Category Archives: Family Medicine

The Connection Between Headaches and Your Period

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Monthly menstrual cycles brings about many hormonal changes and for many those changes include headaches. While some experience mild headaches others can suffer debilitating migraines. Hormonal headaches occur at other times in life, including perimenopause and menopause. However, during a menstrual cycle, the body’s level of estrogen and progesterone rise …

Staying Safe and Healthy for a Happy Holiday Season

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate The holiday season is well upon us. While it is often referred to as the “most wonderful time of the year,” it can be a risky time as well, especially as the world marks another holiday season inside the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the global threat of COVID, the holidays …

Washing up for National Handwashing Awareness Week

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been washing our hands more than ever.  This time of year is another reminder of why it is so important to wash up. That’s because Dec. 1-7, 2021 has been designated National Handwashing Awareness Week. According to the U.S. Centers for …

November Marks National Diabetes Awareness Month

By Ileana Martinez, Registered Dietitian November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. This month, people from all over the world come together to bring awareness to all types of diabetes including: Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, latent-autoimmune diabetes in Adults (LADA) and prediabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and …

What to Expect for the 2021-2022 Flu Season

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate This time of the year is often associated with the holidays, but there is another season that has many in the medical professional worried; and that’s flu season. The 2021-2022 flu season is expected to be especially active because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The flu virus is most active during …

Raising Awareness about Intimate Partner Violence Today and Everyday

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate October is National Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Awareness Month (also known as Domestic Violence Awareness Month). Since 1987, this observance has focused on remembering those who have lost their lives to IPV, as well as celebrating the survivors who have been able to exit violent relationships. IPV is any physical abuse, …

Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Impact of COVID on Life Saving Screening Tests

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this year preventative screenings are more important than ever. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documented a huge drop in breast cancer screenings during the pandemic. A CDC report showed that the total number of breast cancer screenings declined by …

Strep Throat: The Dreaded Sore Throat for Both Parents and Children

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Sore throats are a common childhood ailment, especially during the cooler weather months. Most of the time, there is not much for parents to worry about but occasionally a sore throat can be the first sign of a more serious condition known as strep throat. “Strep throat is caused by …

Keeping Your Child Safe in the Car: Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate One of the most important responsibilities parents have is to keep their children safe. Part of that duty involves child passenger safety. According to the United States Department of Transportation, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children in this country. That fact makes Child Passenger Safety …

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Winderlyon Hebert knew something was wrong when her four-year-old son Kaleb started complaining of leg pain. “He had been complaining of pain for about a week. I would rub his leg and it would temporarily relieve his pain. As the complaints increased, he began to develop a temperature,” said Hebert, …