Prevention & Screenings

  • 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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  • 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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  • Women: It's Your Week to Focus on Your Health

    posted by Mindy Sylvester on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 The 19th annual National Women's Health Week kicked off on Mother's Day, May 13, and is celebrated through May 19, 2018. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health leads National Women's Health Week to encourage all women to be as healthy as possible.

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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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