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February 16, 2022 Healthcare Information

More than 650,000 Americans die from heart disease each year, according to the CDC. It is the leading cause of death for American men and women. We observe American Heart Month in February to remind everyone about the risks factors of heart disease and how to keep your heart healthy.

While high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and tobacco use are key risk factors for heart disease there are other medical conditions and lifestyles that can put you at higher risk of heart disease:

  • Diabetes
  • Not Enough Physical Activity
  • Excessive Alcohol Intake

Take time this month to learn about the many ways you can keep your heart healthy. We have listed a few healthy ways that you can start today:

  • Get 7-8 hours of quality Sleep
  • Eat a Healthy Diet
  • Physical Activity
  • Monitor your Cholesterol and Blood Pressure

You don’t have to make big changes at once, small steps will get you where you want to go.



February 8, 2022 Healthcare Information

Tinnitus, commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears” affects 15 – 20 percent of people. Tinnitus is usually caused by an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, an ear injury, or a problem with the circulatory system.

Tinnitus Awareness Week is observed during the first full week of February to educate others on the symptoms and how it affects people.

 



January 25, 2022 Healthcare Information

Cervical Cancer is when cancer cells arise in the cervix. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 14,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer.

January was declared Cervical Health Awareness Month to raise awareness and increase education in preventative methods such as regular screenings.



January 18, 2022 Healthcare Information

The thyroid is located in the neck and consists of a small butterfly-shaped gland. The gland influences the function of important organs such as the brain, lier, heart and kidneys. Its most important function is to make hormones that travel in the blood to control your metabolism, digestion and regulation body temperature.

January recognizes Thyroid Awareness Month to remind other of the 30 million Americans affected by thyroid disease.



January 12, 2022 Healthcare Information

As vital members of a medical care team, pharmacists consistently make a difference in their patients’ lives. Through managing complex drug regimens, counseling on use and helping navigate insurance and cost concerns, pharmacist have an irreplaceable role in healthcare.

Adults average two to four colds a year. It’s time to thank the healthcare workers that keep us through the year. January 12th celebrates National Pharmacist Day, a day that recognizes the importance of pharmacist and their impact on our health and well-being.



January 3, 2022 Healthcare Information

National Blood Donor Month is recognized every January for nearly 50 years to remind others about the lifesaving impact of blood and platelet donors. According to America’s Blood Center, 31,000 pints of blood are used every day. 

January is one of the most difficult times to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients. Make a difference in the new year, and schedule an appointment to donate! 



December 6, 2021 Healthcare Information

Clean hands prevent sickness. Washing hands can keep you healthy and prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal infections from one person to the next. Remember to wash your hands:

  • Before and after eating
  • After using the bathroom
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • Before and after caring for someone sick
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

Happy hands make for happy and healthy homes.


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