Today’s family medicine doctor, or primary care physician, is a specialist who plays an important role in patients’ lives. In fact, family medicine practitioners could help your entire family enjoy better health by partnering with you to prevent, diagnose and treat illness, and connect you with specialists when needed. Let’s take a moment to separate myths from facts when it comes to these skilled and knowledgeable physicians.Read more ›
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Today’s family medicine doctor, or primary care physician, is a specialist who plays an important role in patients’ lives. In fact, family medicine practitioners could help your entire family enjoy better health by partnering with you to prevent, diagnose and treat illness, and connect you with specialists when needed. Let’s take a moment to separate myths from facts when it comes to these skilled and knowledgeable physicians.
If you have a chronic health condition like diabetes, it’s understandable that you may be spending more than the usual amount of time at home and limiting close contact with others right now. It also makes sense that this change in your daily activities can make it harder to control your diabetes. If you are having difficulty controlling your blood sugar — and even when you’re managing it well — you need to see your physician for regular health checkups. We’re ready when you’re ready: You and your fellow Disney Cast Members and Employees can count on AdventHealth for world-class care that’s focused on protecting your health and safety.
With stay-at-home orders being lifted, you and your fellow Disney Cast Members and Employees may be eager to get outside, especially as summertime approaches. But before you head out for a jog in the sun or a lazy afternoon by the pool, remember that your health needs to remain a top priority. Some of the best parts of summer-like picnics, pool parties and sports outings — present new challenges in the wake of the pandemic. Healthy practices such as social distancing, washing our hands and wearing masks in public may impact our outdoor fun. We’ll need to combine these new safety measures with traditional ones to protect ourselves as communities open for the summer.
As the country gradually eases stay-at-home orders and prepares to reopen, it’s natural to feel anxious. The phased opening guidelines, released by the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are specifically designed to reduce the risk of a COVID-19 resurgence. Still, as eager as you may be to get back to the gym or your favorite coffee shop, we understand you, your family and friends, and fellow Disney Cast Members and employees may be worried about a second surge and the possibility of having to stay home again. Here are some ways to manage your fears as the country begins to reopen.
Food does more than power your physical health. It turns out this mind-body connection is real. Research has shown that certain foods can elevate “feel-good” chemicals responsible for helping us feel our best in body, mind and spirit. So next time you’re looking to boost your mood, skip the tempting junk food and reach for one of these healthy foods for a pick-me-up.