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July at The Grove

Jul 07, 2023
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In this newsletter, you will find information about our upcoming events from The Grove. Enjoy!


What Is Insomnia?  

Insomnia is a common problem. People with insomnia have trouble falling asleep or staying  asleep. A lack of sleep can cause people with insomnia to be sleepy during the day. Sometimes  insomnia only lasts for a short time. Or, it can last for a long time. Insomnia can affect your  work, school, social life, and health. Some conditions that can cause insomnia or make it worse  are depression, anxiety, allergies, and pain. Insomnia can also happen because of poor sleep  habits.  

How Is Insomnia Treated?  

Adults with insomnia may use over-the-counter or prescription medicine to help with sleep. But  over-the-counter sleep medicine (diphenhydramine [Benadryl]) can make insomnia worse in  kids. It’s best to look for the cause of insomnia before starting treatment with medicine.  Keeping a sleep diary for one to two weeks is a smart way to start. Tracking sleep times,  caffeine and alcohol intake, etc. can provide clues. Changing these behaviors might be all that’s  needed to help you sleep better. By maintaining good sleep habits (sleep hygiene), you may be  able to avoid taking medicine. In kids, sticking with a regular sleep schedule and a calming  bedtime routine can help.  


• Stick to a regular sleep schedule---even on weekends.  

• Get regular exercise---avoid exercise in the late evening.  

• Go to bed only when you are sleepy.  

• Put your worries away when you go to bed.  

• Do something relaxing and enjoyable before bedtime.  

• Make your bedroom quiet and comfortable.  

• Avoid large meals just before bedtime.  

• Use your bedroom only for sleep and sexual activity.  

• If you do not fall asleep within 15 to 20 minutes, get up and go to another room. Return  to bed only when you feel drowsy.  

• Remove your clock from sight.  

• Do not nap during the day. If you must nap, do so only for 30 minutes in the early  afternoon.  

• Avoid alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine.  

• Avoid frequent use of sedatives.  

• Spend time outdoors at the same time each day.  

• Have your pharmacist check your medicines, in case any of them keep you from sleeping.  

• Avoid bright lights from the TV, computers, video games, etc. before bed.  

What If Good Sleep Habits Don’t Help?  

If you or your child is still not getting a full night’s sleep, even with good sleep habits, you  should talk to your pharmacist or other health care provider. He or she will need to figure out the  cause of your insomnia. A medicine may be needed. Even if medicine is used for insomnia, you  should still keep up good sleep habits.  

PSA Brittany will be giving a FREE talk on Sleep at the YMCA on July 27th at 1215 pm stop by or will have details about live stream coming soon! 

REPAIR AND PREVENT with  - Clear lift

Whether you're looking to minimize acne scars from your teenage years, reduce hyperpigmentation and achieve a more even skin tone, diminish fine lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions, tighten loose skin anywhere on the body, or simply rejuvenate and revitalize your skin for a radiant glow, Clear Lift Laser can be your go-to treatment. It's non-invasive, safe for all skin types, and stimulates collagen production, ensuring a natural and youthful appearance. Together, we can customize a treatment plan that caters to your specific needs, helping you achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful skin for years to come.

Cardiometabolic Testing 

We are pleased to announce that we now offer in-office cardio metabolic lab testing as a new service to our patients. This comprehensive testing is designed to assess your risk factors for heart disease and metabolic conditions, providing valuable insights into your overall cardiovascular health.

If you are concerned about your heart health or have risk factors such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels, family history of heart disease, or metabolic disorders, our cardio metabolic lab testing can help evaluate your condition and guide appropriate management strategies.

To schedule an in-office cardio metabolic lab testing appointment, please call our clinic to set up a visit. Our staff will assist you in finding a convenient time slot for your test. It's important to note that scheduling is subject to availability and will be based on insurance benefit criteria.

During the cardio metabolic lab testing, our skilled healthcare professionals will perform a series of tests to assess your heart health and metabolic risk factors. These tests may include:

  1. Advanced Lipid Profile: This test measures your cholesterol levels, including total cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, triglycerides, and particle sizes. Abnormal testing can indicate an increased risk of heart disease.
  2. Blood Pressure Monitoring: We will measure your blood pressure to evaluate if it falls within the healthy range or if it is elevated, which can be a risk factor for cardiovascular problems.
  3. Blood Glucose and Insulin Testing: This test determines your blood sugar levels, which is crucial in assessing metabolic health and identifying potential risks for diabetes or prediabetes.
  4. Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculation: We will calculate your BMI to assess your weight status and evaluate if you are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease or metabolic conditions.
  5. Additional Tests: Depending on your specific risk factors and medical history, additional tests such as C-reactive protein (CRP) or HbA1c may be recommended to further assess your cardiovascular and metabolic health.

By undergoing our in-office cardio metabolic lab testing, you will benefit from:

  1. Early Detection and Prevention: Identifying risk factors early on can help prevent the development or progression of heart disease and metabolic conditions through lifestyle modifications, medication, and other interventions.
  2. Personalized Treatment Plans: Our medical team will use the results of your tests to create a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, focusing on reducing risk factors and optimizing your cardiovascular and metabolic health.
  3. Ongoing Monitoring: Regular cardio metabolic lab testing allows us to track your progress over time, ensuring that interventions and treatments are effective and making adjustments when needed.
  4. Expert Guidance: Our healthcare professionals have extensive experience in managing cardiovascular and metabolic health. They can provide you with guidance, education, and resources to make informed decisions about your health and well-being.

Please note that while cardio metabolic lab testing is an important tool in assessing your risk factors for heart disease and metabolic conditions, it is not a substitute for comprehensive medical evaluation and advice. If you have any concerns or questions, we encourage you to reach out to our clinic or consult with your provider.

Take control of your cardiovascular and metabolic health by scheduling an in-office cardio metabolic lab testing appointment today. Our dedicated team is here to support you on your journey towards improved heart health and overall well-being.

Glow by the Grove

Step into ultimate radiance with Glow - By The Grove! Prepare to unleash your inner glow, shining both inside and out. We've crafted a wellness and aesthetics brand that's as exceptional as YOU. Our team, led by Dr. Brittany Lob, DNP, FNP-C, is here to work their magic at our Coppell, Texas, office. With a range of minimally invasive aesthetic treatments, including anti-aging wonders and laser skin resurfacing. Want to discover which services are tailored just for you? Reach out to our office today and let us guide you on this luminous journey. We treat a multitude of skin conditions such as wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scaring, stretch marks, acne scars, eyelid hooding, and many more! We use a combination of lasers, Opus Plasma radiofrequency skin resurfacing, medical grade skin care, and botox/dysport to treat and prevent any of these issues. Oh, and don't forget to join us on our Instagram page @glow_by_thegrove. Plus, when you sign up for our rewards program HERE, prepare for a shower of perks, discounts, and even special financing. Get ready to glow like never before with Glow - By The Grove, where brilliance meets beauty!

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About Healthcare At The Grove

Healthcare at the Grove offers caring and affordable primary care for patients throughout their lifespan. Experienced family nurse practitioners Margaret Cusack, FNP, and Brittany Lob, DNP, FNP, have more than 30 years of collective experience in their field, and they lead a team of knowledgeable providers who deliver exemplary medical care in the Coppell, Texas, office. 

The Healthcare at the Grove team views each patient as a whole person, not a collection of symptoms. Through preventive care, they can help patients avoid many acute and chronic illnesses and even metabolic disorders.

The practice is also a reliable source of wellness care when you’re not feeling your best. From routine wellness exams and immunizations to intravenous (IV) nutritional therapy, supplements, and skin rejuvenation through Opus Plasma® and Harmony XL Pro ClearLift® treatments, the providers can help optimize your wellness in a variety of ways.  

The Healthcare at the Grove team is currently accepting new patients, and always welcomes returning patients. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.