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Welcome to HealthPossible.org!

Turns out making health possible is about a lot more than taking care of your physical body.

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How to Prepare for Your First Pap Smear

For most women, turning 21 has an odd caveat to go with the milestone: their first pap smear. A pap smear (also known as a pap test) is a vaginal exam that screens for cervical cancer.

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Safety

Bike Safety Tips to Ride Happier and Healthier

Spring is (finally) here, and with it all the fun outdoor activities we’ve been waiting for. Especially biking. But before you jump on Big Red (let’s be honest, everyone has a name for their bike) to get some fresh air and exercise, be prepared.

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Sleep

Break the Insomnia Cycle, Without Pills

Nearly 38 million Americans take the sleep prescription for their insomnia. A significant fraction suffers strange side effects.

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Prevention

When should you go to immediate care? Or the ER? Or your doctor?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you never had any health problems—or if, when you did have them, they always happened during the work week at around 9:30 in the morning?

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April is Cesarean Awareness Month

Did you know that nearly a third of all babies in America are delivered by cesarean section?

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What is the Cervix and What Does it Do?

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. If you have a cervix, it’s…

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Tiny but Mighty: Get to Know Your Ovaries

Ovaries may be small, but they are quite powerful—in more ways than…

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Understanding and treating juvenile arthritis

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Health Risk Assessments Bring Peace of Mind

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Who Needs a Tetanus Shot, and Which Vaccines Should Everyone Get?

If you’ve ever stepped on a rusty nail, you’ve probably gotten a…

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Check in with your body: Five self-exams

How’s your body? Even if you’re generally in good health, you’re likely to notice the occasional ache or pain.

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Check Your Pulse and Get to Know Your Heart

Your heart rate is how many times your heart beats in one…

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Your Thyroid Does a Lot: Is It Working Like It Should?

Within your neck, just below your Adam’s apple, sits a tiny, butterfly-shaped…

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Have More Fun in the Sun With Safe Summer Habits

Here comes the summer sun, signaling time for outdoor enjoyment, family fun—and careful protection against lasting damage to your skin. Even when it’s cloudy, you need sunscreen, regardless of what else you apply. Enjoy your warm-weather days and stay safe at the same time.

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Childhood Asthma: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

More children suffer from asthma than from any other chronic disease, with…

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It’s National Cancer Research Month and Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Get Ready With Warm-Weather Skin Protection

The month of May signals the midpoint of spring and the sunny…

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Blood Tests: A Bloody Good Idea!

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Welcoming you to Gateway Hancock Health

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The Irony of Virtual Medicine

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I never considered practicing virtual medicine. I…

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