The continued presence of COVID-19 combined with the onset of shorter days and cold weather means many of us are spending more time indoors. For anyone who suffers from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), less sunlight, a decrease in outdoor time, and ongoing pandemic stress can make depression worse.Read More
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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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
While the Triad area of North Carolina has mild winters compared to many parts of the country, January and February typically bring several episodes of snow, ice, and plunging temperatures. These conditions present a few health hazards. Try these tips to escape the most common injuries and emergencies when we see the wintry weather moving into our area.Read More
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.Read More
Do You Have Seasonal Affective Disorder? [Learn the Signs and Treatment Options During the Pandemic]
The surge in coronavirus combined with the onset of shorter days and cold weather means many of us are spending more time indoors. For anyone who suffers from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), less sunlight, a decrease in outdoor time, and ongoing pandemic stress can make depression worse.Read More
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.Read More