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Screenings are an important part of healthcare

Submitted by Debbie Campbell, RN, MSN, Cancer Screening Nurse Navigator

Preventive health screenings are an important part of healthcare. Federal regulations now require most people to have health insurance if they don’t qualify for Medicaid, which means people who previously may not have been covered now are can have proper care. Part of that care should be health...
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New treatment for atrial fibrillation (AFib) proving safe and effective

Submitted by Firas El-Sabbagh, MD

Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib, is the most common abnormal heart rhythm and increases in prevalence with age. It affects up to 5% of the population older than 69 years, and 8% of the population older than 80 years. In the heart of a healthy person, electrical impulses are sent from a...
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Delayed Cord Clamping Gives Babies a Healthier Start in Life

Submitted by Liz Zehner, RN

When a baby takes its first breath outside the womb, with that breath comes a rush of 80 milliliters of blood through the umbilical cord. The second breath can mean up to 100 milliliters of blood and higher iron levels for newborns. In the past, the umbilical cord was clamped and cut as soon as the...
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Don’t ignore gardening pain. It could signal something serious

Most people do not head for the garden planning to finish the day with aches and pains or a serious injury. Tending flowers, trimming bushes, cleaning out leaves in the fall, planting a new tree, and even mowing the lawn can be considered a way to relax and enjoy the outdoors. For the gardener,...
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Our skin has a lot to tell us

Submitted by Daniel W. Cuozzo

Most of us have them - those dark brown, pink or skin colored spots that can be found anywhere on our body. Moles or nevi that are present at birth or appear during the first three months are called congenital and those that develop afterwards are called acquired. Most moles develop in the first 25...
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Keeping Kids - And Adults - Hydrated in the Hot Summer

Submitted by Kim Westcott

It's going to be hot out there! Temperatures are rising and kids will be outside playing at the beach, the playground and the ball fields. With hotter temperatures and more physical activity, one’s fluid needs increase. Dehydration is a preventable problem. Signs of dehydration include: dry lips...
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