Diabetes Prevention Tips and Tricks

Posted Friday, November 1, 2013

8% of the total population of the US has diabetes The Importance of Knowing The Facts In 2011, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) stated that there were a total of 25.8 million cases of diabetes in the United States. The most common form of diabetes is type 2, also known as hyperglycemia, which accounts for 97% of all diabetic cases. Hyperglycemia is caused when the body becomes resistant to insulin or the pancreas becomes unable to produce enough insulin required for the body.

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Update to Orencia (abatacept) SC Safety Syringe Transition

Posted Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Updated Product Information Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) is announcing an update for ORENCIA? (abatacept) Subcutaneous (SC) Injection. The current ORENCIA Prefilled Syringe will be replaced by the ORENCIA Prefilled Syringe with UltraSafe Passive? Needle Guard (Safety Syringe Device) in November. The current ORENCIA Prefilled Syringe will no longer be available once supplies are depleted ?only the ORENCIA Prefilled Syringe with UltraSafe Passive? Needle Guard will be available.

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Importance of Breast Self-Exams

Posted Tuesday, October 1, 2013

EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES It only takes a few minutes Every woman has been told about the importance of self exams in the early detection of breast cancer at least once in her life, but breast cancer can affect men too! Research indicates that survival rates are equal among the genders when the cancer is caught in the same stage, but it is shown that men have a lower rate of early detection as they are less likely to report symptoms.

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Importance of Prostate Health

Posted Sunday, September 1, 2013

REDUCE THE RISK Helpful tips for reducing the risk of Prostate Cancer! Studies show that half of all men will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime, the most common of which are prostate and colorectal. Advancement in science has enabled most forms to be controlled with early detection, and risk reducing practices. While there is no proven prevention for prostate cancer simple changes in routine and lifestyle can greatly reduce a patient?s risk of cancer.

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The Value of Vaccines

Posted Thursday, August 1, 2013

PREVENT AND PROTECT For a Safer Future Many people recognize the importance of having children vaccinated, but did you know that it?s just as important to make sure adults are up-to-date on vaccines as well? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) there are 16 preventable diseases that all children and adults should be inoculated against. Many of these diseases have become all but eradicated thanks to vaccines, but maintaining the resistance is vital to keeping the diseases from coming back.

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Hepatitis Awareness Day

Posted Tuesday, July 2, 2013

AWARENESS IS THE BEST MEDICINE Arm yourself today! The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies hepatitis as an inflammation of the liver caused by viral infection. There are five main types of the hepatitis virus: A, B, C, D, & E. Of these types B and C are known to become chronic diseases and are the most common causes of liver cancer and cirrhosis. Vaccines are available for A and B, and it is recommended that all people over the age of two get inoculated.

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Men's Health Awareness Month

Posted Monday, June 3, 2013

DON?T IGNORE THE SIGNS Early Detection is Key According to the Men?s Health Network, the purpose of Men?s Health Month is to raise awareness of preventable health problems and to encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. On average, men die at higher rates than women from the top causes of death which include: heart disease, cancer, injuries, strokes, respiratory disease, diabetes, influenza & pneumonia and suicide.

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Heart Disease Prevention

Posted Wednesday, May 1, 2013

SMALL CHANGES. BIG REWARDS. Get Heart Healthy Today! The leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, heart disease, is the culprit behind 600,000 deaths a year. Certain conditions and lifestyle factors may put people at higher risk for developing heart disease. Help prevent heart disease by making healthy choices and better managing medical conditions.

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Getting More Done

Posted Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A NEW YEAR. A FRESH START. Opportunities for Growth and Improvement Whether seeking to develop or augment personal or professional skills, one thing remains true, finding time to focus on newly set goals is challenging. By changing a few of your daily routines you can maximize your time and become more efficient throughout your work day. Tips to increase efficiency at work:

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Your Brand, Your Promise

Posted Tuesday, January 1, 2013

COMMUNICATION IS KEY Creating and Managing Expectations Mistakenly referred to as the aesthetics of an organization, a brand is ??the intangible sum of a product?s attributes.? For a medical practice, its brand is the promise made to its patients on the type of service they can expect while under its care.

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