Prevention & Screenings

  • 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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  • 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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