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Internal Medicine Division
30
Jul

Measles – What You Need to Know

Before a vaccination for measles was discovered in 1963, 4 million people per year contracted measles.  Of the 4 million diagnosed 48,000 of these patients were hospitalized, 1,000 suffered encephalitis, or brain swelling, and 400-500 died.  A separate measles vaccination was released in 1963 and the MMR or measles, mumps, rubella vaccination was released in...
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29
Jul

Travel widely, stay healthy

Wherever you spend your vacation, you want to enjoy every minute. Getting sick is never on someone’s bucket list. That’s why we encourage you to check in with your primary care or internal medicine provider before you go. There are greater reasons for caution in some locations rather than others but preparation and precaution are...
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18
Jul

Weathering Extreme Heat

Staying healthy in steamy, hot summer weather can be challenging. Failing to do so can be life threatening. That’s why it’s essential to understand the effects of extreme heat on our body and have plans and strategies in place to reduce the impact of high temperatures and humidity. Late July and early August are the...
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28
Jun

Staying Safe, Indoors and Out

June is remarkable for the number of “National Months” it contains. For example, in addition to it being LGBTQIA Pride Month, it is also National Papaya Month and National Candy Month. For those of us who want to celebrate the good early summer weather, it’s also National Great Outdoors Month. However, since it is also...
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01
Jun

June is Men’s Health Month – Make Your Health a Top Priority!

Men should make their health a top priority and take daily steps to be healthier and stronger. There are many easy things that can be done every day to create a healthy lifestyle: Eat healthy. Nutritious foods give you energy and may lower your risk of certain diseases. Focus on fruits and vegetables, whole grains,...
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30
May

Smoking: You CAN Quit

Over 16 million Americans suffer from a disease caused by smoking: cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases (such as emphysema, bronchitis, and chronic airway obstruction) and diabetes result in 1,300 deaths every day. “Most people who smoke know they should stop, but it is very hard to kick the habit,” says Dr. Davide Michael DeBellis,...
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