Wow! It’s that time already! Out with the old, in with the new. Well, welcome 2017! Wishes to all for a healthy and peaceful 2017!! And my New Year’s Resolution?? Well, the immediate one is to keep you better informed about practice happenings through our social media outlets. So…stay tuned for updates here as we move into the New Year. And from all of us at North Shore Primary Care…..Happy New Year!
It may be that spring is actually here. What a good time to focus on getting healthier! I encourage you to get outside, breathe some fresh air, re-motivate, and drag out all of those goals that you set for yourself on January 1. Remember? Now would be a great time to ramp up the exercise, lose a few pounds, or quit smoking. call us if you need help! We’re here to help you be the healthiest version of yourself that you can be!
A belated welcome to our new physician assistant Katrina Barger! Katrina has been with us for several months now, and is comfortable with both acute illnesses and chronic conditions. Feel free to schedule visits with her at any time!
North Shore Primary Care is sad to say goodbye to our dear physician assistant Samantha Davis. Though Samantha just joined us a year ago, she quickly became an integral and important member of our care team. She is now leaving to follow her husband, who was transferred to Colorado. Samantha will begin an exciting new chapter in her career working for another primary care practice. We all wish her well in all of her future endeavors!
Please join me in welcoming our newest member of the practice: Physician assistant Katrina Barger! Katrina is the latest member of our team and will be available to see anyone with acute illness, chronic issues, or any ongoing needs. We are thrilled to have her, and hope you will stop by to meet her and say hello! Dr Weiss and the staff of North Shore Primary Care.
Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and *healthy* 2016! We offer our support in helping you to attain all of your health care goals for the upcoming year!! From all of us at North Shore Primary Care. 🙂
Of course we are all thankful, and of course everyone took a turn this past week to think about what they were grateful for. And even though the same themes resonate for most of us (community, togetherness, good health, etc), as I reflect upon it now, I think what could set each of us apart is how we carry the thankfulness into the upcoming weeks and months. Do we manage to continue the thankful thoughts on a daily basis? Weekly? Monthly? Can we remember to sit down with friends and family on a regular basis and feel grateful? I think the challenge is to incorporate those feelings into the mundane details of daily life. And of course, in my world, to center them around health and wellness. Be thankful for health and wellness, and carry those feelings forward as far and as long as you can! Happy Thanksgiving!
Sneezing and coughing…. I can hear it from my desk as I type this entry. We are now entering “sick season” and it’s time to watch out for the cold and cough symptoms! As everyone starts to move indoors, bacteria and viruses can be transmitted more easily. Remember to take all of the common sense precautions that will help keep you well: lots of handwashing; don’t share utensils, food, or dishware with anyone who is ill, cover your nose and mouth completely when coughing or sneezing. If you do become sick, try to stay home to rest for a day or two. You may feel better sooner, and those around you will appreciate it!
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Guest blog: When you become stressed and life is overwhelming, you tend to stress eat. People eat junk food and stress eat, even if they are not hungry. This does not actually help you de-stress, although people believe that it works. Rather than stress eating, try triangle breathing: breathe in for a count of three, hold for a count of three, breathe out for a count of three. Or try yoga, or keep a list handy of alternative activities that you can and should do when the temptation to eat grabs you. This list of activities may include things like doing crossword puzzles, listening to music, calling a friend, etc. Pull out your list when you are feeling stressed, and you can choose an activity from the list. This will help you to keep your food choices under better control!