October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

October 21, 2019

"   According to the Heart Rhythm Society, more than 350,000 deaths occur each year from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). To decrease the death toll from SCA, it is important to understand what SCA is, what the warning signs are, and how to respond to an SCA event. People often use the term “heart attack” interchangeably with SCA, but they are NOT the same thing! What is the difference? A heart attack occurs when a blocked ...

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Flu Shot Myths – DEBUNKED!

October 15, 2019

" According to the Centers for Disease Control, flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The CDC estimates that influenza has resulted in between 9.3 million – 49.0 million illnesses, between 140,000 – 960,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 – 79,000 deaths annually since 2010. Studies have proven ...

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Breast Cancer FAQs

October 9, 2019

" October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a time to raise awareness about the importance of this disease and detecting it early. About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime according to breastcancer.org. Because of this staggering statistic, we put together a list of frequently asked questions about this disease: What is breast cancer? Breast cancer is a common term for a cancerous (malignant ...

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