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Summer From The Grove

May 28, 2024
At The Grove, we believe everyone deserves to be heard, valued, and respected. At the Grove, we are here to partner with you on your health journey. We compiled information to help you stay informed and tips to help you reach your goals.

Dear Grove Community,

It is with genuine joy and a deep sense of responsibility that we embark on another season of caring for our beloved community. As summer unfolds its warmth upon us, we find ourselves eager to share vital insights and reminders to keep you and your loved ones safe and thriving.

  1. Sun Safety: As the days lengthen and outdoor activities beckon, it's crucial to approach sun exposure with caution and mindfulness. Sunscreen isn't just for beach days; it should be a daily habit. Opt for broad-spectrum protection with an SPF of 30 or higher, and reapply every two hours, especially after swimming or sweating. Don't forget about protective clothing, hats, and seeking shade during peak sun hours to shield your skin from harmful UV rays.

  1. Swim Safety: With the allure of pool parties and refreshing dips, it's essential to prioritize water safety. Ensure all family members, especially children, are equipped with appropriate swimming skills or flotation devices. Pool barriers and covers are critical for preventing unsupervised access, and designated lifeguards add an extra layer of protection during communal swims.

  1. Annual Physicals: Amidst the leisurely pace of summer, seize the opportunity to invest in your long-term health by scheduling your annual physical exam. Regular check-ups allow our dedicated team to assess your overall well-being, address any emerging concerns, and tailor personalized preventive care plans to support your wellness journey.

  1. Mosquito Safety: While summer evenings beckon with their enchanting twilight, they also bring out the buzzing nuisances known as mosquitoes. Protect yourself and your family from itchy bites and potential mosquito-borne illnesses by eliminating standing water around your home, using insect repellents containing DEET or picaridin, and wearing long sleeves and pants during peak mosquito activity.

  1. Allergies in Texas: The Lone Star State isn't just renowned for its vast landscapes and warm hospitality; it's also notorious for its potent allergens. From oak and cedar pollen to ragweed and mold spores, Texas presents a formidable challenge to allergy sufferers. Stay ahead of seasonal allergies by monitoring pollen counts, keeping windows closed during high-pollen days, and investing in air purifiers to create a sanctuary of relief indoors.

  1. Healthy Eating Habits: As the bounty of summer harvests graces our tables, let's celebrate the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables that nourish our bodies and delight our taste buds. Embrace the vibrant colors and flavors of seasonal produce like juicy watermelons, succulent tomatoes, and crisp cucumbers to create wholesome meals that fuel your body with essential nutrients and hydration.

In every season and circumstance, The Grove Family Practice remains steadfast in our commitment to providing compassionate, comprehensive care to our cherished community. Your well-being is not just our profession; it's our privilege and honor.

-The Grove Staff

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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.