Archive for September, 2016

Help Your Child Overcome Fear of Doctor Visits

September 27, 2016 | Primary Care

As parents, we’ve all been there.child sitting in doctor's office

Your child needs to see the doctor for one reason or another, and you practically have to drag your child kicking and screaming through those revolving doors at the doctor’s office.

It’s quite common for children to develop a fear of doctor visits, but it doesn’t have to be that way. As a parent, you play a vital role in shaping your child’s outlook about the process. Today, we’re sharing practical ways in which you can help your child overcome fears and make doctor visits a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

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3 Tips for Surviving Flu Season

September 21, 2016 | Primary Care, Vaccines

Flu season! Nurse at pharmacy or clinic giving flu shot to a female patient. Syringe, needle.Crisp fall days are right around the corner, which also means many Americans will find themselves fighting the flu. The peak of flu season varies from year to year, but often the first flu cases start cropping up in doctor’s offices in late September or early October.

So how can you avoid getting sidelined for a week with fevers, aches, and a sore throat? Try these three tips for surviving the flu season.

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5 Tips to Manage High Blood Pressure

September 16, 2016 | Primary Care

Male doctor checking patient's blood pressure while looking at machine at clinicHigh blood pressure, also called hypertension, can lead to a host of health problems, including heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. If you have high blood pressure, your doctor may recommend medication, but there are also lifestyle changes you can make to help manage your condition.

Here are five ways you can start taking control of your blood pressure today!

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3 Health Habits You Need to Break

September 13, 2016 | Primary Care

Doctor advising to abandon unhealthy habits; Habits — we’ve all got them. Some are good, like brushing your teeth, making the bed, or leaving for work at the same time every day. Then, you’ve got your other habits like smoking, drinking, or binge eating. Some poor habits are more obvious than others, but the truth is, when it comes to your health, even the smaller, seemingly insignificant ones need to be kicked.

Check out these three habits that could be hurting your health:

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New Year, New Germs: Keeping School Sick Days Down This Year

September 2, 2016 | Primary Care

An idyllic scene is taking place across the nation.school sick days nc

Parents are packing lunch boxes, tying shoes, kissing foreheads, and waving to their children from the sidewalk as the big yellow bus drives away with this year’s excited students.

However, when you consider the fact that the bus is transporting your children from their clean home environment to a building which houses hundreds of other children and triple that amount of germs, the scene may not seem so heartwarming as sick days threaten to take over the new school year.

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