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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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Alcohol Awareness Month

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare April 6, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. The good news? We can all do our part to prevent alcohol misuse or abuse. Alcohol Awareness Month can make a big difference in helping spread the word about different strategies for preventing alcohol misuse/abuse and encourage […]

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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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Colonoscopy Prep Isn't as Bad as You Think

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare March 22, 2018 0 Comments General Health

If you’ve heard colonoscopy stories from your friends or relatives, chances are they’ve mentioned that the preparation, or “prep,” is the most unpleasant part of the exam. Although most people agree that consuming nothing but clear liquids and drinking a large amount of laxative liquid is not an ideal way to spend a day, you […]

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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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Who Should Get a Colonoscopy?

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare March 9, 2018 0 Comments General Health

A colonoscopy is an exam that can screen for and prevent colorectal cancer, which is the third most common cancer in men and women. But if you’ve never had a colonoscopy, or it’s been a while since your last exam, you may be wondering whether it’s time to have the test. You should have a […]

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