Tag: health

Time for Your Flu Shot!

Flu season is back. And just because COVID is still here doesn’t mean we can sleep on the flu. Many people thought that the flu went away last year. That was NOT the case. While we did see less flu cases last year, that was due to widespread mask wearing, as well as social distancing. This year, many places have…

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LGBTQ+ Health

June 7th, 2021 By: Mya Davidson People who are in the LGBTQ+ Community are members of every community. They are diverse and come from all walks of life, all races and ethnicities, all ages, and all socioeconomic statuses. Therefore, the needs of this community should be considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and…

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June is Men’s Health Month!

May 26, 2021 By: Mya Davidson Studies Find Men are Statistically Less Healthy and Die Younger According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States on average die 5 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from the three leading causes of death: heart disease cancer unintentional injuries Recent studies have shown that women…

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7 Easy Ways to Get Healthier

We all want to be healthy. It’s easy to think about, but not always too easy to actually make the changes necessary. Here are 7 easy ways to get healthier. Have a Set Bedtime Most people thing of bedtimes as something for kids, but the truth is that a bedtime helps people of all ages. Having a set bedtime helps…

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Get Men to the Doc!

Men have plenty of reasons for not going to the doctor: they don’t have a doctor, they don’t have time, money or insurance, they’re scared something might be wrong, or they’re scared they’ll feel uncomfortable with the exam or questions being asked. Whatever the reason is, we know that men often go up to 2 years without seeing a primary…

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African American Health

Did you know that African Americans have a higher rate of diabetes, heart disease, asthma and stroke than almost anyone else? Yes! Almost half of African Americans will develop some sort of heart disease in their lifetime. Stroke and heart disease are the number 1 killer of African Americans. That’s not the only thing either. Nearly half of all people…

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Basics of Diabetes

1 in 10 Adults in the United States lives with Diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that affects if the body can produce insulin. In Type 1 Diabetes, the body loses the ability to produce insulin on it’s own. With Type 2 Diabetes, the body still produces insulin, it just is not able to process it or use it effectively.  …

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Protect yourself against COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Protect yourself against COVID-19 (coronavirus) by covering your nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as a cough or difficulty breathing, call your primary care provider.

To protect Patients and Staff we are asking:

  • All patients call before walking into the health center
  • Patients 60 years and older accept a telephone visit rather than walking into the health center for an appointment
  • Do NOT bring anyone with you to your appointment unless medically necessary

 

Do NOT come to the health center within your 14 day isolation/quarantine period