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October is Healthy Aging Month

You Can’t Stop the Aging Process, But You May Be Able to Hit “Pause” A 2009 study from the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research reported that, statewide, the senior population will double by 2030, reaching 2.2 million residents. This growth reflects nationwide trends as baby boomers turn 50 and people retire later and…

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GET YOUR FLU SHOT TODAY!

Getting your flu shot is very important. Up to 20 percent of people who are not vaccinated will develop the flu. In the United States, annual vaccination against seasonal influenza is recommended for all persons aged 6 months and older. The CDC estimates indicate that influenza vaccination reduced the risk for doctor visits by almost half!…

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October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Listening to Your Heart—and Quick Action—Can Save Your Life Every year in this country more than 380,000 people die due to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). According to the Sudden Cardiac Awareness Foundation, this number is almost equal to the amount of lives claimed by Alzheimer’s disease, assault with firearms, breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer,…

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October 2-6 is National Primary Care Week

Your Primary Care Physician is Your First Line of Defense Do you want to live longer, enjoy better health, avoid unnecessary emergency room visits, hospitalizations and surgeries, all while paying lower health care costs? Each of these goals can be realized through a relationship with a primary care doctor. Primary care professionals (PCPs) serve on…

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