FNP-BC, MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Master of Science, Nursing
In April, 2014, Greenville Medical Clinic (GMC) opened its doors with a philosophy, a goal, and far more dedication than working capital! For Toni Silver, owner and Family Nurse Practitioner (advanced-practice registered nurse) GMC fulfilled a lifetime dream...
Got diabetes? Diet's important, as you well know...but so are things like exercise and other lifestyle habits that impact "Diabetes Management." Without this management, you could experience serious long-term complications such as heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, amputation, nerve damage or male impotence.
While almost 8% of the population already suffer from diabetes, the numbers keep increasing.... with obesity being a major contributor. Preventing diabetes is, of course, the best course of action. Too late? Well then it's NOT too late to choose a lifestyle to help save your sight, legs, kidney, relationships and joy of life! Talk to us, we can help!
If you're not clear on the definition of diabetes or the two specific types, be sure to read our Greenville Medical Clinic Spring Newsletter that defines diabetes in simple terms. And if you ever suspect you have symptoms of diabetes, visit us. We'll run simple blood work to ease your mind and help you determine any necessary next steps. In the meantime, here's what you need to be on the lookout for.
As many of you know, Saturday (April 18) marked the one-year Anniversary celebration of Greenville Medical Clinic. To honor this special occasion, we hosted a Free Community Health Fair….open to adults and children of all ages from neighboring communities around Greenville.
I can’t say enough wonderful things about the event, the activities, and the amazing turnout we had…lasting well into the afternoon on a surprisingly and unexpectedly sunny day (Thank You, God!)
Many of you had blood work done and were tested for Blood Sugar (Diabetes)…or even Blood Pressure. Others stopped by our free Health Fair just for the fun of it, enjoying heathy snacks and especially, the popular Mango Smoothies prepared by Nutritionist Dianne Laxton, and the delicious Spinach Dip and other healthy snacks, whipped up by Carolyn/Kelly Biondo. Twisted balloons, and the antics of Buttons The Christian Clown delighted both parents and children alike (Jim is a truly great person who not only was the hit of the Fair, but typically gives his “Clowning” proceeds to the Missions. A good Christian, indeed.).
Because colds and flu share the same symptoms, it can be hard to tell the difference between the two. Flu is generally worse than the common cold.
Here's how you can tell the difference
Cold Symptoms Fever: Rare Headache: Rare Aches and Pains, Slight Fatigue and Weakness: Sometimes Extreme Exhaustion: Never Stuffy nose, Sneezing: Common Sore throat: Common Cough: Mild to moderate, hacking
Treatment Antihistamines and decongestants
Prevention Wash hands and avoid touching your face.
Flu Sumptoms Fever: Usual, can range from 100 DEG to 102 DEG and last 3-4 days Headache: Common Aches and Pains: Usual, Often Severe Fatigue and Weakness: Usual, can last 2-3 WKS Extreme Exhaustion: Usual, at Beginning of Illness Stuffy nose, Sneezing: Sometimes Sore throat: Sometimes Cough: Common, can become Severe. Treatment See your Health Care Provider for Antiviral medications. Prevention Get an annual FLU vaccination at Greenville Medical Clinic
Sources: FluView: Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance Network, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Institutes of Health
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50-C Parkins Mill Rd, Greenville, SC 29607
Always welcome: 864.987.9919
The better we understand your symptoms and issues the better we can treat you and speed recovery.
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