Happy Holidays from Our Team Here at Brashear Family Medical!

Our team here at Brashear Family Medical would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays!

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Shingles and the Zostavax Vaccine

shingles vaccine

Shingles is a viral infection that results in a painful rash. This can occur anywhere on the body. However, shingles most often appears as a simple strip of blisters that wraps around either side of your torso. We will discuss the symptoms of shingles, causes of shingles and prevention of shingles. Continue reading

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month!

Lung Cancer Awareness

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month! Therefore, it’s a time to connect with community, raise awareness for the cause and come together as one united force to stand up to the leading cancer killer. Everyone can take a part and make a difference this November, and we will explain some simple ways to take action!

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November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month!

National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

“It’s about how you live.” That’s the theme of this year’s National Hospice and Palliative Care Month 2017. Brashear Family Medical encourages everyone to learn about what care options are available when facing a serious or life-limiting illness—long before a medical crisis occurs.

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Diabetic Retinopathy and the Importance of Annual Diabetic Eye Exams

diabetic retinopathy

November is National Diabetes Month! Diabetes is a disease that significantly affects many areas of the body, including your eyes. It increases the risk for eye conditions, such as glaucoma and cataracts. The primary concern for eye health in individuals with diabetes is the development of diabetic retinopathy. We will discuss what diabetic retinopathy is and the importance of annual diabetic eye exams.

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Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Awareness

Atrial Fibrillation

September was National Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Month. However, raising awareness all year long can be beneficial to increase knowledge and understanding.

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More Fruits and Vegetables All Year Long

fruits and vegetables

This past September was Fruits & Veggies–More Matters Month. However, it is important to eat more fruits and veggies all year long. We will provide a few tips, as well as ways to spread the word!

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Fall Prevention Awareness Week: Tips for Preventing Falls

Fall Prevention Awareness Week

Falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries and hospital admissions for trauma among older adults. They can have a serious impact on older adults’ quality of life and independence. In recognition of Falls Prevention Awareness Week, Brashear Family Medical reminds everyone about simple steps they can take to reduce the risk of falling.

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How the Flu Vaccine Works, Symptoms of the Flu and When to Get Vaccinated

fight the flu with the flu vaccine

Influenza (flu) is a potentially life threatening illness and contagious disease of the respiratory tract caused by a virus. Each year, influenza causes serious infection and death around the globe, usually in the winter months (seasonal influenza).

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Brashear Family Medical Explains the Importance of Bone Health and Osteoporosis Prevention

bone health and osteoporosis

Your bones play many roles in your body — providing structure, protecting organs, anchoring muscles and storing calcium. It is crucial to build strong and healthy bones during childhood and adolescence, but you can take steps during adulthood to protect bone health as well. Brashear Family Medical will explain the importance of bone health and what you can do to ensure you protect your bone health.

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