Minority Disparities in Healthcare | Valley Health Monday Health Minutes

In this episode we’ll discuss: -What obstacles exist to minorities getting needed healthcare? -What tools can help increase access to healthcare for minorities? -How does relating to your provider make a difference in your healthcare? Melanie Shafer discusses the disparities in life that can prevent minorities from getting necessary healthcare with Dr. Leonard White. #healthdisparities […]

Childhood Obesity | Valley Health Monday Health Minutes

Millions of our children are struggling with obesity. In this episode we’ll discuss: – What determines if a child is obese? – What part does family lifestyle play in childhood obesity? – Do doctors recommend medication or surgery to help obese children? Melanie Shafer discusses childhood obesity with Dr. Michael Amos. #obesity #childhoodobesity #bariatricsurgery #weightloss […]

Nausea & Vomiting in Pregnancy | Valley Health Monday Health Minutes

In this episode, we’ll discuss: -What is normal nausea and vomiting in pregnancy? -What lifestyle changes can I make to reduce nausea and vomiting while I’m pregnant? -What medications can help with nausea and vomiting in pregnancy? Feeling nauseated is not fun but often happens in pregnancy. Melanie Shafer discusses what is expected and what […]

Suicide Awareness & Prevention | Valley Health Monday Health Minutes

In this episode, we will discuss the following: -What are the signs someone is thinking of suicide? -How can I start a conversation about my loved one having suicidal thoughts? -What should you do if you think a loved one is thinking of suicide? Melanie Shafer discusses some of the warning signs someone is considering […]

Community Health | Valley Health Monday Health Minutes

In this episode, we’ll discuss: – What is community health? – What impacts the health of a community? – How is Valley Health addressing healthcare disparities? Community health is more than just the number of doctor offices in the area. Melanie Shafer discusses community health with Valley Health Systems Inc. President and CEO Steve Shattls. […]

ER vs. QuickCare | Valley Health Monday Health Minutes

In this episode we discuss: Melanie Shafer talks with Family Medicine Doctor David Whitmore about the differences between QuickCare and Emergency Room visits and how to choose. If you need help determining where to go for medical care, this discussion will provide valuable insights to guide your decision. Keep watching for some practical tips and […]

Managing Panic Attacks | Valley Health Monday Health Minutes

In this episode, we discuss: Panic attacks can be debilitating. Melanie Shafer discusses the signs of a panic attack and what you can do to manage and even prevent panic attacks with Licensed Clinical Social Worker Mikaela Whitlow. #panicattack #anxiety #mentalhealth #valleyhealth

Managing Holiday Stress & Eating | Valley Health Monday Health Minutes

The holidays are very stressful! It is easy to get off track with eating and managing expectations and responsibilities. Dr. Michael Amos offers tips on how to navigate the holidays with healthy eating and stress management. #valleyhealth ยท #holidaystress #holidays #stresseating

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