Concussion Information: A Fact Sheet For High School Parents

Concussion Information: A Fact Sheet For High School Parents

What Is a Concussion? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. This fast movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in […]

Colorectal Cancer Screening

What Is Colorectal Cancer?Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Sometimes it is called colon cancer. The colon is the large intestine or large bowel. The rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus. Screening Saves LivesColorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, […]

THE HEALTHY EVOLUTION OF NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

The Healthy Evolution of New Year’s Resolutions

The Gagon family is excited to ring in the New Year! We’ve put together a few recommendations to help you make 2018 a healthy and positive year! Jeannee Hunt, PA-C, Recommends: Focusing on Positive Choices As I move forward into the new year, my thoughts automatically channel into lists of resolutions, goals, and self- improvement. […]

Herd immunity and measles: why we should aim for 100% vaccination coverage

Herd immunity and measles: why we should aim for 100% vaccination coverage

The measles outbreak traced back to Disneyland has spread to eight states, with as many as 95 cases reported by January 28. Media outlets are highlighting the rise of anti-vaccination sentiments. Scientists are expressing their dismay at people who reject sound medical advice and put their families and communities in harm’s way. Measles was considered eliminated in the United States […]

Influenza and Why I Should Get My Shot

Influenza and Why I Should Get My Shot

Article Featured on MUSC Health The influenza season starts now (Fall – October) and runs into the Spring (May). It peaks in January and February but right now is the time to get this year’s flu shot. The reason is that the shot works by revving up antibodies to attack the virus when you are […]

Fighting Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal Allergies: Nip them in the Bud

Seasonal allergies — also called hay fever and allergic rhinitis — can make you miserable. But before you settle for plastic flowers and artificial turf, try these simple strategies to keep seasonal allergies under control.

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