Importance of the Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines

35884786 - vaccinationOver the past 50 years, immunization has saved more than a billion lives and prevented countless illnesses and disabilities in the United States. An overwhelming majority of health professionals, medical researchers and professional medical organizations (such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Practice Physicians) recommend vaccinations. Getting vaccinated, for the flu and pneumonia specifically, is the best way to protect yourself, as well as those around you from infectious disease.

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Can Thyroid Cancer Be Prevented?

xDqXyUMost people with thyroid cancer have no known risk factors, so it is not possible to prevent most cases of the disease.

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Wellness Exams Reminder

46288920 - view of a young attractive doctor listening his patientIt is important to schedule your yearly wellness exam, as having a wellness or yearly health care visit is a great opportunity to take charge of your health. Routinely health care visits can help find problems early or prevent health problems before they occur. If health problems are discovered early, they may be easier to treat and less likely to pose serious risks to your health.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

exerciseOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Most people are aware of breast cancer, but many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. Here are a few important things to know about breast cancer.

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Can Thyroid Cancer Be Found Early?

xDqXyUMany cases of thyroid cancer can be found early. In fact, most thyroid cancers are now found much earlier than in the past and can be treated successfully.

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Can Kidney Cancer be Prevented?

000000010121In many cases, the cause of kidney cancer is not known. In some other cases (such as with inherited conditions that raise kidney cancer risk), even when the cause is known it may not be preventable. But there are some ways you may be able to reduce your risk of this disease.

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Can Kidney Cancer Be Found Early?

000000010121Many kidney cancers are found fairly early, while they are still confined to the kidney, but others are found at a more advanced stage. There a few reasons for this:

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Required School Vaccinations

vaccinesA routine physical involves examining your child’s immunization records and ensuring that he or she is up to date with all required immunizations. This may be information that is required for your school to admit your child in the fall. Here are a list of required school vaccinations for the state of Texas.

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Back to School Physicals

000000010127Back to school seasons adds many things to a busy parent’s to do list: purchasing school supplies, finding new clothes for your kids and wrapping up summer programs. Don’t let a back to school physical fall by the wayside during this busy time. Getting an annual physical can help your child stay healthy and ensure a successful school year!

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Can Bladder Cancer be Prevented?

Doctor-Disability-CHDP-Preventive-CareThere is no sure way to prevent bladder cancer. Some risk factors such as age, gender, race, and family history can’t be controlled. But there may be things you can do that could lower your risk.

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