Posts Categorized: Family

What is autism?

When I was asked to write a blog about Autism for National Autism Awareness Month (April), I thought it sounded like a neat idea. As I was trying to figure out what to write, I thought about what people might want to know about Autism and where to get help. So here goes: The term…
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Protect your skin with sunscreen

Sun protection may not be on your mind every time you venture outdoors, but your skin needs to be protected for your safety. What is SPF? SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. When you pick up a bottle of sunscreen, you will find a SPF number on the package. These numbers range from two to…
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What you need to know about chicken pox

Ask an adult over age 30 about the chicken pox and many will immediately start to feel a little itchy and uncomfortable. These itchy adults can often tell you their story about the week they missed school. They can also recall their parents scolding them every time they went to scratch because a parent never…
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Protect your vision while playing sports

More than 40 percent of all eye injuries are related to sports or recreational activities. They represent more than 100,000 physician visits per year and cost more than $175 million. It is important to understand how to prevent these injuries from occurring. Ninety percent of the sports related eye injuries in school aged children can be…
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Family medicine: A family-focused alternative for primary care

What is primary care? Primary care refers to medical care given by a provider (physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant) who is the first point of contact for patients’ non-emergent symptoms, disease management, and health concerns. It is also encompasses preventative types of care including cancer screening, vaccinations, health maintenance exams, and patient education. Providers…
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