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What is the difference between a common cold and the flu?

The common cold and the flu are some of the fastest-spreading seasonal viruses in local communities, which can cause a spike in acute illnesses. However, many patients may not be able to determine if they have a common cold or a flu infection.

Common colds and the influenza virus can cause similar symptoms such as sneezing, […]

By |January 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is the difference between a common cold and the flu?

Cervical Health Awareness Month

 

The United States Congress designated January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year.

All women are at risk for cervical cancer, but it occurs most often in women over age 30. Long-lasting infection with certain types of human papillomavirus […]

By |January 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cervical Health Awareness Month

5 Tips for Winter Wellness

The hustle and bustle of the holidays is behind us and it’s the time of year when we all are just trying to stay warm!  The frigid temps and lack of daylight can affect your physical and your mental health. In this cold weather it’s important to maintain healthy habits. And that means doing more […]

By |January 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Winter Wellness

Is it a Cold or the Flu?

‘Tis the season for more than just decorating, shopping and parties. It’s also the time of year when many people feel ill. Coughing, sneezing, and stuffy noses lead us to ask, “Is this a cold or do I have the flu?”

So, what is the difference? Both the flu and the common cold are respiratory illnesses, […]

By |December 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is it a Cold or the Flu?

The Importance of Proper Hand washing

Did you know that the first week in December is National Handwashing Awareness week?  This campaign encourages adults to make proper handwashing a part of their everyday life and encourages parents to teach their children to do the same.

Germs can get into the body through the eyes, nose and mouth and people frequently touch these […]

By |December 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Importance of Proper Hand washing

Don’t Let the Holidays Stress You Out!

We all have feelings of stress from time to time, but the holidays can kick that stress into high gear.  Overloaded schedules, decorating, family get-togethers and expensive gift lists can cause holiday stress levels to escalate. Stress can be unhealthy. So, what can you do to minimize some of these holiday stress inducers?

Make a […]

By |November 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Don’t Let the Holidays Stress You Out!

November is Eat Smart Month

The American Heart Association has designated November as Eat Smart Month and encourages Americans to take the first step to commit to healthier eating. But with November comes the season for holiday meals and sweet treats. This can make eating healthy this time of year a bit of a challenge.

But don’t worry. Try these tips to help […]

By |November 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on November is Eat Smart Month

Understanding and Managing Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month and a time to bring attention to the management of the disease. According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes each year.

In adults, type 1 diabetes accounts for approximately 5% of all diagnosed cases while type 2 diabetes accounts for 95%.

In type 1 diabetes, the body does […]

By |November 5th, 2019|Blog, Health News, News & Updates|Comments Off on Understanding and Managing Diabetes

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

 

According to the Heart Rhythm Society, more than 350,000 deaths occur each year from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). To decrease the death toll from SCA, it is important to understand what SCA is, what the warning signs are, and how to respond to an SCA event.

People often use the term “heart attack” interchangeably with SCA, but […]

By |October 21st, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Flu Shot Myths – DEBUNKED!

According to the Centers for Disease Control, flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The CDC estimates that influenza has resulted in between 9.3 million – 49.0 million illnesses, between […]

By |October 15th, 2019|Blog, News & Updates|Comments Off on Flu Shot Myths – DEBUNKED!
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