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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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How much protein should you really be eating?

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare June 4, 2018 0 Comments Nutrition

A macronutrient essential to the muscle-building process, protein molecules are made up of amino acids, several of which are considered “essential”. This means that they cannot be synthesized naturally and have to be sourced from your diet. Because protein not only helps us build muscle, but is also stored in tissue and bone and used […]

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Do You Know the Signs of a Stroke?

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare May 18, 2018 0 Comments General Health

  When it comes to spotting the signs of stroke, seconds count. In fact, speedy stroke treatment can sometimes prevent serious, long-lasting damage that affects your ability to move, speak or think. Immediate stroke treatment could even save your life. What are the symptoms of a stroke?    A stroke occurs when blood flow to […]

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Alcohol Awareness Month

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

Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. The good news? We can all do our part to prevent alcohol misuse or abuse. Alcohol Awareness Month can make a big difference in helping spread the word about different strategies for preventing alcohol misuse/abuse and encourage […]

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Why Get a Colonoscopy?

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare March 29, 2018 0 Comments General Health

It’s the best way to screen for and prevent colorectal cancer Having a colonoscopy is not only the best way to catch colorectal cancer early when it is most treatable, but it can also prevent colorectal cancer from developing in the first place. Colorectal cancer starts as a small growth called a colon polyp. If colon […]

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Colonoscopy Prep Isn't as Bad as You Think

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare March 22, 2018 0 Comments General Health

If you’ve heard colonoscopy stories from your friends or relatives, chances are they’ve mentioned that the preparation, or “prep,” is the most unpleasant part of the exam. Although most people agree that consuming nothing but clear liquids and drinking a large amount of laxative liquid is not an ideal way to spend a day, you […]

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4 Reasons Why a Colonoscopy is Better than a DNA Test (Cologuard)

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare March 16, 2018 0 Comments General Health

In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  approved a non-invasive colorectal cancer screening test that can be done at home and mailed to a lab for analysis. The test, called Cologuard, looks for blood and DNA mutations in your stool that could indicate colorectal cancer. For people who are afraid of having a […]

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Who Should Get a Colonoscopy?

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare March 9, 2018 0 Comments General Health

A colonoscopy is an exam that can screen for and prevent colorectal cancer, which is the third most common cancer in men and women. But if you’ve never had a colonoscopy, or it’s been a while since your last exam, you may be wondering whether it’s time to have the test. You should have a […]

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Eating for a Healthy Heart

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare February 16, 2018 0 Comments Nutrition

When it comes to nutrition and eating for a healthy heart, some simple diet changes can improve your lipid numbers. Lipid labs are the labs your doctor orders to check the levels of cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, and your triglycerides. It’s important to know your numbers and to understand what those numbers means so […]

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Knowing Your Health Numbers Is Key

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare February 8, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Keep track of your numbers Individuals with pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes are likely to also have high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and high blood sugar. These individuals are also likely to be overweight/obese. These factors can play a major part in developing cardiovascular disease and other serious health conditions as time goes by. But […]

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