Childhood Vaccines: What You Need to Know – Jan. 7, 2021

Childhood Vaccines: What You Need to Know – Jan. 7, 2021

Vaccination is one of the most important things you can do to protect your children from potentially fatal diseases. At One Community Health, we understand that the immunization schedule might be confusing and overwhelming. So in today’s post, we will break down the recommended childhood vaccine schedule by age and explain what each vaccine is…

Lead Poisoning Symptoms in Children – Jan. 4, 2021

Lead Poisoning Symptoms in Children – Jan. 4, 2021

Lead poisoning results from an excess of lead entering the body through the skin or from breathing, eating, or drinking. It can cause serious health issues in children, but the good news is that it is completely preventable. At One Community Health, we include lead screenings as part of every child wellness visit for children…

What Is The Best Diet For High Blood Pressure? – Dec. 12, 2020
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What Is The Best Diet For High Blood Pressure? – Dec. 12, 2020

We all know lowering sodium intake is a major factor in reducing high blood pressure (hypertension), but did you know a heart-healthy diet involves more than just cutting back on salt? The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet was designed to help people manage blood pressure by incorporating a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole-grains,…

Heart Disease in Women – Dec. 1, 2020
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Heart Disease in Women – Dec. 1, 2020

A heart attack is a life-threatening condition caused by a lack of adequate blood flow to the heart. Women are less likely than men to survive their first heart attack. This may be because the symptoms differ between men and women—it is actually more common for women to experience mild or no symptoms at all….

Nutrition for Kids – Nov. 25, 2020
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Nutrition for Kids – Nov. 25, 2020

When it comes to nutrition for kids, healthy eating is based on the same principles as nutrition for adults. Everyone needs the same kinds of nutrients—vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats. However, nutrition is especially important for children as their bodies are growing and developing. So what are the best foods to support your…

What are the Nutritional Recommendations for People with Diabetes? – Nov. 22, 2020
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What are the Nutritional Recommendations for People with Diabetes? – Nov. 22, 2020

When it comes to a diabetes nutrition plan, you might feel confused or overwhelmed. But all it means is eating healthy, whole foods in moderation and avoiding snacking between meals. A diabetes diet contains rich nutrients and is low in fat, sugar, and calories. Whole foods are key—think fruits, vegetables, proteins and whole grains. At…

Do 12-Step Programs Work? – Nov.19, 2020
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Do 12-Step Programs Work? – Nov.19, 2020

12-step recovery programs have been foundational in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction since they were first developed in the 1930s. Today, these programs, like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), help people all over the world on their road to sobriety through a series of steps and meetings. But, do 12-step programs…