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“It Made a Big Difference When I Switched to CDPHP!”

Laura G. is learning the importance of taking care of her health.

When Laura met Ariffa Bevin, a Community Advocate at CDPHP, the two immediately started talking about the importance of getting routine care. Those conversations encouraged Laura to take the next steps to get healthier, including seeing a primary care doctor on a regular basis, who she trusts and likes going to see.

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Mental Health and the Holidays: Tips to Keep You Healthy

What comes to mind for you during the holidays?

You may think about time with family and friends. Maybe you think of decorations, presents, or even holiday music.

For some people, the thought of the holidays can introduce feelings of stress – about work, family, finances, and about how to balance it all. Feelings of anxiety or depression can also develop during the holidays, and that’s why it’s important to be aware when they come on.

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Tips to Avoid Poison Ivy (And What to Do if you Can’t)

As a kid, I loved being outside. I helped with a tiny bit of yard work, but one of my favorite activities was throwing a tennis ball against the garage and pretending to be my favorite baseball player.

The driveway at my parents’ house was lined with bushes that were knee-high, and on the other side of those bushes, poison ivy would grow every year. Somehow, a ball would always roll into that patch of poison ivy, or I would walk through it while cleaning up sticks and twigs from the yard. The end result was a week or more of me wanting to continuously scratch my arm, hand, or leg, and my mom doing her best to keep me comfortable.

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Staying Sharp with CDPHP Wellness Classes

Ron White has always known the importance of staying healthy.

In 23 years working at the University at Albany, Ron coached swimming, diving, track and field, and cross country. He also taught wellness classes, helping students to make positive lifestyle changes such as maintaining a healthy diet. continue reading →

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