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Bad blood, morning drip, gooey stuff, the dose – no matter the name STI’s are serious business. HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis are several diseases that fall within the category of sexually-transmitted infections. Anyone who is sexually active is at risk. Preliminary data indicates that cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea are up in both Frederick and Washington counties.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Consider Your Colon

Which cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men in the United States? It’s also the third leading cause in women! It’s also something that many people are not comfortable talking about.

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the answer. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month so if you have been seeing more blue ribbons around and were wondering what it’s all about, now you know!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Year End Health Maintenance

Here we are in the thick of the holiday season- lethargic from the Thanksgiving Day feast and looking forward to the upcoming month of gatherings, celebrations and feasts.  Though we are surrounded by images of joy and happiness, the reality for many is that the holiday season is a harsh reminder of challenges we face within our relationships and families. Here are some pointers to help make it through the highs and lows of the season:

Friday, October 28, 2016

Influenza Season & Nurses

From September to December each year, nurses give more shots than all other times of the year put together, and we absolutely love it. There’s just something very satisfying about being the agent of prevention and keeping people safe from influenza because the flu is serious stuff. Over the past ten years an average of 32,743 deaths have occurred annually in the United States due to influenza. We nurses think that’s not something to sneeze at (pun definitely intended), at least when a simple vaccine can prevent the flu.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Taming a Killer

The number one killer in the world is cholesterol. Heart disease and stroke, both caused by uncontrolled cholesterol, are the number one and number two causes of death in the world. In the U.S. stroke drops to the 5th leading cause of death, but heart disease remains the leading cause of death here for both men and women.

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