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Category: Disease Prevention and Management

Feb 26, 2024

TIPS FOR CANCER PREVENTION

February is National Cancer Prevention Month and March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, according to a study conducted by Northeast Regional Cancer Institute (NRCI), our area has a higher rate of cancer compared to the rest of the United States. Residents of NEPA must be vigilant! While there is no fool-proof method for cancer […]

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Feb 5, 2024

Antibiotic Stewardship…is very important during cold and flu season!

Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria no longer respond to the drugs designed to kill them. For more than a decade, the Centers for Disease Control along with other national and international agencies has supported an initiative called “Antibiotic Stewardship” the hallmark of which is the judicious, appropriate use of antimicrobials. What’s The Problem? It’s told […]

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Jan 16, 2024

FITNESS RESORTS:

Kick Start Your Wellness New Year’s Resolutions: PART II OF II January is the time of year that many people set goals and resolve to be their very best. Not surprisingly, weight loss and fitness are the most common resolutions. It is also a time when many residents of NEPA will plan vacations and travel […]

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Jan 8, 2024

FITNESS RESORTS:

Kick Start Your Wellness New Year’s Resolutions- Part I of II January is the time of year that many people set goals and resolve to be their very best. Not surprisingly, weight loss and fitness are the most common resolutions. It is also a time when many residents of NEPA will plan vacations and travel […]

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Dec 27, 2023

Simple & Healthy New Year’s Resolutions – A Clear Vision For 2024!

New Year’s Resolutions are very predictable. While most New Year Resolutions are health oriented, I purport that a healthy mind, body and spirit requires a healthy lifestyle. Interestingly, the ten most popular resolutions listed below, all have an impact on a healthy life.   SOURCE: A. Powell, About.com Guide EVERY MONDAY – Read Dr. Paul J. […]

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Nov 6, 2023

NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH

Diabetes Part II of II: Management and Lifestyle According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 11.3% of the population in the United States or almost 37.3 million adults and children has diabetes. Unfortunately, the number keeps rising and one-third of these people are not aware that they have […]

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Nov 2, 2023

Diabetes – Part I of II

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. This column will present information regarding type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the diagnosis and symptoms of the disease. Next week, Part II will present the role of exercise in the management of the disease.  What is it?             Diabetes is a disease where the hormone insulin is […]

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Sep 26, 2023

SAVE YOUR JOINTS!

Studies have shown a recent escalation of joint replacements in a much younger and more active group than previously noted…the baby boomer! While the end result is mostly physical, the cause is often psychological. We all know the personality type: type A, hyperactive, goal-oriented, driven, possessed and highly organized – almost at all costs! Many […]

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Sep 11, 2023

ANKLE SWELLING

Ankle swelling is a common symptom that occurs when your body retains fluid in the lower legs, ankles and feet. Most people have experienced it at some point in their lives and it often resolves on its own with elevation and muscle movement. While it is usually benign and occurs on both sides of the […]

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Aug 30, 2023

Happy Healthy Labor Day!

There is little doubt that the workplace has been redefined since the pandemic as many employees continue to work from home. Sitting for many hours at a workstation that may not be optimal has also changed the way we define workplace health and safety. It may be more important than ever to pay close attention […]

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