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Maintaining A Healthy Heart - How To Avoid A Stroke

April 13, 2016

“Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 Americans each year—that’s 1 of every 20 deaths,” according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC.) A stroke occurs when an artery that is designed to carry oxygen-rich blood to the brain becomes blocked. When the brain is not able to receive this blood flow, it is not able to receive oxygen.

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The Reason For Telemedicine: Providing Affordable Healthcare

November 23, 2015

Grassroots Health, formerly known as the Community Health Center, has been providing affordable access to primary medical care to its surrounding community for the past 11 years. “With thanks to our devoted board of volunteers and staff members who are committed to making this goal a tangible reality, the Community Health Center has blossomed,” as we have reflected previously. The journey has been long and the work continuous, but it has brought us great lengths! Our goal of providing access to affordable healthcare is the heartbeat behind our mission. This is yet another reason why Grassroots Health is transitioning to providing telemedicine. How exactly will telemedicine make healthcare more affordable? We’re glad you asked!

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Women's Health: The LH Hormone

October 28, 2015

From the beginning of October, we at Grassroots Health along with countless others around the nation, have been raising awareness of women’s health. We have primarily been discussing hormone imbalances that can affect the function of a woman’s reproductive system in addition to the maturation process that takes place over the course of a woman’s life. These hormones in particular: Estradiol, FSH and LH each function in the body throughout different organ systems, but primarily have to do with the reproductive system.

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Women's Health: The FSH Hormone

October 21, 2015

October is most popularly known for its recognition of Women’s Health. Today we will continue a 3-part blog series that centers around different hormones that women produce. These hormones in particular: Estradiol, FSH and LH each function in the body throughout different organ systems, but mainly have to do with the reproductive system.

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Effectively Managing Your Chronic Conditions Can Prevent Depression

October 7, 2015

As one of its many health observances, October has been deemed as National Depression Awareness Month. While we, at Grassroots Health, do not treat depression itself, we do however offer affordable health services that can treat and prevent some of the causes of depression. According to WebMD there are a handful of common chronic conditions that if not addressed and treated properly, can contribute to depression-like symptoms.

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Understanding Food Allergies: Soy

September 3, 2015

Today we conclude the series entitled: Understanding Food Allergies. Over the past two months we have dived into the manageable, but often quite surprising conditions, that surface from different food allergies. Today specifically we will discuss the soy allergy in full detail. Our goal is to provide illuminating information for the reader which may help in detecting a food allergy and becoming knowledgeable on how to respond to an allergic reaction in the event of an emergency situation.

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Understanding Food Allergies: Tree Nuts

August 5, 2015

Today we are continuing the series entitled: Understanding Food Allergies. Over the past month we have dived into the manageable, but often quite surprising conditions, that surface from different food allergies. Today specifically we will discuss the tree nut allergy in full detail in addition to what you can expect if you’re allergic. Our goal is to provide illuminating information for the reader which may help in detecting a food allergy and becoming knowledgeable on how to respond to an allergic reaction in an emergency situation.

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Understanding Food Allergies: Peanuts

July 28, 2015

Today we are continuing the series entitled: Understanding Food Allergies. Over the past month we have dived into the manageable, but often quite surprising conditions, that surface from different food allergies. Today specifically we will discuss the peanut allergy in full detail in addition to what you can expect if you’re allergic. Our goal is to provide illuminating information for the reader which may help in detecting a food allergy and becoming knowledgeable on how to respond to an allergic reaction in an emergency situation.

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Understanding Food Allergies: Wheat

July 21, 2015

Today we are continuing the series entitled: Understanding Food Allergies. Over the past month we have dived into the manageable, but often quite surprising reactions, that surface from different food allergies. Today specifically we will discuss the Wheat allergy in full detail and what you can expect if you’re allergic. Our goal is to provide illuminating information for the reader which may help in detecting a food allergy in addition to becoming knowledgeable on how to respond to an allergic reaction in an emergency situation.

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Men's Health: The Importance of Preventative Health Measures

June 23, 2015

In 2011 the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released statistics ranking the leading causes of death in the male population of America. From 1 to 44 years of age the leading cause of death is claimed by unintentional injuries. Starting at the age of 45, however, the leading cause of death among men shifts to heart disease. From this age on the highest threat to men’s health alternates between heart disease and cancer. Today we will discuss foundational health practices, which the CDC recommends, that men can incorporate to help prevent them from developing disease.

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The mission of the CHC Blog is to provide educational content on topics of health care and community benefit which is informative, valuable, and inspiring to our members, patients, and the community at large. 

Shelby Morgan - Editor / Author

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