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Keep an Eye on Benign Tumors

A benign tumor is a tumor that is not cancerous. In many cases, these masses do not pose any danger. But, if the tumor is pressing on a blood vessel or a nerve, it needs to be removed or reduced. “Cancer cells can multiply and spread to surrounding ...
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Note Children’s Immunization Schedule

It is important for your child to see a pediatrician regularly to keep up to date on immunizations. Immunizations begin at birth with Hepatitis B. The following is a schedule of important immunizations: DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) Hepatitis A Hepatitis B HiB MMR (measles, mumps, ...
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Mother and Daughter Lose Weight Together

When Teri Welker read an article in the paper about a teacher who lost weight through Saint Francis Healthcare System’s The Healthy Weigh, it was a lightbulb moment for her. Her daughter, Ashley, recently told her she needed to find a good program to lose weight, ...
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Remove Varicose Veins for Health Reasons

More than being not very attractive on a patient’s leg, varicose veins range from tiny red veins to larger “road map” veins and the big bulging veins that can cause heavy, tired or achy legs. The Vein and Laser Center at Saint Francis Medical Center provides ...
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Put Best Paw Forward at Furry 5K

Man’s best friend will get a workout at Saint Francis Healthcare System’s ninth annual Furry 5K and One-Mile Fun Walk Saturday, June 3. You do not need a dog to participate, but dogs are welcome at the event, which benefits the Inpatient Rehabilitation pet therapy program. “This ...
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Know the Signs of a Stroke

Someone in the United States dies of a stroke every four minutes. And, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds.  One-third of the stroke victims are younger than age 65. These startling statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should signal everyone to recognize ...
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Parents Monitor TV Time

Studies have shown that children who watch violent TV shows are more likely to engage in violence themselves. That is why it is important not only to monitor children’s screen time, but also to limit it. “Many parents use screen time as a babysitter and are ...
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Wellness Programs Help Employees

An employer’s wellness program could help you identify previously undiagnosed health conditions. Employers offer wellness programs to promote healthy lifestyles and ensure their employees treat illnesses they may not be aware of. Wellness profiles commonly include blood pressure monitoring, biometric blood test, recording of BMI ...
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