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  • Little Foggy on What Breast Density Means? Here's a Clearer Picture.

    posted by JaMae Dau on Monday, March 11, 2019 Think of the last time you drove on a foggy day. In areas where the fog was light or non-existent, you could see well. Shapes and objects were easily identifiable. However, when you ran into patches of dense fog, visibility decreased. It was harder to make out shapes and recognize objects.

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  • Your Blood Pressure – New Guidelines

    posted by Colette Rossiter on Thursday, February 21, 2019 Did you know that almost half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure? Could you be one of the 103 million at risk for heart attack and stroke? For years, we've known high blood pressure (hypertension) to be a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or higher. But guidelines have recently changed.

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  • Eating for Better Heart Health

    posted by Jenna Walsh on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 The month of February is dedicated to focusing on heart health; however, these suggestions can be helpful year long. Diet plays a major role in cardiovascular health, and good health, in general. As a dietitian, here are some of the tips I frequently share with patients on what to eat for better heart health.

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  • Newborn Heart Screenings: Checking the Health of the Littlest Sweethearts

    posted by Jeannette Hasley on Monday, February 4, 2019 While your newborn is busy melting hearts, our health care team is focused on the health of your baby's heart. At Spencer Hospital's Birth Center, we strive to provide families with a safe and memorable birth experience while simultaneously providing them with all of the latest standards of care for both mom and baby.

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  • Cancer Prevention – Give it a Shot!

    posted by Colette Rossiter on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 You've likely heard of the HPV vaccine. It is one of three adolescent vaccinations recommended between the ages of 11 and 12 (Tdap and Meningococcal are the others). But do you really understand what HPV is and why the vaccine is so strongly recommended for cancer prevention?

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