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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for the number of colorectal cancer cases in the United States for 2019 are 101,420 new cases of colon cancer and 44,180 new cases…

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How Much is Too Much on Thanksgiving?

Is pigging out during the holiday a harmless indulgence or a real health worry? 4,500. That’s quite a large number. Would you believe that’s the number of calories the average American is expected to consume this Thanksgiving? According to research from the Calorie Control Council, a typical holiday dinner alone can carry a load of…

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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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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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June 12-18 is Men’s Health Week

Addressing your health can be scary, but avoiding it altogether can be deadly. According to a recent National Health Interview Survey of 33,075 adults, 24.3% of all men over 18 years of age had not seen a doctor in the past year compared to 12% of all women in the same group. The survey interestingly…

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