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Dr. Charles R. Barker, Jr., Family Practice Our staff prides itself on great patient care. We treat each patient with respect and dignity. This website offers a lot of information on our practice. But please never hesitate to pick up the phone and call us for more information. Thank you for visiting. Providers [...]

Exercising in the Summer Heat The health benefits to regular exercise are very substantial. With the summer months approaching and the high temperatures we experience here during those summer months, it never hurts to remind ourselves of some basic rules about how to exercise properly in those conditions. This is a short article from US [...]

So is Coffee Good for You? Since most of us drink coffee every morning we thought we would share information on a new study with you. This Washington Post article suggests coffee is good for overall health. It’s an interesting read, and it is surprising how many health benefits some researchers say coffee provides. If [...]

Seven Tips for Staying Healthy during the Winter Spring is getting closer for sure but in the meantime we still have a few months of cold weather to get through. Most of these tips are common sense but a few reminders might be valuable as we move through February and March. Click here for the [...]

New Years Resolutions We all want to make new year's resolutions but there are some tricks we can use to make sure we those resolutions are met. Here is one article suggesting the use of "microresolutions" as one trick to use. The key: make small resolutions and then build on them throughout the year. This [...]

Tips for Holiday Eating As you know, the coming holidays are quite festive. We will all see lots of friends and family members, and great food will be central to our activities. So what are the secrets to having a good time but not overeating? Here is a short article from USA Today to do [...]

Tips for Fall Exercise... Here is a good article from WebMD on fall exercising tips to stay in shape and take advantage of the fall weather.  

Good Tips on Exercising Outdoors Safely Here is a good article from the Huffington Post regarding some basic tips when exercising outdoors. Spring is almost here, and that is a great time to work on staying healthy!

Seven Ways to Beat the Common Cold Here is a good article from AARP on ways to fight the common cold. These are tips almost anyone could use......  

Tips on Keeping Your Weight Down for the Holidays We all tend to overeat for the holidays, with lots of good food and lots of company. This article gives some tips on how to keep your weight down through the holidays so in January you don't have to worry so much about losing weight! Click [...]