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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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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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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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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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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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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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