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Back To School Immunization Fall 2018

Toni Zastrow, RN, BSN, NCSN Toni Zastrow, RN, BSN, NCSN August 10, 2018 0 Comments Family Medicine

Protect your preteen this fall As a school nurse, I want to remind you of the importance of getting your son or daughter vaccinated before they come back to school this fall. Vaccines are the best way you can protect your child from a number of serious diseases, including cancers caused by HPV. As you […]

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World Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7

Beverly Haferman RN, LC Beverly Haferman RN, LC August 3, 2018 0 Comments Obstetrics

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness month, with the very first week, August 1-7, being World Breastfeeding Week. The main focus of these two health awareness celebrations is on the importance of the role that breast milk has in an infant’s development, as well as the health and wellness benefits to the mother. Breast milk not […]

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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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How much sun is too much sun?

Sarah Pagenkopf, PharmD, BCPS Sarah Pagenkopf, PharmD, BCPS June 6, 2018 0 Comments Family Medicine

Sun Safety and Skin Cancer Risk The Surgeon General of the United States recently published a “Call to Action” published on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services site, discussing the health risks associated with skin cancer. The report identified that melanoma was linked to the largest number of skin cancer deaths in the […]

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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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Speech pathologists do more than just work on speech

Abbie Krueger Abbie Krueger June 1, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Speech pathologists work to prevent, evaluate, diagnose, and treat communication and swallowing disorders that may occur in the many different stages of life. Speech therapy includes a wide range of rehabilitation techniques which help people adapt to or regain skills lost due to illness or injury. Types of conditions we treat Dysphonia – A voice […]

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Memorial Day: Support for the grieving process

Rainbow Hospice Rainbow Hospice May 24, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Guest blog post submitted by Rainbow Hospice Care, Inc. Memorial Day is a time to honor those who have fallen while serving in the country’s armed forces; taking time to remember the sacrifice and courage demonstrated for the protection & well-being of others. “Greater love has no man than to lay down his life for […]

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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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Protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes, ticks and other biting bugs

Sarah Pagenkopf, PharmD, BCPS Sarah Pagenkopf, PharmD, BCPS May 2, 2018 0 Comments Family Medicine

It’s that time of year again, the weather warm, we are wearing those shorts and warmer weather gear. If your plans include taking an evening walk, riding a bike or even planning a fun trip to the beach, here are a few things we all can do to avoid illness that might be carried by mosquitoes […]

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