage of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s.

Sep 4th, 2019
Breastfeeding Advice and Tips

Breastfeeding isn’t as easy as: have baby, lift him/her to breast, feed. New moms and dads are often surprised by the roadblocks and challenges they encounter when learning to breastfeed.

Aug 7th, 2019
Schedule Your Child’s Back to School Physical Now

A back to school physical might be the last thing on your mind in July, but now is the time to make an appointment — before we book up! As you give us a call, you’re probably thinking, “Gosh why do we need to do these physicals each year anyway?”

Jul 5th, 2019
Use Screen Time to Connect with Your Family!

Is there such a thing as a healthy dose of technology? You might have seen the studies on screen time: The average teen sends 50+ text messages a day. Women are more likely to log onto Pinterest and men to Google+.

Jun 13th, 2019
What Health Screenings and Checks Men Need and When

Studies show that to stay healthy means eating well and getting out and about to move around. Not only will these behaviors help you live longer, but you’ll feel better over time, especially as you age.

Jun 1st, 2019
How to Spot an Eating Disorder in Your Teen

The push to be thin and pretty starts young, and the teenage years are some of the most challenging to survive. More than one-half of teenage girls and one-third of teenage boys turn to unhealthy weight control behaviors to fit the idea of “perfect.”

Feb 6th, 2019
Sex and Your Heart Health this Valentine’s Day

February is Heart Health Month AND the month “for lovers” — and it’s not a coincidence! If you and your partner are getting more cuddly this month, good news! — it’s good for your heart.

Feb 6th, 2019
Never Donated Blood Before? Now’s the Time!

If a doctor called you and said, “Your best friend is in the hospital, and we need you to donate blood or she will die,” you would no doubt jump into the car and head over without a second thought.

Jan 4th, 2019
Be Medically Prepared for a Hurricane

Hurricanes can be incredibly destructive bringing lots of wind and rain over an extended period of time. Generations Family Practice wants to ensure that you are medically prepared in the event that our area is impacted by future storms.

Sep 12th, 2018
Listen to Your Body: Zach’s Lymphoma Story

Zach G was in the prime of his life when he received the shocking diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. At age 22, he had the year previously graduated from college and married the love of his life.

Aug 31st, 2018
Help for Migraine Sufferers

Migraines are devastating — not just because of the excruciating pain, the light sensitivity, and the nausea, vomiting, or dizziness — but their power to stop your life.

Jul 9th, 2018
Aging Matters – Importance of Primary Doctor

Doctor Melanie Mintzer, of Generations Family Practice, discusses the importance of having an established relationship with a primary physician as you grow older on this radio segment of “Aging Matters.”

Jul 4th, 2018
What You Can Do: Caring for Someone with IBD

IBD is challenging for those who must manage the disease and related conditions every single day. Family members of those caring for a loved one with irritable Bowel Disease like Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis...

Jun 11th, 2018
March 2018 Newsletter: Warning Signs of Kidney Disease

The March 2018 issue of Wellness for Generations newsletter brings…new office, new doctor and new technology! The first article, in its entirety below, discusses kidney disease and the signs you need to look for as possible warnings.

Mar 13th, 2018
January 2018 Newsletter: New Year, New You?

New year. New beginnings. Start fresh this year with reachable health goals, medical knowledge, smooth skin and more in the January 2018 issue of Wellness for Generations.

Jan 9th, 2018
Best Doctor Maggy Awards Winner

A record-breaking 15,207 votes and the biggest Maggy Awards ever…and our amazing Doctor Mintzer walks away with her FOURTH Best Doctor award!

Jan 4th, 2018
It's Flu Shot Time

Influenza season is just around the corner! Time to protect yourself and your loved ones by getting your flu shot.

Nov 9th, 2017
7 Tips for Beach Safety

In the Triangle, summer means trips to the beach! Nothing ruins a vacation like a trip to the emergency department.

Aug 7th, 2017
Keep an Eye on Your Child's Eye Health

Your child’s eye health is just as important as every other part of him. Some eye conditions are treatable while young, but irreversible once a child reaches his teen years.

Aug 3rd, 2017
New Generations Office Announcement

We are thrilled to announce plans for a new Generations office! On July 12, 2017, the Generations Family Practice providers converged to sign one of the steel beams to be used in the construction of our new building!

Jul 17th, 2017
Scoliosis and Your Child

Scoliosis, a condition you don’t often hear about. is the reason behind your child's pediatrician checking their back.

Jul 10th, 2017
7 Ways to Improve Men’s Health This Month

What should you know about men’s health? Men live sicker and die younger than women. Yet that doesn’t have to be true. June is National Men’s Health Month. It’s time for men to step up and take care of their health.

Jun 6th, 2017
5 Signs It's Time to Seek Treatment for Skin Rashes

Skin rashes are fairly common and most are harmless. Red bumpy skin can be inflamed, itchy, or uncomfortable (or all three.) While some rashes are simply irritated skin, some are very serious and may be a sign to call your doctor.

Apr 19th, 2017
Pediatric Epilepsy

Seizures are a scary thing to witness, especially if it happens to your child. More than 3 million Americans have epilepsy, and many pediatric epilepsy diagnoses begin in childhood.

Apr 12th, 2017
Inside the Autism Spectrum

Autism is treatable. People often have ideas about autism and what it means, but autism spectrum disorder can mean a wide variety of things.

Mar 7th, 2017
Know the Symptoms of Bell's Palsy

While Bell's Palsy isn’t a common condition, it is a scary one that can come on quickly in children. That’s why we recommend parents know what to watch out for.

Feb 9th, 2017
Maggy Award Winner Three Years in a Row!!

For the THIRD year in a row, our very own Dr. Melanie Mintzer was recognized as a Maggy Award Winner! Just as exciting is the fact that Dr. Justin Glodowski earned Honorable Mention in the class of Best Doctor.

Jan 5th, 2017
Fire Prevention Week Begins October 9

Half — yes, 50 percent! — of all U.S. home fire deaths occur at night between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when people are most likely to be sleeping.

Oct 3rd, 2016
Getting to Know Endometriosis

Painful periods? While pain is a normal part of most women’s menstrual cycles, some women experience debilitating pain before and during periods, during sex and more.

Apr 4th, 2016
Look Who Won the Maggy Awards!!

Congratulations to our very own Dr. Melanie Mintzer who was recognized as a 2016 Maggy Award Winner! This is her second win in a row! We are doubly excited to announce that Dr. Justin Glodowski earned Honorable Mention in the Maggy’s.

Jan 2nd, 2016
How to Spot Skin Cancer

Anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of skin color. It is estimated that one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime.

Dec 28th, 2015
My Generations Story

From cradle to rocker, no matter the generation, the practitioners at Generations Family Practice take pride in offering high quality, primary care to each patient.

Dec 19th, 2015
Staying Well and Fit During the Holidays

Society tells us we’re supposed to be excited and feel some holiday magic this time of year. In reality, this time of year can cause stress, depression, anxiety, and weight gain, making it a tough couple of months for both your mind and your body.

Dec 1st, 2015
Wash Your Hands to Prevent Illness

Keeping hands clean is one of the best ways to prevent illness. Next week, Dec. 6 -12, is National Handwashing Awareness Week, and it’s a great time to teach children (and remind adults) about basic handwashing principles:

Dec 1st, 2015
Q&Ped – Too Much TV Time?

“My daughters want to be on their Kindles all day long playing games and reading. They say all of their friends spend a lot of time too. Am I being too strict by trying to restrict their play time?”

Oct 13th, 2015
October Is Mental Health Awareness Month

A healthy body also includes a healthy mind. But those with mental health struggles often face misunderstanding and harsh judgement that may cause them to hide their illness and avoid seeking help.

Oct 5th, 2015
Q&Ped – Conquering Lice Fast!

As a mother of four school-age children, a notice from the school nurse that lice is in a classroom fills me with angst: the hair treatments, the laundry, the other children!

Sep 10th, 2015
Q&Ped – Tick Watch

First, how wonderful it is that your children are outside – getting fresh air and vitamin D, enjoying creative play, and getting exercise.

Sep 1st, 2015
Are Your Child's Eyes Ready for School?

It's almost back-to-school time and you're prepared with your child's enrollment forms, orientation schedules, and immunizations–but what about their eyes?

Jul 31st, 2015
Navigating Coverage, Bills and Networks

Many of our patients are fortunate to have some form of health insurance. The Affordable Care Act opened the door for many to get health insurance that they previously couldn’t access.

May 4th, 2015
Cary Doctor Named NC's Childhood Immunization Champion

Generations Family Practice of Cary is pleased to announce that pediatrician Christine Macomber, MD, is the 2015 recipient of the Centers for Disease Control’s Childhood Immunization Champion Award for the state of North Carolina.

Apr 22nd, 2015
Early Diagnosis of Autism Improves Outcomes

April is National Autism Awareness Month. The prevalence of autism had risen to 1 in every 68 births in the United States – nearly twice as great as the 2004 rate of 1 in 125 – and almost 1 in 54 boys. Autism is treatable.

Apr 1st, 2015
Top Tips for Medicine Safety in Your Home

Top Tips for Medicine Safety in Your Home Moms, do you keep medicine in your purse? Parents, do you have diaper rash cream within arm’s reach of the changing table?

Mar 19th, 2015
Menopause and Your Health

According to a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, hot flashes, which afflict up to 80% of middle-aged women, can last much longer than just a few years.

Feb 17th, 2015