Wordless Wednesday

Make your own flavored water.

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Growing Pains, Or Not?

It is common to have some aches and pains as our bodies grow. But, what is normal and what is not? When is a growing pain something more? 

Most of the time, growing pains affect kids ages 3 to 7 years old. Some kids have them and some don’t. While we can’t predict which kids will have growing pains, chances are that if you had them, your kids may have them too. Continue reading

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The Flu Shot and Pregnancy

Should I get the flu shot while I’m pregnant? I’m only 24 years old, and never get sick. And besides, won’t it hurt my baby? 

The flu shot is safe for pregnant women and their babies! In fact, all women who are pregnant during the flu season should get the flu shot.
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Wordless Wednesday

Chili Mac Recipe

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Prenatal (who) Care(s)

Why should I go to the doctor each month during my pregnancy? It seems like all I do is pee in a cup, talk, hear the heartbeat, and have my belly measured.

What’s the big deal?

This is a very common question – It’s hard enough walking around and going through your daily life with your baby bump, let alone having to squeeze into the car each month, drive 15 minutes, wait 15-30 minutes, just to see your doctor for a 15 minute visit. So, why should you do it?

First of all, we know that there are women out there who aren’t able to see a doctor during their pregnancy. Unfortunately, these women face increased health

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Concussions in Kids and Teens

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“Bellringer” “Dinger” “K.O.” No matter what you call it, concussions should be taken seriously. I receive a lot of questions about concussions from parents and kids. What is a concussion? What should you do if you think you or your child has one? And, how can it be prevented? The good news is that most of the time, concussions cause symptoms that go away with time. However, it is possible for a concussion to cause long term changes. We must be especially careful then in  kids and teens whose brains are still developing.

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Group Visits – Another Option for FHC Patients

As many of you may know (or have taken part in) already, the Family Health Center has expanded our services to include an exciting new component – Group Visits.  These groups bring together several patients at one time, allowing people to share common health issues and come up with solutions together.  We currently have four groups that patients can participate in:

  1. Diabetes – for patients and family members with diabetes or pre-diabetes
  2. Prenatal – for expectant mothers and their family members
  3. Healthy Living – for patients interested in weight management and nutrition
  4. Body Language – for improving movement and activity and decreasing pain through body mechanics

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