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Understanding the Flu Shot
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Occasionally, I will have a patient tell me that they received a flu shot, but still ended up getting the flu. While the flu vaccine does not always protect you from getting influenza, it certainly protects you from getting a more serious infection and or dying from influenza. It’s still a great preventive measure to take during flu season, and one I recommend to my patients.

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February is National Heart Health Month
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Join Kennedy in taking action today to prevent heart disease in the future!!

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Why?

  • More than 2 million heart attacks and strokes occur in the US every year.
  • Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.
  • 2200 deaths occur daily in the U.S. as a result of cardiovascular disease.
  • $444 billion is spent in healthcare costs and lost productivity in the U.S. each year.
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Over the Counter Medicines: Making Safe Choices
Thursday, January 31, 2013

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When seeking pain relief or fever reduction, patients are faced with many over-the-counter (OTC) options. The array of choices can be overwhelming, especially when also trying factor in any potential interactions with other medications, or health issues the patient may face. Here are some tips from your family doctor to help reduce confusion and increase the safety of use of over-the-counter medications.

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Understanding High Blood Pressure
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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More than one in three adults in the United States has been diagnosed with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. A normal blood pressure is 120/80; if your blood pressure is consistently higher than this number, you are at increased risk for heart attack, stroke and other complications.

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Brrr! Cold Weather Safety Tips
Thursday, December 06, 2012

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No matter what that silly groundhog in Punxsutawney has to say, winter weather will be with us for a few more months. Here are some tips from a family doctor to help you stay safe during cold weather.

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