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Preparing young sledders for the season

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare December 13, 2018 0 Comments General Health

It’s sledding season! Sledding is a winter tradition that seems pretty straightforward, right? You go to the top of a hill, sit on a sled and enjoy the fresh air on your face as you glide down. But, if you have ever been fallen off a sled mid-hill or endured a crash landing, you know […]

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Benefits of Controlling Type 2 Diabetes with Diet and Exercise

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare November 1, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Many people who have Type 2 diabetes use medication to control high blood sugar levels. But although medication can play an important role in Type 2 diabetes management, it may be possible to lower blood sugar levels by making lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise. What causes Type 2 diabetes? If you have Type […]

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3 Reasons to Schedule Your Mammogram Today

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare October 2, 2018 0 Comments General Health

According to the American Cancer Society, women in the United States have a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer at some point in their lives. Although this statistic may sound scary, having a regular mammogram can help your doctor detect breast cancer in its earliest stages — when it is most treatable, and […]

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Identifying Signs of Skin Cancer

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare September 20, 2018 0 Comments General Health

These days, just about everyone knows about the importance of protecting their skin from exposure to ultraviolet light to lower the risk of developing skin cancer. But how do you identify signs of skin cancer? And what symptoms should prompt a visit to your healthcare provider? Skin Cancer Risk Factors Knowing your skin cancer risk […]

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Falls Prevention!

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare September 10, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Falls Prevention Is Important Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls can be costly, both in quality of life and dollars. However, falling is not an inevitable part of the aging process. Through practical lifestyle […]

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Is Prostate Cancer Screening Right for You?

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare September 6, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men after skin cancer. Although prostate cancer can be serious, it is often treatable — especially when it is found early. The problem is that some men who have prostate cancer do not recognize the symptoms — or do not have any symptoms at all — […]

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4 Reasons Well Child Checkups Are Still Important for Older Kids

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare August 30, 2018 0 Comments Family Medicine

When your child was an infant and toddler, you probably made frequent trips to the pediatrician’s office for well-child checkups. But although well-child checkups become less frequent as your child grows up, they are still important to your child’s health and well-being. Here are four reasons why well-child checkups are important — even for older […]

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5 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Joints Healthy

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare August 24, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Healthy joints can help you stay mobile as you age. Although you may not be able to completely prevent injury or avoid health conditions such as arthritis, there are some things you can do to safeguard your joints throughout your life. Here are a few steps you can take: Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight places […]

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4 Things You Can Do to Lower Your Stroke Risk

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare July 19, 2018 0 Comments General Health

According  to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 795,000 Americans have a stroke each year. What’s more, 140,000 of those Americans – nearly 20 percent – die as a result of their strokes, and many stroke survivors develop long-term disabilities that cause problems with speech, movement, and their ability to think. […]

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Breast cancer screening guidelines by age

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare June 14, 2018 0 Comments General Health

There’s no doubt that having regular mammograms is the best way to detect breast cancer. However, you may be wondering when you should start having mammograms and how often you should have one. Talk to Your Doctor You should start by talking to your healthcare provider about when you should have a mammogram. When you should have […]

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