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HEALTH Matters® Blog

Welcome to our blog! As we grow as a healthcare organization, we are ever mindful of our mission to connect with more people, in more ways. We want to continue to expand not only our facilities and programs, but our reach. We want to be a trusted resource for news, events that inform and educate, and stories that inspire. We hope this blog will be a useful platform, and that you will follow us here.

Happy Feet

If you take care of your feet, they will take you wherever you want to go.


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Antibiotics – Not to be taken lightly

Using antibiotics unnecessarily or not finishing the full course of antibiotic treatment helps create drug-resistant bacteria. Here are six ways you can make a difference.

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Snow Shoveling? Get someone else to do it.

Low temperatures, high wind and less sunshine are not “heart-friendly.”

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BRCA mutations can put men at risk too.

The genetic mutation that can increase breast and ovarian cancer risk in women can be an often overlooked risk factor for men as well.


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Cold, cold go away …

Want to avoid colds? It’s simple – Just wash your hands!

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Staying Healthy Through the Holidays

Eating right and taking care of yourself can often be a challenge during the holiday season. Here are some suggestions on just how to do that.


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Caregiver, take care of yourself!

November is the time to acknowledge the contributions of family members who provide care for loved ones.


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Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude – It will make you feel better

Research suggests that being grateful and gracious can increase your sense of well-being.

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Thanksgiving is a good time to learn about your family health history

National Family Health History Day can open a discussion about health, genetics and ancestry.

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Today’s the Day – So Kick the Habit!

Can you accept the challenge of not smoking – for just 24 hours? It could become the first step to a smoke-free life.


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