5 Ways To Quit On This Great American Smokeout

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Each year the American Cancer Society joins healthcare professionals around the country to put a full court press on those who continue to smoke to get them to quit. Study after study after study have shown the damaging affects of smoking on your overall health and in shortening your life. The sooner you stop smoking the faster your body will heal from the damage that smoking has done. Today, we’re going to take the opportunity to give you 5 things you can do to quit smoking. We know it is not easy. We know it will be tempting and that you are addicted. If you start with these 5 things you may get yourself to a point where you have kicked the habit for good. Start with a plan. Working with a plan for anything you’re trying to cut back on or give up entirely is the best way you…continue reading

Almost There: FDA Approves COVID-19 Vaccine For Kids, There’s One More Step.

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After nearly two years living with COVID-19 and attending virtual school and school in masks, families are one step closer to being able to return to some level of normalcy. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 years old. This could be a very large step towards being able to move past the virus and back to some normalcy. The final step, which should be taken the week of November 1st is for a panel at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to make it’s final recommendations on who will be eligible for the vaccine. If the recommendation is what most experts expect, kids could start to get vaccinated as early as the second week of November. If you are planning on having your child vaccinated (which we highly recommend) it may be best to make an appointment at a local pharmacy. While…continue reading

How To Tell If You’re At A High Risk Of Breast Cancer

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our staff and our offices are all decked out in pink to show support and raise awareness about the disease. We are also taking the time to make sure you have the information you need to protect yourself and your loved ones from the disease. You may be aware that breast cancer is one of the more curable types of cancer, when it is caught early. Early detection is key to catching breast cancer and then also treating it. While you should follow your medical providers advice on when you should be screened for breast cancer, there are also some very common risks that are associated with breast cancer which should have you on high alert according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC.) Family history of breast cancer. If there is a history in your family of abnormalities in breast tissue you…continue reading

Fast Facts About Breast Cancer You Need To Know

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all month long we’re wearing pink in support of survivors, those who have lost their battle with this terrible disease, researchers, and advocates who are all in the fight against breast cancer. Today. we’re taking a few minutes to give you some very important fast facts about breast cancer. These facts come courtesy of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC.) Over a quarter of a million women are diagnosed each year with breast cancer in the United States (255,000) 42,000 women die each year from the disease Just 1% of all breast cancer diagnosis in the U.S. are in men, but it can happen even though it is rare The majority of breast cancer diagnosed in the U.S. is in women over 50 although it can be found in younger women, it is less likely The good news is that with the…continue reading

Can Kids Trick Or Treat? Here’s What The CDC Says

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With Halloween just a few weeks away and as we are still in a global pandemic parents are asking some of the same questions they did last year, is trick or treating safe? According the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) trick or treating this year can happen if safety steps are taken by both the trick or treaters and the neighbors who are handing out candy. If you like to participate in this annual holiday tradition, flip your front light on and follow these guidelines. Keep a safe, 6-feet distance from trick or treaters at all times Always step outside to hand out treats – do not invite trick or treaters into your home Provide individually wrapped or bagged treats for trick or treaters Wash your hands before touching the treats Wear a mask when you answer the door Following these simple steps can help keep you and…continue reading

Breast Cancer Deaths Continue To Decline

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All this month we are celebrating survivors of breast cancer and bringing attention to the continued urgent need for screening and early detection so that the numbers of breast cancer deaths continue to decline. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have indicated that while the number of cases of breast cancer continue to rise the number of deaths from the disease continue to decline. In fact, the CDC reports that over the last 10 years the country has seen a steady decline in the number of deaths due to breast cancer. Each October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and part of the reason for the decline is that more and more women are listening to the experts and getting screened when it is recommended. The best defense against this terrible disease is to catch it early. As more and more women continue to get early screenings and catch this…continue reading