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The main office in Murfreesboro is now open Saturdays from 8am - 4pm.

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May 2015 
Dear Friends,

Spring is finally here - and warmer weather is just around the corner.  Read on for tips and information about healthy living this Spring.
Be Sun Safe
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning. There are many ways to protect your skin from harmful UV radiation:
  • Limit the amount of time you spend in direct sun, especially when the sun's rays are most intense, generally from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wear protective clothing when you're out in the sun, including long sleeves; sunglasses; and a hat that shades your face, neck, and ears.
  • Wear sunscreen with broad spectrum protection and an SPF of 30 or higher on all skin that isn't covered.
  • Protect your skin even on cool or cloudy days.
Camp Physicals - $30
Does your child need a sports or summer camp physical?  We offer affordable and convenient pre-participation physicals.  Call today - same day appointments are often available. 615-893-9390.

Spring Check-Up

Monday, May 11 is National Women's Check-Up Day and kicks off National Women's Health Week. The day is dedicated to encourage women to visit their health care professionals to receive or schedule check-ups. National Women's Health Week encourages women to take simple steps to live a healthier life:

  • Make an appointment with your health provider for a check-up, vaccination, or test. Schedule at least one health screening during May 2015.
  • Write down a list of questions to ask your health provider about your health. Take it with you to your appointment, and write down the answers.
  • Tell your health provider if you have noticed any changes in your body, lifestyle, habits, or work that may require changes in medicines, screenings, and health routines.
Healthy Eating
Limiting added sugars in your family's diet is a great start to healthy eating this summer.  Here are 10 tips from the USDA on how to cut back on your kid's sweet treats.
T he Big Payback
Save the date!  

The Primary Care & Hope Clinic is participating in The Big Payback, a community-wide, online giving day hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee on
May 5, 2015.
This charitable giving day will help our organization raise much-needed unrestricted dollars and celebrate the good work of all Middle Tennessee nonprofits. For 24 hours, beginning at 12 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, donors can make gifts to
participating nonprofits. We will be eligible for incentives, bonuses and additional prizes throughout the day so your gift would be greatly appreciated. Click here to visit our donation page.

The Primary Care & Hope Clinic is a non-profit community health center, providing quality, affordable primary and preventative health care services to families in Middle Tennessee.  TennCare, Medicare and most private insurance accepted.  Uninsured patients can qualify for a sliding fee discount.  For an appointment or more information on our services call 615-893-9390.  Click here for more information.