Archive for July, 2016

College Health Checklist: How You Can Combat 3 Common Health Threats

July 28, 2016 | Primary Care

Students Walking To The CollegeIt feels like you’ve waited forever for this day — college orientation. Your first time at college represents a new life ahead filled with freedom, fun, and endless possibilities for your future.

Everything’s going great until…

Your workload starts stressing you out.

Your roommate’s late-night phone chats start stealing your sleep.

Your classmate shares a cold with you.

When you step foot on a college campus, you immediately expose yourself to a variety of mental, physical, and health-related issues all poised and ready to attack.

We’ve got tips on how to avoid three of the most common college health concerns so you can make the most of this exciting time!

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Get Moving: Making Fitness Fun for the Whole Family

July 25, 2016 | Primary Care

Hispanic Family Walking In Park TogetherToday’s families are constantly on the go. From school to extracurricular activities and everything in between, it can be difficult to squeeze exercise into the schedule.

Exercising is crucial to your children’s health and development just as much as it is to yours. The recommended minimum of 30 minutes of vigorous exercise daily doesn’t have to be a burden when you find ways to make it fun.

Check out these tips for getting your family moving and incorporating fitness into your normal routine!

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Your Quick Guide to Summer Safety

July 22, 2016 | Primary Care

mother applying sunblock cream on daughter shoulderSummer is for relaxing weekends and fun vacations — until time at the beach results in a blistering sunburn or you’re miserable from the poison ivy you picked up while camping. To help keep you and your family healthy and happy for the rest of the summer, follow this guide to safety.

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Four Big Benefits of Getting Adequate Sleep

July 15, 2016 | Primary Care

Sleeping in this weekend?Are you yawning and fighting to stay awake during the day? In attempt to juggle work or school and family responsibilities, many Americans are chronically sleep deprived. Meanwhile, evidence is mounting that all our lost hours of sleep are wreaking havoc on our minds and bodies.

What is the Pay Off?

So other than a boost in energy, how does getting adequate sleep help? Here are four ways getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night reaps big benefits.

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Dissecting the Food Label: 4 Areas You Want to Look At

July 14, 2016 | Primary Care

Couple buying frozen food in supermarket.You’ve just started a diet and it’s your first trip to the grocery store since making the decision to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Your enthusiasm is quickly turned to frustration as you agonize over the food labels of each item you pick up.

“% DV — What does that mean?”
“0 grams of trans fat — That’s gotta be healthy, right?”
“20 servings per box? OK, that seems like I’m getting a lot for my money.”

If you can sympathize with this common scenario, take a look at how to decipher food labels, and the role they play in picking healthy foods that will help you reach your weight loss goals.

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Five Tips to Kickstart a Healthy Lifestyle

July 8, 2016 | Primary Care

Fresh healthy diet saladSetting specific goals to stop smoking, shed weight, or start exercising can be the first steps to better health. However, the hard work needed to reach those goals can feel like climbing a mountain. Try these five tips to help overcome common obstacles to making lifestyle changes, and you’ll soon be on your way to better health.

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Cracking the Code: 5 Common Healthcare Acronyms

July 1, 2016 | Primary Care

Just a few more questions...Ever been at a doctor’s appointment and thought “this doctor might as well be speaking Greek”? It may seem like your doctor is talking in code when using health acronyms.

We’ll help you decode some of this medical shorthand so you can get the most out of your next visit!

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