AED

February is Heart Health Awareness Month so our topic this month is about the benefits of an Automated External Defibrillator.  What is an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)? The following information has been adapted from the American Heart Association.
 
An AED is a lightweight portable device that sends an electric shock through the chest to the heart.  The shock can potentially stop a fatal heart rhythm and allow a normal rhythm to occur in t Read more…

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Vitamin D Basics

Bob McCullen, MD
 
Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the gut and maintains adequate serum calcium and phosphate concentrations to enable normal mineralization of bone and to prevent low calcium muscle contractions called tetany. It is also needed for bone growth. Read more…

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Genetic Testing for Ovarian and Breast Cancer

Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer
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Immunization Awareness Month

Immunization Awareness Month
Contributed by Lou Foltz
 
The month of August is always an annual observance to highlight the importance of vaccinations for people of all ages. Immunizations, also called vaccines or shots, help prevent dangerous illnesses and potentially harmful diseases.

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Total Knee Replacement

Dr. Bob McCullen, Myers Health Cabinet Member
This is a topic close to my heart since I broke my right knee twice and my mom just got her total knee last year. Approximately 767,000 Total Knee Replacements (TKRs) are done each year. Read more…

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