What Is Diabetes? The term “diabetes” refers to a group of diseases that affect how a body uses glucose. Normally, the body breaks down sugars and starches you eat into glucose, which is then used as energy for your cells. Insulin is a hormone that controls glucose levels in the bloodstream and transports the sugar […]
Ordering prescriptions can be a difficult, bothersome process, whether you’re standing in line to see a pharmacist or forced to sit on hold over the phone. However, just as medicine continues to advance, so does everyday technology. Patients are now turning toward smartphone apps to bypass long pharmacy wait times and closing hours to order […]
Drug and Alcohol addiction are serious problems that not only affect men and women of all ages and demographics, but also their families, friends, coworkers, etc. Without the necessary physical and psychological support, it can be nearly impossible to completely overcome addiction and dependency. That’s why for countless individuals, substance abuse treatment programs are one […]
The common flu is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that affect the nose, throat and lungs. The strength of the illness varies from person to person and can range from mild to severe; in extreme cases the flu can cause death. Symptoms include fever, coughing…
There are several benefits of being a Cares Community Health patient, but what really sets Cares apart is the community. There are exceptional physicians and specialists at a lot of standalone practices, but with Cares Community Health you have all your skilled specialists in one place, plus an onsite full-service pharmacy.
Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that can affect how you feel, think and handle daily activities including sleeping, eating and working. In order to be clinically diagnosed with depression, symptoms must be present for at least two weeks and may include persistent sad, anxious or “empty” mood, feelings of pessimism or hopelessness, irritability…
We all know how maddening it can be driving from one end of town to the other to see multiple doctors at multiple locations. It’s almost as bad as having to fill out all that tedious paperwork for every separate doctor’s office you visit. If you need those doctors to communicate with one another or send records or diagnostic results then you’ve likely resigned yourself to an exhausting game of telephone, the efficacy of which is never guaranteed.
Cares Community Health, a nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Christy Ward as Chief Executive Officer. Her first day at Cares will be Monday, May 23rd.
Healthy People 2020 defines health equity as the “attainment of the highest level of health for all people.” Everyone deserves a fair chance to lead a healthy life. No one should be denied this chance because of who they are or their socio-economic opportunities.
Recent advances in the number and types of medications available to treat Hepatitis C give you and your doctor more options to consider when deciding on a treatment plan. These advances have made treatment regimens shorter in duration, less difficult to tolerate and more effective.