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The Truth About the COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19, Staff Blogs
COVID-19 vaccine

These are strange times. There is a worldwide pandemic that has claimed the lives of over 740,000 American people and more than 5 million globally. Although there is a clear, safe, and effective way out of this, the world stands conflicted or downright against getting the vaccine, which is our ticket back to the world we once enjoyed. How can that be? The answer is probably a good topic for another blog post, but for today I will provide facts that dispel some of the most common vaccine rumors, misinformation, and misconceptions. I hope that if even one person feels better about the COVID-19 vaccine, it will be a victory!

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Prediabetes Treatment: Learn to Lower Blood Sugar Levels Naturally

Diabetes
prediabetes treatment

Although a diagnosis of prediabetes can be scary and might even seem life-changing, you still have the power to get your health on the right track. In prediabetes treatment, action is the best medicine to prevent or delay the development of type 2 diabetes. This American Diabetes Month, learn how to pick up new habits that will have a positive influence on your health and wellness.

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Information and Resources for Patients and Families

Staff Blogs
Learn about Alzheimer's disease

With nearly six million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, it is time for people to come together to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that persists around dementia.

This year, World Alzheimer’s Month spotlighted the warning signs of dementia, encouraging people to seek out information, advice, and support, as well as contacting the Alzheimer’s Association. As a former clinical instructor at The Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center at UHB, I personally worked with and saw firsthand that the Alzheimer’s Association is a valuable resource to patients and families afflicted with this insidious disease.

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Proper Oral Hygiene for Children of Every Age Group

Dental Care, Staff Blogs
oral hygiene for kids

As a dental hygienist, I am frequently asked about how to approach oral hygiene for children. Parents often ask me: “when should children’s dental care start?” The answer is as soon as possible. Tooth brushing in children should be done by parents or caregivers and continue up to 8 to 10 years of age because many have not yet acquired the motor skills to do it themselves properly. In this blog, I will explain how to properly care for your children’s teeth and discuss recommended best practices for each age group.

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Actions Anyone Can Take to Raise Domestic Violence Awareness

Behavioral Health
domestic violence awareness

Every 60 seconds, 20 more people in the United States are physically abused by an intimate partner. This alarming trend has only been increasing since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether or not this issue has directly touched your life, there are simple actions you can take to show your support this October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

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Answers to Every Woman’s Breast Cancer Screening Questions

Staff Blogs, Women's Health Services
breast cancer screening

“But doctor, I don’t feel anything in my breasts. Why do I need to get screened?” This is probably one of the most commonly asked breast cancer screening questions. Many patients also want to know: “why is routine screening so important, who needs to be screened, and what does screening include?” If you are thinking about scheduling a screening, find out the facts straight from the experts at Family Health Centers. Then, recognize National Mammography Day by scheduling an appointment.

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