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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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

heat safety tips

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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