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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Why Risk Contracting a Preventable Disease? Vaccines are Crucial for a Healthy Life Vaccine safety has become a topic of debate over the past several years, which may be why vaccination rates for some diseases are not meeting national public health goals. The fact is, immunizations have significantly reduced the incidence of many serious infectious…

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CCHC Healthcare | Hepatitis
Hepatitis: Know the Symptoms, Know Your Risk

July 28 – August 3: Hepatitis Awareness Week According to the World Hepatitis Alliance, 400 million people around the world are living with viral hepatitis. Each year, 1.4 million people die from the disease, but, with better awareness and understanding of how to prevent hepatitis, 4,000 lives could be saved every day.

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Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

by: Karen Rowan FNP and Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, CCHC Neurology Our brains change over the course of our lives with far-reaching effects on what we are able to do and how we behave. While brain development starts a few weeks after conception, we are well into our 20s before our brains are fully…

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Inflammatory Back Pain

Inflammatory back pain by: James Perruquet, MD CCHC New Bern Internal Medicine Specialists Low back pain is one of the most common complaints seen in the primary care office. It is reported that at least 80% of the general population will at one time or another during their lifetime experience significant back pain. The vast…

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