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Arm Yourself Against the Flu

Posted by on October 31st, 2017

Get your flu shots! The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting our first flu cases of the season in our region.  The CDC recommends everyone over the age of 6 months get a flu vaccine by the end of October.  The flu vaccine is the best way to prevent flu illness. Take… Read More »



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Happy Fall Holidays

Posted by on October 26th, 2017

Happy Halloween! Here are health and safety tips for the big day, courtesy of the CDC: Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters such as low-calorie treats and drinks. Offer a variety of fruits and vegetables if you have guests over. Use party games and trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to get their daily dose… Read More »



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Healthy Pets, Healthy People – One Health

Posted by on October 24th, 2017

Studies show that relationships between people and their pets can increase fitness, lower stress, and bring happiness to both. The “One Health” approach recognizes that the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and the environment. Zoonotic diseases are ones that can be passed from animals to humans. 6 out of every… Read More »



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Get Your Heart in the Game

Posted by on October 19th, 2017

Fall is a great season for sports fans. Baseball and soccer finish out their seasons and make way for hockey and football, both professional and college leagues. But those with risk of increased risk might need to be careful about how much they get into the game. A recent study released in the Canadian Journal… Read More »



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Infection Control Week

Posted by on October 17th, 2017

Every year, at least 2 million people in the U.S. become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. Bacteria adapt to the antibiotics designed to kill them, making our antibiotics less effective and limiting our treatment options. For more information on… Read More »

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