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Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

Diabetes is a lifelong disease that changes how your body converts food to energy. In this condition, the body either doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t process it properly. Over time, this could cause serious complications, but keeping up with a diabetes management plan can help decrease these risks.  For American Diabetes Month this November, … Continue reading “Diabetes: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options”


What Is a Mental Illness and How is it Identified?

Signs that our bodies don’t feel well are often obvious. We might have pain, run a fever, or experience symptoms like coughing and sneezing.  But when we’re not at peak performance mentally or emotionally, it can be more difficult to figure out what’s going on. In some cases, a mental illness could be the cause. … Continue reading “What Is a Mental Illness and How is it Identified?”


Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Andrea Palm Gets Updated COVID-19 Vaccine at YourTown Health Vaccination Site

On September 27, 2022, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Deputy Secretary Andrea Palm received the updated COVID-19 vaccine during a visit to a vaccination clinic run by YourTown Health at the Palmetto Community Center in Palmetto, Georgia. In addition to receiving the updated COVID-19 vaccine, Deputy Secretary Palm toured the health center, … Continue reading “Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Andrea Palm Gets Updated COVID-19 Vaccine at YourTown Health Vaccination Site”


How to Stay Fit and Healthy at Any Age

Staying healthy can reduce your risk for certain illnesses, extend your lifespan, and also help you save money on medical bills. No matter how old you are, doing so involves eating a diet filled with healthful foods, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, lean proteins, and whole grains, while limiting foods with excess salt and sugar. It … Continue reading “How to Stay Fit and Healthy at Any Age”


The Benefits of Breastfeeding

Being pregnant is exciting, but it also comes with many uncertainties. What will your day-to-day routine look like once your little one arrives? And how will you feed your baby? Many expecting mothers plan to breastfeed their babies. It’s not always easy at first — breastfeeding can feel a lot like a new dance, and … Continue reading “The Benefits of Breastfeeding”


Different Types of Headaches and What They Mean

You know when you have one, even if the pain varies from piercing or throbbing to just a dull ache. Most are brief, and easily treated with over-the-counter pain relief medication. But certain types of headaches may be a sign of a more serious health problem or require specialized care. Though the International Classification of … Continue reading “Different Types of Headaches and What They Mean”


What is HIV and How Can You Help Prevent It?

Disease prevention is an important part of healthcare, but it is especially true when it comes to HIV, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can lead to serious health problems if left untreated. Here’s what you need to know about HIV and what you can do to prevent becoming infected yourself.  What is HIV? HIV … Continue reading “What is HIV and How Can You Help Prevent It?”


Ways You Can Prevent Skin Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, but it brings our focus to a health topic that deserves attention every month. With more than five million cases diagnosed each year, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Fortunately, it’s also the most preventable. Most skin cancers are caused by excessive exposure … Continue reading “Ways You Can Prevent Skin Cancer”


Key Things to Know About Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD, or autism for short) is a developmental disorder that affects communication, socialization, and behavior. While children are born with autism, its signs may not become noticeable until later in their development. For example: when they begin interacting with other children their age. If you’re wondering if your child could have autism, … Continue reading “Key Things to Know About Autism”


The Difference Between Seasonal Allergies and COVID-19 Symptoms

The arrival of warm spring temperatures, budding flowers, and longer daylight hours are making it easier and more pleasant to spend time outside. But with enjoyment of the great outdoors comes pollen and other possible airborne irritants. So how do you know if your new congestion, sneezes, cough, or lack of energy mean you have … Continue reading “The Difference Between Seasonal Allergies and COVID-19 Symptoms”