Family Health

There is nothing more important than your family’s health. In fact, keeping our families safe is something that most of us think about every day, whether you’re on the sidelines watching your teens play sports, slathering a wiggly toddler with sunscreen or just starting the journey as a newly pregnant mom-to-be.
We can guide you through the basics for keeping your family healthy and safe, including:

  • Where to look for care in an emergency
  • How to find specialists in specific medical fields
  • Preventive care guidelines you should follow for every age and stage, from mammograms and prostate screenings to kids’ check-ups and immunizations
  • Resources for pregnancy and post-partum care
  • Tips for day-to-day general good health practices

We know that it’s hard to keep track of all of these things, so we’re here to help. Our goal is to provide you with the tools you need to make informed decisions about your family’s health care. That way, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’ve taken steps to ensure that you and your loved ones will have many active, fun years ahead!

Recently posted in Family Health

The Doctor Will See You Now

I consider my family to be pretty lucky in the health department. Yes, when my daughter first started daycare we certainly battled our share of colds and stomach bugs, but nothing I’d necessarily bring her to the doctor for. However, when we did need to go to the doctor for a sick visit, guess what time it would be? Normal business hours, Monday-Friday? Guess again. We’ve found ourselves at urgent care on a Saturday or Sunday following a sleepless night thanks to an ear infection, roseola, etc.

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No Ordinary Pediatrician

Dr. Anthony Malone is no ordinary pediatrician. In addition to being designated a breastfeeding-friendly practice, his office, CapitalCare Pediatrics on Hoosick Street in Troy, NY, a division of Community Care Physicians, P.C., is also certified in car seat safety. But beyond the “warm and fuzzies” new moms get when they enter Dr. Malone’s office, there is special attention being paid to one of the nation’s most pressing health care issues.

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Celebrating the Power of Breastfeeding to Impact Health and Wealth

The importance of breastfeeding is celebrated around the globe every year from August 1-7. Led by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), the annual World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) campaign aims to inform, anchor, engage, and galvanize action to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.This year’s theme, Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life, draws attention to breastfeeding and its contributions to good nutrition, food security, and poverty reduction for people all over the world. continue reading →

What Does Taylor Swift Have in Common with Health Insurance?

Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter, and undoubtedly, one of the most popular artists of the decade. She’s won 10 Grammys, a record 23 Billboard Music Awards, and is one of the best-selling musicians in history. More than just a pop sensation who came along with the right look at the right time, her talents have landed her in the Songwriters Hall of Fame and on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Songwriters. Oh, and she’s a decorated philanthropist who routinely donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to worthwhile causes.

Yet, despite all of the accolades and good deeds, Swift can’t escape her “Reputation” for boyfriend hopping or getting mired in “Bad Blood” with music icons like Kanye West and Katy Perry.

When it comes to negative press overshadowing good intentions, health plans can relate.

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Schedule Those Summer Checkups for Your Kids!

Summer can be a great time to relax, enjoy the sun, and unwind a bit. You might be planning a vacation, or something as simple as a picnic with friends or family.

For kids, the most important part of the summer is…NO SCHOOL!

Since it’s a time without classes, homework, and after-school activities on the schedule, summer is the perfect opportunity to take your kids to the doctor for their annual checkup. This is also known as a well visit.

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