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Independence Day Office Hours

SCHC wishes you a safe and happy Independence week! All Sunshine Community Health Center locations will close on Monday, July 4th in celebration of our Independence Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th at 9:00 am. Please call 911 in the event of an emergency....

Practice UV Safety for Skin and Don’t Forget Your Eyes

Our skin is the largest organ in our body. Most often, we neglect it or take it for granted. But without resilient, healthy skin our muscles and internal organs are exposed to the sun’s harsh UV rays that can lead to burns and later, infections. UV safety month...

Water Safety for Toddlers – Tips Every Parent Should Know

The toddler years have the highest drowning risk because, for children and toddlers, water is a lovely medium for play. Little ones have no fear and don’t realize it can be a danger to them as well. It is up to parents and adults to ensure the safety of our...

Caregiving: A way to seek help

Caregiving can be a powerful and rewarding job, but it can be an enormous undertaking for one person to handle alone. Nobody is capable of worrying for another person twenty-four hours every day, seven days every week. The chances of burnout are high when caring for a...

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Anyone can have stress reactions after traumatic events like violence, war or combat, natural disaster, or assault. If these reactions don’t go away with time and interfere with your daily activities, you may have developed post-traumatic stress disorder...

Men’s Health and Safety

June is Men’s Health Month and National Safety Month. We also celebrate Father’s Day. While these are separate observances they all share a common thread, men. During this month, health care providers, public policymakers, the media, and individuals get the...

Memorial Day Office Hours

SCHC wishes you a safe and thankful Memorial Day weekend! All Sunshine Community Health Center locations will be closed on Monday, May 30th in remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31st at 9:00...

The Best Way to Treat Your Kids Cuts and Scrapes

Temperatures are rising, snow is melting, and summer is coming, yay! Our kids will be out of school, outside playing, exploring, and hopefully away from the computer screens. With warmer weather outside, we often see an increase in cuts and scrapes. Skin is the...

The Interesting Connection Between Our Minds and Bodies

Our mind plays a vital role in our physical health. The mind-body connection has been accepted and incorporated into healing practices for thousands of years in other cultures and parts of the world. It wasn’t until the rise of Western medicine in the 17th...

How Lack of Sleep Affects Your Weight

We all know that overeating can lead to weight gain. But did you know that you can also gain weight by not sleeping enough? Although many factors can affect your weight, poor sleep is also a risk factor for obesity. How does sleep loss lead to weight gain? Sleep is an...