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Having Trouble Losing Weight on Your Own? We Can Help Jun 1st, 2022

You know there are lots of reasons why losing those extra pounds would be good for you. Losing even just 5%-10% of your body weight can significantly improve your long-term health, lowering your risks for heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and other serious medical conditions that can reduce your lifespan and...

Get Excellent Medical Care From the Comfort of Your Own Home May 1st, 2022

You lead a busy life, and it can be tough to fit in appointments for yourself or your family to visit the doctor’s office when something comes up. You might have to take time off from work and arrange for transportation or child care, and that all costs money and...

When Should I Go to the ER Instead of a Walk-in Clinic? Apr 6th, 2022

Medical situations like severe illnesses and injuries need professional care and attention right away to prevent serious complications. Often, you have to make decisions related to unexpected medical needs under pressure, and making the right decision can matter a lot. At Living Water Community Health and Wellness Clinic, our team provides walk-in urgent care services...

Can Diabetes Be Prevented? Mar 8th, 2022

Diabetes is a condition that occurs when your body doesn't produce enough of the hormone insulin or when your body develops insulin resistance and stops being able to use insulin properly. Insulin helps regulate your blood sugar, so if you have diabetes, you need to take care every day to...

I Struggle With Breathing: Do I Have Asthma? Feb 3rd, 2022

You find yourself frequently getting out of breath or struggling to breathe, huffing and puffing after even the mildest of exertions. Could you have asthma? At Living Water Community Health and Wellness Clinic, aka Living Water Clinic, we can help with breathing difficulties. From offices in Porterville, Lindsay, and Visalia,...

What Is Rapid Molecular Covid Testing? Jan 4th, 2022

COVID-19, a disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, was first detected in the last months of 2019. Since 2020, COVID-19 cases have appeared around the world. Now, in 2022, new variants of the virus like delta and omicron mean that COVID-19 testing remains an essential part of your protection and...

The Benefits of Family Medicine Dec 13th, 2021

At every stage in your life, from infancy to adolescence to aging, you benefit from knowledgeable, personalized medical care. Family medicine not only provides you with a lasting relationship with a primary care doctor, but it also does the same for your family as a whole. At Living Water Community...

When Telemedicine Might Be the Right Option for You Nov 14th, 2021

Technology offers new ways to improve your daily life all the time. With telemedicine technology, you can access the high-quality medical care that you and your family need, securely communicating with your primary care doctor from wherever you are. You can take advantage of telemedicine services to avoid the hassle...

The Dangers of Being Overweight Oct 13th, 2021

Being overweight or obese can put your body and health at risk. Did you know that it may increase your chances of developing serious health conditions? From cardiovascular to digestive health, your weight often makes a difference. You may have tried to lose weight in the past without success. That’s...

Family Medicine and Primary Care Treatment at Our Rural Health Clinic Sep 9th, 2021

When you live in a rural area, making the trip to the city to see the doctor takes a lot of time and energy. Rural health clinics work on bringing needed family medicine and primary care treatment to you, instead. Clinica Agua Viva is the rural health clinic branch of...

The Benefits of Telemedicine Aug 17th, 2021

Today’s technology lets people stay connected at work, with family, and to the caregivers and professional support that everyone needs. The growing field of telemedicine takes advantage of technology to make your medical experience easier, more convenient, and even more eco-friendly — all without compromising the quality of your care....

The Convenience of Family Medicine Jul 15th, 2021

From childhood through adulthood and into the elder years, the right medical care makes a world of difference. But getting the care you need can be hard to squeeze into your busy life. If you can’t take time to care for your health, however, you could lose more time down...

How We Can Help You Lose Weight Jun 28th, 2021

How many summers in a row have you resolved to lose weight? Many Americans would like to lose weight for the medical and health benefits as well as for appearance-related reasons. However, when you attempt to meet weight loss goals on your own, you may fall prey to fad diets...

Get Ready for Another Summer With Asthma May 23rd, 2021

Summer weather is great in lots of ways. But if you have asthma, seasonal changes like blooming plants, fresh-cut grass, and more time for outdoor sports can pose unique health challenges. It’s no fun to snuffle and wheeze your way through a whole summer. At Living Water Community Health and...

What Happens to Your Health After Losing Your First Few Pounds Apr 18th, 2021

If you think about losing weight to get healthier, you might imagine that you need to achieve significant weight loss for it to make a difference in your overall health and wellness. However, that’s far from being the case. Medical research shows that just moderate weight loss — 5%-10% of...

Don't Let Diabetes Sneak Up on You — Learn to Recognize the Early Signs Mar 16th, 2021

Living with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes can be a challenge. If you have this chronic condition, your body struggles to correctly process the energy stored in food due to issues with your natural supply of insulin. This can lead to potentially dangerous fluctuations in your blood sugar...

What's Included in Our Newborn Care? Feb 12th, 2021

When you have a newborn, getting the best possible medical care for your baby is high on your list of priorities. It’s comforting to know that you can turn to the experienced family medicine practitioners at Living Water Community Health and Wellness Clinic for top-quality care. With professional newborn care,...

Make This the Year That You Attain and Maintain Your Goal Weight With Our Help Jan 17th, 2021

You may have been trying for years to lose weight, making the same resolution each new year: to lose those last pesky pounds and achieve your weight loss goals once and for all. Yet each year, you find that your weight remains higher than you’d like. You may have even...

7 Tips for Exercising Outdoors When You Have Asthma Dec 10th, 2020

For people living with asthma, outdoor activity can be risky. Especially in colder weather, getting active outside could trigger an asthma attack, causing uncomfortable and potentially dangerous symptoms like wheezing and shortness of breath. So, do you have to stay indoors all winter if you have asthma? No. With the...

What Can Remote Patient Monitoring Do for Me? Nov 9th, 2020

In 2020, many reasons could prevent you from wanting to schedule an office visit if you notice new symptoms of an illness or have concerns about an ongoing medical condition. In addition to the usual struggles of scheduling, transportation, child care arrangement, and the physical stress of travel, especially when...

Don't Risk Getting the Flu This Winter: Get Vaccinated Oct 9th, 2020

It’s autumn — back to school during the day, cooler temperatures on the way, and the start of flu season. Each year, from about October to about May, the number of cases of influenza increase around the United States. You don’t have to suffer through the uncomfortable and potentially even...

All About Virtual Urgent Care Sep 15th, 2020

Everyone has made an effort to stay at home more these days due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. When you need immediate care for an acute medical issue that is not life-threatening, virtual urgent care can continue to keep you safe from risk of infection while providing you...

Staying COVID-Free with Telehealth Aug 17th, 2020

Since early 2020, people have been doing what they can to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, apparently transmitted via respiratory mechanisms, causes the disease COVID-19. Owing to the extreme contagiousness and associated risks, people have adapted to a new normal of avoiding exposure. In addition to...

Telehealth for Women's Wellness Jul 23rd, 2020

As the world struggles to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, people are putting many parts of their lives on hold in order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. However, you shouldn’t delay seeking treatment for your women's health and wellness concerns, and advanced technology means you don’t have...

5 Reasons to Consider a Telehealth Consultation Jun 17th, 2020

As people make an effort to stay safe and healthy during the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the benefits of telehealth consultations have become more obvious. However, even in more typical times, you might find that a telehealth appointment serves your needs better than a trip to the doctor's office. At Living...