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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August is Psoriasis Awareness Month: Everything You Need to Know About Psoriasis Provided by Brashear Family Medical

Psoriasis Awareness Month

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month! Brashear Family Medical is sharing important aspects you need to know for treating and managing psoriasis to empower you to take control of your health and live a full, vibrant and active life.

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Heat Safety Tips Provided by Brashear Family Medical

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Most summers see heat waves in one or more parts of Texas. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers here, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses. This is why Brashear Family Medical has compiled a list of heat safety tips to ensure you and your loved ones stay safe this summer in the hot Texas sun.

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Brashear Family Medical Has Put Together a List of Important Things to Know About Hernias

hernias

A hernia is a condition which occurs when an internal organ pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall of the abdominal. Typically, this develops between your chest and hips in the abdomen area. Brashear Family Medical has put together a list of important things you should know about hernias.

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Alzheimer’s/Brain Awareness Month

alzheimer's/brain awareness month

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month — a time to shine a purple light for the millions of individuals living with Alzheimer’s. Especially during the month of June, Brashear Family Medical invites you to help by mobilizing friends, families, neighbors, co-workers and customers to help bring an end to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention

skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. There are more new cases of skin cancer each year than the combined incidence of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer. Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of skin color, gender or age. In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. While these facts may be alarming, skin cancer is mainly a behavioral disease, so it is highly preventable.

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American Stroke Awareness Month: Care/Recovery for Stroke Survivors

Stroke affects everybody differently. Many stroke survivors continue to improve over a period of time, sometimes over a number of years. Stroke recovery involves making changes in the physical, social and emotional aspects of your life. You will make changes to prevent additional strokes, as well as to facilitate your life-long recovery.

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American Stroke Awareness Month: Stroke Prevention, Signs and Symptoms

May is American Stroke Awareness Month. During a stroke, every minute counts! Treating the patient quickly can lessen the brain damage that stroke can cause. Knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke allows you to take quick action and possibly save a life — maybe even your own.

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