• Maskne: How to treat and prevent mask irritation
    August 28, 2020
    Stay Well
    Masks have become a regular part of our daily lives and many people are dealing with breakouts and irritation because of them. Regular skincare can go a long way in helping to prevent the dreaded acne and irritation caused by masks, also known as “maskne,” but in order to...
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    Kids & UTIs: What parents should know
    August 25, 2020
    Child & Family Health, Common Childhood Diseases, Stay Well
    We often think of UTIs as something that’s common among adults. And while that’s true, these infections can also occur in children. In fact, the American Urological Association reports that as many as eight in 100 girls (7%) and two in 100 boys (2%) will get a UTI at some...
  • Immunizations: Not Just a “Kid Thing”
    August 20, 2020
    Men's Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    When you think of “getting a shot,” you may immediately think of kids at the pediatrician’s office. But actually, adults need immunizations, too. So how can you know what immunizations (also commonly called vaccines) you need — and when? Each year, the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians,...
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    Back-to-school during COVID-19
    August 13, 2020
    Child & Family Health, Stay Well
    Big changes happen each year when it’s back-to-school time - changes in routine, new classmates and teachers, and new activities. But this year, in addition to wondering if you’re making all of the right decisions in regards to your child’s education, you’re likely wondering if you’re taking all necessary...
  • What community health centers can do for you
    August 10, 2020
    Stay Well
    It’s often said that prevention is the best medicine. That’s definitely true — preventive health services can help keep you healthy and uncover health issues before they become severe. But what if you have difficulty accessing those services? That’s where community health centers come into play. We can all benefit...
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    What to know about breast milk donation
    August 5, 2020
    Child & Family Health, Regain Health, Women's Health
    Breast milk offers benefits for all babies, but it is especially important for premature babies who need the nutrients to boost their immune systems. Mom’s own milk is the best option to help prevent life-threatening necrotizing enterocolitis, but donor milk is the second food of choice for those very premature...
  • Closing the gap: Understanding heart disease & minorities
    July 29, 2020
    Cardiology, Heart Health, High Blood Pressure, Men's Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    You probably know that heart disease is the top cause of death among American men and women. But did you know that it’s more deadly and common among certain groups? It’s true. While heart disease affects many Americans of both genders, there’s a gap. What do we mean by gap? Well, it’s...
  • The self-care guide for kids & teens
    July 22, 2020
    Child & Family Health, Stay Well
    When it comes to kids and teens, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their mental health should not be overlooked. Decreased social interaction with their peers and extended family, disruption in school or summer routine, and frustration over changes to future plans – these could all be contributing...
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    Get the facts on minority health
    July 22, 2020
    Men's Health, Stay Well, Women's Health
    The Annual Minority Health Fair is designed to provide an opportunity to learn more about issues that might relate to your health — or the health of those around you! Read on to learn more about the unique health challenges minorities face. Our race and ethnicity play a role...
  • What to know about uterine fibroids
    July 15, 2020
    Gynecological Health, Regain Health, Women's Health
    Leiomyomas, more commonly called uterine fibroids, are the most common non-cancerous (benign) tumors in women. Between 60% and 80% of women will develop uterine fibroids before menopause. Uterine fibroids aren’t associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer. What are uterine fibroids? Fibroids occur when...
  • How much do you know about epilepsy?
    July 9, 2020
    Brain Health & Stroke, Regain Health
    More Americans today have epilepsy than ever before, with about 3.4 million people in the United States managing the condition.  While the condition is common, those who are not affected may have limited exposure to information regarding epilepsy. Since epilepsy causes seizures that may impact a person at any time...
  • Safely celebrating during COVID-19
    July 2, 2020
    Child & Family Health, Stay Well
    Each year, as the Fourth of July approaches, we remind our community to celebrate safely because fireworks injuries, boating accidents, and severe sunburns are common around this favorite summer holiday. But this year, there’s an additional concern: COVID-19. As some cities plan to host large public fireworks displays and gatherings,...