Healthy Living

Help Your Child Overcome Fear of Doctor Visits

September 27, 2016 | Primary Care

As parents, we’ve all been there.child sitting in doctor's office

Your child needs to see the doctor for one reason or another, and you practically have to drag your child kicking and screaming through those revolving doors at the doctor’s office.

It’s quite common for children to develop a fear of doctor visits, but it doesn’t have to be that way. As a parent, you play a vital role in shaping your child’s outlook about the process. Today, we’re sharing practical ways in which you can help your child overcome fears and make doctor visits a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

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3 Tips for Surviving Flu Season

September 21, 2016 | Primary Care, Vaccines

Flu season! Nurse at pharmacy or clinic giving flu shot to a female patient. Syringe, needle.Crisp fall days are right around the corner, which also means many Americans will find themselves fighting the flu. The peak of flu season varies from year to year, but often the first flu cases start cropping up in doctor’s offices in late September or early October.

So how can you avoid getting sidelined for a week with fevers, aches, and a sore throat? Try these three tips for surviving the flu season.

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5 Tips to Manage High Blood Pressure

September 16, 2016 | Primary Care

Male doctor checking patient's blood pressure while looking at machine at clinicHigh blood pressure, also called hypertension, can lead to a host of health problems, including heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. If you have high blood pressure, your doctor may recommend medication, but there are also lifestyle changes you can make to help manage your condition.

Here are five ways you can start taking control of your blood pressure today!

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3 Health Habits You Need to Break

September 13, 2016 | Primary Care

Doctor advising to abandon unhealthy habits; Habits — we’ve all got them. Some are good, like brushing your teeth, making the bed, or leaving for work at the same time every day. Then, you’ve got your other habits like smoking, drinking, or binge eating. Some poor habits are more obvious than others, but the truth is, when it comes to your health, even the smaller, seemingly insignificant ones need to be kicked.

Check out these three habits that could be hurting your health:

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New Year, New Germs: Keeping School Sick Days Down This Year

September 2, 2016 | Primary Care

An idyllic scene is taking place across the nation.school sick days nc

Parents are packing lunch boxes, tying shoes, kissing foreheads, and waving to their children from the sidewalk as the big yellow bus drives away with this year’s excited students.

However, when you consider the fact that the bus is transporting your children from their clean home environment to a building which houses hundreds of other children and triple that amount of germs, the scene may not seem so heartwarming as sick days threaten to take over the new school year.

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Look Before You Leap: The Value of a New Patient Visit

August 26, 2016 | Primary Care

new patient visitIf you’ve had poor experiences with health care in the past, you know the importance of finding a
doctor and practice that fits your needs.

Whether you are looking for a new family physician or are in need of specialized care, choosing a practice can be challenging. Sure, online reviews and recommendations from friends are helpful, but nothing quite compares to walking into a doctor’s office, feeling out the atmosphere, and conversing with the medical team. A new patient visit provides you the opportunity to do just that. Before committing to a relationship with a new provider, you should always be welcomed to see the facility and ask questions, and equipped with the knowledge to make an informed decision about your care.

Here are a few ways you can prepare for your new patient visit.

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Could Your Child’s Classroom Troubles Be the Result of ADD?

August 11, 2016 | Primary Care

Undivided AttentionWe need to talk. I received yet another note from your teacher today. She says you’re having trouble focusing in class and it’s affecting your grades.

If you find yourself having similar conversations with your child on a regular basis, Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) could be the culprit behind these daily disruptions.

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Caring for the Whole Family: Meet Dr. Renee Kuneff

August 5, 2016 | Primary Care, Provider

Renee Kuneff, DO 6-30-2016-1-2Today’s families are busier than ever, so being able to depend on one physician for your family’s primary medical care makes life easier. That’s where Dr. Renee Kuneff comes in. Kuneff, who is board-certified in family medicine, recently joined LeBauer HealthCare in Oak Ridge, NC. As a family medicine doctor, she is trained to provide preventive care, diagnoses, and treatment to patients for all ages — from infants and children to older adults and seniors.

“It’s a privilege to care for multiple people within the same family, and having that opportunity enhances the bond between doctor and patient,” says Kuneff.

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College Health Checklist: How You Can Combat 3 Common Health Threats

July 28, 2016 | Primary Care

Students Walking To The CollegeIt feels like you’ve waited forever for this day — college orientation. Your first time at college represents a new life ahead filled with freedom, fun, and endless possibilities for your future.

Everything’s going great until…

Your workload starts stressing you out.

Your roommate’s late-night phone chats start stealing your sleep.

Your classmate shares a cold with you.

When you step foot on a college campus, you immediately expose yourself to a variety of mental, physical, and health-related issues all poised and ready to attack.

We’ve got tips on how to avoid three of the most common college health concerns so you can make the most of this exciting time!

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