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Last Week • Posted by Fidelis Care • in Health and Wellness, Men's Health, Women's Health
Anyone can get a sexually transmitted infection (STI) by being sexually active. Not all STIs have symptoms. Screening is important because you may not know that you're infected. If you have an STI, get treatment right away. It can help to prevent harmful long-term effects. You may also prevent giving the STI to others.
Last Week • Posted by Alan J. Wieder, MD, Medical Director • in Health and Wellness
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a painful condition that affects how food and fluids move through your intestines. IBS does not increase your risk of developing other intestinal conditions and is not life-threatening. IBS is also called irritable bowel, irritable colon, spastic colon, and nervous stomach.
3/25/2024 • Posted by Andrea Hurley-Lynch, LMSW, Fidelis Care HARP Clinical Director • in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, In The Community
As I reflect upon my life’s journey this Women’s History Month, I note several women who have influenced my career path. I am very blessed to have had a supportive mother, two grandmothers, and aunts who all prided themselves in working and caring for their families. They were active in the community and church as volunteers. I watched every single woman in my family hold a career and manage to take care of their household seamlessly. As a young girl, at every family event, I saw nurses, teachers, principals, researchers, political activists, and medical professionals all around me. Going to college was never a journey that I personally questioned. What I did question was, “What am I supposed to be?”
3/18/2024 • Posted by Rosanna Rojas, Fidelis Care Community Relations Manager • in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, In The Community
Resiliency defines my life. Throughout the years, I have drawn inspiration from phenomenal women who have modeled this quality for me and countless others. While in college, I had the privilege of meeting the acclaimed poet, Maya Angelou, and hearing her speak about overcoming enormous obstacles to create a life of which she was proud. Ms. Angelou survived segregation, racism, sexual abuse, and her own insecurities to inspire others to be their best selves. She used her talents and grit to become a civil rights activist and an accomplished author, professor, poet, director, and composer. Her message was one of love, hope, and courage. Ms. Angelou showed me how every person can rise from tragedy and hardship to live a meaningful life.
3/13/2024 • Posted by Fidelis Care • in In The Community, Social Determinants of Health, Women's Health
Fidelis Care Chief Medical Officer Dr. Vincent Marchello presented a $20,000 maternal health grant to Life of Hope in Brooklyn. The funding is one of nine grants awarded to community-based not-for-profit organizations that support maternal health and wellness across New York State. The grants, totaling $158,000, will assist these organizations that play a vital role in ensuring safe pregnancies and healthy babies – particularly for underserved, lower-income women and their families.
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