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Healthy Eating for the Holidays
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Read more...These healthy recipe ideas are sure to not leave behind leftovers at your next holiday meal! As great tasting alternatives to the standard, higher fat versions, they will make it easier to cut a little fat out of your holiday diet.

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Healthy Halloween Tips for Diabetics
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Halloween doesn't have to be a drag if you have diabetes.  With a little planning, diabetics can fully enjoy this holiday's festivities.  The Diabetes Health Center at Kennedy produced this short video with tips to help diabetics have a healthy Halloween.
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Ebola - Community Preparedness Overview
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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Ebola is a hemorrhagic virus which can be deadly, and in recent months associated with outbreaks in West Africa.  The natural reservoir for this disease is not known, however bats are thought to be a possibility.  Ebola spreads through direct contact with body fluids from an actively infected person.  Ebola is not spread by air or water contamination.  Up until recently, there have been no cases of Ebola infection reported in the United States.  However,  now there is one confirmed case of Ebola in Texas from a person who had traveled from West Africa and then became sick while here in the United States.  This person is presently being treated and is in isolation in a Texas hospital.   Any potential exposures are being traced, and at the present time there are no other confirmed cases originating from this person.

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Magnetic Treatment Option for Depression Sufferers
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Depression is a very prevalent disease affecting approximately 14 million Americans. While many patients improve with anti-depressant medications, a significant number of patients fail to achieve adequate relief with medication alone.  Often, patients may suffer adverse side effects from their medications such as weight gain, sedation, and dangerous drug interactions. However, some of these patients may now benefit from an innovative treatment called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or TMS. 

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Understanding Hepatitis C
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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One of the main goals of primary care physicians is to practice preventive medicine: that is, preventing onset of disease, or identifying disease early so as to avoid poor health outcomes in the future.

To that end, your doctor may request that you undergo screening tests on a routine basis. You may be familiar with many of these procedures; mammograms, pap smears, prostate exams and colonoscopies all fall under the “screening” umbrella. One of the newer recommended screening tests is a one-time blood test for hepatitis C in patients born between 1945 and 1965. This recommendation -- supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDD), and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force -- is advised for all members of the Baby Boomer generation without regard to risk factors. According to the USPSTF’s findings, 75% of all current Hepatitis C infections are in this age group.

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