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02/19/2020

Important Message about Belviq (lorcaserin)

Effective February 13, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested that the manufacturer of Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin) voluntarily withdraw the weight-loss drug from the U.S. market because a safety clinical trial shows an increased connection to cancer.

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02/17/2020

5 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Cancer

Nearly 1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year, which is why prevention and early detection are more crucial than ever. The choices you make every day affect your health, both good and bad. Just know, it is never too late to start living a healthier life! During National Cancer Prevention Month, pledge to make simple lifestyle changes that will help lower your risk of cancer in the long run.

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02/10/2020

What You Need to Know About Congenital Heart Defects

For the entire month of February, we are focusing on all things related to your heart in honor of American Heart Month. This week we want to talk about congenital heart defects, also known as CHDs. Congenital heart defects are problems present at birth and can affect the structure of a baby’s heart and the way it works. It is America’s most common type of birth defect, affecting about 7,200 babies every year.

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02/03/2020

Your Guide to a Healthy Heart

Let’s talk heart disease! February is American Heart Month and we want to share ways you can keep your heart healthy. Why? Because heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States.

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02/03/2020

Important Message About the Coronavirus

CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China.

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01/20/2020

Staying in the Know About Cervical Health

This month we want to bring awareness to what cervical cancer is, how to prevent it, and how to detect it. Cervical cancer is a very preventable and treatable cancer because of today’s screenings and vaccines. If you haven't had a pap smear or HPV test recently, there's no better time than now, given that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cervical cancer is a slow growing and highly preventable and curable form of cancer that occurs when cells from the cervix grow abnormally within other tissues and organs outside of the cervix.

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01/13/2020

Don’t Be Blindsided by Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that can cause blindness. It damages the optic nerve, which carries information from your eyes to the visual center in your brain. This kind of damage can lead to permanent vision loss. For National Glaucoma Awareness Month, we want to help educate people about the disease and how to help prevent it.

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01/13/2020

Wound Care Meeting

Interested in wound care? The Northeast Chapter of the Society for Vascular Nursing is holding an event on January 23, 2020 about how to manage arterial and venous wounds. Click to learn more about the event and be sure to RSVP by January 15th. This meeting is for nurses and any healthcare provider.

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01/06/2020

What Women Should Know About Folic Acid

Everyone needs folic acid – it aids in cellular growth and is converted into vitamin B9, which fuels your body and treats certain illnesses. However, it’s most commonly discussed with women who are pregnant or are thinking about getting pregnant. We’ve put together a mini guide of everything you need to know about folic acid and your (potential) pregnancy.

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12/30/2019

Winter Sport Safety

Are you a snowboarding enthusiast? Skiing? Sledding? Or, just an overall winter fanatic? If so, you must love when the season begins to turn, temperatures start dropping to 30 degrees and snow begins to flurry. Winter activities are exciting and thrilling, but that doesn’t mean they aren't dangerous too. Don't let a mishap from playing too hard in the snow spoil your fun this year. Instead, take precautions that will ensure your safety all season long.

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