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Blog Category: Living Well

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Living Well - 3 Min Read
Patient Story: Stephanie
The first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic were so hectic that Overlake Clinics Coordinator Stephanie never did schedule a mammogram. After COVID-19 cases began to fall, Stephanie started to catch up with her own medical care and scheduled a visit with Overlake Breast Health Center. She would later recognize this decision as the one that saved her life.
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Patient Story: Victor
Having recently retired, Victor and his wife spend most of their weekends entertaining friends, and they're loving it. Most importantly, Victor is glad that he's here to enjoy it. He knows now that he may not have been without regular cancer screenings.
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Patient Story: Sandy
In Sandy's youth, sunbathing was one of her favorite activities. As an adult, Sandy became much more aware of the repercussions of sun exposure. She now knows that regular skin cancer screenings are a must for her. A visit to Overlake Clinics – Dermatology revealed Sandy was right to be concerned.
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Call 988: U.S. Launches First 3-Digit Mental Health Hotline
On July 16, the mental health equivalent of 911 launched across the United States. You can now call or text 988 to be connected to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL). This service is confidential, free and available 24/7 for Americans dealing with mental health emergencies.
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Traveling with Diabetes: Know Before You Go
Planning to travel over the summer? If you have diabetes, you may wonder what to bring, how to travel with your supplies and medications, how travel will affect your glucose numbers, and what to do in an emergency. With a little planning, you can enjoy a safe and healthy trip.
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Stay Current on Health Screenings
“I haven’t seen a doctor for almost two years,” is a common sentiment that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people have put “non-essential” appointments on hold during the pandemic, causing delays in necessary preventive screenings.
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Radiation Oncologist Treats Rare Hand Condition
Dupuytren’s contracture is a rare, benign condition that affects tissue under the skin in the palm and fingers. If left untreated, it can lead to the inability to open the hand. Overlake radiation oncologist, Nicholas Serrano, MD, is one of only a few in the country who provides radiation treatment that can slow the progression of the disease.