Summertime travels

Summer is travel season; and travel reminds us to take precautions. Remember if you are travelling overseas to get updates on all of your immunizations! If you travel closer to home, take the time on longer car rides or airplane flights to move around to help prevent blood clots, and do some additional stretching. Of course, see your doctor if you have any questions before you go!!

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It Matters!

Your weight matters!  Of course it does.  Your weight affects your health, and your health affects almost everything you do. In fact, your health is one of those things that you don’t think about, until it bothers you, and then it is a constant reminder that it needs attention! I see this in my practice every single day. People feel well, then something starts to bother them….their head, their stomach, their ankle.  And until it is well again, it bothers them all the time. SO….starting today, remember to take very small steps to work on your health or to remain healthy.  If you need to, put it on your to do list!  Then….bump it up on your list!  I tell everyone to re-prioritze themselves. Consider this your reminder for today.

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Memorial Day

Wishing everyone a happy and *healthy* Memorial Day weekend!

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Summer is coming!

Summer is right around the corner (hopefully) which means our thoughts turn to…..weight loss! Everyone in our weight loss program has a little extra motivation to work on those extra pounds before summer officially is underway. Just remember that weight loss should be for the long term: we want you to lose pounds forever; not just for the short term. And…we want you to do it in the right way, the most healthful way….. so be smart, be healthy, use common sense, and if you need a weight loss consultant… us! Good luck, and enjoy the warmer weather that’s sure to be just around the corner!

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Check out Healow!! Healow is a free app that allows you to access your personal health information in your medical record.  You can install Healow on your phone, then schedule appointments, get medication reminders, weight loss assistance, and have help managing your primary care or internal medicine issues. In addition, Healow allows you to link your Fitbit or other Fitness device, to download your information into your chart. Check it out, and let us know how you like it!!

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Lady Expo

EVENT ALERT!! Join us Saturday May 2 for a girls day out at Lady: A Women’s Expo. This free event is being held at the Renaissance North Shore Hotel 933 Skokie Blvd in Northbrook.  This one day event will feature dozens of booths offering everything a woman needs: health tips and screenings, fashion and beauty, food, home decor, shopping, and more!  The event will also feature a man cave area for men to relax while women are pampered and celebrated.  Come find our booth at the Expo to say hello and pick up a free gift!

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Keep yourself healthy!

It’s that time of year again…flu shots have arrived!! Flu shots are designed not just to protect you from the flu, they are designed to protect your loved ones from becoming ill as well. Flu season starts as the weather becomes cooler and more people start to congregate indoors. Please call our office to make an appointment to get your flu shot. While you’re at it, check with us to see if you are up to date on your other immunizations as well. Stay healthy!! The staff of North Shore Primary Care

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Saying hello and saying goodbye

This past weekend, April 27, 2013 our group banded together to try to improve our fitness level and have fun at the same time. Patients, staff, and providers turned out for the Vernon Hills Loop the Lakes 5k Run/Walk. Everyone involved had a great time; and most of us learned that our bodies were able to do more than we thought! We all challenged ourselves, and found that we rose to the challenge! It was exciting, and we plan to continue down this new path and say hello to new challenges! At the same time, we are saying goodbye: our Physician’s Assistant, Lisa Cotten, will be leaving our practice this month. We are sad to see her go, and wish her the best of luck in future endeavors. /And by the way…..check out our Facebook page to see a photo from the Loop the Lakes event!

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Getting Fit

North Shore Primary Care has decided to talk the talk and walk the walk! We as a workplace community have decided to take on the challenge of participating in the upcoming Loop the Lakes in Vernon Hills; a 5K run/walk!! We are inviting anyone who would like to join us: patients, friends, family, and employees! Please contact us at the office if you would like more information. Dr. Weiss

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Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year! With 2013 upon us, many people’s thoughts turn to resolutions for the coming year. My advice? Take some time to focus on You. Whether it’s losing weight, or finally getting that blood pressure under better control, this is the perfect time to think about self-improvement and self-awareness. In most cases, what prevents people from achieving their goals and satisfying their resolutions are the perceived obstacles of time and effort. But losing weight and improving your health are two things that can be accomplished by working on small tasks and measuring small accomplishments. In other words, take only 5 or 10 minutes a day to work on your goal. By working on small sections, it should be easier to find both the time and motivation to accomplish these goals. Good luck, and please let our office know if we can help in any way with improving your health. Happy 2013! Dr. Weiss

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