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Breastfeeding could save more than 800,000 children’s lives annually, research suggests

Breastfeeding could save more than 800,000 children’s lives annually, research suggests

The CBS News (1/28, Marcus) website reports that if nearly “every new mother breastfed her baby, more than 800,000 children’s lives would be saved every year and thousands of future breast cancer deaths could be avoided,” research published online Jan. 28 in The Lancet suggests. The study also demonstrated that “high-income countries are especially lagging behind low- and middle-income […]

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Introducing our New Kiosks

Introducing our New Kiosks

If you are an existing patient you can now choose to check in at our new Kiosks located at either side of the reception window. It is very easy to use, simply touch the begin button on the screen and follow the prompts. The benefits include, not having to wait in line for a receptionist resulting […]

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Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake Recipe

Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake Recipe

We celebrate our employee birthdays with a homemade birthday cake of their choice. This week our employee wanted a Strawberry Lemonade Layer cake, we wanted to share the recipe with you. Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake 1 Cup of butter, softened 2 Cups granulated sugar 4 Large eggs, separated 3 Cups cake flour 1 Tbsp. baking […]

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Cancer centers call for all kids to complete HPV vaccine regimen

Cancer centers call for all kids to complete HPV vaccine regimen

The Wall Street Journal (1/27, Winslow, Subscription Publication) reports that in a statement yesterday, the US’ National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers called for all kids to complete the three-shot HPV vaccine regimen.         The Baltimore Sun (1/27, McDaniels) reports that the centers “called the potential spread of” HPV “a ‘public health threat’ […]

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This week is Burn Awareness Week

This week is Burn Awareness Week

Burn Awareness Week this year is focusing on scald injury prevention, which is one of the most common burns that children can suffer. Visit HeathyChildren.com for advice on how to prevent and treat burns, and also information about how to prevent hot items that children take out of the microwave from causing a burn that […]

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Steps for Requesting an Appointment Through Your Patient Portal

Steps for Requesting an Appointment Through Your Patient Portal

How To Steps for Requesting an Appointment Through Your Patient Portal **You must initiate request through your Patient Portal** Log into Patient Portal Under Appointment Tab, click on “New Appointment” Fill in the following: Facility drop down, Pawleys Pediatrics and Adult Medicine Select your Primary Physician Dr. Kelly Dr. Nicol Dr. Haseltine Dr. Wren Dr. […]

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National public awareness campaign launches for prediabetes

National public awareness campaign launches for prediabetes

CBS News (1/21, Marcus) reports on a public service ad campaign to encourage people to be checked for prediabetes launched by the American Medical Association, the American Diabetes Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Ad Council. One of the PSAs features a doctor asking viewers to answer questions including: “Are you a […]

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Families happier with hospice care than hospital for dying cancer patients

Families happier with hospice care than hospital for dying cancer patients

Reuters (1/19, Rapaport) reports a study published Tuesday in JAMA found that families of patients dying of cancer were more satisfied with end-of-life care when treatment is focused on comfort in a hospice rather than aggressive treatment in a hospital’s intensive care unit. Fifty-nine percent of relatives reported a better end-of-life experience when patients received hospice care for at least […]

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CDC expands Zika virus travel warning

CDC expands Zika virus travel warning

The CDC has expanded to 22 the number of countries and territories pregnant women should not visit due to the risk of contracting Zika virus, a mosquito-transmitted disease that may be causing microencephaly in infants born to infected mothers. Although initial concern has focused on Brazil, where 3,893 suspected cases of microcephaly have been reported […]