Medical Articles

Understanding Health Insurance Lingo

2018-06-02T21:50:34+00:00June 2nd, 2018|

Health Insurance lingo can be confusing.  As a result, understanding your benefits and what you may owe out of pocket can be difficult.  In order to make sure you are using your coverage effectively, it is important to understand some key health insurance terms. To better understand your health insurance, be aware of these terms: [...]

May is Mental Health Month

2018-05-30T00:41:26+00:00May 30th, 2018|

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally –it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health in order to help you achieve overall wellness. May is Mental Health Month; Shingletown [...]

Preventing Bullying – it’s up to all of us!

2018-05-30T00:39:15+00:00May 30th, 2018|

Parents, school staff, and other caring adults have a role to play in preventing bullying. We can help kids understand bullying. Talk about what bullying is and how to stand up to it safely. Tell kids bullying is unacceptable. Make sure kids know how to get help Keep the lines of communication open. Check in [...]

Warning Signs of Bullying?

2018-05-01T23:01:54+00:00May 1st, 2018|

There are many warning signs that may indicate that someone is affected by bullying—either being bullied or bullying others. Recognizing the warning signs is an important first step in taking action against bullying. Not all children who are bullied or are bullying others ask for help. It is important to talk with children who show [...]

Shared Responsibility – Part Two

2018-04-04T16:27:59+00:00April 4th, 2018|

Last week we explored the benefits of Shared Medical Provider-Patient Responsibilities.  This week we will examine the Shared Decision Making Responsibilities.  We believe that shared care team-patient responsibility in health care is an essential ingredient for a successful health outcome and patient satisfaction.  As we stated last week, data suggests that patients who share responsibility [...]

Shared Responsibility

2018-03-27T19:38:16+00:00March 27th, 2018|

Successful medical care requires active teamwork between the patient (and family as appropriate) and the medical provider.  An informed and engaged patient is the key to a successful outcome and patient satisfaction. The care team - patient partnership is vital to this and is based upon mutual respect, open communication, and trust. This two part [...]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

2018-03-24T01:10:02+00:00March 24th, 2018|

"I never would have found it early if I hadn’t been screened,” said a survivor of colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum).Since his dad got colorectal cancer at age 45, when he went for his annual checkup, he asked his own doctor about getting screened. He got a screening test called a colonoscopy, [...]

Cleaning Tips to Keep You Healthy

2018-02-08T18:02:21+00:00February 7th, 2018|

You have the basics down: doing laundry, keeping the bathroom clean, wiping the kitchen countertops — but dirt and grime have a bad habit of collecting in the strangest places. Here are some spots around your house you should consider cleaning more often, if you clean them at all, because they’re probably pretty dirty. They [...]

Go Red for Women Day is February 2

2018-01-31T02:14:03+00:00January 31st, 2018|

Don’t forget to wear RED on Friday February 2nd The fact is: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute!  But it doesn’t affect all women alike, and the warning signs for women aren’t the same in men. What’s more: These [...]

The 2018 Resolutions That Are Totally Attainable

2017-12-30T19:53:11+00:00December 30th, 2017|

Don’t make weight loss or get fit one of your 2018 resolutions. Instead, resolve to be healthier. Why not stretch more? When you wake up, give your muscles a stretch to reconnect with your body and how it’s feeling. Ask yourself, are there any tight areas? How is your neck feeling? What about your shoulders [...]