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Alcohol Awareness Month

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare April 4, 2019 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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Colonoscopy Prep Isn't So Bad

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare March 28, 2019 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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Your Colonoscopy Questions

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare March 14, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Going in for a colonoscopy might not be anyone’s idea of a fun way to spend an afternoon, but it’s something that everyone over the age of 50 should do. Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer in the U.S. and one of the leading causes of cancer death among both men and women. The […]

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Who Should Get a Colonoscopy?

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare February 28, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Colonoscopies Are An Important Step To Preventing The Third Leading Cause Of Cancer In Men and Women 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 […]

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Simple Steps To Eating For A Healthy Heart

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare February 21, 2019 0 Comments Nutrition

Learning to eat for a healthier heart made easier When it comes to nutrition, some simple diet changes can improve your lipid numbers. Lipid labs are used by doctors to check the levels of cholesterol. LDL (bad) cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, and your triglycerides all make up cholesterol levels. It’s important to know these numbers and what they mean in order to […]

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4 Things You Can Do to Lower Your Stroke Risk

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare January 17, 2019 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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Hand and Wrist Stretches for Computer and Smartphone Users

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare January 10, 2019 0 Comments General Health

Smartphones, computers and tablets have done wonders for productivity and connectivity. But daily use of these devices can cause you to make repetitive — and often awkward — hand and wrist movements that can sometimes result in pain or stiffness. If you are a frequent smartphone, computer, or tablet user, it is important to keep your hands […]

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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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