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  • Fact or Fiction? Flu Shot Myth Busters

    posted by Colette Rossiter on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Flu (influenza) season is right around the corner. As healthcare professionals, we field a lot of questions about flu vaccine. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding this particular vaccine. And these myths tend to resurface each fall. So here are my TOP 5 FLU SHOT MYTH BUSTERS:

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  • Summer Stomachs: Don't Let Food Poisoning Ruin Your Fun

    posted by Colette Rossiter on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Who doesn't love summer? The warm weather is inviting for family gatherings, weddings, class reunions, picnics, and barbeques….and also foodborne illnesses (i.e. food poisoning)! According to the CDC, about 1 in 6 (or 48 million) people gets sick each year from contaminated food. And summertime is prime time for a foodborne illness to rear its ugly head.

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  • ANTIBIOTICS: The Good, The Bad and The Unnecessary

    posted by Amber Dodds on Monday, June 19, 2017 Any illness in the family introduces multiple hardships from missed time at school or work to fear of worsening illness and possible hospitalization. We want a quick solution to not only get better but to also get on with our routine. For some illnesses, antibiotics are the only option to do just that. But, antibiotics do NOT treat ALL illnesses and are often-times unnecessary.

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  • Worried About Lung Cancer?

    posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017 If you smoke – or have been a smoker – it's not unreasonable to wonder when you have a cough, “Is a cold coming on or if it's a symptom of a much more serious health concern?” Spencer Hospital offers a screening which can help you learn more about your lung health.

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  • Is There a Quick Fix to Exercise?

    posted by Jason Trierweiler on Monday, May 8, 2017 Have you been searching for a quick fix to your exercise program? Unfortunately, there isn't one.

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