Healthy Living Blog

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

October 19, 2020 | Primary Care, Awareness (Week/Month), Wellness

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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3 Nutrition Fundamentals You Need in Flu Season and Beyond

September 23, 2020 | 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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Recognizing Suicide Risks & How to Get Help

September 9, 2020 | Behavioral Medicine, Awareness (Week/Month)

Are you or someone you know in an emergency? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255) or 911 right now.

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and the counseling and mental health experts at LeBauer HealthCare want everyone in our area to understand the suicide warning signs and ways to help someone who is at risk. Especially this year, in the midst of so much upheaval, uncertainty, and causes for stress, anxiety, and depression, we need to be ready as a community to recognize and respond to the warning signs. If you or someone you love is struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts — you’re not alone, and there is help waiting for you, right now.

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7 Ways Parents Can Avoid Burnout During COVID-19

August 27, 2020 | Behavioral Medicine, Wellness

When it comes to COVID-19, we know that the elderly are most vulnerable. However, there’s another group that is facing a different type of risk during this pandemic. Parents are coping with more stress than ever. Broken routines, job changes, school closures, and hypervigilance have taken their toll, and it’s time to start talking about this secondary epidemic. Stress affects much more than one’s mood — it wrecks the immune system, causes digestive issues, disrupts sleep, and may produce many other symptoms throughout the body. Experts have even linked chronic stress to cancer.

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Caring for Endocrinology Patients in the Greensboro Area: Dr. “Abby” Shamleffer

August 13, 2020 | Endocrinology, Provider

Of all the hobbies and interests to pursue in the world, reading medical textbooks must rank fairly low. However, even as a six-year-old, Ibtehal “Abby” Jaralla Shamleffer, MD, one of the newest endocrinology experts to join the team at LeBauer HealthCare, spent hours poring over those books. “My father was a surgeon. Some of my uncles were doctors. They were always reading these books, and I was fascinated by them, too. Even at that age, I realized this was a field I would enjoy working in when I grew up,” she says.

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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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5 Ways to Protect Your Health During COVID-19 Reopening

June 29, 2020 | Primary Care, Community, Wellness

At this point in the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are wondering how to resume some of their normal activities when states like North Carolina are in the midst of a phased reopening. If you are feeling uncertain about what is safe, you are not alone! The health experts at LeBauer HealthCare have put together these five guidelines to help lower your risk of contracting or spreading coronavirus.

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