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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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Don't Let Shin Splints Slow You Down This Year


It’s that time of the year – the snow is melting, the sun is shining and spring sports are beginning! For many high school athletes this means one thing: shin splints. As a Licensed Athletic Trainer, I see a lot of athletes in the spring with Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) also known as shin […]

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Knowing Your Health Numbers Is Key

Fort HealthCare Fort HealthCare February 8, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Keep track of your numbers Individuals with pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes are likely to also have high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure and high blood sugar. These individuals are also likely to be overweight/obese. These factors can play a major part in developing cardiovascular disease and other serious health conditions as time goes by. But […]

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Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference in Heart Health

Tiffany Tiffany February 1, 2018 0 Comments General Health

Put Your Heart Health First Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions. Communities, health professionals, and families […]

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