Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention

The risks of falling and how to prevent them Falls among older adults are common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one adult over the age of 65 falls every second of every day in the United States (U.S.) leading to a reported 36 million falls and resulting in over 32,000 … Read more

Adult Vaccinations

Adult Vaccinations

By Carolyn Dechaine, PA-C Many people think vaccines are only for children, but adults should get regularly vaccinated to protect themselves and loved ones from serious diseases. Below is a list of recommended vaccines that every adult should receive, along with information about each one. The Flu Shot: What is it, and why should I … Read more

Tips and Resources for Caregivers

By Mailo Brantner, NP-C As a caregiver, also known as a carer or caretaker, it is easy to forget about yourself.  What are the responsibilities of a caregiver? Caregiving definitions and responsibilities vary, but ultimately, include anyone who is providing care to someone close to them.  According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, more than … Read more

What’s the Difference? Hypothyroidism VS. Hyperthyroidism

For Thyroid Awareness Month let’s discuss the thyroid and why it is so important. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that sits at the base of the throat. It secretes hormones that are vital in the function of virtually every organ in your body. Thyroid hormone is also critical in metabolic functioning. We begin … Read more

Cervical Health Awareness and Importance of Routine Pap Smears

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What is a pap smear? A pap smear is a cancer screening test for cervical cancer. It examines the cervical cells for pre-cancerous or cancerous changes. There is an additional test often included with the pap test, called the HPV test, which screens for the human papilloma virus which can cause cervical cancer. Why do … Read more

12 New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

By Karisa Son, NP-C Reduce your risk for skin cancer. Wear sunscreen everyday, at least SPF 30. Common areas of skin cancer include face, neck, ears, and arms. Schedule an appointment with a Dermatologist to get a full skin cancer screening. Lose weight and get stronger. Join a gym and start an exercise habit. Sign … Read more

Holiday Blues

The leaves are turning yellow and the morning air is crisp. Everyone is pulling out their sweaters and scarves. Grocery stores have pumpkin flavored treats with peppermint candies in the next aisle over. Everywhere you go, scents of cinnamon, nutmeg, and gingerbread fill the air in hopes of putting you in the holiday spirit. But … Read more

Caring for Caregivers

By Carolyn Dechaine, PA-C November is National Caregivers Month. It’s good time to honor and appreciate caregivers for all their hardwork and dedication. Remember, no one can do this alone. What or who is a caregiver? A caregiver can be a spouse, family member, friend or a licensed professional who cares for a person that … Read more

Cold Vs Flu

By Theresa Brinton, FNP-BC It’s that time of year again. Coughing, sneezing, your nose is running, and maybe you are feeling a bit run down or achy. How do you know if it’s a cold or the flu? Both the common cold and the flu are highly contagious respiratory illnesses caused by different viruses. It … Read more

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