Category Updates

March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 6, 2013 Updates

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States that affect both men and women. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it.
If you're 50 years old or older, getting a screening test for colorectal cancer could save your life. Colorectal cancer screening tests can find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. In this way, colorectal cancer is prevented. Screening tests also can find colorectal cancer early, when treatment often leads to a cure. You should begin screening for colorectal cancer soon after turning 50, then keep getting screened regularly until

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November 8, 2012 Updates


Diabetes continues to increase steadily as people are living longer. Diabetes is generally defined as “high blood sugar”.

Diet and exercise is the cornerstone of initial treatment of Diabetes. It is recommended that everyone should have thirty minutes of exercise daily. For optimum diet management use the following formula for caloric intake and body weight.

Estimate Caloric Intake
Men and working women should have 15 calories per pound of body weight.
For example, a man weighing 150 pounds requires 2,250 calories per day.

Estimate Desirable Body Weight
Women – first five feet of height – 100 pounds and add five (5) pounds for each additional inch over five feet.
Men – first five feet of height – 106 pounds and add

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October 17, 2012 Updates

It is time to get your annual flu vaccine.
Why do I need a flu vaccine every year?
A flu vaccine is needed every year because flu viruses are constantly changing. It’s not unusual for new flu viruses to appear each year. The flu vaccine is formulated each year to keep up with the flu viruses as they change.

Also, multiple studies conducted over different seasons and across vaccine types and influenza virus subtypes have shown that the body’s immunity to influenza viruses (acquired either through natural infection or vaccination) declines over time.

Getting vaccinated each year provides the best protection against influenza throughout flu season.

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October 17, 2012 Updates

Handwashing is easy to do and it's one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness in all settings—from your home and workplace to child care facilities and hospitals. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community.

What is the right way to wash your hands?

Wet your hands with clean running water (warm or cold) and apply soap.
Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice.
Rinse your hands well under running water.
Dry your hands using a clean towel or

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