Knowing When You Should Get a Colonoscopy

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Colonoscopies are recommended to people mostly because of age. Doctors commonly recommend colonoscopies for anyone over the age of 50. However, there are also some other factors that should be considered to help you determine whether you need a colonoscopy. What is a Colonoscopy? A colonoscopy is a type of exam that can help determine

National Pediculosis Month

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Pediculosis, also known as a head lice infestation, is one of the nuisances that kids and families sometimes experience with going back to school. Head lice is spread extremely quickly from head to head in classrooms, in movie theaters, on playgrounds, and anywhere else where people are in close contact. September is head lice prevention

Arthritis: Causes, Signs, and Diagnosis

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Arthritis affects over 50 million adults and 300,000 children in the U.S., and that number is expected to keep growing. It is therefore becoming more and more important that people know the signs to watch for if they think they may have arthritis so that they can receive the right treatment. Causes Arthritis is the

Family Health and Fitness Day

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Saturday, September 28th is Family Health and Fitness Day. This special day is dedicated to encouraging families to be active and healthy. Many cities and organizations host family focused activities designed to educate and inspire families and allow them to participate in fun activities together. What It Is Family Health and Fitness day is recognized

What to Expect During a Mammogram

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Many women are intimidated by, or nervous about, getting a mammogram. However, these screenings could save your life, detecting any abnormalities before they become a major problem. Over the last several years, improvements have been made to the process of getting a mammogram, allowing women to feel more comfortable and in control during the screening.

Heart Disease: The Difference between Men and Women

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People are becoming more aware of heart disease’s dangers, including the fact that it is the number one cause of death in men and women. However, many people do not know that heart disease can look different for men and women. It is important to know the differences experienced by each gender so that you

Why You Should have an Annual Wellness Visit

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Our lives are often busy and hectic; we often don’t visit the doctor until we are sick. But one of the healthiest things you can do is to keep up with your body’s health, catching any concerns before they become serious. This can be done in a simple, but important, appointment called an annual wellness

Awareness for Women’s Heart Health has Changed Over the Years

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Heart disease is commonly misrepresented as only a man’s disease. But over the last few years, more understanding has been gained about women and heart disease. In fact, statistics show that women die from heart disease at the same rate as men each year. However, because it has been traditionally considered a disease which mostly affects men,

February is American Heart Month

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Heart disease is responsible for 25% of deaths in the United States annually. Many people do not realize how preventable heart disease is, simply by making healthy diet and lifestyle choices. The month of February is an opportunity for health professionals, friends, and family to become educated about and aware of heart disease and how to