U.S. Surgeon General Indicates A Youth Mental Health Crisis Is Upon Us

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For over a decade, leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic a crisis was forming among our youth. U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is now signaling that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these issues among youth and has indicated that the country must focus on helping youth navigate their mental health in an unprecedented way. Adding to the already troubling information around youth mental health before the pandemic is that a staggering 160,000 young people have lost a primary caregiver to the COVID-19. With this type of trauma piled on to the rest of the issues facing our youth, times are calling for a coordinated effort to address this crisis. What are some of the things we can do to help address this mental health crisis? 1.) An important element to the response to the youth mental health crisis is to care for the providers who are administering services to these…continue reading

Stand Up And Cheer For All Nurses Today And Everyday

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At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic there was an outpouring of support for nurses and medical providers who were on the front line of battling this terrible disease. As it has now raged on for more then two years with few signs of stopping it is so important that we continue to honor these heroes among us who are working to protect and heal each and every one of us when we get sick. While we love to celebrate our nurses each and every day, today is especially sweet as we are celebrating National Nurses Day. As medical providers, nurses are able to make sure that you are receiving the best care every time you step into an exam room. Nurses are an invaluable part of our team here at Stony Creek Urgent Care and we would not be able to provide you with the best possible care that…continue reading

Some Good Pandemic News From Dr. Fauci

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Dr. Anthony Fauci has been one of the leading voices during the United States response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. For the past two and a half years he has been a voice of calm and honesty about what we should expect and when we should expect things to happen as it related to COVID-19. Today, there are many questions that still exist as it relates to the pandemic, even as much of life is starting to feel like it is returning to normal throughout our state and country. It is with this in mind that we continue to hear from Dr. Fauci about the U.S. plans for the continued pandemic response and where he sees the country in the state of the pandemic today. For this reason, we took particular note when he was interviewed for PBS Newshour and he made the statement that the U.S. was “out of…continue reading

5 Health Benefits Of Bananas

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Today is National Banana Day. YES, there is a day dedicated each year to those golden yellow treats that we all enjoy from the moments our parents mash them up for us to eat when we have no teeth. Of course we would celebrate their deliciousness, but did you also know that they have some tremendous health benefits? The health benefits of fruits and vegetables cannot be understated and many of these food items carry a lot of the same nutrients, but bananas have a distinction of packing a powerful potassium punch. Of course bananas are not the only fruits or vegetables that have potassium, but the nutrient most often associated with bananas happens to be potassium. When you are preparing a snack for the day today, give bananas a try because we’re celebrating National Bananas Day and because they are delicious and carry a whole host of health benefits.…continue reading

More Healthy Living Tips For National Public Health Week

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In Part I of this series we looked at some steps you can take in your daily life to live a healthier and more fulfilling life and today we’re going to take a moment to review some things that may not be something you will do every day, but these are still vital to your overall well-being and should be accomplished at regular intervals throughout the year. There are things big and small you can do to make sure you are taking good care of your health and if you are working on them all at the same time you will likely get overwhelmed. The items we will cover below are not things you need to do immediately, but over the course of a few months they can have a tremendous impact on your health and well-being in the long run. Tip #1: Make a health plan. What does a…continue reading

We’re Kicking Off National Public Health Week With These Healthy Living Tips

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The first week of April every year has been dubbed National Public Health Week and it is an opportunity for all of us to assess our health habits and make adjustments as needed. Many people take it as an opportunity to talk about health with their family and friends to make sure that the next year is one that sees all loved ones be the healthiest they can be. We’re taking that opportunity today too to give you some tips for living your healthiest life possible. It doesn’t take a lot to get into a healthy groove and once you’re there you’ll be feeling better then ever. So, let’s get to it, some tips of living as healthy a life as you possibly can. Tip #1: Get enough sleep. This is a critical piece of your healthy lifestyle. Without getting enough sleep you won’t be able to have the energy…continue reading