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12.01.2020

Stress Management That Works For You

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is here — and during this season, your to-do list might be a little longer than usual. As you prepare to celebrate,...

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11.02.2020

How To Practice Self-Care (And Why It’s Not Selfish)

Self-care is especially important during stressful times. The COVID-19 pandemic has upset our normal routines and made it more difficult to find time to take...

Blog Post
10.30.2020

Virtual Visits: Convenience, Connection, And Care

At Vera, we want to make it easy for you to get the care you need. Like in-person appointments, virtual visits are an opportunity to have a meaningful...

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10.05.2020

Your Next Flu Shot: Q&A With Jackie Riddick, MD

Your Vera care center is ready to administer annual flu shots. With COVID-19 impacting our lives in so many ways, is the yearly flu shot still as important as...

Blog Post
09.01.2020

Out of the Darkness: Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

The World Health Organization’s definition of health is “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or...

Blog Post
08.03.2020

Prevention — Still the best medicine

If you own a car, you probably take preventive actions like keeping the tires inflated, changing the oil, or filling the radiator with coolant. It’s cheaper...

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07.01.2020

Mindfulness: Relax, it's good for you

Know anyone who doesn’t experience stress — even occasionally? Neither do we. The normal pace and hectic nature of modern life are stressful enough. Add a...

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06.01.2020

Behavior Change: 4 Ways To Make Positive Changes In Your Life

Lifestyle choices and behaviors play a big role in our overall health. For example, a poor diet, lack of exercise, excessive alcohol use, and smoking can lead...

Blog Post
05.04.2020

Hypertension: What You Need to Know

Hypertension is a term that some people have heard, but they are often confused about its meaning and who it affects. The simple definition is consistently...

Blog Post
04.07.2020

Understanding COVID-19 and Vera's Response, an Interview with Dr. Sarat Raman

COVID-19 is front and center in the news 24/7. It has also transformed how all of us are living our lives, for the time being at least. With this flood of...

Blog Post
03.02.2020

March: The Month To Embrace Health Milestones

At each stage of life, you need to care about different health screenings. We like to think about these as health milestones. We like to use them to help...

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02.03.2020

This Month, It’s All About Your Heart — And Not Just on Valentine’s Day

Heart health is something that everyone needs to be thinking about. Too often, we don’t consider the health of our hearts until it becomes a serious issue.