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Building Health Literacy Skills

October is Health Literacy Month. But what exactly does health literacy mean and what does it look like? The U.S Department of Health and Human Services defines health literacy as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information needed to make appropriate health decisions”. Essentially, being health […]

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Get the Facts, Not the Flu

Many of us have heard mixed information about the flu shot and its effect on us and our bodies. Let’s clear up some of these flu shot misconceptions, so you and your family can stay as healthy as possible during this year’s flu season. Here are 5 things to know about the flu shot: The […]

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Mosquito-borne diseases

Many of us think of mosquitoes as just another pest that can ruin a picnic. But did you know that the mosquito is one of the most dangerous animals on the planet? According to the World Health Organization, mosquitoes are responsible for millions of human illnesses and deaths every year.   What is a mosquito-borne […]

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5 Foods That Will Fuel Your Body

Have you ever thought about how many food options we have in the U.S.? We have thousands of fast food restaurants, hundreds of cereals, and more flavors of ice cream than most people can imagine. Unfortunately, most of these foods don’t fuel our bodies. In fact, they do the exact opposite! Many of the foods […]

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WHAT IS A CAMP OR SPORTS PHYSICAL?

School’s out, which means your child is probably anxiously waiting for summer camps or sports to get started. It also means it’s time to schedule a camp or sports physical. What is a Camp or Sports Physical? A camp or sports physical, also called a pre-participation physical examination (PPE), is a wellness exam given by […]

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How To Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Summer

The summer months are an excellent time of year to focus on our health. Not only should physical and mental health take priority, but our eye health as well. With increased exposure to the sun, we must be proactive in protecting our eyes.   Avoid ultraviolet (UV) rays. To help avoid the harmful UV rays […]

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Free Falling Into Flu Season

When you think of winter what all comes to mind? Holiday parties, family gatherings, baking pies and decorating cookies are a few of my winter favorites. This time of year, brings a lot of sweet memories made and also a lot of germs shared. As a health care worker at an urgent care, winter time […]

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Hurricane Matthew Friday UPDATE

Good morning Georgia! Two updates to the list below – Douglas will be open normal hours on Saturday Waycross will be CLOSED Saturday. Valdosta may close early today – A decision will be confirmed this afternoon and communicated at that time. We will continue to update as needed. Be safe out there!   Thursday October […]

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Red Wine Benefits That Will Have You Celebrating

If you’re one of the millions of people who enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, you’re in luck – especially if you prefer red wine. Years of research and studies have shown that moderate, daily consumption can reap you the perks you’ve heard so much about in the news. And although you may be familiar with […]

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Mythbuster: Common Heart Health Misconceptions

With so much information flowing through the Internet and across countless social media sites, it’s easy to get confused as to which heart health news may be more myth than actual reality. What was good is now bad, and what was bad is now not quite as bad, or actually even good for you? It’s difficult to […]