Prevention & Screenings

  • Don't Delay Your Colon Cancer Screening

    posted by Colette Rossiter on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. It's estimated that in 2021, 149,500 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed. In usual times, people tend to delay scheduling their important colon cancer screening and during the past year of the COVID-19 pandemic, even more people delayed having a colonoscopy. Screenings can help your physician find polyps or cancer before you experience symptoms.

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  • Pandemic May Delay Events; Should Not Delay Important Health Screenings

    posted on Monday, February 22, 2021 Through the past 12 month of the COVID-19 pandemic, many events or activities have been postponed. However, important health screenings, which are essential for early detection and treatment of health concerns, should not be among those delayed activities.

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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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  • 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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