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Meet your new captain: How Harbor Health Makes the Most out of Primary Care

It’s no secret that primary care works—that it leads to better value, better care, and a better experience for consumers. So why don’t more people use primary care providers (PCPs)?

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Meet your new captain: How Harbor Health Makes the Most out of Primary Care

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Empowering All People with Information About Breast Cancer
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Empowering All People with Information About Breast Cancer

October 23, 2023

As we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, we hope a mandate by the Food and Drug Administration this year (March 2023) will encourage more folks to get mammograms and have conversations with their primary care physicians about their risk of breast cancer.
Back-To-School Advice for Parents and Guardians from a Health Coach
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Back-To-School Advice for Parents and Guardians from a Health Coach

August 24, 2023

As families buy the school supplies, get the sports physicals, and plan school lunches, parents and guardians should remember their own back-to-school needs and habits. Young children and teenagers look to the adults in the home as role models, especially when it comes to habits. Taking care of your own health needs first will make it easier to help your children take care of theirs.
Managing Type 2 Diabetes: Joseph Dean’s Success Story
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Managing Type 2 Diabetes: Joseph Dean’s Success Story

November 20, 2023

When 61-year-old Joseph Dean moved to Central Texas in 2023, one of the first thing he did was look for a primary care physician. Fortunately for him, he found a team at Harbor Health that was prepared to help him on his health journey.
Harbor Health Coaches Add Value to Your Health Journey Every Step of the Way
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Harbor Health Coaches Add Value to Your Health Journey Every Step of the Way

June 12, 2023

At Harbor Health, our philosophy is to co-create health with our members. And that means you play an active role in your health journey with your dedicated health team, which includes a clinician, nurse, and health coach.
4 Spring and Summer Safety Reminders from Our Clinicians
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4 Spring and Summer Safety Reminders from Our Clinicians

May 02, 2024

The spring and summer seasons in Central Texas invite us to get outside for the warm days, lazy evenings, and endless adventures. But as the temperatures rise and students get out of school, we have a few reminders about warm weather fun to help keep you and your family safe.
Meet your new captain: How Harbor Health Makes the Most out of Primary Care
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Meet your new captain: How Harbor Health Makes the Most out of Primary Care

February 21, 2024

It’s no secret that primary care works—that it leads to better value, better care, and a better experience for consumers. So why don’t more people use primary care providers (PCPs)?
Are GLP-1 Weight Loss Medications Safe for People Over 65?
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Are GLP-1 Weight Loss Medications Safe for People Over 65?

February 28, 2024

GLP-1 weight loss drugs such as Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro, and Zepbound have grown in popularity to help people drop pounds quickly, but the medications could cause health concerns for those 65 years of age and older.
Seven Side Effects of Dehydration That May Surprise You
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Seven Side Effects of Dehydration That May Surprise You

August 09, 2023

Water makes up 60 percent of our total body weight and is involved in most chemical reactions in the body. When our body does not have the water it needs to function properly, dehydration is the result.
Getting Your Blood Pressure Under Control - When Is It Time for Medication?
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Getting Your Blood Pressure Under Control - When Is It Time for Medication?

March 21, 2023

Finding out you have high or low blood pressure can leave you with many questions, including whether you should take medication to get it under control. When you come to Harbor Health with blood pressure concerns, our health team spends time getting to know your health history and your health goals before creating a treatment plan.
Tips When Taking Antibiotics On How to Treat a Not-So-Fun Side Effect
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Tips When Taking Antibiotics On How to Treat a Not-So-Fun Side Effect

October 23, 2023

When you need to take an antibiotic to treat an infection, we encourage you to take proactive steps to prevent the diarrhea that often accompanies antibiotic therapy. Antibiotics can disrupt the balance between the good and bad bacteria in your gut, causing loose stools or diarrhea.
The Benefits of Establishing an Ongoing Relationship with Your Harbor Health Team
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The Benefits of Establishing an Ongoing Relationship with Your Harbor Health Team

February 13, 2024

Most people wait until they don’t feel well to go to a doctor, but establishing a relationship with a medical clinician when you’re not sick may allow you to optimize your health to its fullest.
Who Should Get a Flu Shot?
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Who Should Get a Flu Shot?

June 23, 2023

Flu season is here – are you ready for it? The season often runs from October-May, and the number of flu cases is already appearing to be on the rise.
Medication Safety Week - A Good Time to Consider a Medicine Check-up
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Medication Safety Week - A Good Time to Consider a Medicine Check-up

April 06, 2023

During Medication Safety Week, we remind you to be cautious about how you use and store your medications. Between 7,000 to 9,000 people die each year in the United States as a result of medication errors according to the National Institutes of Health.
How to Stop Holiday Stress from Impacting Your Health
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How to Stop Holiday Stress from Impacting Your Health

December 07, 2023

The holidays are often considered a joyous time of gathering with loved ones, but for some, the holidays evoke very different feelings. The thought of traveling or hosting a big gathering may fill you with stress. Some may feel the stress of being unable to reunite with loved ones. The holidays can bring a lot of mixed and intense emotions.
Teen Copes with Rare Condition with the Help of Art and Her Health Coach
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Teen Copes with Rare Condition with the Help of Art and Her Health Coach

October 18, 2023

17-year-oldhigh school senior, Camilla, has had periods of discomfort in her abdominal area since she was a young child. Her family thought she had a sensitive stomach and treated it with over-the-counter medication. As the pain continued and increased in her teenage years, Camilla saw a few physicians, but she never felt she had any real answers to what caused her pain.
Medications and Supplements that Don’t Always Mix Well with the Heat and Sun
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Medications and Supplements that Don’t Always Mix Well with the Heat and Sun

June 12, 2023

Summer provides a great opportunity to get active outdoors as part of a healthy lifestyle, but if you take any medications or supplements, you should be aware of the dangers heat and sun can pose to your health while taking them.
Choosing a PCP isn’t just a good idea—it may be a requirement
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Choosing a PCP isn’t just a good idea—it may be a requirement

April 08, 2024

Have you switched health plans recently? Then you may need to choose a Primary Care Provider (PCP) before your insurance company chooses one for you.
Menopause: Let’s Talk About It
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Menopause: Let’s Talk About It

March 26, 2024

Menopause is a normal and natural transition in a woman’s life, but it’s not something women always feel comfortable discussing with their primary care provider or even thinking about mentioning. We are here to shift that thinking. We are on a mission to offer the best individualized care to every woman during their post-reproductive years as well.
Developing Trust Between You and Your Doctor May Lead to Better Health Outcomes
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Developing Trust Between You and Your Doctor May Lead to Better Health Outcomes

March 20, 2023

At Harbor Health, we know your relationship with your doctor plays an important role in your successful health journey. When you visit one of our providers for the first time, he or she will begin building that relationship by spending a good amount of time truly getting to know you, your health history, and your health goals. As we collaborate with you on your health, we know trust between you and your physician is of utmost importance.
Preparing for COVID-19 in the cold and flu season
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Preparing for COVID-19 in the cold and flu season

June 20, 2023

Is it possible to have COVID-19 and the cold or flu at the same time? This is a common question we hear as we get into the thick of cold and flu season. Dr. Luci Leykum, our Chief Clinical Officer, recently shared insight for a WebMD article on this topic. Luckily, having more than one respiratory virus at the same time – while possible – is uncommon.
Men –  Take the Time to Take Charge of Your Health
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Men – Take the Time to Take Charge of Your Health

July 16, 2024

We’re challenging men to take the time to take charge of their health. Consider this list of overall men’s wellness advice.

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