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Stroke Awareness: The Link Between Stroke & Heart Disease

Stroke is a cardiovascular disease that occurs when a blood vessel feeding the brain gets clogged or bursts. It is the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S. There is a significant link between stroke and heart disease when it comes to cardiovascular health. According to a study by the American Heart Association, the risk…

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Managing Stress & Anxiety During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has many of us at home, wondering when life will return to normal with feelings of stress and anxiety affecting more and more people. According to The American Institute of Stress, some signs and symptoms of stress and anxiety include: Headaches Lethargy Digestive issues Loss of appetite  Nervousness and restlessness Feelings of…

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National Sleep Awareness Month: How Well Do You Sleep?

Sleep health is an essential part of your overall health and wellness and most people aren’t getting enough. The National Sleep Foundation recommends the number of hours each age group should have each night: Newborns (0-3 months): 14-17 hours  Infants (4-11 months): 12-15 hours Toddlers (1-2 years): 11-14 hours Preschoolers (3-5): 10-13 hours School-age children…

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How to Recognize and Prevent Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month which allows us an opportunity to shine a light on the prevalence of heart disease and encourage our patients to adopt healthier lifestyles. Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for men and women. While heart disease can be deadly, it’s also preventable in most people. By…

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Dopson Family Medical Center Welcomes Kate Bennett, MD

Dopson Family Medical Center is proud to welcome Kate Bennett, MD, to our family medicine practice. “The addition of Dr. Bennett to the Dopson Family Medical Center primary care team allows us to expand our services and provide even more health care services to the people of Baker County,” said Edward Anderson, CEO of Baker…

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How to Stick To Your New Year’s Health Resolutions in 2020

A new year and a new decade is upon us and with that comes the wave of New Year’s Resolutions. It’s always easy to set lofty goals about all of the things we’ll change in the New Year, but keeping up with these resolutions can be a lot more difficult than we think. Instead of…

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! This year, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) along with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are partnering up to focus on the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. According to the NHLBI, adults with diabetes are twice as likely to die from…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Early detection can save your life!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect time to remind you that early detection is the best way to fight the second most common type of cancer among women. The term “breast cancer” refers to a malignant tumor that has developed from cells in the breast and according to the National Breast Cancer…

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Why Getting Your Annual Flu Shot is Important

Millions of people get the flu each year, and many people are hospitalized or experience life-threatening complications. One of the best ways to protect yourself from contracting the virus is to get your annual flu shot. “There’s an often circulated myth that you can actually get the flu from the vaccine,” says Dr. Kyle Knabb…

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Baker Rural Health Clinic Welcomes Jessica Putney, ARNP

Please join us in welcoming Jessica Putney, ARNP, to our Baker Rural Health Clinic team. “Jessica brings more than 10 years of nursing experience to our Baker Rural Health Clinic team,” said Edward Anderson, CEO of Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital. “Residents in the area will benefit from her comprehensive background in emergency medicine, medical-surgical, primary…

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