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Be prepared for flu season

Posted by CarePoint Health on Sep 1, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Every year, the flu infects thousands of people. Although it’s hard to think about cold weather just yet, the reality is flu season starts as early as October. No one knows how severe it will be, or how long it will last. Prepare yourself now so you won’t be caught off guard when flu season hits.

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Topics: Health, Children's Health, Primary care, Stomach flu

4 ways to teach your daughter healthy habits

Posted by CarePoint Health on Aug 28, 2015 1:00:00 PM

There’s a lot of social pressure on girls today. Much of what we see in the media would have them believe that they need to be tall and exceedingly thin to be considered “beautiful.” In fact, some experts are seeing body image issues in girls as young as 6 years of age. On the flipside, obesity in children and adolescents continues to rise, which can lead to a number of health problems later.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Nutrition, Children's Health

4 reasons why you shouldn’t self-diagnose

Posted by CarePoint Health on Aug 25, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Concerned about a new symptom you’re having? Wondering what it could be? Rather than calling your physician, you might be tempted to pick up your tablet or laptop and start typing. Self-diagnosis has become more common in the age of the Internet and as the Web contains more and more information everyday. But trying to solve your health issues without seeing a physician is a potentially dangerous mistake.

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Topics: Women's health, Health, Children's Health, Heart health, Primary care

How to get the whole family involved when trying to lose weight

Posted by CarePoint Health on Aug 17, 2015 2:00:00 PM

If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s important to create a support system of friends and family members to keep you on track and encourage you to keep working toward your health goal. This is especially true when trying to improve the health habits of your entire family, either as a concerned child or parent. Taking time to educate yourself on healthy habits and including your family members can help greatly improve your overall family health and keep you on track to reach your goals.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Nutrition, Health, Children's Health

Talking to your daughter about puberty

Posted by CarePoint Health on Aug 17, 2015 1:00:00 PM

If you have a young girl in your life who is approaching the age of puberty, you may be wondering how to discuss the subject. It’s not always comfortable or enjoyable to talk about puberty with your children, but it’s absolutely necessary that your daughter is familiar with the information she needs to know. Her body will eventually start changing, and it’s best if she gets the facts from you before these changes happen.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Children's Health

Keeping asthma under control

Posted by CarePoint Health on Aug 11, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Asthma is a common but treatable condition that affects millions of people. When you have asthma, your airways are inflamed and sensitive to “triggers.” Triggers vary for each person and may be anything from stress and emotions to exercise, pollen, chemicals, pollutants, certain foods, etc.

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Topics: Exercise, Nutrition, Health, Children's Health, Primary care, Asthma

The importance of high vaccine rates

Posted by CarePoint Health on Aug 6, 2015 11:00:00 AM

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? The question has two very opposing views, and often becomes a heated debate when it’s brought up in front of a crowd. Let’s take a look at the proven facts about vaccines, and why they are important to everyone’s health and well-being.

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Topics: Health, Children's Health, Primary care

What is strep throat?

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 28, 2015 11:00:00 AM

You’re going about your day when suddenly, you feel it: a sore throat coming on. Is it just a cold, or is it strep throat? Should you call your physician?

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Topics: Women's health, Health, Children's Health, Primary care

What are the treatment options for measles?

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 21, 2015 11:00:00 AM

The following is an excerpt from our new ebook, Measles. To download the full ebook, click here.

If you or a family member contract the measles, there is not much that can be done other than letting the virus run its course and providing supportive care for the symptoms. This supportive care might include treatments such as getting plenty of rest and drinking plenty of fluids. Over-the-counter medication can be used to reduce pain and discomfort, and medication may be suggested if the cough is severe.

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Topics: Children's Health, Measles, Primary care

Too much TV can lead to childhood obesity, says new study

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 19, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Kindergartners are more affected by watching too much television than you may think. A new study run by the US Department of Education found that kindergarten children are 52 percent more likely to be overweight than their schoolmates if they watch more than one hour of television per day. In addition, children who spend at least one hour sitting on the couch watching television are 72 percent more likely to be obese than their counterparts.

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Topics: Bariatrics, Health, Children's Health