March is both National Nutrition Month and Colon Cancer Awareness Month. We combined the two in this article to let you know what you should be eating more of and less of to keep your colon healthy. The American Cancer Society reports that the links between diet, weight, exercise and colorectal cancer risk are some
Health Tip of the Month Archives
March is National Nutrition Month! We are excited to announce that throughout the month, Valley-Wide will be providing lots of resources to help you and your family eat healthier foods, plan your meals, and provide education on what to look for to make healthier decisions. The theme of the materials you will see throughout the
Although both viral infections and bacterial infections may have you feeling under the weather, they respond to treatment very differently. Both viruses and bacteria can cause sinus and ear infections. Viruses most likely cause bronchitis, common colds, runny nose, sore throat (except for strep), and the flu. Unlike bacterial infections, which respond to antibiotics, viruses
Cough is the most common illness-related reason for outpatient visits. Acute bronchitis, also known as a chest cold, is characterized by a cough, with or without sputum production and most often caused by a viral infection. Other symptoms can include fever, runny nose or congestion, sore throat, headache and muscle aches. Studies have shown that
Dear Arkansas Valley Communities: With the closing of one of the longest operating private healthcare facilities in the Arkansas Valley, Loma Vista Medical Center, many will soon need to find a new Primary Care Provider and Medical Home. As a Community Health Center, Valley-Wide Health Systems provides services to all community members, not just to
If you recently had an appointment with a Valley-Wide Health Systems provider, you were likely offered a free HIV test. Currently, Valley-Wide is offering this free and voluntary test annually to any established Valley-Wide patient ages 15-64. This test is also offered more frequently to those patients who are at higher risk of getting HIV.
How can you know if you have influenza? Common symptoms of influenza are fever, headache, muscle aches, cough, sore throat, and a runny nose. Your healthcare provider can swab your nose to detect influenza. Sometimes this may not be needed if you have classic symptoms during flu season. What is Influenza? Influenza is a virus
Valley-Wide Health Systems (Valley-Wide) wants everyone to receive the health care they need and deserve. In addition to our clinics, Valley-Wide has an outreach team that provides health screenings and information about financial assistance programs and services in many local communities including those in agriculture. Barriers that sometimes prevent people from getting the care they
Breast cancer is a frightening but treatable cancer. It is important to detect it early so that it can be cured and/or treated in the least invasive way possible. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, and the leading cause of cancer death in women. Mammograms are the single thing most likely to
Chronic diseases such as diabetes can present a lot of difficulties for individuals. They need to worry about controlling their sugar, taking their medications, keeping their appointments, watching their diet, and the list goes on and on. However, one thing we don’t often talk about is literally right under our diabetic patients’ noses: their gums!