Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

A year into COVID-19: How are you coping?


About a year ago, GHS Behavioral Health Care Manager Kerry Hopson wrote an article encouraging you to keep your mental health in mind at the beginning of a pandemic. It is hard to believe that one year later, most of us are still living our lives radically different. While many of the tips shared in her previous article continue to be applicable to maintaining emotional wellbeing, read more to further reflect on considerations for your mental health.

Healthy Recipe: Greek Salad with Quinoa & Chicken


This healthy 5-ingredient salad recipe has everything your diet needs for a satisfyingly complete meal!

Shin Splints & How to Prevent Them


As the weather gets warmer, you can take your training outside! It is important to take precautions to prevent injuries like shin splints when training. Monica Boyer, GHS Athletic Trainer with the Granville Sports Medicine Program, explains shin splints and how you can avoid them.

Colon Care


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. Below, Albin Abraham, MD, who practices at Granville Gastroenterology Associates provides information on colon care screening.

ENT Tips for Kids


February is Kids ENT Health Awareness month. Many parents have tried to provide comfort to a baby or toddler with an ear infection as they are quite common – a whopping three-quarters of children will get one by age 3.

American Heart Month


Did you know that heart disease is a leading cause of death in the US? February is American Heart Month and focusing on your heart health has never been more important. People with poor cardiovascular health are also at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Heart Healthy Recipe: Chicken Picadillo


This zesty one-pot meal contains several heart-healthy ingredients and is easy to throw together on a busy weeknight- give it a try!

New Year, New Baby


Many couples will list starting a family as one of their hopes for the new year. If you have made this decision, congratulations! Dr. Cassandra Hornbuckle, OB/GYN provider at Granville Primary Care & OB/GYN, offers some insight on things that you can do before a pregnancy to keep yourself healthy and prepare for a new addition.

Healthy Recipe: Chicken and Black Bean Soup


Warm up with this simple slow-cooker recipe from it is full of flavor and is ideal for these chilly evenings!

Goals for a Healthy New Year


It’s the time of year when many people think about New Year's resolutions. We would like to capture this holiday spirit and inspire some ideas to help you focus on your health! Dr. Liz Baltaro, primary care provider at Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor, discusses some ideas. We hope to help kick your New Year’s resolutions off to a great start!

GHS Cares: Preparing for Flu Season


It is November and flu season is upon us! Seasonal flu viruses are present year-round but they are most common in the fall and winter months.

UV Safety Awareness Month- The ABCDEs of Melanoma


July is UV Safety Awareness Month. As we spend time in the sun, we should be aware of the harm that UV rays cause to our skin. Exposure to UV rays causes most cases of melanoma.

Coping with COVID-19: Keeping your mental health in mind


We are currently in the midst of a global pandemic, COVID-19, which is impacting the way we live our daily lives. While there is concern for protecting our physical health, it is imperative that we take the preventative steps to care for our mental and emotional health as well. Kerry Hopson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor, shares the symptoms and warning signs that may indicate worsening mood, and provides examples of an action plan that can help you and your family during this time.

Ambulance Chase Training Diet


Are you training for the Granville Ambulance Chase 5K/10K? If so, congratulations on making that commitment. Training for a race can be challenging at times, but you can do this! It is important to pay attention to your diet. Consuming the proper food at the right time can really help with endurance and performance during your training and on the big day. Claudia Kostich, GHS Athletic Trainer with the Granville Sports Medicine Program, discusses the ideal foods for a training diet.

Losing Weight the SMART Way


Every year resolutions to lose weight are set for the new year. If that is something you’re aiming for in 2020, congratulations! Making the decision to lose weight is just the first step, and an important part of the overall goal. Dr. Leslie Thomas, a med-peds physician at Granville Primary Care & OB/GYN, explains how setting "SMART" goals will help you to be successful with achieving your goals!

Proper Hand-Washing to Prevent the Flu


It’s flu season and one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of the flu virus and other germs is to wash your hands.

Tips on How to Avoid the "Winter Blues"


We are right in the midst of the winter season, and this is the time of year that many people notice a shift in their moods. Kerry Hopson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor, provides tips that can help to prevent the “post-holiday blues". Share these tips with your loved ones, so we can all prioritize our mental health and well-being.

5K Preparation Plan


The GHS Ambulance Chase, a 10K, 5K, and Fun Run is set for March 7, 2020! Nathan Ameen, Athletic Trainer at J.F. Webb High School provides a 5K training plan and tips to get you ready!

Tips on How to Avoid the “Holiday Blues”


With the holiday season quickly approaching, it is important to remember that many people are more at risk for increased stress, burnout, and changes in their daily routine that contribute to a sedentary lifestyle. Here are a few tips that can help to prevent the “holiday blues” this time of year. Make sure to share them with your loved ones, so we can all prioritize our mental health and well-being.

GHS Cares: Fatty Liver Disease


Obesity is a growing concern in the US and is an important risk factor for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

GHS Cares: Health Topics from Your Local Family Doctors- Pancreatitis


Pancreatitis is a rare, but serious cause of upper abdominal pain and vomiting. You should seek medical treatment immediately for any sudden and severe abdominal pain, especially if you are unable to eat.

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