Make Your Health a Priority During National Women’s Health Week

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National Women’s Health Week, an initiative led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, begins on Mother’s Day each year. During 2017, National Women’s Health Week will run May 14-20. In conjunction with this observance, RediClinic health clinics encourage women to take care of themselves and make their health a priority. Read more »

May Is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

walk-in clinic, allergy steroid shotsEach year in May, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America observes National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. If you or a loved one suffers from these diseases, now is a great time to become more educated about their causes and effects. While there is no cure for allergies or asthma, you can avoid many complications, and even death, with the proper precautions and treatment.

RediClinic, your local walk-in clinic, explains more about asthma and allergies. Read more »

How to Prevent Painful Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

urinary tract infectionsUrinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common worldwide. In the United States, more than eight million people seek help for a UTI each year, according to the American Urological Association. Women are four times more likely than men to get a UTI, and half of all women will have at least one UTI in her lifetime. RediClinic, your neighborhood walk-in clinic, explains why UTIs occur and ways to stop them. Read more »

4 Reasons for Your Child to Attend Summer Camp

summer campSummer is the ideal time for kids to get out and explore their world. However, for many American children, the lack of structure during the summer months is actually harmful to their health. According to research compiled by the National Summer Learning Association, children gain weight two to three times faster during summer vacation than during the school year. Read more »

Report: Nearly Half of Americans Could Have Heart Disease by 2035

health screeningThe American Heart Association (AHA) continues to sound the warning about the future of heart health in the United States. According to a new study released by the organization, its latest projections indicate that nearly half of Americans will have some form of cardiovascular disease by 2035 – a figure that will place a crushing burden on the nation’s finances and health care system. Read more »

RediClinic’s CMO Published in Hospitals and Health Networks Magazine

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CAMP HILL, Pa. (March 1, 2017) — An article written by Peter Goldbach, M.D., chief medical officer of RediClinic and Health Dialog, was the lead article in the February 16 edition of Hospitals and Health Networks (H&HN), a publication by the American Hospital Association for hospital system executives and emerging industry leaders.

The article, “The Strategies for Reaching the Silent Middle in Population Health,” examined ways to engage a large portion of the population – roughly 68 percent – who are neither sick nor well. Dr. Goldberg asserts that while most people in this group do see their doctors, they are not being identified as having health challenges such as pre-diabetes and pre-hypertension which can respond to lifestyle management solutions. Read more »

Study: Minorities Less Likely to Seek Treatment for High Blood Pressure

high blood pressureOne in three American adults has high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, and many don’t even know. Complications of high blood pressure include damage to the heart, arteries, brain, kidneys and eyes. High blood pressure also increases one’s risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a chronic condition that causes a high level of sugar (glucose) in the blood and can lead to heart disease. Read more »

March 28 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day®

2017_Alert_Day_FB_1200x627pxAmerican Diabetes Association Alert Day® is an annual observance sponsored by the American Diabetes Association® in an effort to promote physical activity and nutrition, and increase awareness surrounding type 2 diabetes. Alert Day is held the last Tuesday of March each year. On this day, take the time to get tests for diabetes at RediClinic if you have the disease or think you may be at risk. Read more »

Family Corner: Mumps Cases on the Rise

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The rise in mumps cases in recent months is a stark reminder of the importance of vaccination to prevent this highly contagious disease. The state of Arkansas has reported nearly 2,900 confirmed and probable cases of mumps since last August, while the state of Washington has reported 624 confirmed and probable cases of mumps since last October. A large outbreak is also happening on the campus of the University of Missouri – Columbia, where more than 350 cases have been reported since the beginning of the 2016 fall semester. In addition, smaller outbreaks have been reported by several university campuses around the country in recent months.
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