Healthcare Information

Preventing and Treating the Flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend getting a flu shot every year as the best and most important step to take against the flu. This can help to: Reduce the numbers of people sick with the flu Cut down visits to doctors Reduce the number of flu related hospitalizations Prevent missed days…

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week honors those born with a heart defect and all of the families and friends touched by children with heart defects. This is also the time for recognizing those who care for children and adults born with heart defects, as well as researchers and other heart experts.

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Broccoli Compound Indole may Prevent or Treat Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

According to a new study by researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife Research, a compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may be able to prevent or treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Indole, a natural compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables  may help to prevent or treat non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Indole…

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It’s Thyroid Awareness Month!

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although relatively small, the thyroid plays a huge role in the body, influencing the function of many important organs, including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, and skin. Talk with your healthcare provider about whether your thyroid is healthy and functioning properly.

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A Good Night’s Sleep may Help to Prevent Glaucoma and Blindness

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month January 2020 is Glaucoma Awareness Month to raise awareness of the risk of going blind from untreated glaucoma. Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the optic nerve and can lead to vision loss. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), new research shows that getting a proper good…

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