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Screen for Life: Celebrities and the CDC

March 16, 2015 | Awareness (Week/Month)

MarchCCAwareness_RotatorMeryl Streep, Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman. Some of the most well known celebrities are gracing the screen again, but not in the way you might think.

Screen for Life, a CDC action campaign focused on colorectal cancer awareness, is using celebrities to draw attention to getting screened for colon cancer. Through videos, infographics and magazines the CDC is working to reach men and women 50 years or older who are not regularly getting screened. Colon cancer can be prevented when caught early, by simply removing polyps before they even become cancer.

The CDC is not only providing celebrity testimonies but personal screening stories as well. Print materials including fact sheets, brochures and posters are also available so that you can help spread the word to friends, family and co-workers.  Help stop colon cancer in its tracks by getting regular screenings and sharing your story with others.

Schedule Your Screening

Ready to schedule your screening today? Schedule your appointment for a colonoscopy screening with LeBauer HealthCare today by calling 336-547-1745.

Don’t forget! LeBauer Healthcare and Cone Health are holding two free events! On March 21, visit the Strollin’ Colon event at Whole Foods in the Friendly Shopping Center and on March 23 hear from clinical experts in the Armfield Auditorium at Wesley Long Hospital.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Brain Awareness

March 9, 2015 | Awareness (Week/Month)

Brain signs and symptoms aren’t always sudden and may be hard for you and your caregiver to understand and deal with.  Some neurologic conditions develop over years and others can happen in a few short minutes.  Recognizing changes in behavior and other signs and symptoms may lead to early detection and treatment that can be a life saver!

During Brain Awareness Week and walks for Epilepsy this month, LeBauer Neurology wants you and your caregiver to know What We Treat and trust in us for your care!  Don’t wait another minute!  Make an appointment today!

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With Age Comes Wisdom: Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March 9, 2015 | Awareness (Week/Month)

Colon Cancer Awareness - Fast FactsThe big 5-0. Being told you’re “over the hill” may make you cringe, but getting screened for colon cancer shouldn’t. With the CDC sharing that more than 90% of colorectal cancers occur in people aged 50 and older, getting screened can be one of the best birthday presents you could give yourself.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and over the next three weeks, we will be sharing the information you need to know. In Greensboro, two free awareness events will occur during the month along with weekly blog posts. We are working to raise awareness of colon cancer and make sure that you and your loved ones get to enjoy many years of being “over the hill.”

Fast Facts to Remember

With new statistics and studies about colon cancer released regularly, it can be difficult to find the exact information you need. Here are a few fast facts from the CDC that can help you stay up to date and informed:

  • Risk increases with age. More than 90% of colorectal cancers occur in people age 50 and older.
  • Precancerous polyps and colorectal cancer don’t always cause symptoms, especially at first. You could have polyps or colorectal cancer and not know it. That is why having a screening test is so important. If you have symptoms, they may include—
    • Blood in or on the stool (bowel movement)
    • Stomach pain, aches, or cramps that do not go away
    • Losing weight and you don’t know why
  • These symptoms may be caused by something other than cancer. If you have any of them, see your doctor.
  • Some people are at a higher risk than others for developing colorectal cancer. If you think you may be at high risk, talk to your doctor about when and how often to get tested.
  • There are several screening test options. Talk with your doctor about which is right for you.
    • Colonoscopy (every 10 years)
    • High-sensitivity fecal occult blood test (FOBT), stool test, or fecal immunochemical test (FIT) (every year)
    • Sigmoidoscopy (every 5 years, with FOBT every three years)
Schedule Your Screening

In partnership with Cone Health, we look forward to seeing you at the two upcoming events during Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Schedule your appointment for a colonoscopy screening today by calling 336-547-1745. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. We look forward to seeing you!

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Prevent the Fight, Before it Begins – Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March 3, 2015 | Awareness (Week/Month)

MarchCCAwareness_RotatorIf someone told you that you could start preventing colon cancer today, would you do it?

During the month of March, LeBauer HealthCare is working to drive awareness to this disease and help kickstart the best ways to begin prevention.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., for both men and women. Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month encourages prevention, detection and early treatment of colon cancer. As we highlighted last week, be sure to check out both of the upcoming Cone Health free events around Greensboro during the month of March.

Get Started Today!

Along with visiting these great events, the CDC provides several suggestions on how to ensure you are working to prevent colon cancer.

Here are a few things you can do to take a stand to prevent colon cancer:

LeBauer Healthcare offers open access colonoscopy screenings, with no preliminary office visit needed. If you would like to see if you are a candidate for an open access colonoscopy, or if you have any questions, please call us at 336-547-1745.

Protect and Prevent

Ready to begin the fight for prevention? We invite you to join us at our two upcoming events or come in for a colonoscopy screening. Schedule your appointment today by calling 336-547-1745. Our office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. We look forward to seeing you!

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Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Events Happening Near You

February 20, 2015 | Awareness (Week/Month)

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. Surprisingly, this goes for both men and women. Each March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month draws attention to prevention, detection and early treatment of this disease. Cone Health will be hosting free events around Greensboro to help raise awareness of the harmful effects of colon cancer throughout the month of March.

On March 21, visit the Strollin’ Colon event at Whole Foods in the Friendly Shopping Center. This free event will feature prizes, a healthy eating cooking demonstration, education using an interactive inflatable colon and much more!

The second event on March 23 will feature clinical experts in the Armfield Auditorium at Wesley Long Hospital. These specialists will share the latest information about healthy eating, genetic testing and advances in DNA testing as a colonoscopy alternative.

We invite you to visit these free events and learn more about the significance of preventing colon cancer. Registration is required for the March 23 event, but both are completely free to the community. Register here today!

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Staying Ahead of the Game – Men’s Health Issues to Watch Out For

February 18, 2015 | Awareness (Week/Month)

“I’m fine, I don’t need to go see a doctor.”inner-img4

All too often, men don’t make their health a priority. From regular check-ups to following up on common symptoms, men continually lag behind women when it comes to getting the medical care they need. This lack of care not only leads to men being generally less healthy than women, but even contributes to a shorter life expectancy by nearly 5 years, according to the World Health Organization. While nothing can replace periodic check-ups to stay on top of your health, here are some men’s health issues you should be watching for.

 

Well-Known Risks

Though they may be well-known, men often continue to ignore or brush aside these common health threats. Here are some of the most well-known men’s health concerns that shouldn’t be overlooked any longer:

  • Cardiovascular Disease: Chief among familiar dangers to men’s health is cardiovascular disease, with heart attack and stroke being the leading cause of death for men worldwide. Caused by cholesterol plaque build-up blocking arteries in the heart or brain, men often develop cardiovascular problems several years earlier than women. Stay aware of your heart health with regular cholesterol checks.
  • Prostate Cancer: While the prostate is only about the size of a walnut, it can cause big problems. In fact, prostate cancer is the second most commonly occurring cancer in men, behind skin cancer. Talk to your doctor to determine your risk, and the best way to monitor yourself.
  • Lung Cancer: Smoking may not be as common as it once was, but lung cancer is still the most fatal cancer in men. Tobacco use leads to 90% of all lung cancer cases, and quitting smoking at any age can reduce your risk. If you do smoke, talk to your doctor about beginning the necessary steps to stopping.

 

Less Familiar Dangers

Men have an unfortunate track record of overlooking many significant health risks. Whether difficult to detect, or simply difficult to talk about, here are some men’s health issues worth your attention:

  • Diabetes: Over the years, your blood sugar levels can inch higher and higher, without showing any symptoms. While the results of type-2 diabetes can be severe, there are simple things you can do to help lower your risk, such as weight loss and regular exercise. Talk to your doctor about your risks, and what you can do to reduce your chances of developing diabetes.
  • Depression and Suicide: More than just a bad mood, depression can affect your whole body’s health. Depression can impact your sleep, appetite, and energy levels, with some research even suggesting that men with depression are more likely to develop heart disease. The outcome of untreated mental health problems can be tragic, with suicide being the eighth leading cause of death among men. Medications, as well as therapy, can be very effective in treating depression. If you think you might be depressed, talk to your doctor about finding the right help.

 

Take Control of Your Health

Are you ready to start being proactive when it comes to your health? Contact us today to learn how our team at LeBauer HealthCare can help serve your unique health needs. Find a LeBauer HealthCare office near you today to schedule an appointment, or give us a call at 336-547-1792. We can’t wait to see you!

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Wise HealthCare Month – Preparing For A Primary Care Visit

February 4, 2015 | Awareness (Week/Month)

 

Visiting a new doctor’s offHome-MainImage12ice can be overwhelming, but it’s important to take some time out of your busy schedule every year and take stock of your current health.

An annual primary care visit can help keep you healthy and stay informed about your well-being. At LeBauer HealthCare, we strive to bring you the best care, with short wait times, friendly staff, and knowledgeable care. Our aim is be a partner with you in taking control of your health, giving you the support, care, and expertise you need for a happy, healthy life.

 

 

What Should You Expect From Us?

At LeBauer, we strive to make each patient’s experience as pleasant as possible, with comfortable waiting rooms, quick wait times and a friendly, welcoming staff. When you walk into any of our primary care locations, expect a friendly greeting from our office members. We know you’re busy, so we do our best to not make you wait an excessively long time for your appointments. Our highly trained nurses and physicians want to partner with you in your health efforts and will take the time to answer questions and listen to any concerns you may have.

During a general health exam, your primary care physician will conduct a variety of tests to determine your physical health status, or how you are currently feeling. Appointments can last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. Your physician will then perform a basic health exam, checking your vital signs, temperature, reflexes and skin for any concerns. Prepare for your physician to discuss your family’s past medical history and your current healthy lifestyle choices. This will help them determine whether you are genetically at risk for any diseases or medical conditions. If you need to have blood work done to measure cholesterol or blood glucose levels, make sure to fast for 6 to 8 hours beforehand and only drink water.

 

 

What Should You Bring?

After scheduling an appointment with us, please contact our medical records office by calling 336-547-1846. They will send you a Release of Information form for you to sign and will also collect any copies of past medical records that you can provide. Examples of past medical records would include things like lab results, test results or letters from physicians. Make sure to also complete a Patient Registration Form before coming in to minimize your wait time.

You should plan on bringing your insurance card and two different lists with you to your primary care appointment. First, list out any current medicines you are taking or have taken, including the dosage of each. This list would include vitamins, herbal therapies and all over-the-counter and prescription medicines. Second, bring a list of your past medical history; detailing any past medical procedures, surgeries and vaccinations.

 

 

Call Us Today!

Are you due for a check-up? Schedule an appointment with our Primary Care providers today and experience how we at LeBauer HealthCare are are dedicated to serving your unique health needs. Contact a LeBauer Primary Care office near you today to schedule an appointment, or give them a call at 336-547-1792. We can’t wait to see you!

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New MuscleSound® Technology at LeBauer Sports Medicine: Bringing “Next Level” to Healthcare

January 28, 2015 | Awareness (Week/Month), Sports Medicine

LeBauer-sports medicineAt LeBauer Sports Medicine, ultrasound technology has always been used to diagnose injuries and find interventional treatment options. But now, with the aid of MuscleSound® technology, Dr. Zach Smith can help bring you to the “next level” of healthcare.

Using a simple, non-invasive technology, muscle glycogen levels can be measured in our office. Muscle glycogen is the main source of energy during exercise and is necessary for optimal fitness and performance. Proper muscle glycogen levels are also essential to maintaining stamina and energy during activity. Insufficient glycogen levels have been shown to impact performance with slower reaction time, poor mental acuity and an increased risk of muscle and tendon injury.

If you have cramping or fatigue that causes you to stop activity prematurely, or you feel like you have hit “the wall” and are unable to improve your personal best, MuscleSound® can help you. Using the same technology applied in Major League Baseball and the NFL, Dr. Smith can complete the scan and provide council on proper nutrition and training to help take you to the “next level.”

Call LeBauer HealthCare today!

Providing expert care to the Piedmont Triad community, Dr. Smith and the LeBauer team are second to none. Let us help you start your new year off on the right foot.

LeBauer HealthCare also can help with non-operative musculoskeletal injuries, practice osteopathic manipulation and build custom orthotics. You can learn more about Dr. Smith and LeBauer Sports Medicine at www.LeBauer.com, or call for an appointment today: (336) 547-1792.​

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