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My Urine Is Brown: Do I Have a Urinary Tract Infection? Jan 13th, 2022

After your body absorbs all the beneficial nutrients, everything you eat and drink eventually gets filtered through your kidneys and turned into urine. When you pee, you get rid of waste, salt, electrolytes, chemicals, toxins, digestive byproducts, and even hormones.  But your urine also passes out things like medications and...

How Does a Sports Physical Differ From an Annual Physical? Dec 13th, 2021

Regular medical check-ups are important for every aspect of your health. The reason you see your eye doctor and dentist every year is to monitor your vision and oral health and detect any problems early so you can treat them before they progress into a serious condition. The same is...

What Is a Pap Smear and Why Would I Need One? Nov 14th, 2021

Like most cancers, cervical cancer has a better cure rate when it’s caught early. And that’s where the Pap smear, also known as the Pap test, comes in. Dr. Venkata Vallury here at Redwood Family Health Center in McKinney and Farmers Branch, Texas, performs Pap smears regularly as part of...

How We Help You Manage Your Diabetes Oct 14th, 2021

Diabetes is a life-changing diagnosis. There’s no cure, and there are many lifestyle factors and test results you need to juggle all day, every day. That can be tough if you try to do it on your own. Fortunately, you don’t have to. Dr. Venkata Vallury, our experienced physician here...

Is Your Child an Athlete? Consider a Sports Physical Sep 14th, 2021

Whether they try their hand at tennis, volleyball, soccer, baseball, or one of the many other sports available to kids these days, if your child is one of the 70% of kids ages 6-12 who join a team or play an individual sport or one of the 8 million teenagers...

Is it Possible to Develop ADHD in Adulthood? Aug 19th, 2021

Most people think of children when they think of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) — and rightly so. For many years, experts believed that one of the key factors in an ADHD diagnosis was the presence of symptoms prior to adolescence. But new research may suggest otherwise.  Many adults have lived with...

Could You Have High Blood Pressure and Not Know It? Jul 19th, 2021

High blood pressure, medically known as hypertension, is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke, and it’s on the rise. More than 100 million adults in the United States have hypertension, according to recent statistics, and because hypertension rarely causes symptoms, many of them are unaware of it....