Health Blog

From Intern to Employee: Brittany Ruggero

Describe a little bit about your role and how you got there. I began with Cherry Health in August 2016 as a Master of Public Health (MPH) intern at Heart of the City Health Center Adult Medicine. After I completed one semester as an intern with Adult Medicine, I was offered the opportunity to continue Read More

The Whole Truth About the Flu & the Flu Vaccine

With so many myths about Influenza (Flu) and the flu vaccine; this is a good time to set the record straight so you can make the best decision to protect yourself, your family, and your community against Flu. What is the Flu and what is it not? Influenza is a respiratory illness caused by a Read More

How to Have a Happy (& Healthier!) Halloween

The kids look adorable in their costumes and are counting down the days until October 31! Are you ready for the sugar rush? With a little creativity, you can find fun ways to include some healthy options in the mix for trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. Try these five tips to make your Halloween festivities a Read More

How to Use Every Bit of Your Pumpkin

A good way to get your money’s worth in addition to being earth-friendly and reducing your food waste is to use as much of your food as possible. When we buy a pumpkin with the intent to carve it for a spooky jack-o-lantern we don’t always have a use for all the other parts. Here Read More

Grief After Losing a Pregnancy or Baby

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Here are some tips and resources to use to help cope with your loss. What is grief? Grief is the feelings you experience after the loss of a loved one or someone close to you. How do I deal with grief from the loss of my pregnancy/baby? Read More

6 Weight Loss Tips to FIT into your Schedule!

Your doctor tells you to lose weight. And you already know this, but it isn’t easy. The following statements may seem obvious, but they can work for you if you commit to a few: IF YOU DON’T BUY IT, YOU CAN’T EAT IT: Well duh! But it’s true. If it is not available in your Read More

Back to School: How to Avoid Backpack Injuries

Thousands of children each year suffer from a variety of backpack related injuries including back and neck pain, shoulder pain, muscle strains and spasms, nerve damage and headaches. These conditions are preventable with just a few quick tips: Check Weight: The total weight of the load should not exceed more than 10% of the child’s body Read More

Dealing with Burnout

Have you ever felt like you are running out of energy for life? I’m not talking about being tired after a long day, needing space after arguing with someone, getting stressed about bills, or worrying about what your boss thinks of you. I’m referring to a form of fatigue that creeps in slowly over time, Read More

The Importance of an Annual Preventive Visit

Most people think about going to their primary care provider’s office when they are sick, but did you know it’s also recommended to visit your health center, on average, once per year when you are healthy? This is commonly called a “yearly physical” or “annual preventive visit.” The goal of this visit is to promote Read More

Eyes on Digital Devices

Did you know that digital devices can negatively affect your vision? On average, Americans spend seven or more hours a day looking at their screens. Digital devices give off a high energy blue light that can contribute to many eye-related problems. This overexposure to blue light can lead to sleep problems, blurred vision, eye strain, Read More