Posts in Wellness

Nutrition to Meet Your New Year’s Goals

December 22, 2021 | Primary Care, Wellness

As the year comes to a close, many people are making resolutions or setting goals for 2022. While you may be focused on one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions — a diet aimed at losing weight — following a good nutrition routine can help you reach all sorts of health goals, not just shedding pounds.

We’ve put together nutrition tips to help you reach four different common health challenges: strengthening bones, lowering blood sugar, reducing cholesterol, and boosting energy. 

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How Many Drinks are Safe? [Plus 3 Questions to Ask Yourself]

December 14, 2021 | Behavioral Medicine, Primary Care, Community, Wellness

With the ongoing pandemic, some people find themselves pouring a glass of wine or opening a beer more often than usual. On top of that, holiday meals and gatherings — even small, COVID-safe celebrations with your immediate family — often include alcoholic drinks. Whether you’re thinking about a special meal or your regular routine, you may be wondering if your drinking patterns are impacting your overall well-being.   

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3 Nutrition Fundamentals You Need in Flu Season and Beyond

November 11, 2021 | Primary Care, Wellness

If you’re like most Americans, healthier eating and general wellness habits like exercise and adequate sleep are things you commit (and recommit!) to periodically or around the New Year. Sometimes it’s difficult to stick with healthy habits, but it’s often hard simply to get started because diet fads and advice are everywhere and often offer conflicting or confusing information.

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Mammograms: A Guide to When, Why, and Types of Technology

October 7, 2021 | Awareness (Week/Month), Wellness, Primary Care

Each October, pink ribbons appear on everything from coffee cups to sports team uniforms. For many, the familiar symbol of Breast Cancer Awareness Month brings to mind a friend or loved one who has or had breast cancer. The pink ribbon also prompts women to think about breast cancer screening for themselves — a thought that often leads to questions and confusion. 

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A Guide to North Carolina School Vaccine Requirements

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

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 | Primary Care, Community, Wellness, 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 | Wellness, Gastroenterology/Endoscopy, Primary Care, 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 | Primary Care, Vaccines, Wellness, Family Medicine

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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