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Summer is almost here, along with days spent poolside, weekends spent at the lake, outdoor family barbeques – and increased sun exposure. May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection Month, and as part of our commitment to building happier, healthier communities, we want to help you avoid the negative effects of sun exposure. Keep your summer fun and care-free with these skin protection tips.
Immunizations are an important part of a happy, healthy community, but unfortunately they are shrouded in unnecessary controversy due to confusion and misinformation. Keep reading to get the facts straight on vaccines – and why you and your family need them.
Do you ever clean your Christmas tree before putting it up? Or think about carbon monoxide poisoning before building a fire? We want you to stay healthy and safe this holiday season with help from Baptist Health's Dr. Devon Ballard, with Sherwood Family Medical Center.
Staying fit during your pregnancy can be a challenging task. The urge to indulge in every craving and skip your routine workouts can be overwhelming at times. The good news is there are some easy ways to incorporate prenatal exercise into your everyday routine to ensure that you and your baby are as healthy as possible.
To quote the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “hand-washing is like a do-it-yourself vaccine — washing your hands will help reduce the spread of illness so you can stay healthy this winter. Regular hand-washing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It’s quick, it’s simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick.”
The early detection of breast cancer significantly improves a patient’s likelihood of survival, and a mammogram is the most accurate way to find cancerous cells in the breast. Yet, many women forgo their yearly screening because they believe a mammogram will hurt, they fear cancer will be found or they simply don’t think they have time for an appointment. Women who perform monthly breast self-exams, get a yearly breast exam from a physician and get a yearly mammogram drastically increase their chances of surviving breast cancer by up to 97 percent.
Making an appointment to see a doctor when you’re feeling fine might seem like a strange thing to do. But when it comes to prostate cancer, early detection is vital in helping to achieve a positive outcome. Here are five reasons you need to consider getting a prostate screening.
The USPSTF is an independent panel of primary care physicians funded and staffed by the HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) gave HHS the authority to consider USPSTF recommendations in Medicare coverage determinations for additional preventive services. Recently, Congress has expressed their desire to broaden this authority and enhance the role of the USPSTF in terms of its impact on coverage for existing services. Additionally, private insurers may incorporate the AHRQ-funded USPSTF recommendations as a cost-savings measure.
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