Men’s Health Month: Prostate Cancer Awareness

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Guest blogger: Karen R.. Compliance, Quality and Clinical Program Specialist

June is Men’s Health Month and although we do not minimize awareness of key illnesses such as disease and diabetes, this is an excellent time to encourage awareness of one of the most important areas concerning men’s health: Prostate Cancer. Continue reading

Why Do Men Skip Annual Check-ups?

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Chances are, you get your car tuned regularly and never skip an oil change, but are you taking such good care of yourself? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men are less likely than women to visit the doctor. Continue reading

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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Colorectal cancer—cancer of the colon and/or rectum—is the third most common type of cancer in men and women in the United States according to the National Cancer Institute1. This year, an estimated 95,000 Americans will be diagnosed, and nearly 50,000 will die from it2. Continue reading

The Link Between Hypertension and Heart Disease

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Guest blogger: Karen R.. Compliance, Quality and Clinical Program Specialist

High blood pressure (hypertension) is frequently referred to as the “silent killer.” It occurs when the blood within your blood vessels cannot travel freely, increasing pressure inside the vessel. High blood pressure can significantly increase your risks of developing other conditions, such as heart disease. Therefore, it is important to be diagnosed, obtain effective treatment and take the necessary steps to control your blood pressure to lower your risk of heart disease. You can increase your chances of effectively managing your hypertension by knowing the facts.  Continue reading

A Guide to Women’s Wellness for 2017

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Guest blogger: Karen R.. Compliance, Quality and Clinical Program Specialist

We recently welcomed in the New Year—one that we hope is filled with opportunity. You might have already defined your goals and set a plan, but we recommend you seriously consider adding ‘take charge of your health’ to the top of your list!  Making it a priority to schedule your well health visits is the perfect place to start; and while doing so, be sure to remember to add your women’s wellness checkup to your list. Continue reading