mental health
Feb 23 2024

How you can support your child’s mental health when they’re away from home

Family Caregiving

Millions of children and teens in the U.S. live with mental health conditions like ADHD, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders. These conditions and their symptoms can be successfully managed by working with experienced mental health providers. But how do you ensure that your children are getting the care and support they need when they’re... Read More

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Travel health
Feb 19 2024

Travel health: How to be prepared for illness or injuries while you’re away from home

Travel Health

International travel is rebounding to pre-pandemic levels. By May 2023, 36,270,571 American citizens traveled from the U.S. to destinations overseas, a year-over-year increase of more than 35%.  By July, overseas departures reached pre-pandemic levels. While Europe was a top destination, a growing number of people also traveled to Africa, the Middle East, and South America.... Read More

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helping older relatives with healthcare
Jan 24 2024

The time to prepare to help older relatives with healthcare is well before they need help

Family Caregiving

For most Americans, caregiving for an older loved one will be part of their future. Whether you’re helping aging parents, an older spouse or partner, siblings, or other loved ones, it’s wise to make preparations long before a healthcare crisis thrusts you into the role of caregiver. The goal is to be well positioned to... Read More

Diabetes complications
Jan 19 2024

A prevention plan for diabetes complications

Disease Management

Type 2 diabetes affects more than 38 million American children, teens, and adults, with more than 8 million of those people unaware they’re living with the disease. A recent study projects that globally, cases of all types of diabetes will increase from half a billion to 1.3 billion by 2050, with type 2 diabetes making... Read More

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Dec 20 2023

Happy holidays from all of us at PinnacleCare

Holiday

Wishing you a healthy, happy holiday filled with joy and hope. We look forward to continuing to support your health needs in 2024. Warmest wishes, The PinnacleCare Team Read More

second opinions
Dec 5 2023

Understanding the different types of second opinions

Second Opinion

A second opinion can be a valuable tool in many situations. You may want to consider seeking a second opinion when: You’ve been diagnosed with a serious or complex health problem You’ve received a recommendation for non-emergency or elective surgery You’ve been diagnosed with a rare condition Your diagnosis is unclear There’s more than one... Read More

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sleep
Nov 21 2023

Not getting enough sleep can negatively affect your children’s health

Family Caregiving

As a parent or caregiver, you probably have first-hand experience with how cranky, distracted, and out of sorts your children get when they miss an hour or two of sleep. What you might not know is that when children consistently don’t get enough sleep, it can affect their physical and mental health and their development.... Read More

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emergency room
Nov 7 2023

Tips to help you prepare for a trip to the emergency room

Health Risk Management

The hospital’s emergency room is not a place you plan to end up, but each year in the U.S. people make 139.8 million visits to ERs across the country, seeking care for a wide range of injuries and illnesses. The best way to deal with what can be a very stressful experience is to plan... Read More

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migraine
Oct 17 2023

Migraine is more than a bad headache

Disease Management

While migraine is a type of headache, it can cause more severe symptoms and different symptoms than an occasional headache brought on by tension or eye strain and can occur more frequently. Migraine is a neurological condition that can be disabling for some of the 10% of women and men around the world who live... Read More

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adult adhd
Oct 3 2023

What are the signs of ADHD in adults?

Healthy Living

While more than six million children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the condition is also being diagnosed in a growing number of adults. A 2020 systematic review and meta-analysis found that worldwide, an estimated 2.8% of adults are living with ADHD, although researchers believe that the condition is... Read More

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