Mental health tips for parents

May was Mental Health Month and we’re continuing our mental health series. First things first — did you catch our recent post focused on mental health for children? If not, read it here. In that post, psychologist Breta Collins shares...

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National Cancer Survivors Day: Today We Celebrate Hope!

The shock of being told “you have cancer” had just washed over me. “Whatever you do, don’t go home and Google the statistics about survival,” a nurse said as I exited the colonoscopy exam. Of course, my wife and I...

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Jim Estramonte is the new CEO at Starmount Healthcare

If the last name sounds familiar, well yes, it’s identical. In early May, Jim Estramonte was named CEO of Starmount Healthcare Management, succeeding his younger brother Michael, who founded the company. Jim Estramonte recently retired after an exemplary 29-year career...

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Have Fun Outside This Summer — and Stay Healthy!

The temperatures are rising, the days are getting longer, and it’s too beautiful to stay indoors! Here’s how to make the most of your summer while staying healthy.  Take your exercise outside Physical exercise is an important part of a...

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Have high blood pressure? Register now for StarMed’s free remote monitoring program

Hypertension or high blood pressure illness in patient with blood pressure monitoring, measurement on digital sphygmomanometer for self-check on health at home High blood pressure (hypertension) can quietly damage your body for years before any symptoms appear. Uncontrolled high blood...

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Does My Child Have An Ear Infection?

the teeneger girl has a toothache, portrait. Ear infections, usually caused by bacteria, are an inflammation of the middle ear. With 75% of children getting an ear infection by the age of 3, it’s one of the most common reasons...

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Ovarian Cancer: What You Need to Know

Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynecological cancer in the United States. It causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. It’s important to pay attention to your body and know what is normal for...

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BA.2: Be wary of this contagious Omicron subvariant

The weather’s improving. Fewer people are wearing masks. Restaurants and airplanes are full. Feels like we’re back to normal, right? But COVID-19 hasn’t gone away, and neither should your guard against it. Despite how weary you may be of the...

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STIs: You Could Have One and Not Know It. Get Screened!

If you are sexually active, regular screening for sexually transmitted disease and infection is one of the most important things you can do to protect your health. It’s also important to your partner’s health. In many cases, someone infected with...

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Don’t Let Allergies Get You Down This Spring

Spring is in the air! Unfortunately, this means allergy-causing pollen is too. While spring brings the excitement of warmer days ahead, for many people, that excitement is quickly quelled with itchy eyes, runny noses, headaches, and wishing you appreciated the...

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7 Tips to Keep Spring Break Safe and Healthy

Spring break isn’t only for college kids partying on Florida beaches. These days, as winter blends into spring, many families travel on a spring vacation as a getaway from the rigors of work and school. Or they stay home to...

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Women’s health issues we need to start talking about

March is Women’s History Month. We’ve taken great strides as a country in the journey to gender equality. But when it comes to women’s health, there are so many nuances and issues that aren’t given enough attention and education, many...

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How to Prepare Your Kids for Spring Sports

By Maxine Hattie It’s March, which for millions of children means the start of spring sports. For the first time in two years, sports clinics and local youth teams can enjoy their favorite sports without physical restrictions. To ensure that...

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Facts About the COVID-19 Vaccine That Everyone Should Know

Many myths have circulated social media and news outlets since the onset of COVID-19 and specifically about the COVID-19 vaccines. As healthcare professionals, we can't sit idly by and allow the truth about COVID-19 vaccines to go unheard. Here are...

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