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It\’s Thyroid Awareness Month !

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although relatively small, the thyroid plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid is healthy and functioning properly.

Ancient Honey Remedy Could Be Effective in Promoting Soft Tissue Healing

Researchers have put a spotlight on an ancient remedy, manuka honey, produced from the nectar of the manuka tree, to study the perceived benefits of its natural antibacterial properties.  The study’s findings suggest that sandwiching nano-layers of minute amounts of manuka honey between layers of surgical mesh inhibits bacteria for up to three weeks as …

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Celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week

Join us in celebrating National Handwashing Awareness Week. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick. Handwashing is a win for everyone, except …

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Study Uses Claims Data to Look at Patterns in 30-Day Post-MI Hospital Readmissions

A Research study findings published in the Sept. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association noted that patients readmitted to the discharging hospital after myocardial infarction (MI) do not have significant differences in outcomes compared with those who are readmitted to another hospital. According to Nov. 26 statement discussing the article, Jennifer A. Rymer, MD, …

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Landmark SCHEMIA Study Finds Interventions for Stable Heart Disease No Better Than Taking Drugs  

Researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Stanford University say that recently released findings from the landmark International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA) study reveal that there is no evidence of lower cardiac event rates in patients with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but the medical procedure offered a …

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common cancer worldwide. Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer of women and men in the United States. It takes more lives every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Early detection leads to 20% fewer lung cancer deaths each year.

Kaiser Permanente Researchers Find Epidemic of Deaths Due to Heart Failure in U.S.

Kaiser Permanente researchers put the spotlight on age 65 and over baby boomers and find that deaths due to heart failure are increasing in the United States. Their findings were published in the October 29 issue of JAMA Cardiology. The researchers say that heart failure is a chronic, progressive form of heart disease in which …

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