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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – September

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men. Talk to your Medicare patients about the nature and risk of prostate cancer and help them make an informed decision about screening. For More Information: – Medicare Preventive Services Educational Tool – ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer website – Center for …

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CDC Drunk Driving Stat

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Have a Responsible Summer

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This Aug. 18 to Sept. 4, law enforcement will be stepping up their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. This means police officers will be focused on spotting impaired drivers and pulling them over. There were nearly 10,000 people killed in alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes in 2014, according to the CDC. This accounts for …

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Prevent Heat Illness

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There were 7,415 heat-related deaths in the United States from 1999 to 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These preventable deaths illustrate how important preparation is during extreme temperatures. Whether you are swimming at the beach or lounging in the park, you should be prepared for extreme heat conditions. Stay …

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Hepatitis C Rates Triple

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The number of new hepatitis C infections has reached a 15-year high, tripling over the last five years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). New virus infections are increasing among young people ages 20 to 29. This is primarily due to more people using injection drugs, according to the CDC. However, …

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Grill your food thoroughly

Prevent food illness this summer by grilling your meat to the proper internal temperature: Steaks, roasts and chops – 145F Poultry – 165F Ground poultry – 165F Ground meats – 160F

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Grilling Safety Reminders for Your Summer BBQ

Though grilling is an extremely popular way to prepare food in the summer, it can also be dangerous. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, gas and charcoal grills account for an average of 10 deaths and 100 injuries annually. Additionally, the National Fire Protection Association reports that an average of 8,900 home fires are caused …

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Do You Know Seizure First Aid?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 10 people may have a seizure in their lifetime. A seizure is a change in the brain’s electrical activity that can cause a variety of symptoms, including violent shaking, falling and losing bodily control. However, because there are different types of seizures, …

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Tick and Tick-borne Disease Season is Here

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Experts are warning that this year’s tick season could be worse and more widespread than ever due to milder winters, booming mice and deer populations, and the 2015 abundant acorn crop. Unfortunately, with the projected increase of ticks, the threat of tick-borne disease, including the most common, Lyme disease, also increases. The best way to …

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Shop for Seasonal Produce This Summer

The U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion recommends that you consume at least two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables each day. Although this varies by age, sex and level of physical activity, it is a good recommendation to live by to build a healthy dietary base. One great way to …

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