Spreading disease and sickness is incredibly easy; a simple hand touch from a sick person or brief contact with an infected surface can spread germs to your body. Fortunately, preventative protection from diseases and illnesses will only take 20 seconds out of your day, which is a small price to pay for better health. Here […]
People who’ve never researched asthma or allergies online or spoken with their doctor about these conditions tend to assume the two are completely separate, unrelated health issues. The truth is allergies and asthma often coincide, as many common allergy-inducing substances can also trigger asthma symptoms.
What Is Diabetes? The term “diabetes” refers to a group of diseases that affect how a body uses glucose. Normally, the body breaks down sugars and starches you eat into glucose, which is then used as energy for your cells. Insulin is a hormone that controls glucose levels in the bloodstream and transports the sugar […]
Ordering prescriptions can be a difficult, bothersome process, whether you’re standing in line to see a pharmacist or forced to sit on hold over the phone. However, just as medicine continues to advance, so does everyday technology. Patients are now turning toward smartphone apps to bypass long pharmacy wait times and closing hours to order […]
As the new administration takes over this month, there is concern about potential changes that may be made in the Affordable Care Act and in funding for community health centers. We share that concern and are watching this critical issue very closely. In the past, health centers have had bipartisan support because of their value […]
Drug and Alcohol addiction are serious problems that not only affect men and women of all ages and demographics, but also their families, friends, coworkers, etc. Without the necessary physical and psychological support, it can be nearly impossible to completely overcome addiction and dependency. That’s why for countless individuals, substance abuse treatment programs are one […]
Health is more than access to medical care. While the Affordable Care Act has enabled millions of Americans to increase their access to health coverage, we know that simply having access to health care does not mean an individual is healthy. There are other factors affecting our health commonly called Social Determinants of Health.
The common flu is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that affect the nose, throat and lungs. The strength of the illness varies from person to person and can range from mild to severe; in extreme cases the flu can cause death. Symptoms include fever, coughing…
There are several benefits of being a One Community Health patient, but what really sets Cares apart is the community. There are exceptional physicians and specialists at a lot of standalone practices, but with One Community Health you have all your skilled specialists in one place, plus an onsite full-service pharmacy.
Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that can affect how you feel, think and handle daily activities including sleeping, eating and working. In order to be clinically diagnosed with depression, symptoms must be present for at least two weeks and may include persistent sad, anxious or “empty” mood, feelings of pessimism or hopelessness, irritability…