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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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Sports injuries: Treat with ice or heat?

Written by Sports Medicine Team on 4/4/2015 8:00:00 AM

Child with fluHow do you know when to use heat and when to use ice on a sports injury? This question is best answered by taking into account the type of injury: acute or chronic.

An acute injury is one that has occurred within the last 48 hours. Symptoms of this type of injury could include pain, tenderness, red skin and swelling. 

After an acute injury, such as an ankle sprain, ice is recommended. The ice will decrease swelling, pain, inflammation and muscle cramping. continue reading ...


Spring break health tips

Written by Community Health Network on 3/30/2015 9:00:00 AM

Make this year's spring break one to remember by having fun and staying healthy. 

Be prepared. 
Before traveling, make sure that you and your loved ones have the necessary vaccinations. If you are taking medications, make sure to pack enough for your entire trip. And, in case you fall ill on vacation, know how to contact your doctor.

If you're a Community Health Network patient, MyChart is a great resource. continue reading ...


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