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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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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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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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Athletic trainers are one of the first lines of defense when it comes to sports-related skin infections

Kim Beggs, LAT Kim Beggs, LAT January 25, 2017 0 Comments Family Medicine

We are in the middle of the high school wrestling season. The wrestling season can be a busy time for licensed athletic trainers (LATs). Due to the amount of physical contact between athletes, wrestling is the most common sport for skin conditions to occur. LATs are one of the first lines of defense when it […]

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Move it to Lose it!

Heidi Jennrich, APNP Heidi Jennrich, APNP January 2, 2017 0 Comments Family Medicine

I have been working in pediatrics for over 15 years. In this time, I have seen a great need to improve the health of families both in nutrition and exercise. We are feeding our children, but is it the best nutrition for their bodies? Our goal at Fort HealthCare’s pediatric clinic is to care for […]

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Antibiotics are not for all illnesses

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare November 30, 2016 0 Comments Family Medicine

When you or your child is not feeling well, the impulse to get a prescription for an antibiotic – quickly! – seems like the best course of action, offering the most immediate relief for illnesses. Many of us have grown up believing antibiotics are a “cure-all,” having experienced success when using them in the past. […]

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Mammograms for early detection

Tammie Turley, RN October 25, 2016 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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Respiratory allergies and immunotherapy

Michael Anderson, MD Michael Anderson, MD October 21, 2016 0 Comments Family Medicine

An ear, nose, and throat specialist (ENT) is a physician trained in the medical and surgical treatment of the ears, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck. ENTs have special expertise in managing diseases, conditions, disorders and infections of the ears, nose and nasal passage, sinuses, voice box, mouth and throat, as well as […]

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Should you go to the Emergency Department?

David Rutledge, MD David Rutledge, MD August 10, 2016 0 Comments Family Medicine

Determining when and where to receive medical care can be a difficult decision.  This is especially challenging when you do not have health insurance.  Sometimes it seems that the only option available is the Emergency Room at the local hospital.  However, using the Emergency Room for non-emergent health issues is not only time consuming, it […]

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How to Find Your Solution to Stress

donaldwilliams donaldwilliams February 25, 2016 0 Comments Family Medicine

Having gotten past Groundhog’s Day (didn’t see his shadow), Valentine’s Day (remembered my wife) and now being teased with warm weather, it may seem an odd time to write about stress. Unfortunately, however, all of us continue to be bombarded with stress in our everyday lives and learning to cope with the day-to-day issues we […]

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