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February is American Hearth Month

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Cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, are the leading global causes of death for both men and women, with more than 17.3 million deaths each year. While this rate has fallen dramatically since the 1960s,…

The Importance of Annual Wellness Appointments

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Frequency If you are generally healthy and between the ages of 19-21 you should have a wellness exam every 2-3 years. If you are between the ages of 22-64 you should have a wellness exam every 1-3 years, and if…

Stay Focused on Your Health This Holiday Season

The holiday season often means less time to work out and more tasty temptations (buffets, dinner parties, treats) at every turn. It can be challenging to stay fit and healthy, but that doesn’t mean the holidays have to derail your…

National Diabetes Month 2018: Promoting Health After Gestational Diabetes

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November is National Diabetes Month and this year’s National Diabetes Month is focused on promoting health after gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops in pregnant women who have not previouslyhad diabetes. The high blood glucose…

Stay Healthy This Season! Wash Your Hands and Get Your Flu Shot!

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The flu affects between 5 – 20% of Americans every year and can lead to hospitalization and possibly death for children under 2 years of age, seniors, and people with chronic health conditions. Stay healthy this flu season by not…

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

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Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in your body and many foods. While necessary for normal body functions, too much cholesterol in the bloodstream will build up on the walls of your blood vessels and arteries, increasing your risk…

Kick Back and Relax: Celebrate National Relaxation Day August 15th

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  National Relaxation Day is a holiday we can really get behind. Observed annually on August 15th, this day encourages us to take a break from our hectic, fast-paced lifestyles…and relax. A certain amount of stress is a normal part…

Back to School: Physicals and Immunizations

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Back to school means backpacks and new school supplies. It also means it’s time to make sure your children are in their best physical health for the school year ahead. Now is the time to schedule your family’s sports physicals…

Sunscreen 101

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  It is important to protect yourself from the sun every day of the year, especially during all your fun outdoor activities this summer. Be sure to limit your sun exposure between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm…

Improve Your Health and Reduce Your Weight at Russell Medical

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At Russell Medical, we offer nutrition and weight loss counseling to help you improve your health and reduce your weight. Our health care professionals, will work with you to create a personalized nutrition and/or weight loss plan to help you…