The thyroid is located in the neck and consists of a small butterfly-shaped gland. The gland influences the function of important organs such as the brain, liver, heart, and kidneys. Its most important function is to make hormones that travel in the blood to control your metabolism, digestion, and regulate body temperature. January recognizes Thyroid […]
Paget’s disease is a disease of the bone that interferes with its normal process of gradually renewing and replacing old bone tissue with new bone tissue. When the bone tissue doesn’t renew, bones can become fragile. Commonly affected areas are the pelvis, skull, spine, and legs. Complications can include, broken bones, hearing loss, and pinched […]
National Blood Donor Month is recognized every January for nearly 50 years to remind others about the life-saving impact of blood and platelet donors. According to America’s Blood Center, 31,000 pints of blood are used every day. January is one of the most difficult times to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients. Make a […]
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National Influenza Vaccination Week highlights the importance of continuing flu vaccinations through the holiday season and beyond. As much as it is the holiday season, it is also flu season. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, now is a perfect time!
Washing hands can keep you healthy and prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal infections from one person to the next. Today, we are sharing the American Medical Association’s and American Academy of Family Physicians’ four principles about hand awareness: 1. Wash your hands when they are dirty and before eating 2. Do not […]
December 1st – 7th is Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week! Designed to raise awareness and educate the public about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and the 1 million people in America living with some form of the disease. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are painful, medically incurable diseases that attack the digestive […]
According to the CDC, more than 1 in 3 adults in America have prediabetes. Prediabetes is a health condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to […]