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Colorectal Cancer Screenings Can Save Lives

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cancer death in the United States, but it doesn’t need to be. It’s 90% preventable and extremely treatable when detected early through screening. Colorectal cancer often starts in the colon or rectum as a growth known as a polyp, which can turn into cancer.

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Staying Safe While Shoveling Snow

Clearing the snow off your driveway can seem like a pain – but it can be a real pain for your muscles and heart if you’re not careful. While it appears light and fluffy, snow can be extremely heavy. In fact, the average shovelful of snow weighs 16 pounds. That means if you fill your shovel 100

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Making Time to Eat Together

Do you remember the last time you and your family sat down and had a meal together? If not, you may want to make time for it – and on a regular basis, too. According to research, family mealtime can boost social skills and self-esteem while also enhancing family relationships. Studies have also revealed that

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Get Your Flu Shot

As we enter the heart of flu season, it’s important to know the best ways to protect yourself from the illness. One of the best lines of defense is to get the flu shot annually. This vaccine can prevent serious complications from the illness and protect your whole family from becoming sick. When to Get

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Toy Safety Guidelines

If you have young children, one of your highlights this Christmas season will likely be watching your children open up gifts. While you may have done your research to find the perfect gift for you kid, others may not have and unknowingly bought a toy for your child that is meant for a different age

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You may not think it, but talking to your kids about drugs can have a big impact on whether or not they try them. The National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence says kids are 50% less likely to use drugs and alcohol when their parents talk to them about the dangers they can cause.

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Fast Facts About Sepsis

Someone in the United States dies every two minutes because of Sepsis. In fact, it’s the leading cause of death in hospital ICUs. September is Sepsis Awareness Month and the staff at Superior Med has compiled a list of facts you should know about this deadly and little-known disease. What is Sepsis? Sepsis is the

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Preventing Childhood Obesity

For nearly 20 years, there has been a constant increase in the percentage of overweight and obese children in the United States. Guernsey County is no exception to this trend. During a 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment, it was discovered that lifestyle choices may be the culprit for most cases of childhood weight issues. The

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