Health and Wellness Education

An important aspect of providing a true medical home for our patients is serving as a health information resource. As a Lone Star Circle of Care patient, we want to ensure that you have the information you need to make wise decisions about your health, and also to increase your understanding about various health conditions that may affect you and your family. Below you can learn more about:

  • Asthma
  • Pediatric ADHD
  • Diabetes
  • Children’s Health and Wellness
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Family Planning
  • Pregnancy and Prenatal Health
  • Tobacco Cessation (Quitting Smoking)

Asthma

Have you been told that you or your child has Asthma? Asthma is a chronic disease that causes the airways – the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs – to become sore and swollen. It causes difficulty breathing, and symptoms include coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. In the United States, approximately 20 million people have asthma, and nearly 9 million of them are children. Children have smaller airways than adults, which makes asthma especially serious for them. Asthma affects about 1 or 2 kids out of every 10. Asthma can start at any age – even in a little baby or an adult – but it’s most common in school-aged children.

Asthma Education Resource:

Kids Health – Asthma Center

Pediatric ADHD

Have you been told that your child has ADHD? Make sure to talk about this with your health care professional. You can also learn more about this condition at the links below.

Pediatric ADHD Resources:

Kids Health – Hyperactivity
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

Diabetes

Do you have diabetes? Does a member of your family? If so, make sure that you learn all that you can about how to manage it. Your choices now will have a big impact on your health and happiness in the years ahead. The links below will give you good information, and make sure that you talk about it with your health care provider, too!

Diabetes Resources:

American Diabetes Association (ADA)
National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP)

Children’s Health and Wellness

Keep your children healthy and help them grow up strong.

Children’s Health Education Resource:

Kids Health – Growth and Development

Hypertension

Do you or your loved one have high blood pressure (also known as hypertension)? Did either one of your parents have heart or blood pressure problems? If so, make sure that you know your risks and how to take care of yourself to prevent the harm that high blood pressure can cause. Learn more by visiting the links below.

Hypertension Education Resource:

American Heart Association (AHA)

Family Planning

Learn about a variety of family planning topics, including information about women’s reproductive health, contraception, sexually-transmitted diseases, and adoption, as well as tips for parents on how to talk to children about sex.

Family Planning Education Resource:

US Department of Health and Human Services

Pregnancy and Prenatal Health

Learn about how to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby!

Prenatal Education Resource:

March of Dimes

LSCC Prenatal Classes:

Lone Star Circle of Care offers a class each month in which participants learn valuable information about what to expect throughout their pregnancy and delivery as well as tips on caring for newborns. For more information on these classes call 877-800-5722.

Tobacco Cessation

Do you smoke? Your health care provider has most likely encouraged you to stop using tobacco, as tobacco products are medically proven to be very harmful to your health. Are you interested in quitting? Start today! These resources can help you quit and stay that way.

Tobacco Cessation Education Resource:

Smokefree.gov