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What is Prediabetes, and Can It Be Reversed?

Prediabetes is a serious health condition that dramatically increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It's time to take vital steps to reverse the course of the disease. If you have prediabetes, here’s what you can do.
Nov 9th, 2022

HCHC & Alinea Imaging Join Forces Against Breast Cancer

You’ve probably heard enough talk about mammograms to understand that they’re important.  You may already know they’re the best way to reduce risks associated with breast cancer by detecting irregularities early. But who should be getting a breast check?
Sep 14th, 2022

Should I Be Tested Regularly for STDs?

Being tested for sexually-transmitted diseases s is a simple, quick process that can help you, your partners, and other loved ones stay safe and healthy. Here’s how to tell if you need to be screened for STDs.
Sep 8th, 2022

What's Included in a Well Child Check?

Well child checks play a crucial role in keeping your child healthy and ensuring their growth and development stays on track. Here’s what you and your child can expect during your next well child appointment.
Jul 5th, 2022

Tips for Getting Through a Summer Pregnancy

Summer’s high heat and humidity are never pleasant, but if you’re pregnant, they can be especially uncomfortable. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to keep your cool. Here are eight tips that can help you stay comfortable this summer.
Jul 5th, 2022

The Problem? Stress. The Solution? Self-Care

It’s not unusual to feel extreme anxiety or pressure (especially these days) about everything you have to take care of.  But there is a solution: taking care of yourself!  Practicing self-care, even for just a few minutes a day, can make a big difference.
Jun 15th, 2022

The Importance of Routine Dental Exams

Dental exams might not rank up in your favorite things to do, but they’re important nonetheless. Regular dental exams offer a lot of crucial benefits. Here’s why you shouldn’t skip your next appointment.
Jun 12th, 2022

Does My Chronic Cough Mean I Have Asthma?

Everybody coughs from time to time. But if your cough is chronic — persistent or recurring — it’s time to be evaluated for asthma. Personal asthma treatment plans help keep your symptoms at bay while improving your respiratory health.
May 3rd, 2022

What You Need to Know About An Ovarian Cyst

Ovarian cysts are common, and in most cases, you won’t even know they’re there. But other times, cysts can cause pain and other symptoms. Our team wants you to know about ovarian cysts and their treatment.
Apr 7th, 2022

Can Diabetes Be Prevented?

Diabetes can have a significant impact on your health, especially if you don’t take steps to control your blood sugar (glucose). But there is some good news: Type 2 diabetes — the most common type — may be prevented, as long as you know what to do.
Feb 6th, 2022

Your Best Dental Health is Right Around the Corner

Everyone knows it’s important to take care of their teeth, but you may still have questions about the best way to go about it. Fortunately, Harbor Community Health Centers have both the answers to your questions and the resources to help you follow through
Feb 5th, 2022

Cuidados personales para sus adolescentes

La escuela preparatoria puede ser intensa: HCHC enseña cómo afrontar la situación Nuestra clínica está trabajando con The Boys and Girls Club para satisfacer las necesidades de bienestar social y emocional de los adolescentes el 20 de enero de 4 a 5 pm
Jan 15th, 2022

Self-care advice for your teens with HCHC support team

High school can be intense – HCHC teaches how to cope Our clinic is working with The Boys and Girls Club to meet teenagers’ emotional and social wellbeing needs. We will be doing a one-time presentation for High School Teens (ages 14-18 y/o) Jan 20th 2022
Jan 14th, 2022

How an OB/GYN Specialist Can Help You During Menopause

Menopause means an end to your periods — but it doesn’t mean an end to your health needs. As a woman, those needs differ markedly from men. Here’s why regular gynecology visits are still important even once you’re in menopause.
Jan 1st, 2022

The Importance of Primary Care

Primary care physicians (PCPs) are your healthcare partners, dedicated to making sure your healthcare is always optimized for your medical needs, your lifestyle, and your healthy future. Here are five ways a PCP can help you stay healthy.
Dec 13th, 2021

When a Behavioral Health Evaluation Might Be Necessary

Behavioral health evaluations play crucial roles in identifying issues like anxiety and depression, and they can also help you learn better ways to cope — and stay healthy. Here are eight times when you should consider a behavioral evaluation.
Nov 14th, 2021

How to Know if You Have Diabetes

Regular medical screening is the only way to know for sure if you have diabetes, but there are some symptoms you should watch out for, too. This post gives a quick rundown of the most common symptoms to be aware of.
Oct 10th, 2021

Do I Have Asthma or Just a Cough?

Coughing is a common symptom of asthma, but not every cough is asthmatic. Here’s how to tell if you need an asthma evaluation or if your cough might have another cause.
Sep 6th, 2021

The Benefits of a Behavioral Health Evaluation

Behavioral health issues can affect every area of your life, including your physical health. A behavioral health evaluation is the first step toward managing those issues so that you can lead a happier, healthier life. Here’s how an evaluation works.
Aug 10th, 2021

What Pediatric Care Offers Your Child

Kids have very different health and medical needs compared to adults. That means they need a healthcare provider who’s skilled in treating those needs. Here are five ways your child can benefit from pediatric care at Harbor Community Health Centers.
Jul 19th, 2021

3 Ways Warmer Weather Impacts Your Asthma

Summer is a time for fun and relaxation. But if you have asthma, it can also be a time of increasing symptoms. Here are three ways summer could affect your asthma symptoms.
May 18th, 2021

Back to School: How to Help When Your Child is Struggling

Across the country, school-age children and teens are returning to in-person learning, but this effort to get back to normal doesn’t come without concerns. Remote learning has left a lot of students with intense feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Apr 13th, 2021

What Every Woman Should Know About Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer deaths have decreased dramatically since Pap tests became a regular part of well-woman visits. But there’s still a lot to know about cervical cancer, its symptoms, and how to prevent it. Here are six important facts to learn today.
Apr 11th, 2021

What is Seasonal Depression?

Seasonal depression can take a toll on you emotionally and physically. Learn more about this mental health condition and how our team can help you feel better.
Dec 14th, 2020

The Connection Between Mental and Medical Health

Medical ailments have long been treated separately from mental illnesses, but the truth is that physical and mental health are inextricably linked. Find out how holistic care is the key to better physical and mental wellbeing.
Sep 16th, 2020

Preventing Periodontal Disease: What You Can Do Today

You can prevent periodontal disease right now, saving yourself time and money later on. Keep reading to learn about helpful tips and tricks to prevent periodontal disease from becoming a problem in your mouth.
Aug 7th, 2020

Allergies or Asthma: Is There a Difference?

What could be causing your or your child’s runny nose, cough, and shortness of breath? Is it allergies, or perhaps asthma? Maybe both? Find out why it matters, and how the experts can help.
Jul 17th, 2020

The Link Between Diabetes and Obesity

If you’re significantly overweight, you hold an especially high risk for certain forms. Keep reading to learn about the link between obesity and diabetes, and how you can better manage your health.
Jun 26th, 2020
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