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!
The weather turns colder, the seasons change from fall to winter, and the first real signs of flu season are visible. Flu season begins in October, and runs through May, but the peak times for the flu are often seen in December, January, and February.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that during the 2018-2019 flu season, somewhere between 37.4 and 42.9 million people in the United States were sick with the flu – and well over half a million hospitalizations were linked to people who had the flu.
Earlier this year, two members of the CDPHP communications department welcomed new babies into the world. Natalia Burkart, public relations specialist, had a son, Griffin Joseph, in January 2018. John Fil, digital marketing strategist, also had a son named Jonathan Taras in March.
Though it was my (Natalia’s) second child and John’s first, we both learned a lot and we wanted to share it with the hope that it might help others of you out there preparing to go back to work after the birth of a baby.
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.
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.
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 →