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8/3/2023 • Posted by Meg McCarthy, BSN, RN-IBCLC, Fidelis Care Supervisor of Case Management – High Risk OB and NICU • in Health and Wellness, Women's Health
August is National Breastfeeding Month, a time to raise awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding to mothers and babies. Lactation Consultant Meg McCarthy, BSN, RN-IBCLC, Fidelis Care’s Supervisor of Case Management – High Risk OB and NICU, shares information and tips to educate women about breastfeeding and whether it’s right for them.
8/2/2023 • Posted by Fidelis Care • in In The Community
As a health insurance company committed to providing access to quality, affordable healthcare, Fidelis Care is proud to celebrate National Health Center Week from August 6 to 12. This annual event honors the vital role that Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) play in improving the health and well-being of underserved communities. During this week, we express our gratitude to the doctors and staff who work tirelessly to bridge the healthcare gap and ensure no one is left behind.
8/1/2023 • Posted by Dr. Sharon McLaughlin, Medical Director • in Health and Wellness, Immunizations
Vaccines play a crucial role in protecting against severe illnesses and reducing their spread across communities. Childhood immunizations protect against serious diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, polio, Hepatitis A and B, and more. These vaccines protect children and allow them to enter into adulthood with less risk of serious health complications.
7/26/2023 • Posted by Fidelis Care • in Children's Health, Health and Wellness, Immunizations
Fidelis Care and the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) have partnered to encourage parents and caregivers to schedule well child visits and keep their children up to date with required immunizations ahead of the 2023-24 school year.
7/20/2023 • Posted by Dr. Patrice Reives-Bright, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Fidelis Care Senior Medical Director • in Health and Wellness, Mental Health
Mental health is essential for everyone, regardless of background or ethnicity. Minority communities, however, face unique challenges in regard to mental health. That's why National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, observed in July, serves as an important reminder to prioritize the well-being of all individuals, particularly those who belong to marginalized and underserved communities.
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