Cervical Cancer Screening Month

Posted Thursday, January 1, 2015

IMPORTANCE OF PAP TESTING Cervical Cancer is the 2nd Most Common Cancer for Women In the United States there are 12,000 new cases of cervical cancer each year. While the prevalence of cervical cancer has dropped greatly in the last 40 years, there are, on average 4,000 deaths from cervical cancer each year. Cervical cancer is considered to be a mid-life cancer, more than half of those diagnosed are between 35 and 55 years old, it is rare for anyone under 20 to develop cervical cancer. Women should begin regular screening starting when they reach 21.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Posted Monday, December 1, 2014

ITS MORE THAN JUST THE WINTER BLUES Use the Information Below to Help Shake Off SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that is specific to a certain time of year. SAD usually begins in the fall and lasts through the early spring, and it?s more severe than the winter blues that many people feel when the weather gets cooler.While there is no set causes for SAD, most believe the causes to be related to the shorter days and changes to the circadian rhythm.

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Take Action Against Pancreatic Cancer

Posted Friday, November 14, 2014

210,000 PEOPLE DIAGNOSED IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS 92% of Those Diagnosed Will Pass Away in the First Year Pancreatic cancer is one of the top four deadly cancers, and is one of the few cancers whose prognosis hasn?t improved over the past 25 years. The Pancreas is a gland that sits behind your stomach and above your small intestine. The pancreas is responsible for both producing enzymes that help with digestion, and producing the hormones used to regulate blood sugar. As of today there are very few options for screening with pancreatic cancer, routine screenings are not advised because they have not shown to increase the survival rate of those with cancer.

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Breathe Deep for Lung Health

Posted Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MOST PEOPLE TAKE THEIR LUNGS FOR GRANTED Healthy Lungs are Key to a Healthy Life Lungs are an essential part of the respiratory system and sometimes it?s easy to forget to take care of our lungs. Lung disease affects millions of people worldwide. There are a few diseases that fall under the Lung disease umbrella, including Asthma, Lung Cancer, Influenza, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

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Fall School Year is Fast Approaching!

Posted Friday, August 1, 2014

WITH THE POWER OF PREPARATION Vaccines May Ensure Children?s Safety The biggest enemy to vaccines is complacency. Often a disease becomes so rare in an area that vaccination will begin to drop. In 1974, Japan saw such low occurrences of pertussis that they stopped vaccinating children, within five years, the inoculation rate dropped from 80% to 10%. In 1979 there was an outbreak that affected 15,000 and caused 41 deaths. This is a prime example of how important vaccines are, even if it seems like they aren?t needed.

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The Importance of Pediatric Rheumatology

Posted Tuesday, July 1, 2014

BECAUSE LITTLE BONES AND JOINTS ACT DIFFERENTLY July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month Juvenile Arthritis (JA) is a term used to describe a group of long-lasting, chronic, inflammatory diseases that affect children 6mo ? 16 years old. It is estimated that more than 300,000 children in the United States are living with some form of JA.

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June 27th is National HIV Testing Day

Posted Sunday, June 1, 2014

Since its discovery in June 1981, HIV has been one of the most deadly viruses on the planet. According to the CDC HIV/AIDS is the 4th deadliest virus/disease in the world. HIV, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is like the flu virus but the human body Fight by Speaking Up & Getting Tested Knowing Your Status Makes You Strong is unable to completely clear out the virus. Once you contract HIV you have the virus for life, HIV will continue to attack the body?s T-cells/CD4 cells and over time, the body will no longer be able to fight infection

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Shining a Light on Autism

Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2014

AUTISM IS BECOMING MORE COMMON With Ten Times as Many Diagnosed Than 40 Years Ago Increased research capabilities have allowed for a better understanding of Autism. Autism is a developmental disorder and one of three of the recognized developmental disorders making up the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This group also includes disorders such as Asperger?s and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). Those diagnosed with an ASD generally have difficulty in social interactions, exhibit repetitive behaviors, or show difficulty with verbal and non-verbal communication.

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Get Revved Up for National Nutrition Month!

Posted Saturday, March 1, 2014

Supercharge Your Engine with Proper Nutrition Like a Finely Tuned Car, Your Body Needs the Proper Fuel. Nutrition is important, what goes into the body affects how it functions. There is a reason your body feels sluggish after a big meal, the body activates the production of serotonin. The larger the meal, the more serotonin is produced leading to a feeling of sluggishness.

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Dental Health Month

Posted Saturday, February 1, 2014

Good Oral Health Is Important And not just for your mouth! Brushing your teeth every day is something we all know we should do, but did you know that gingivitis isn?t the only problem that can arise if you don?t? A study performed in November 2013 by the Columbia University?s Mailman School of Public Health has linked increased risk of heart disease and atherosclerosis to those with poor oral hygiene or periodontal disease.

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