How You Did It: One Staff Member’s Weight Loss Journey

Categories: Blog, Health Check
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic regularly treats patients who experience hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure and other chronic diseases associated with excess weight. Despite the recommendation to lose weight for disease management and better health outcomes, the process of adapting to a new lifestyle and diet can be challenging for adults. Losing weight …

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What Questions Should I Ask My Doctor?

Categories: Blog, Health Check
Do you have a doctor’s appointment coming up? You may think that your physician can assess your health just by examining you – but it’s just as important to talk to your physician about your lifestyle during your check up, as well as to ask questions regarding your care, lab work, over the counter mediations …

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Men’s Health: What You Need to Monitor

Categories: Blog, Health Check
June is National Men’s Health Awareness Month, and it’s important to evaluate health issues commonly experienced by men as they enter adulthood and middle age. If you have not visited your primary health physician for some time, you may wish to schedule an appointment at your health care clinic in order to screen for health …

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12 Healthy Late-Night Snacks

Categories: Blog, Health Check
It happens: You have a perfectly satisfying dinner, finish up some chores around the home or spend time with the family, and eventually settle in to watch your favorite program or the news. Hunger strikes. Could it be that watching the television triggers snack pangs? Could be. Perhaps you didn’t consume enough protein during the …

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Should I Tell My Doctor I’m In An Abusive Relationship?

Categories: Blog, Health Check, Home Feature
  If you are experiencing domestic or partner violence, it is important to know how and where to seek help. Can you talk to your doctor about your situation without judgement or legal intervention? In most cases (barring child or elder abuse), discussing your experiences with your physician is confidential under HIPAA and may offer you …

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