Welcome Fall

As we enter the fall months, children head back to school, our routines change, and it seems that our schedules once again become a bit more hectic.  As we prepare to take on these busy few months, here are some things to consider. 

Healthy Kids & Families            

Keep those hands clean!  Regular hand washing can dramatically reduce the passing of respiratory and gastrointestinal illness. Get in the habit of washing up after school, before eating, and after playing.

Be active. Adults and children that engage in regular, moderate exercise tend to be healthier than those who do not. Getting up and moving is one of the best habits to develop early on.

Sleep matters. Parents and children need their rest. Follow a routine of getting to bed and time.  And, disengage from those electronics at least 30 minutes before going to bed.  

Shots Matter

Everyone needs to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases.  From birth to adulthood, shots play an important role in keeping people healthy.  Shots (also known as immunizations or vaccinations) help prevent serious diseases like the measles, flu and tuberculosis (TB).  Talk to your primary health care provider to ensure that everyone in your family gets the shots they need including this year’s flu vaccine. 

Bike Safety

 

  • Children & adults should wear a proper-fitting bicycle helmet.  Always!
  • Respect all traffic lights and directional signs
  • Know and obey the “rules of the road.”
  • Wear bright colored-clothing to increase one’s visibility.  At night, wear white, light-colored and reflective gear!

 

 Enjoy the fall!

 

 

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At East Hill Family Medical, our mission is to ensure the availability and accessibility of quality health care for every individual.

Our highly professional and experienced staff is committed to high service standards, professional ethics and the protection of human rights. Our services are available to all persons regardless of age, marital status, or income level, and are always completely confidential.

Private insurance, private pay and Medicaid are accepted for all of our services. All of our services offer a sliding fee scale for those who qualify. At East Hill Family Medical, we are constantly striving to bring the very best health care services to our communities. We have locations in three different upstate NY areas, offering a range of services to people in each community.

 

 

East Hill Family Medical, Inc.is deemed a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) facility.

 

World AIDS Day 

 (Changes to December 1st STD Clinic)

Each December 1st  is World AIDS Day an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and started in 1988.

Globally an estimated 34 million people have HIV.  From 1981 to 2007, more than 25 million have died from the virus making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

World AIDS Day is important as it reminds the public and government officials that HIV has not gone away. There is still a vital need to increase awareness and improve education.

East Hill Family Medical is offering an STD/HIV testing clinic on Monday, December 1st from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in our reproductive health office located on the second floor of Metcalf Plaza (144 Genesee St.) in suite 201.  (Please note this clinic is replacing our regularly scheduled Monday night clinic for this day only.)

Know your status. Get tested.