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5 qualities of people who get sick often

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 26, 2015 11:00:00 AM

No one likes to be sick. Whether it’s a sniffle, an annoying cough, or perhaps something more serious, illness can throw a wrench in anyone’s plans. If you find yourself getting sick frequently, don’t just sit back and let it happen. Think about whether you might be falling victim to the following bad habits that can leave you susceptible to viruses and bacteria:

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Topics: Nutrition, Health, Children's Health, Primary care, Neighborhood health center

Preventing foodborne illness during the holidays

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 24, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Holiday get-togethers mean fun, friendship, and usually, food. Enjoying festive holiday fare can be enjoyable, but food safety needs to be top of mind so you don’t end up with an unwanted gift — foodborne illness.

Without proper food safety measures, you could fall victim to a miserable bout of vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, and fever. People with weakened immune systems, such as the very young, elderly, pregnant women, and those with certain medical conditions, are also more susceptible to serious complications such as dehydration or hospitalization. Here’s what you should know about food safety, whether you’re cooking or just partaking:

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Topics: Nutrition, Health, Children's Health, Primary care, Neighborhood health center

Tips for reducing your family’s screen time

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 19, 2015 11:00:00 AM

You probably know that screen time, whether it be video games, computer, television, or mobile device increases your risk of health problems. People who sit more tend to be more overweight, and develop health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. Exercise, on the other hand, has a myriad of benefits not only for your physical health, but your mental health as well. It can help you deal with stress, depression, and can give you more energy.

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Topics: Health, Primary care, Neighborhood health center

Why you need to know your triglycerides

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 17, 2015 11:00:00 AM

You probably already know you need to watch your cholesterol and blood pressure. Both of these factors can increase your risk of heart disease if they get too high. But something that doesn’t get as much attention is your triglycerides — and knowing your level is important. Fortunately, it’s easy to find out what yours are — and there are some great ways to keep them at a healthy level.

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Topics: Nutrition, Health, Heart health, Primary care, Blood pressure, Neighborhood health center, Cholesterol

4 myths about type 2 diabetes

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 12, 2015 11:00:00 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 20 million people are currently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes today. This November, in recognition of American Diabetes Month, let’s share the facts and erase the misconceptions about this potentially serious condition.

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Topics: Nutrition, Health, Diabetes, Primary care, Neighborhood health center

5 easy steps to healthy skin

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 10, 2015 11:00:00 AM

November is National Healthy Skin Month — and it’s the perfect time to talk about the body’s largest organ that works hard every day to protect you and renew itself. Your skin is an important component of your outward appearance — but keeping it healthy is more than a cosmetic concern.

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Topics: Health, Primary care, Neighborhood health center, Skin care

6 ways to cope with the holiday blues

Posted by CarePoint Health on Nov 5, 2015 11:00:00 AM

The holidays are often assumed to be a joyous time of year, celebrating with friends and family and going to parties. But if you’re not close with your family, or if you’re prone to depression already, the holidays can make you feel worse.

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Topics: Primary care, Neighborhood health center, Mental health

Home remedies for flu symptoms

Posted by CarePoint Health on Oct 29, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Flu season is here, and if you catch it, you’ll likely be out of commission for several days with a fever, aches, sore throat, and cough. It’s unpleasant, and most people's schedules are too packed to stay in bed for a week.

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Topics: Children's Health, Primary care, Stomach flu, Neighborhood health center

Why treating depression is important

Posted by CarePoint Health on Oct 27, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in our country. Nearly one in ten people have depression, yet many don’t seek treatment. But just trying to “tough it out” on your own could be a big mistake.

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Topics: Primary care, Neighborhood health center, Mental health

Keep bad habits at bay

Posted by CarePoint Health on Oct 20, 2015 11:00:00 AM

They’re called “habits” for a reason: we often do them without thinking, and they’re difficult to stop. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make a change for the better. Set your mind to cutting back on bad health habits — and you may be surprised at what you’re capable of.

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Topics: Exercise, Nutrition, Health, Primary care, Neighborhood health center