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By Kathryn on 11/24/2015 3:48 PM

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Getting a flu shot is great for protecting yourself, but it’s also important for keeping your family, co-workers and friends safe because the flu is highly contagious.

By Kathryn on 11/23/2015 11:38 AM

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Some studies show that weight loss surgery can reverse diabetes and the complications associated with it. Approximately 70 percent of patients who are on insulin going into weight loss surgery will come off of their insulin completely following the procedure, specifically with gastric bypass. 

By Kathryn on 11/23/2015 10:45 AM

Beans and Fruit

When you have diabetes, it can be a challenge to know which foods are healthy to eat. Registered and Licensed Dietitian Stephanie Burns clears up some of the misconceptions in this CTMC Health Tip.

By Kathryn on 11/5/2015 3:51 PM

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Would you like to sip from the fountain of youth? Well, you can fill up your cup with great strategies for living a long and vital life. The science behind longevity continues to build, but here’s what we know now.

By Kathryn on 11/5/2015 3:46 PM

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Diabetes is a word, not a ‘sentence.’ This is the mantra for diabetics who have found success managing their disorder. The CTMC diabetes team wants everyone to feel this same sense of hope. 

By Kathryn on 11/5/2015 3:34 PM

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Periodontal diseases affect the tissues and bones that support the teeth. These conditions are typically painless before they become severe, which enhances the importance of routine checkups. Keeping up with oral hygiene is important in all phases of life, but the risk of periodontal diseases can increase with age for several reasons.

By Kathryn on 11/5/2015 3:30 PM

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As we age, it’s inevitable that muscle tone and reaction time decrease. The mechanisms in our inner ear that provide balance deteriorate and our body’s ability to determine its own position, motion and equilibrium decreases, too. All of these things lead to a higher probability of falling for older adults.

By Kathryn on 11/5/2015 3:21 PM

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A medication review is a structured discussion of your medications with your physician or pharmacist with the goal to improve and optimize treatment. 

By Kathryn on 11/5/2015 3:15 PM

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End-of-life care includes a wide range of services from a team of professionals who comes to the home or assisted living facility around the clock. 

By Kathryn on 11/5/2015 3:09 PM

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The best way to inform emergency response teams of your health needs is to have a completed Personal Health Information kit (PHI) in your home.

By Kathryn on 11/5/2015 2:49 PM

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A medication review is a structured discussion of your medications with your physician or pharmacist with the goal to improve and optimize treatment. 

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