Colon Cancer: Myths vs. Facts

Being informed is important. Being misinformed can be dangerous. Let’s break down some myths people may have about colon cancer and prevention. Myth: If you don’t have a family history of colon cancer or stomach problems, you don’t need to be tested. Fact: While a family history increases your chances of developing colon cancer, it…

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Screen for Colon Cancer In Your Own Home

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Screening and early detection are the biggest allies against colon cancer and many testing options now exist. While a colonoscopy is still the standard screening test, Cologuard® can be an alternative at-home option. Cologuard® is a prescription-based noninvasive colon cancer screening test available for adults ages 50 and…

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Ways To Encourage Healthy Food Options

Raising food smart kids can sometimes be a battle. Parents can help kids make healthy nutritional choices through some simple, effective steps. Make healthy food easily accessible. Kids tend to grab the crackers and cookies from the pantry because it’s easy. Make fruits and vegetables just as simple to access. Keep apples in a visible…

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PHC – Internal Medicine & Weight Management Works Toward Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition

PHC – Internal Medicine & Weight Management has implemented several quality improvement projects throughout 2016 and 2017.  The practice worked to improve in the following areas: Decrease in number of patients in need of a Prevnar vaccination – improved scores by 17.8%.  Decrease in number of patients in need of a Pneumovax vaccination – improved…

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