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It’s that time of year again, the wind turns cold, the leaves change color and everyone is talking about the flu. This year get the facts and get vaccinated to protect yourself, your family and your community. Anyone can get the flu and have serious complications, but people over 65, people with chronic conditions… Read More »
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“I think I’m very uncomfortable with imperfection and in being fallible and how you live with your own imperfection,” says Atul Gawande. A little ironic, as he shared these words as part of his talk for the 99th Ingersoll Lecture on Immortality and Convocation at Harvard Divinity School held on September 6, at Sander’s Theatre… Read More »
Health Literacy is not a new topic for Americans. As a nation we have been adjusting to the latest developments on how to keep ourselves healthy for decades. Whether that be following the national Food Pyramid to the updated “healthy plate” or changing our perspective of how we prevent illness as we age. We follow… Read More »
September is National Preparedness Month and there’s still time to make and practice your plan, learn life saving skills, check your coverage and save for an emergency. Week 1’s theme was Make and Practice Your Plan No one knows when an emergency will happen, but making and practicing your plan now will help you during… Read More »
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Who do you think would receive the better medical care… an “abuser” or a person who suffers from “substance use disorder”? Nearly 21 million people in the US have a substance use disorder, however, just ten percent of that number actually get treatment. What keeps people from getting the help they need? The number one… Read More »