Healthy Living Blog

A Guide to North Carolina School Vaccine Requirements

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

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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Treatment for Parkinson’s Patients Near Greensboro

April 27, 2021 | Neurology, Primary Care, Awareness (Week/Month)

Whether you or a loved one has been living with a Parkinson’s diagnosis for years or you are just exploring treatment for Parkinson’s in the Triad region, it can be difficult to find the best combination of care options. The good news is that patients 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. 

You are not alone and we can help you find the care you or a family member needs today! Read about classes for exercise or art, support groups, and more that are available through The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program and then get in touch with our Neurology team. We would like to connect you with more resources and support, schedule a consultation, or discuss ways you can cope with a movement disorder diagnosis. 

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7 Concussion Signs to Look for After a Fall

April 7, 2021 | Sports Medicine

What do you think of when you hear the word concussion? Football players colliding or a soccer ball hitting the head of a teen? While many people associate these injuries with athletes, anyone who hits their head can suffer from a concussion. 

The most common cause of concussions is a slip or a fall. In fact, among people 65 and older, nearly 80% of emergency department visits for head injuries happen due to a fall. They can also be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Head injuries can happen during car accidents or if something falls on you at your job or while working around the house. 

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Get a Colonoscopy or Use an At-Home Screening Test?

March 25, 2021 | Gastroenterology/Endoscopy, Primary Care, Wellness, 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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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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Nutrition to Meet Your New Year’s Goals

December 22, 2020 | Primary Care, Wellness

As the year comes to a close, many people are making resolutions or setting goals for 2021. 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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