April is Alcohol Abuse Awareness Month. Alcohol is the most commonly used additive substance in America, resulting in one in twelve adults becoming dependent. Alcohol dependency takes a toll on the body, leaving long term effects such as liver disease, pancreatitis, cardiovascular ... Read this post.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. Colorectal Cancer is treatable with good outcomes, if detected early enough, so regular preventative screenings are key to avoiding this disease. If you are 50-75 years old, schedule your Colorectal Cancer screenings regularly. These screenings range ... Read this post.
February is Children’s Dental Health Month. Attitudes and habits established at an early age, regarding keeping teeth healthy, are crucial in maintaining good dental health throughout every stage of life. Teach your child the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth, eating a balanced diet, ... Read this post.
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States, are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but this disease is preventable with vaccination, healthy living, and regular preventative screening tests. The screening tests are easy and recommended for all ... Read this post.
The holidays can certainly be a stressful time of year. The added layer of activities and responsibilities take up a lot of time, money, and, especially, emotional energy. This year is particularly difficult because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ... Read this post.
There are over 30 million adults living with diabetes in the United States. In addition, there are 84 million more who are diagnosed as pre-diabetic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) levels are higher ... Read this post.
Did you know that there are over 300 different types of bacteria living in our mouths? Many of these bacteria can cause tooth decay. They can also be contagious like other infectious diseases. To keep bacteria under control, practice good dental hygiene every day. Brushing and ... Read this post.
Sterling Health Care is deeply committed to treating a whole person, physically and mentally. Often, caring for your mental health has a stigma attached to it. We are here to stop it. Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or background. These thoughts should never ... Read this post.
August 9-15 is National Community Health Center week! During this week, Community Health Centers across the nation celebrate their organizations and bring awareness to their mission of providing quality healthcare to those who need it most. We throw that term around a lot, but what ... Read this post.
Back to school time is just around the corner! Now is a good time to make sure your student’s immunizations are up to date. The commonwealth of Kentucky mandates that every student should have a current immunization certificate. These certificates need to be on file at your child’s school ... Read this post.