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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”


Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Now Available from YourTown Health

YourTown Health, a non-profit network of seven Community Health Centers, is now offering free at-home COVID-19 test kits to all community members and existing YourTown Health patients. The mission of this program is to bring an additional level of access and convenience to the community at large. Each person is allowed two boxes of tests, and … Continue reading “Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Now Available from YourTown Health”


What Is a COVID Booster Shot and Why Is It Important?

Research on the COVID-19 pandemic is continually being updated, making it crucial to stay current and safe. Since August 23, 2021, the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been fully FDA approved, while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines remain approved under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). All three vaccines can be safely used to protect … Continue reading “What Is a COVID Booster Shot and Why Is It Important?”


How to Bring in the New Year Safely

Along with any other personal resolutions you may have already made, one thing to keep front-of-mind as we welcome a new year is to care for your own health and safety. Here are a few ideas from the caring team at YourTown Health that can help you prioritize these two things well into 2022 and … Continue reading “How to Bring in the New Year Safely”


How to Safely Celebrate the Holidays During the COVID-19 Pandemic

For the second year in a row, it appears the COVID-19 pandemic may affect how we gather and celebrate during the holiday season. While cases have reportedly dropped since early September, exercising caution will still keep us healthiest.  Fortunately, there are ways you can enjoy the holidays while keeping your risk of COVID-19 low. Get … Continue reading “How to Safely Celebrate the Holidays During the COVID-19 Pandemic”


Ways You Can Prevent Diabetes

Diabetes is common and affects more than 10% of the U.S. population. While type 1 diabetes is diagnosed during childhood and can’t be prevented, type 2 diabetes often can. Even if you have risk factors such as a family history, here’s what you can do to identify and control your risk of developing type 2 … Continue reading “Ways You Can Prevent Diabetes”


Celebrities Who Have Received the COVID-19 Vaccine

Hearing reassuring stories from people you trust and admire can help ease your anxiety about almost everything. When you see familiar faces who have gotten through the other side of trouble, your own fears may subside. Especially when it comes to getting vaccinated.  We at YourTown Health are caring members of your community — not … Continue reading “Celebrities Who Have Received the COVID-19 Vaccine”


Preventing COVID-19 This Fall: What You Can Do to Help Stop the Spread in Our Community

We’ve been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic for over a year now. And during that time, we’ve learned plenty about the spread of disease, plus what it’s like to live life in unexpected times. We’ve also been hit with new information about the virus, and safety steps to take, almost every single day.  All of … Continue reading “Preventing COVID-19 This Fall: What You Can Do to Help Stop the Spread in Our Community”