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A Guide to North Carolina School Vaccine Requirements

August 20, 2021 | Primary Care, Vaccines, Wellness, Family Medicine

As a new school year gets underway, it’s important for parents to follow the recommended N.C. Department of Health and Human Services vaccination schedule for children.

In order to be fully protected from vaccine-preventable diseases, many of which can be life-threatening, children should receive all age-appropriate immunizations. Almost all daycare centers, schools, and colleges across the country and right here in the Triad area require proof of vaccinations before enrolling new students.

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COVID or Allergies? Get the Help You Need Today

April 29, 2021 | Wellness, Primary Care, Community, Family Medicine

Those of us who are prone to allergies are probably already dreading this time of year as the pollen counts skyrocket here in the Triad. If you or a loved one suddenly develop some congestion, runny nose, or other symptoms you might be concerned about COVID-19. 

Learn which symptoms can overlap seasonal allergies and COVID-19 infections, and do not wait to consult with your doctor. LeBauer HealthCare offers video visits and consultations, at all of our locations in Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, and more to help you get the testing or treatment you need. 

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Get a Colonoscopy or Use an At-Home Screening Test?

March 25, 2021 | Gastroenterology/Endoscopy, Primary Care, Wellness, Family Medicine

When it comes to our health, we might discuss our latest diet or exercise routine with friends and co-workers. We may even talk with them about our child’s ear infection, a recent bout with the flu, and of course, the latest COVID-19 news. Yet some topics — especially a subject like colon cancer screening — are typically off-limits for discussion with anyone outside of our family.    

While colon cancer may not be the most popular topic up for discussion, many people have questions about the best method for screening and how different screening options work. The LeBauer Gastroenterology team has put together this guide to some of the most common questions patients ask.    

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The Other COVID Health Hazard: Delayed Care and Missed Appointments

March 22, 2021 | Vaccines, Wellness, Family Medicine, Primary Care

When it comes to health these days, any illness that includes cough, fever, aches, fatigue, or other common COVID-19 symptoms is typically the number one concern for patients. And many people feel relieved if they can avoid the doctor’s office or a trip to the hospital. A September report by the CDC found that about 40 percent of adults had delayed or avoided medical care due to COVID concerns. 

Ignoring non-COVID symptoms or health conditions can lead to more serious or worsening health issues later, according to Dr. Javier Gutierrez of LeBauer HealthCare at Stoney Creek. The cost of delaying medical care can take a high toll both physically and financially.

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Signs Your Teen May Have an Eating Disorder

February 11, 2021 | Behavioral Medicine, Primary Care, Awareness (Week/Month), Wellness, Family Medicine

If you’re the parent of a teen, you know that change is constant: their favorite fashion, social app, or show might last six weeks, six months, or maybe just six days. These ever-changing likes and dislikes can also include food and eating habits. One day your teen announces they are going vegetarian and the next month they’ve moved on to the paleo diet. This week they’re skipping breakfast and snacking at midnight, but the next they’re craving a big bagel in the morning and a salad at dinner.

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy in Your 50s

January 11, 2021 | Family Medicine, Primary Care, Wellness

If you’ve reached your 50s, you’ve likely had days where you didn’t feel so young. Noticing a  few aches and pains, facing new health concerns, or even watching parents age may be causing you to focus on your own health. Even if you weren’t vigilant about diet and exercise in your 30s and 40s, it’s not too late to take measures that can keep you fit and healthy as you enter your sixth decade of life. Try focusing on these five areas. 

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Is My Child’s Cough Serious? Know When to See a Doctor

October 27, 2020 | Primary Care, Wellness, Family Medicine, Uncategorized

The sound of a child’s persistent cough coming across the baby monitor or from down the hall during the night can easily put your parental radar on high alert. If you’ve spent a few sleepless hours checking on your little one or wondering if the coughing requires a doctor’s visit, check out this quick guide to children’s cough symptoms and signs that indicate you need to get medical care.

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