National Health Center Week 2015

Crossroads Family Care Celebrates National Health Center Week 2015

This event is Part of National Campaign Celebrating 50 Years of Success in Healthcare Delivery

August 10, 2015 Crossroads Family Care is marking National Health Center Week 2015 (NHCW) with a Back to School Health Fair, as part of a weeklong campaign (August 9-15) to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers. The national celebration comes on the heels of new data that shows health centers now serve over 24 million people (or one in 14 Americans) as the largest and most successful system of primary healthcare.

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Back to School Health Fair

August 10th-14th is National Health Center Week and we’re celebrating with a Back to School Health Fair with giveaways and prizes. Schedule a well-child exam, immunization, sports physical, dental exam and cleaning or all 4 and your child will be entered into a drawing for a backpack filled with school supplies. There will also be a Children’s Art Contest.

We will have drawing supplies in the waiting rooms throughout the week. Winners will be displayed in the lobbies at the clinic, and two grand prizes will be given.

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East Texas Health Clinic Unveils New Name

On July 6, 2015, Mt. Enterprise Community Health Clinic and the Rusk County Community Health Center will celebrate its new name as Crossroads Family Care. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10:00am at the Henderson location at 1115 US Hwy 259 South. An Open House will follow with free snow cones, popcorn, and hot dogs. The Mt. Enterprise location will celebrate with an open house at 3:00pm at 106 W. Rusk St. with a Ribbon Cutting at 3:30pm that same day. Since 2008, the clinic has offered quality, affordable health care in Rusk County and the surrounding communities. The organization felt that the new identity would bring the two locations together under one cohesive name and look.

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Allergies

Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance — such as pollen, bee venom or pet dander — that doesn’t cause a reaction in most people.

Your immune system produces substances known as antibodies. Some antibodies protect you from unwanted invaders that could make you sick or cause infection.

When you have allergies, your immune system makes antibodies that identify a particular allergen as harmful, even though it isn’t. When you come into contact with the allergen, your immune system’s reaction can inflame your skin, sinuses, airways or digestive system.

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Arthritis

Arthritis facts

  • Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints.
  • Symptoms of arthritis include pain and limited function of joints.
  • Arthritis sufferers include men and women, children and adults.
  • A rheumatologist is a medical arthritis expert.
  • Earlier and accurate diagnosis can help to prevent irreversible damage and disability.

What is arthritis? What causes arthritis?

Arthritis is a joint disorder featuring inflammation. A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet. A joint functions to move the body parts connected by its bones. Arthritis literally means inflammation of one or more joints.

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