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Arbor View Family Medicine Now Offering Nexplanon Birth Control

Arbor View Family Medicine is pleased to announce that Nexplanon birth control is now available to new and existing patients. Theresa Dyar, DO, and Jamie Stoughton, RN, FNP, are certified to complete the medical procedure to place the Nexplanon implant. The birth control method is a small, thin, flexible implant inserted under the skin of the upper, inner arm. The implant prevents pregnancy by releasing a steady, low dose of hormone into the blood stream. The low-maintenance option lasts for three years and eliminates the daily management required with traditional birth control pills. “It is over 99% effective*—just as effective as the pill” (Nexplanon, n.d.). Women interested in learning more about Nexplanon should schedule an appointment to speak with an Arbor View Family Medicine care provider. To schedule an appointment, contact Arbor View Family Medicine at 740- 689-3627. For more information about Nexplanon, visit www.nexplanon.com. Arbor View Family Medicine Physicians are specialists in Family Practice. Our training has prepared us to handle the medical needs of both children and adults. We are one of the few regional practices that manage care of our patients in all settings, including Fairfield Medical Center. Our mission is to promote excellence in health care by providing the highest professional standards of care. Arbor View Family Medicine has been providing care to the families of Lancaster and surrounding communities since...

Arbor View Family Medicine Now Offering Skin Resurfacing Laser Technology

Arbor View Family Medicine is pleased to announce that innovative laser therapy is now available to patients exploring skin resurfacing options. Arbor View’s newly implemented Icon™ Laser Therapy is equipped to treat a variety of dermatological conditions such as sun damage, fine lines, stretch marks, hair reduction, and more. Skin resurfacing has grown in popularity in recent years as an effective alternative to surgical procedures. Arbor View’s healthcare professionals feel the addition of laser therapy provides a non-invasive alternative to alleviate many of their patient’s skin-related concerns. “I often hear from my patients experiencing discomfort from dermatologic issues who want improvements without surgical options” said Dr. Theresa Dyar, physician at Arbor View. “After hearing their concerns, our team wanted to provide more comfortable alternatives to our patients exploring skin resurfacing.” Arbor View Family Medicine has provided quality care to Lancaster and the surrounding communities since 1997. The healthcare team emphasizes open communication and friendly care to serve patients of all ages in the highest standard. New or existing patients interested in learning more about Arbor View’s services are encouraged to contact Arbor View Family Medicine at 740-689-3627 or visit...

Give Back For The Holidays

It is no secret that giving to others wreaks many benefits to those who give and those who receive. The holidays are a time for reflection; to reflect on who has given to you and what you can give in return. At Arbor View Family, we are very grateful for all we have received and would like to start off the holiday season by giving back to those in need. We will once again be collecting toys for Toys For Tots, and non-perishable food items for Lutheran Social Services, to help make the holidays a little brighter for those in need. We will be collecting these items at our office through December 15th, 2017. There are many benefits to giving. By giving, you can fight depression, increase your happiness, and feel a sense of fulfillment and purpose. Researchers from the University of Buffalo confirmed a link between giving and unselfishness and having a lower risk of early mortality. Published in the American Journal of Public Health, the findings show that helping others is linked with a decreased mortality risk. The Cleveland Clinic has associated giving with additional health benefits, including lower blood pressure, increased self-esteem, less depression, lower stress levels, longer life and greater happiness. Make this holiday season brighter for you and others, by making giving a...
Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1st marks the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Chances are we all know someone that has been affected by breast cancer. Approximately 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer during their lifetime, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., equating to 12% of women. Not only is breast cancer the most common cancer diagnosed amongst women, but it’s also the second leading cause of death by cancer for women. It might be the case that a month isn’t enough to spread awareness about this disease. It’s crucial to be aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. The most common symptoms of breast cancer are the appearance of a new lump or mass, swelling, skin irritation, breast or nipple pain. Regular home exams can help monitor symptoms between regular mammograms and screenings by your doctor. Chances of surviving breast cancer and remission increase significantly when the disease is found and treated in early stages. Visit your healthcare professional today to discuss the measures you should take to stay ahead of breast cancer and visit BreastCancer.org for more...
September is National Childhood Obesity Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Month

September is time for back to school and new routines. It is also a perfect time to take a look at your child’s health habits and even make goals for improvement for a healthier year ahead. Today one out of every five children, ages six to nineteen is obese. There are many chronic health risks associated with childhood obesity, including disorders with bones and joints, type two diabetes, and risk factors for heart disease. Studies have additionally shown that children who are obese have a high risk of being obese as adults. It has also been found that children struggling with their weight have higher rates of depression and lower self-esteem. Teaching children the importance of a healthy diet and daily exercise need to begin at an early age to establish good habits that will last a lifetime. It is crucial to consult with your child’s healthcare professional before starting any new health routines for your child. The good news is that once a healthy weight is achieved the health benefits begin. It is important that the entire family embrace healthy eating and exercise to help your child succeed, it truly is a family...