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What Pediatric Care Offers Your Child Jul 19th, 2021

As a parent, you want to do all you can to help your child grow, learn, and enjoy their childhood years. Ensuring they stay healthy is one of the most important things you can do for your child — now and as they grow into adulthood. As a leading healthcare...

Tips for Getting Through a Summer Pregnancy Jun 17th, 2021

Almost 4 million babies are born every year in the United States, and many are born during the summer months. In fact, according to the CDC, the three months with the highest number of births are August, July, and September.  As luck would have it, those are also the three...

3 Ways Warmer Weather Impacts Your Asthma May 18th, 2021

May is here, and that means the summer warmup is about to begin. For many people, summer sunshine is a welcome change from the grayer, darker days of winter. But if you're one of the more than 25 million Americans who have asthma, you might not be quite so excited....

Back to School: How to Help When Your Child is Struggling Apr 13th, 2021

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, feelings that won’t go away overnight.  They may also experience fear...

What Every Woman Should Know About Cervical Cancer Apr 11th, 2021

In the United States, about 15,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society, and about 4,300 will die from the disease. Regular screening is the best way to prevent cancer by “catching” it in its earliest stages. Harbor Community Health Centers provides...

How to Handle Common Dental Emergencies Enroute to Our Office Mar 16th, 2021

More than 2 million people seek out emergency dental care each year in the United States, which shows just how common these emergencies are. While not every dental issue is an emergency, plenty of relatively common problems — like tooth pain, lost fillings, or damaged crowns — can be considered...

Sealants, Fluoride, Check-ups and More: Caring for Your Kids' Teeth Feb 15th, 2021

According to data from the National Institutes of Health, about half of all kids under age 11 have at least one cavity. The CDC says cavities are “one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood” for American kids. That sounds grim, but the good news is, there are some...

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...