Posts in Family Medicine

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 | Primary Care, Wellness, Family Medicine

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 | Uncategorized, Primary Care, Wellness, Family Medicine

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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Managing Stress and Health During Back-to-School Time

July 30, 2020 | Behavioral Medicine, Primary Care, Community, Wellness, Family Medicine


Parents in North Carolina are just starting to find out what plans will be for their school district this year and are wondering how they can prepare for it. Whether your school will be implementing virtual learning, in-person learning, or a blend of the two, the health experts at LeBauer HealthCare and Cone Health have some practical guidance for parents as they navigate this new territory.

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4 Reasons to Stick to Your Child’s Vaccine Schedule During COVID-19

July 20, 2020 | Primary Care, Community, Vaccines, Family Medicine

Parents have a lot on their plates right now as they try to protect their children from coronavirus — from possibly becoming a caregiver and teacher 24/7 to learning about health and safety for their family.  Understandably, parents have many questions. “Is it safe to take my child to the doctor for a routine wellness visit and vaccinations?” is one of the most common questions right now.

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Get Your Kids Off the Couch and Out the Door This Summer

July 8, 2019 | Primary Care, Family Medicine

two boys on their phone on couch

By the middle of summer, kids are often repeating the “I’m bored” mantra and easily sliding into a technology daze. Not only is this scenario a recipe for clashes between parents and children, it’s also a situation that leaves children falling far short of needed physical exercise. Try these five creative ideas to get kids of all ages off the couch, out the door, and moving for the remainder of the summer. 

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