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Is My Child’s Cough Serious? Know When to See a Doctor

October 27, 2020 | Family Medicine, Wellness, Primary Care, Uncategorized

The sound of a child’s persistent cough coming across the baby monitor or from down the hall during the night can easily put your parental radar on high alert. If you’ve spent a few sleepless hours checking on your little one or wondering if the coughing requires a doctor’s visit, check out this quick guide to children’s cough symptoms and signs that indicate you need to get medical care.

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3 Nutrition Fundamentals You Need in Flu Season and Beyond

September 23, 2020 | Wellness, Primary Care

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 | Awareness (Week/Month), Behavioral Medicine

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 | Wellness, Behavioral Medicine

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 | Provider, Endocrinology

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 | Family Medicine, Wellness, Community, Primary Care, Behavioral 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 | Family Medicine, Vaccines, Community, Primary Care

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 | Wellness, Community, Primary Care

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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