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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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4 Reasons Well Child Checkups Are Still Important for Older Kids

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare August 30, 2018 0 Comments Family Medicine

When your child was an infant and toddler, you probably made frequent trips to the pediatrician’s office for well-child checkups. But although well-child checkups become less frequent as your child grows up, they are still important to your child’s health and well-being. Here are four reasons why well-child checkups are important — even for older […]

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5 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Joints Healthy

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare August 24, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Healthy joints can help you stay mobile as you age. Although you may not be able to completely prevent injury or avoid health conditions such as arthritis, there are some things you can do to safeguard your joints throughout your life. Here are a few steps you can take: Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight places […]

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Pros and Cons of Natural Sugar Alternatives for People with Diabetes

Shawn Biwer, BSN, RN Shawn Biwer, BSN, RN August 17, 2018 0 Comments General Health

People with diabetes often use artificial sweeteners to limit their consumption of added sugar. Unlike added sugar, artificial sweeteners do not raise your blood sugar in the short term. But using artificial sweeteners may not be the best approach to limiting sugar in your overall diet, and a lot of my patients have questions about […]

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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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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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