November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and at Gulf Coast Health Center, we like to recognize the occasion by helping to raise awareness about lung cancer, the importance of lung cancer screenings, and the factors that could increase your risk of developing lung cancer.
Mental Health Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual event that takes place during the first week of October. The goal of the week is to raise awareness of mental health conditions, fight discrimination, and provide support to those affected by mental illness.
What is Mental Illness?
There are many different types of mental illness. The most common types are:
Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is a condition that causes people to see, hear or believe things that aren’t real. They may also have trouble thinking clearly, managing their feelings and relating to others.
Common Behaviors Associated With Mental Health Disorders:
How Can You Help Someone Cope With A Mental Health Disorder?
Mental Health Treatment At Gulf Coast Health Center
Did you know that Ovarian Cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in women? In fact, it is responsible for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and we want to do our part in raising awareness about this deadly disease
What is Ovarian Cancer and Who Does it Affect?
Different Types of Ovarian Cancer
Can You Prevent Ovarian Cancer?
Treatment Options for Woman With Ovarian Cancer
Early Cancer Detection With The Help of Gulf Coast Health Center
Consider the following signs of drinking too much caffeine to determine whether you might benefit from cutting back on your coffee and soda breaks. Gulf Coast Health Center is here to help you maintain healthy habits. Contact us today for a free consultation!
7 Signs You're Drinking Too Much Coffee (or Too Much Caffeine)
1. You Feel Anxious
2. You Have a Stomach Ache
3. You Feel Like Your Heart Is Racing
4. You're Running to the Bathroom Frequently
5. You Can't Sleep
6. You Feel Jittery
7. You're Getting Frequent Headaches
Nutritional Counseling and Wellness Checks Along the Gulf Coast
If you’ve branded yourself a “night owl” and find that you have a difficult time falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up feeling rested, we recommend starting with the following three tips to sleep better and have a healthier lifestyle.
3 Simple Things to Do Before Bed for a Healthier Lifestyle
1. Watch What and When You Eat and Drink
2. Get Bright Light Exposure During the Day
3. Unplug Early
Trouble Sleeping? Schedule a Checkup at Gulf Coast Health Center
Whether you suffer from chronic acne, hormonal breakouts, rashes, dry skin, eczema, or sensitive skin, skin problems can be frustrating, uncomfortable, and have a negative effect on a person’s self-esteem. If you find yourself struggling with skin concerns, consider the following tips to promote clear and healthy skin.
5 Tips for Clear and Healthy Skin
1. Eat a Healthy Diet
2. Stop Touching Your Face
3. Wash Your Face and Moisturize
4. Use Sunscreen
5. Choose Sensitive Skin Products
Dermatology Appointments at Gulf Coast Health Center
May is Arthritis Awareness Month, and the team at Gulf Coast Health Center is taking the opportunity to help educate our patients about arthritis while providing them with tips for living a healthier, more active, and less painful life with the condition.
Preventing and Managing Arthritis
5 Tips to Prevent or Manage Arthritis
1. Maintain a Healthy Weight
2. Exercise Regularly
3. Keep Your Blood Sugar in Check
4. Avoid Injury
5. Eat an Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Talk to a Doctor About Your Arthritis Risk and Management Plan
Stress gets a bad rap. No matter what, too much of it is usually a bad thing. However, some stress is actually good stress – also called eustress – and this type of stress can create meaning, flavor, and direction in our lives. So, while it’s important to manage your stress levels, you first need to understand the different types of stress and how they are helpful or harmful to you.
How Healthy Is Your Stress?
Healthy Stress vs. Unhealthy Stress: What's the Difference?
Healthy Stress (Eustress)
Managing Both Types of Stress in Your Life
Vision problems are not the only cause of headaches. However, they are a potential cause, and they’re more common than you might think. Throughout your lifetime, your eyes and vision will change. So, even though you have never needed glasses or had optical issues in the past, it does not necessarily mean that you won’t encounter these medical issues in the future.
How Are Headaches Related to Vision?
Symptoms of Eyestrain
When Eyestrain Is a Cause for Concern
Eye Conditions That Can Cause Eyestrain and Eye Pain
Eye Exams at Gulf Coast Health Center
Each February marks American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of heart health, ailments that affect the heart, and the things we can all do to improve our cardiovascular health and, subsequently, our quality of life and life expectancy as well.