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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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Why Hearing Screenings are Important for Children

Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. Cheryl Kinney, Au.D. May 1, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Although hearing loss is common in older adults, it can occur at any age—even in babies and children. When children have undiagnosed hearing loss, it can affect their ability to learn to speak, understand language, thrive in a classroom, and interact with others. Why are hearing screenings important for children? Children begin learning how to […]

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Understanding Food Labels

Lisa Ashwill, RD CD Lisa Ashwill, RD CD April 19, 2018 0 Comments General Health

I have heard many times how confusing the nutrition facts label can be. “What do I look at? How much am I supposed to get? What is important for me?” The nutrition facts label can be very complex, especially when we haven’t been told how to decipher it. For those of you who don’t want […]

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Spring Fitness and Nutrition!

Tiffany Tiffany April 12, 2018 0 Comments General Health

I absolutely love this time of year—seeing the trees bud; watching the grass turn green; enjoying the extended daylight; and the happier mood in people.  For me, it means I can switch from the treadmill (lovingly coined the ‘dreadmill’ by many of my runner friends) to outdoor running, which is always a welcomed change! Winter […]

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