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How speech-language therapy can help people of all ages

Abbie Krueger Abbie Krueger October 18, 2018 0 Comments Family Medicine

Speech-Language Pathologists, or SLPs, work with people who have speech, language, thinking, and swallowing problems. Speech therapy often involves strengthening and retraining the muscle groups involved in speech and swallowing, making the treatment for related conditions rehabilitative. Our speech therapists are specially-trained in the evaluation and treatment of dysphagia, issues with cognition, and communication – […]

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Don't let the flu get YOU! Here's what you need to know

Caleb Chitwood, PharmD Caleb Chitwood, PharmD October 11, 2018 0 Comments General Health

A century ago the most devastating pandemic in recent recorded history, the 1918 influenza virus (Spanish Flu) infected up to a third of the world’s population and is estimated to have killed more than 50 million worldwide; 675,000 in the United States. At the time, there were no vaccines available to prevent flu, no medications […]

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Rock The Walk Week 3

Tiffany Tiffany October 10, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Hello everyone, and welcome to week 3 of the Rock the Walk Challenge. We’re just about ready to hit the ‘hump’ of the challenge, which means time is FLYING by. You have plenty of time to keep working on your fitness and increasing the number of weekly minutes of exercise you achieve. Remember, each step […]

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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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Rock The Walk Week 2

Tiffany Tiffany October 2, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Week 2 everyone! Way to go! They say the first step is the hardest, and look at you, rockin’ week 1 and moving on through to week 2. At this rate, there’s no stopping you! Week 2’s topic was about Annual Physical Exams….or yearly appointments….or checkups, or whatever you want to call them. In a […]

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Mammograms For Early Detection

Tammie Turley, RN Tammie Turley, RN September 27, 2018 0 Comments Family Medicine

Mammograms are an important breast cancer screening tool for women. The National Breast Cancer Foundation estimates over 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year. One in eight women either currently has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and eight out of nine women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family […]

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Rock The Walk Week 1

Tiffany Tiffany September 21, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Hey everyone! Happy first week of the Rock the Walk Challenge. I hope you’re enjoying getting into the groove (or continuing your groove) with incorporating physical activity into your day, and dominating this challenge. Remember, making lifestyle changes takes time, and is a marathon and not a sprint! Week one’s educational topic is centered around […]

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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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Falls Prevention!

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare September 10, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Falls Prevention Is Important Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls can be costly, both in quality of life and dollars. However, falling is not an inevitable part of the aging process. Through practical lifestyle […]

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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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