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How to combat allergy symptoms

Written by Community Health Network on 4/20/2015 5:00:00 PM

Achoo! As temperatures warm many people start to experience seasonal allergies.

"With the warm spring weather and high precipitation levels in recent weeks, allergy season is in full bloom," said Dr. Peter Schilt, otolaryngologist at Community Physician Network.

Schilt says that many people often mistake seasonal allergy symptoms for the common cold. continue reading ...

Surviving grief

Written by Community Health Network on 4/15/2015 8:00:00 AM

Girl experiencing sadnessThe death of a loved one can be one of life’s most difficult experiences, yet, surprisingly, it can also be one of the most enlightening. Once you journey through and process your life changes, many people become stronger or empowered simply because they moved through the grief process.

Getting there is the challenge. 

“Finding the meaning or purpose in death really depends on where you are in the grief process,” says Julie Leet, a licensed clinical social worker and bereavement counselor with Community Home Healthcontinue reading ...

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Quick guide to headache prevention

Written by Community Health Network on 4/13/2015 8:00:00 AM

Whether your headaches are rare or frequent, you don't have to live with the discomfort. You can learn to manage the pain and even prevent some headaches.

Stick to a regular sleep schedule.
Going to bed and getting up at the same times each day can help you regulate your biological clock, reduce stress and avoid headaches that result from too much or too little sleep. 

Don't skip meals. 
It causes blood sugar levels to drop, a common headache trigger. continue reading ...

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Alert! Are you at risk for diabetes?

Written by Community Health Network on 3/24/2015 8:00:00 AM

Each year the American Diabetes Association hosts Alert Day. It's a one-day campaign dedicated to asking Americans to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes, and 25 percent of them do not even know they have it. An additional 86 million, have pre-diabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. continue reading ...

10 warning signs of Alzheimer's

Written by Community Health Network on 2/26/2015 11:00:00 AM

Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. It is the most common form of dementia, affecting over five million people in the United States. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. continue reading ...

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