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!
You might be hearing scary news about how the Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is affecting children in the Capital Region. The Enterovirus is not new; in fact, you’ve probably had one – some forms of the Enterovirus are what we consider the common cold. However, this particular strain is being discussed among health professionals and parents because it could cause severe respiratory illness in some children and teens. continue reading →
Are you thinking about starting a family? You should know that a healthy pregnancy is the first and most important step you can take to help your little one get off to a good start. Indeed, the choices you make now could affect your baby for the rest of his or her life, so it’s essential that you know some strategies that can make a difference before and during your pregnancy. continue reading →
It’s that time again! The yellow buses are arriving and children are heading back to school with their freshly sharpened pencils and shiny new folders. For some parents, this means resuming another daily routine – packing lunches. Making sure your children eat healthy can take some planning, especially if they are selective eaters or if the school has restrictions on what they can bring. continue reading →
Are you concerned about your weight or that of your children or spouse? Does your family struggle to make healthy food choices? Do meal times and snack times feel like a battleground? If so, you are not alone. continue reading →
Is your teen preparing for the fall athletic season? If not, and your teen is planning to play a sport, he or she should be. For student athletes, preparation can be intense. For best results and to prevent injuries, it shouldn’t be saved for the last minute. continue reading →
Summer is an ideal time to improve your health by making nutritious food choices and increasing your activity. The joys of summer – swimming, hiking, sun – are not without risk, however. Swimming pools in particular can be dangerous if you don’t use a little extra caution. continue reading →