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

10 Flu Facts to Keep You Protected During Flu Season

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.

If the numbers aren’t enough reason to convince you that it’s time to get your flu shot, or if you have doubts about whether a flu shot works, here are 10 quick facts for you to use:

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Going Back to Work After Baby: A Working Mom and New Dad’s Tips

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.

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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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