PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is an unfortunately common mental health concern for many Americans. According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, roughly 8 million adults will suffer PTSD in a given year. Furthermore, about 10 percent of women and four percent of men develop PTSD at some point in their lives. The prevalence of […]
Flu season has hit the country HARD! Many are getting sick who never had the flu before, and others are getting other infections and illnesses due to the flu as well. It’s time to take things a step further by getting caught up on your flu vaccinations! We can help!
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions Americans make is to be healthier. Unfortunately, it’s also very common for those goals to fall by the wayside soon after the New Year begins. Research has shown that about one-third of people will abandon their New Year’s resolutions by January 31.
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.