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How to Manage Diabetes During Illness

Battling a cold, getting over an injury, or undergoing surgery is no fun for anyone. For people with diabetes, managing blood sugar is an extra concern. The stress of illness or injury can cause blood sugar to rise and make insulin less effective. This can lead to serious problems, including diabetic coma. Aaron “Parker” Banks, DO, St. Claire HealthCare Family Medicine physician shares what to do when illness strikes.

Suffer from heel pain? It could be plantar fasciitis.

Is stabbing heel pain stepping in the way of your daily activities? It could be plantar fasciitis. Learn more about this painful condition and treatment options with St. Claire HealthCare Podiatrist Colby Holmes, DPM.

Think You May Have the Flu?

If you have flu-like symptoms, you should stay home, treat your symptoms and avoid contact with others. Most people with the flu only experience mild illness and don’t need medical care or antivirals.

Get the Facts on Youth E-Cigarette Use

E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular among kids, teens and young adults. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that over 2 million middle and high school students had used e-cigarettes. While medical research is still being conducted on the long-term damage of e-cigarette use for adults, it is clear that e-cigarettes should not be used by children, teens, or young adults.

Gut Check Time

What is your ailing abdomen trying to tell you?

Breast Cancer Signs and Symptoms

At St. Claire HealthCare Breast Cancer Awareness is About More Than Just A Month. It’s about early detection and increased survival rates all year long.

5 Health Habits That Could Hurt You

Your health is a priority, so you try to take good care of yourself. But some habits that you think are healthy may actually be harmful. Here’s how to avoid five common mistakes.

Kidney Care 101

Did you know that starting in your mid-30s, kidney function begins to decrease? There are several steps you can take to help prevent kidney damage.

How To: Keep Backpacks from Causing Injury

How much should your child’s backpack weigh, and how can you prevent them from carrying too much? Stacy Border, PT, DPT, St. Claire HealthCare pediatric physical therapist shares her expertise in this blog.

How to Choose a Safe Backpack

How to choose the a safe backpack for back-to-school.