Healthy Living

3 Ways Your Doctor’s Empathy Impacts Your Health

October 31, 2016 | Primary Care, Provider

Female doctor giving compassionate care to patientWhen you’re sick or managing a chronic health issue, you turn to your doctor for medical knowledge and expertise. As it turns out, a doctor’s compassion and empathy also has an impact on recovery. While intelligence and skill are important qualities in selecting a doctor, you’ll also benefit if your physician offers a listening ear and compassionate treatment, according to a number of studies.

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6 Surprising Benefits of Stretching

October 28, 2016 | Primary Care

Woman stretching in roomWe usually think of fitness requiring sweaty gym workouts, long runs in the neighborhood, or a fast-paced exercise class. Did you know you can boost your health by simply stretching? People who regularly work a stretching routine into their day have seen both physical and mental health benefits.

Try taking 15 to 20 minutes twice a day to stretch and start realizing these six health benefits.

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Flu Complications: Are You at Risk?

October 26, 2016 | Primary Care, Vaccines

little boy sick with fluFor most people, the flu means aches, fevers, a sore throat, and possibly missing a week of school or work. However, the flu can create serious health problems. Statistics show that:

    • The flu sends more than 200,000 Americans to the hospital each year.
    • An estimated 36,000 people in the United States die from flu-related complications annually.
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Partnering With Patients for Better Care: Meet Dr. Stacy Burns

October 19, 2016 | Primary Care, Provider

Dr. Stacy BurnsDr. Stacy Burns encourages patients to be involved in every step of their healthcare. “One of the things I enjoy most about practicing medicine is the relationships I build with my patients,” says Burns. “I believe doctor-patient relationships should be built on mutual respect and trust to ensure good communication.”

Burns is a board-certified internal medicine doctor who recently joined LeBauer HealthCare on Elam Avenue in Greensboro. She is taking new patients and has experience providing preventive care, diagnosis, and treatment to adults of all ages.

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5 Ways to Partner with Your Doctor for Better Health

October 14, 2016 | Primary Care, Provider

doctor and patient discussing resultsOne way to improve your overall health – and recover more quickly if you are ill – is to be sure you have patient-centered health care. In a patient-centered care model, patients are active participants in their health and health care decisions. The patient and doctor talk and agree together on a plan of care. The result is healthier patients who are more successful in managing any chronic conditions and better equipped to make healthy lifestyle changes.

How can you be sure you have patient-centered care?

Following these five guidelines will put you on the right road to partnering with your doctor for better health.

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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 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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