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Boost Your Child's Summer With Reading

As a parent, you want the best for your child, and one simple way to boost their development is through reading. With summer just around the corner, it's the perfect time to dive into books. Here are a few ways to encourage reading in your kid's summer schedule!

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COPC Services to Keep You Active and Moving this Spring

Warmer weather is on its way! When you are getting out and about, taking more walks, running, or just getting things done, you don't have to look far for expert help if the pain comes your way. COPC has services for patients 12 years and older to diagnose and treat sports and activity-related injuries to improve your functionality and quality of life.

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Love Your Workout: 3 Steps to Embrace an Active Lifestyle and Enjoy Exercise

Did you know sitting on the couch for long periods of time can impact your health? A "couch potato" or inactive lifestyle can cause chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and even increase feelings of depression or anxiety. The good news is that YOU are in control of your lifestyle! You can shift your daily activities to meet your exercise needs by doing things you enjoy!

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Holiday “Dos” To Prevent The Spread Of The Flu

As we enter the holiday season, looking forward to spending time with friends and family, it is essential to remember that it is also flu season. So, as you enjoy holiday meals and parties, remember these simple steps to decrease your risk of becoming sick with the flu.

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Preventing Heart Disease Through The Foods You Eat!

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most ethnic and racial groups in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one person dies every 34 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease.

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MyChart is Here!

Central Ohio Primary Care is excited to switch to the Epic electronic health record system! This will improve our patient care by giving you better access to your provider, improving doctor-to-patient communication, and giving you access to the MyChart app! Learn which app to download on your desktop or smartphone and how to setup your account.

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How To Help Your Student Manage Their Diabetes At School

For a child or teen with diabetes, the things they need to thrive at school look different. Here is a checklist to help you navigate the next steps in advocating for your student's support in managing their diabetes at school.

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Why You Should Get a Flu Shot

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Talking With Your Doctor in Your 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s

Knowing what to ask your doctor can be challenging. While your provider is always there to answer all of your medical questions, it is important to understand what to ask based on your age. Below are topics you should discuss with your doctor while in your 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s.

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Incorporating Oils and Spreads

Discover how you can make heart healthy choices when it comes to including oils and spreads in your diet!

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Nutritious Back-To-School Meal & Snack Ideas

Research on childhood nutrition shows that a well-balanced diet supports brain development, strengthens bones, and boosts immunity.

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Treating Poison Ivy

Being outside is a staple of summer. Whether it's hiking, working in your garden, or maintaining your flower bed your time outdoors increases two-fold throughout the warm weather months. But a pesky problem arises the more time you spend in the outdoors - coming into contact with poison ivy. Exposure to poison ivy can cause contact dermatitis. The severity of the reaction can decrease if you have had mild reactions in the past. Urushiol is the substance that causes the reaction. Exposure can occur through touching the leaves of the plant, touching something that has urushiol on it (animals, tools, etc), or breathing in smoke when plants are burned.

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