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Grandpa with kids

Sep 01, 2020

Healthier Men, Happier Prostates

September is Prostate Health Month
September is Prostate Health Month, also known as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time
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Watchman Longnecker and Jane Smith

Aug 17, 2020

Watchman: Reducing Stroke Risk in AFib Patients

At least 2.7 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to the American Heart Association.
At least 2.7 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to the American Heart Association. AFib, affects the heart’s ability to pump blood normally and causes blood to pool in the left atrial appendage and potentially clot. Some patients are prescribed blood-thinning medications, such as coumadin, to prevent a blood clot, but patients who have a bleed risk are at a higher danger when taking blood thinners.
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PTSD Blog

Aug 05, 2020

Never Too Late to Recover

More than half of Americans experience a traumatic event in their life, according to the National Center for PTSD.
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Cuddler Program

Jul 27, 2020

Freeman NICU Caring Cuddler Program Provides Enriching Benefits

The Freeman NICU Cuddler Program gives parents the much-needed help when they’re unable to be with their little ones.
Although the birth of a baby is an expected event, the delivery of a baby who needs intensive medical care is often unexpected. Occasionally, obligations at home and work mean families cannot visit the hospital each day to spend time with their new bundle of joy.
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MBSAQIP

Jun 13, 2020

UNDERSTANDING THE HEALTH RISKS OF RADON

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month and a time when health agencies across the country urge all Americans to have their homes tested for radon.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month and a time when health agencies across the country urge all Americans to have their homes tested for radon.
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Lab Scientist

Apr 22, 2020

Celebrating the Lifesaving Hidden Value of Lab Professionals

Your doctor would like to run some tests – you've had your blood drawn and your sample has been sent off to the lab.
Your doctor would like to run some tests – you've had your blood drawn and your sample has been sent off to the lab. You met the phlebotomist who drew your blood sample, but have you ever wondered who actually receives your sample and conducts the tests?
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Doctor with patient

Mar 06, 2020

High-Tech Filters: The Kidneys

Kidneys are high-tech filters because they do so much in addition to filtering.
Our kidneys are incredibly high-tech filters. They are constantly monitoring and working to keep our bodies as healthy as possible. Kidneys filter our blood and keep the things we need, like water, sugar, proteins and electrolytes, and discard the things we don’t need, like urea, ammonia and drug metabolites, which make up our urine. Kidneys are high-tech filters because they do so much in addition to filtering.
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Save my Spot

Jan 21, 2020

Save My Spot

Get In Line By Going Online
When you or a family member need to be seen at an Urgent Care, sitting in the waiting room is sometimes the worst part of the experience. Freeman has introduced a new service that can significantly decrease your wait time. Freeman Save My Spot check-in tool enables you to get in line from your home, office or wherever!
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Radon

Jan 08, 2020

Understanding The Health Risks of Radon

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month and a time when health agencies across the country urge all Americans to have their homes tested for radon.
Do you know the number one cause of lung cancer besides smoking? Hint: it’s a radioactive gas we all breathe every day, usually in small levels. And you cannot see it, smell it or touch it. If you guessed radon, you’re correct!
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Volunteer

Dec 10, 2019

The Surprising Benefits of Volunteering

An analysis of data from the Longitudinal Study of Aging found that individuals who volunteer have lower mortality rates than those who do not, even when controlling for age, gender and physical health.
What if there was a medication-free, zero-cost way to reduce your stress level, help you live longer and even improve your satisfaction with your life as a whole? What if it was available right here in our community?
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