November is American Diabetes Month

American Diabetes Month

November is American Diabetes Month. Therefore, it’s an opportunity for greater awareness about the disease that affects 26 million people nationwide. We will discuss American diabetes and how you can help to raise awareness during this month.

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Flu Shots for Older Adults in 2018-2019

Flu shots for older adults

October is the time of year for the flu vaccine. Individuals 65 and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu. Flu seasons can vary in severity, but during most seasons, those 65 an older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease. We will discuss flu shots for older adults in 2018-2019.

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Everything You Need to Know about the Flu Shot in 2018-2019

Flu Shot in 2018-2019

The 2017-2018 flu season was a bad one. The dominant viral strain, H3N2, was an especially severe form of influenza, which lead to widespread and serious illness across the U.S. According to the CDC, the flu and its complications killed around 80,000 people last year, including 180 children. That is the highest death toll in four decades. We will explain everything you need to know about the flu shot in 2018-2019.

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Healthy Lifestyle Choices to Manage Cholesterol

Healthy Lifestyle Choices to Manage Cholesterol

High cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease and heart attacks. While medications can help improve your cholesterol, healthy lifestyle choices can also be beneficial. Therefore, we have put together a few healthy lifestyle choices to manage cholesterol.

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September is Cholesterol Education Month!

Cholesterol Education Month - healthy foods

September is Cholesterol Education Month! Children, young adults and older Americans can all have high cholesterol. This is a good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. This month is also a good time to learn about lipid profiles and about food and lifestyle choices that help you reach personal cholesterol goals. Therefore, we will explain what cholesterol is and how to know if yours is high.

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Back-to-School Immunizations: Now is the Time!

Back-to-School Immunizations

When you are getting your kids ready for the upcoming school year, make sure to include back-to-school vaccination appointments on your checklist. Vaccines are often thought of as something for babies and young children. However, pre-teens and teens also need vaccines to stay healthy throughout the school year. Vaccination protects pre-teens and teens against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases, such as meningitis and cancers caused by HPV infections. Therefore, we will discuss the basics of back-to-school immunizations.

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National Immunization Awareness Month: Back-to-School Vaccinations

National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Moth (NIAM), which is an annual observance to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Therefore, we will discuss National Immunization Awareness Month and back-to-school vaccinations.

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What is Arthritis?

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a broad term that covers a group of over 100 diseases. About 1 out of 5 adults have some form of the condition. It can happen to anyone, but it becomes more common as you age. We will answer the question, “What is Arthritis?”, as well as discuss the symptoms of Arthritis, causes, risk factors and treatment options.

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What is Osteoporosis?

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis causes your bones to become weak and brittle, so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses such as bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. We will answer the question, “What is Osteoporosis?”, as well as discuss the symptoms of Osteoporosis, causes, risk factors and treatment options.

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How to Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes and Ticks in Texas Summers

Mosquitoes and ticks are common in Texas, especially during the summer time. Most bug bites are harmless. However, some mosquitoes and ticks spread viruses and bacteria that can make you sick. Therefore, we have put together a few tips on how to protect yourself from mosquitoes and ticks.

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