Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

UV Safety Awareness Month- The ABCDEs of Melanoma

07/10/2020

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

03/26/2020

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

02/12/2020

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.

Shin Splints & How to Prevent Them

02/12/2020

Are you preparing for an upcoming race? Make sure you don’t injure yourself by getting shin splints during your training! Monica Boyer, GHS Athletic Trainer with the Granville Sports Medicine Program, explains shin splints and how you can avoid them.

Healthy Recipe: Chicken and Black Bean Soup

01/28/2020

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

New Year, New Baby

01/16/2020

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.

Losing Weight the SMART Way

01/15/2020

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

01/09/2020

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"

01/06/2020

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

01/03/2020

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!

Goals for a Healthy New Year

01/02/2020

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! Drs. Amy Nayo & Liz Baltaro, Primary Care Physicans at Granville Primary Care, Butner-Creedmoor, discuss some ideas. We hope to help kick your New Year’s resolutions off to a great start!

Tips on How to Avoid the “Holiday Blues”

11/14/2019

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

10/05/2018

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

GHS Cares: Preparing for Flu Season

10/01/2018

It is October and flu season is quickly approaching! Seasonal flu viruses are present year-round but they are most common in the fall and winter months.

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

08/30/2018

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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