Blog Archive

Start the Year Off Right With Preventive Care for the Family Jan 14th, 2021

If your family is like many others, you only go to the doctor when you’re sick. In a recent survey, 25% of the participants avoided regular check-ups for financial reasons, while others skipped a wellness visit because they couldn’t make time in their busy schedules.  When you’re feeling perfectly fine,...

What is Seasonal Depression? Dec 14th, 2020

If wintertime finds you feeling blue, or you get an empty feeling around the same time each year, you may suffer from a condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). It affects many people--an estimated 5-10% of the population--each year. No one knows exactly why, but SAD affects women four...

Why You Need a Podiatrist on Your Diabetes Management Team Nov 5th, 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes. Nearly 90 million more people have prediabetes. If you have diabetes, you know that the excess sugar in your blood makes you susceptible to several complications.  One of those serious concerns for diabetics...

The Importance of Getting Your Child's Flu Shot Early, Especially This Year Oct 6th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken center stage this year, but it’s important for you to remember that we are going into the 2020-2021 flu season. While reducing your exposure to COVID-19 remains paramount, protecting your child against the flu is also imperative. Each year the influenza virus sickens millions of...

The Connection Between Mental and Medical Health Sep 16th, 2020

If you have aches and pains, your first thought might be to make an appointment with your primary care doctor. If you’re suffering from stress or anxiety, you might consider making an appointment with a therapist. Physical health problems and mental health problems have long been treated separately, but the...

Preventing Periodontal Disease: What You Can Do Today Aug 7th, 2020

You're more likely to struggle with periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, that n you might think. According to the CDC, around half of all adults in the United States older than 30 will be affected by gum disease. There's a lot you can do to protect your gum...

Allergies or Asthma: Is There a Difference? Jul 17th, 2020

Often beginning in childhood and lasting a lifetime, allergies and/or asthma can make life miserable. In some cases, these conditions can also cause a life-threatening emergency. Fortunately, we at Harbor Community Health Centers have many effective treatments for both. With three convenient locations, we provide state-of-the-art health services for men,...

The Link Between Diabetes and Obesity Jun 26th, 2020

Diabetes is on the rise in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and impacts over 34 million people. If you’re obese, meaning you carry abnormally high amounts of body fat, you hold greater risk for certain types of the disease. At Harbor Community Clinic...