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7 Steps for Helping Senior Parents with Doctor Visits

January 20, 2020 | Primary Care

Adult daughter taking care of senior motherHelping aging parents with the coordination or management of medical care can often feel overwhelming for adult children. If you’ve watched a senior parent struggle with remembering information a doctor provided or have a hard time keeping track of multiple medications, you’ve likely realized you need to step in to offer some support. Yet knowing where to start with that effort can be difficult. 

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Drs. Vito and Mary Cirigliano: Teaming Up with GI and Primary Care Patients

December 19, 2019 | Gastroenterology/Endoscopy, Primary Care, Provider

Drs. Vito and Mary Cirigliano both believe that the best medical care comes from the doctor and the patient working together as a team, with shared decision-making about treatment, prevention, and the path to better health. Vito cares for gastroenterology office patients at LeBauer Gastroenterology at the MedCenter High Point on Highway 68 and performs procedures at the LeBauer Endoscopy Center in Greensboro, and Mary offers care for infants, children, and adults at LeBauer HealthCare at Grandover Village. 

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4 Ways to Bring Health to the Holiday Season

December 9, 2019 | Wellness

Kids running outside with mom at holidaysDuring December, it’s fun to get caught up in the festive spirit of holiday parties, shopping, and decorating — and downright easy to skip the gym, indulge in fattening foods, and settle on the couch for some great movies. Instead of waking up in January feeling guilty for several weeks of unhealthy living, try these four tips for bringing some healthy habits into your holidays this year.

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Exercise Classes, Emotional Support, and More for Parkinson’s Patients in the Greensboro Area

December 3, 2019 | Neurology

Parkinson's patients at dance classPatients and families living with Parkinson’s disease in the Greensboro area have a wide range of support services through the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program organized by Cone Health and LeBauer HealthCare. 

“Cone Health, with the help of a number of partners, has put together a very comprehensive support program for a community of our size,” says Jessica Thomas, MSW, LCSW, a social worker who is based at LeBauer Neurology. Jessica works with Parkinson’s patients and families throughout the greater Greensboro area. 

The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program includes a variety of exercise classes, support groups, and art classes that are described later in this article. Patients and families are also able to meet with Thomas to discuss ways to cope with a movement disorder diagnosis and resources to help them live well with the challenges they face. 

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The Empty Chair: Five Helps to Cope with Grief This Holiday Season

November 21, 2019 | Behavioral Medicine

Young woman wrapped in a blanket is sitting on floor depressed with grief

For many, the holidays bring decorated homes filled with family, festivities, and food. But for those grieving the loss of a loved one, the holidays highlight the empty chair at the table or one fewer stocking hanging on the mantel.

Grief can eclipse the brightest holiday lights — but it doesn’t have to. Use these five helps from our team at LeBauer to cope with the grief of loss this holiday season.

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Today’s Stressors: How They Impact Health and 6 Tools to Cope

November 12, 2019 | Behavioral Medicine, Primary Care, Wellness

We all have stress of some type in our life, whether it’s a daily commute with heavy traffic, a sick child, or an argument with a spouse. Our bodies are programmed to have an actual physical response to stress, so living with constant stress has the potential to undermine our physical health. Here’s how stress can lead to health problems and six tips for managing the stress in your life. 

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Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders: How to Prepare for your Appointment & What to Do While You Wait

November 4, 2019 | Neurology

Daughter helping older mother prepare for appointment

If your primary care doctor suspects you might have Parkinson’s disease or another movement disorder, he or she has likely referred you to a specialist. 

Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect your ability to move, or cause involuntary movements such as trembling, jerking, or spasms. Symptoms can range from subtle to severe. 

Establishing a relationship with a neurologist who has specialized training in movement disorders is critical. From there, you can receive a definitive diagnosis, learn about possible treatment options, and have a partner in managing your disorder. 

As you wait to see a specialist, consider the following ways to get the most out of your appointment:

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5 Ways to Avoid the Flu

October 29, 2019 | Primary Care, Vaccines

Washing hands under faucet to fight flu

With the arrival of fall comes gatherings for football games, leaf raking, and the anticipation of Thanksgiving. While you’re planning for these fun events, be sure you’re also preparing for flu season. Fall is the perfect time to start taking some common-sense flu precautions and to schedule a flu vaccine. Try these five tips to lower your risk of catching the flu. 

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4 Reasons Why Your Student Athlete Needs a Sports Medicine Doctor

October 23, 2019 | Sports Medicine

Working on a Ankle Injury with a sports medicine doctor

When your student athlete is on the field or the court, you’re likely beaming with pride. Parents know the benefits of being involved with sports far outweigh the risks, but unfortunately, injuries do happen. In most cases, children and teens will bounce back from an injury quickly. In other cases, there can be lasting effects that cause problems throughout adulthood. 

School athletic trainers play a vital role in injury prevention and treatment, but setting your child up with a sports medicine doctor will provide even stronger protection. Injured students who work with both a physician and a trainer tend to heal more quickly and are less likely to have a repeat injury. 

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Keep Your Memory Sharp with these 6 Simple Exercises

October 17, 2019 | Neurology

Woman thinking and trying to remember

You’re late for work, and now you can’t find your car keys. If only you could remember where you put them last night. You also seem to have forgotten the name of that lady that joined your book club two months ago when you saw her at the grocery store yesterday. Are these normal age-related memory glitches or a sign of dementia?

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