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Be Smart About Your Health

Be Smart About Your Health

Be Smart About Your Health February is Heart Month – Wear Red Campaign Get informed on Women and Heart Disease. Yes, heart disease is largely preventable. It is also important to know your family history, especially our young ladies becoming adults. Get Informed: Facts on Women and Heart Disease Heart disease is the leading cause […]

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Being Proactive About Your Health

Being Proactive About Your Health

Being Proactive About Your Health The CDC Mobile application is now available on your smartphone. Whether you are an iPhone or Android user you now have 24/7 access to timely, vital health information, wherever you go. Download it free on iOS, Android and Windows 8 devices Click here for Apple products  Click here for Android […]

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World Cancer Day 2017

World Cancer Day 2017

This Saturday, Feb. 4, the world unites against this disease that knows no borders and represents one of humanity’s most pressing and financial concerns. Under the campaign theme “We can. I can.” World Cancer Day represents a unique opportunity to draw attention to what can be done to address cancer, prevent millions of avoidable deaths […]

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January is Cervical Awareness Month

We have an amazing tool to protect young people from most of the cancers caused by HPV, including cervical cancer. Gardasil, the HPV vaccine is approved by FDA and is recommended by CDC for both males and females. It is routinely given at 11 or 12 years of age, but it may be given beginning […]

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A Gym Membership Tied To Higher Odds Of Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines, Research Suggests

A Gym Membership Tied To Higher Odds Of Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines, Research Suggests

 TIME (1/25, MacMillan) reports that according to the findings of a 405-participant study published in PLOS One, “a gym membership was related to 14 times higher odds of meeting weekly physical activity guidelines.” What’s more, “not only did gym members exercise more; they also had better cardiovascular measures and were less likely to be obese,” […]

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Meningitis Case at Forest Brooke Middle School

Meningitis Case at Forest Brooke Middle School

Meningitis Case at Forest Brooke Middle School For any patients in contact with Forest Brooke in Horry County, please see your doctor immediately with any signs of fever, neck pain, headache, or rash. The best way to protect against meningitis is with the meningitis vaccine.  Please be sure all 11-12 year old patients are up […]

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Many Overweight Americans Don’t Think They’re Overweight, Gallup Data Show

Many Overweight Americans Don’t Think They’re Overweight, Gallup Data Show

The Washington Post (12/1, Ingraham) reports new Gallup data reveals “7 in 10 Americans are obese or overweight, but only 36 percent think they have a weight problem.” The Post recalls that in 1990, “about 56 percent of Americans qualified as obese or overweight,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and “48 percent considered […]

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January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month

In the United States, a baby is born with a birth defect every 4 ½ minutes. Some infections before and during pregnancy can hurt both mothers and their babies. Healthy behaviors can prevent infections and protect babies. These include properly preparing food, talking about sexually transmitted diseases, ensuring adequate vaccination, protecting against animals and insects […]