Surviving Holiday Parties with your Health Intact

Rest Up the night before a holiday party by getting at least seven hours of sleep. A recent study found that after a short night’s sleep adults ate about an extra 300 calories and tended to choose higher-fat, higher-calorie foods. When women lack sleep they may feel less full...
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The Great American Smoke Out is November 16th

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Yet, 40 million American adults still smoke. The most important thing smokers can do to improve their health is to quit cigarettes and other forms of combustible tobacco....
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Cancer and Obesity

Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of 13 types of cancer. These cancers account for about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States in 2014. Overall, the rate of new cancer cases has decreased since the 1990s, but increases in overweight and...
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Childhood Obesity

With Halloween and other major holidays approaching the time seems right to talk about our children and their diets. The number of overweight children has doubled in the last couple of decades; currently one child in five is overweight, the increase is in both children and...
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Arthritis isn’t just for the elderly!

Arthritis includes more than 100 different conditions that affect joints and the surrounding tissue. The most common form of arthritis in the Unites States is osteoarthritis, followed by gout and rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms include pain, aching, stiffness, and swelling in or...
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The Effects of Health on Academics

The academic success of America’s youth is strongly linked with their health, and is one way to predict adult health outcomes. Why Electronics Stimulate Children (and adults) Before Bed Ninety percent of people in the U.S. admit to using an electronic device during the hour...
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Prevention and Control of Seasonal Flu

Routine annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons over the age of 6 months who do not have a medical reason why they should not be vaccinated. Pregnant women should receive age-appropriate influenza vaccine. Children aged 6 months through 8 years who require 2...
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Mammograms

Mammograms have been in the news recently. If you’ve been reading, you might be confused. The confusion is coming from conflicting recommendations from different health experts. Each group has looked at the same data, but they have interpreted the data differently....
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Effects of Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction is a growing epidemic in the United States. Overdose deaths from prescription opioids are four times higher now than they were in 1999. From 1999 to 2015, more than 183,000 people died from prescription opioid overdoses. Opioid overdoses killed more than 33,000...
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National Health Center Week 2017 – August 13-19

In honor of National Health Center Week that is taking place August 13th through the 18th the Shingletown Medical Center (SMC) is hosting a Patient Portal Party. Please join us on Wednesday, August 15th between noon and 6:30pm to sign up for the “FollowMyHealth” patient portal...
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