Prevention & Screenings

  • Guinea Pigs and Pap Smears

    posted by Dr. Brian Wilson on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 In his latest blog, Dr. Brian Wilson shares insight on the discovery of the iconic pap smear and why it is now known to be the most significant cancer screening test for women.

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  • Create Hope through Action; September is National Suicide Prevention Month

    posted on Thursday, September 23, 2021 To help raise awareness and start conversations regarding suicide, September is recognized nationally as Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is preventable by learning the warning signs, starting conversations, and helping individuals with suicidal thoughts and feelings. At Spencer Hospital, we understand that there is a need in our community to ensure that resources are readily available for mental health needs.

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  • 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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