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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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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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Food Swaps For A Healthier Super Bowl Sunday

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare January 25, 2018 0 Comments Nutrition

As the Super Bowl comes creeping up in the coming weeks, we start to prepare dishes and snacks for our parties with friends and family.  Unfortunately, most of those dishes and snacks are packed with calories, fried in grease and just overall unhealthy. The average football fan eats about a day’s worth of calories during […]

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Make 2018 your year for "Quitting Sitting"

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare January 5, 2018 0 Comments General Health

As the New Year begins, most people like to make a “New Year’s Resolution.” Why not make yours “Quitting Sitting?” Most American adults spend up to eight hours sitting a day and everyone knows that sitting behind a computer all day can get a little drawn out day after day. What most people do not know […]

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Don't Let SAD Darken Your Mood

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare December 14, 2017 0 Comments General Health

Winter can bring about changes in our behavioral health When winter approaches, do you glide into a gloomy mood? Do you crave starchy foods? Do you sleep more and notice changes in your energy level? If the shifting seasons seem to affect you this way, then you might have SAD. Dark Moods and Other Symptoms […]

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Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare November 16, 2017 0 Comments General Health

10 Signs To Know For Early Detection As we get older in life, our memory often changes. But memory loss that interrupts our lives is not a typical part of aging. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia, which is a slow decline in memory. Alzheimer’s disease is a fatal disorder that results in the loss […]

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Better Health for Women All Year Round

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare October 20, 2017 0 Comments General Health

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October serves as an annual reminder for women to pay attention to our health. But breast cancer is not the only major disease that threatens us. Heart disease and diabetes are also serious concerns that women should pay attention to for better health 365 days a year. The statistics are staggering: In […]

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