Tag: health

Knowing the Signs of Opioid Abuse

Opioids are an illegal class of drug that include things like herion, and fentanyl as well as prescription pain killers such as morphine, codeine, oxycodone and hydrocodone. These substances are extremely addictive and can cause long term damage to organs such as the heart. Drug overdose was the leading cause of accidental deaths in 2009, but addiction to these types…

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Medicaid Update Part 3: Benefind and PATH

We’ve discussed Premiums, Dental and Vision Coverage, as well as Deductibles and My Rewards. In the final part of our series we’re going to be talking about Benefind and the new PATH program.   If you are currently receiving SNAP benefits, you should already have a Benefind account.  Benefind is an online portal that allows you to check all your…

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It’s not just hot, it’s HUMID!

This summer is shaping up to be a hot one, and as Louisville summers usually go, a humid one too. High humidity isn’t just annoying, it can be dangerous as well.   Humidity measures the amount of water in the air. Normal humidity levels are between 30%-60%, when humidity levels rise above that, you start to feel uncomfortable. Humidity affects…

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Get Out and Get Moving!

Spring is the perfect time to start getting back outside, getting your heart rate up and get healthy! With longer days, and all that glorious sunshine there is no better time to start getting regular exercise. Did you know exercising for 30 minutes 2-3 days a week can help lower your risk for a number of diseases?     Your…

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OUTBREAK: Hep A

With Louisville’s biggest weekend of the year just a few days away, the Hepatitis A outbreak sweeping through Jefferson County and the surrounding areas has many concerned. While Hep A is usually seen in a handful of people every year, the numbers this year are far higher than normal.   Hep A is different than Hepatitis B and C in…

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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