Healthy Living Blog

4 Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

September 12, 2019 | Sports Medicine, Wellness

Man running while listening to music in park

Breathing in fresh air, the exhilaration of conquering another mile, or a pathway to better health — these are just a few of the reasons why people choose running. Whatever your running routine, you’ve probably spent some time thinking about how to avoid injury. It’s a sport known for a fairly high rate of injury due to the amount of stress put on your feet and legs. 

With some proactive steps, you can lower your risk of getting hurt. We’ve put together a list to help you stay safe and avoid some of the most common running injuries. 

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Does Your Athlete Have the Right Safety Equipment?

September 9, 2019 | Sports Medicine

high school football players in tackleEach year, cases of severe high school athletic injuries make news headlines in the United States. In addition, more than 3.5 million children ages 14 and younger get hurt annually playing sports or participating in recreational activities. 

How can you keep your athlete from becoming a statistic? 

One of the most important things parents can do is to make sure children have the right safety gear. While safety equipment won’t prevent all injuries, it’s vital to lowering the chances of getting hurt. 

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Tips for Training to Run Your First 5k: Interview with Dr. Rigby

August 29, 2019 | Sports Medicine, Community

 

What’s the biggest obstacle that keeps you from running?  In this recent video interview on WFMY-2, Dr. Michael Rigby, a sports medicine doctor at LeBauer HealthCare at Horse Pen Creek, discusses what to consider and steps to take to get on a successful track towards your running goals.

Whether you’re thinking about training for your first 5k or working towards another running goal, Dr. Rigby recommends the following.

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Anxiety in Children: What You Should Know

August 21, 2019 | Behavioral Medicine

Jenna Mendelson, Ph.D., HSP-P, shares important information about what anxiety looks like in children, including signs that could indicate a child is experiencing anxiety, and what parents can do.

Signs of Anxiety in Children and What to Do

Some of the things to look for that could indicate a child is experiencing anxiety include if that child:

  • Shows physiological symptoms (like stomachaches or headaches)
  • Avoids activities they used to enjoy
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Lower Your Diabetes Risk

August 19, 2019 | Endocrinology, Primary Care

young couple preparing healthy food, watching sugars

Popular culture offers up all sorts of reasons to adopt a healthy lifestyle: drop pounds, get toned, and gain energy. Yet healthy choices, maintained over time, can reap far more important long-term gains, including prevention of chronic diseases. In fact, being active, watching carbohydrate portions, and bypassing sweets are great ways to help prevent diabetes.

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Can Too Much Screen Time Lead to Depression in Adults?

July 30, 2019 | Behavioral Medicine, Wellness

Young man looking at tabletToo much screen time isn’t just a problem for children; adults are also spending more time than ever with laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Add in television time, and many adults are spending a significant part of the day in front of a screen. Recent studies show that adults who spend four to six hours a day on a computer or in front of the TV have a higher rate of depression than those who spend less than four hours a day in front of a screen.

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4 Reasons to See a Primary Care Doctor When You’re Sick

July 22, 2019 | Primary Care

Doctor In White Coat Examining Female Patient In Office

There are times it’s obvious you need a doctor: a raw throat that won’t go away, a burning fever, or a sprained and swollen ankle. You have a primary care doctor, but do you give them a call, head out the door to the nearest urgent care center, or perhaps go online for a virtual visit service?  

There are a number of advantages to going to your primary care office for a sudden illness or minor injury when possible. 

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A No-Cost Key to Support Your Parent’s Long-Term Health

July 15, 2019 | Primary Care, Wellness

Nurse health coach helps older female patient at visit

Most eligible Medicare recipients do not take advantage of a no-cost opportunity to support their health and wellness simply because they do not know about it! LeBauer HealthCare wants to help you promote your mother or father’s long-term health goals because we know you want to do all you can to ensure your parents stay as healthy as they can for as long as they can. Scheduling an annual wellness visit appointment for them is a great way to support them. Keep reading to discover what these visits cover, what you can do to help them prepare for an appointment, and how to schedule a free annual wellness visit.

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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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Nine Members of LeBauer Team Honored With 2019 Cone Health Nursing Excellence Awards

June 25, 2019 | Primary Care, Awards/Recognitions

LeBauer is known for providing trusted, compassionate care to members of the Greensboro community and surrounding areas, and LeBauer’s nursing team is on the front lines of that patient care.

Cone Health recently announced its 2019 Nursing Excellence recipients, which include nine nurses and nursing support staff from LeBauer Primary Care practices. These award recipients are nominated by their colleagues and are recognized as the top nurses across Cone Health.

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