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COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Posted on April 7th 2021 | Posted in: Uncategorized ,

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Funeral Reimbursement Program launched in April 2021. FEMA is reimbursing up to $7,000.00 for COVID-19 funerals to any family member who paid for a funeral. We highly recommend keeping funeral documentation for financial purposes. Additional guidance is being finalized and will be released to potential applicants as soon as it's available. In the meantime, people who have COVID-19 funeral expenses are encouraged to keep...

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Charlie Batch — One of Pennsylvania’s First WIC Babies 

Posted on March 22nd 2021 | Posted in: Uncategorized ,

NFL fans might be familiar with Charlie Batch's achievement on the field. As a Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, he accomplished a great deal throughout his 15-season NFL career, including winning two Super Bowls. Even after he retired, Charlie Batch has continued to be involved in the sport, serving as a game-day commentator for the Steelers and transition consultant for the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA). But Charlie Batch is also frequently...

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Train To Become a Medical Assistant with NIMAA

Posted on January 20th 2021 | Posted in: Uncategorized ,

Our New Partnership With NIMAA Hamilton Health Center is proud to announce its new partnership with the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (#NIMAA). We look forward to training the next generation of Medical Assistants this March! To learn more about the NIMAA program, visit: www.nimaa.org. or contact Melisa Burnett at mburnett@hamiltonhealthcenter.com Training To Become a Medical Assistant Have you or anyone you know thought about training to become a Medical...

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African American Infant Death and How to Prevent It

Posted on November 30th 2020 | Posted in: Preventative Care ,

One way to gauge the health and well-being of a society is to take a look at its infant mortality rate. Infant mortality refers to the death of a baby before their first birthday. The overall infant mortality rate across the U.S. is 5.7 out of every 1,000 live births. The rate varies from state to state and across race and ethnicities. In 2018, the state with the highest infant mortality...

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4 Benefits of Flossing Before Brushing

Posted on July 31st 2020 | Posted in: Dental Health ,

When it comes to oral health, you likely already know that brushing and flossing are essential daily habits. As any dentist will tell you, brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once will help keep your teeth healthy, clean and cavity-free. But what does this daily routine actually look like? Should you floss before or after brushing? Are there advantages to mixing up your oral hygiene routine?...

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Is March Too Late to Get a Flu Shot?

Posted on July 31st 2020 | Posted in: Preventative Care ,

Between busy schedules, work projects and family commitments, it's easy for things like getting your flu shot to fall through the cracks. Before you know it, you might wake up and realize it's March — and you never made it to the doctor's office for your vaccine as you'd planned. Does this mean you missed your opportunity? Not necessarily! As we'll explore below, there's certainly a peak flu season you'll...

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Top Sexual Health Tips

Posted on December 19th 2019 | Posted in: Uncategorized ,

Top Sexual Health Tips Having a fulfilling sex life can improve your overall well-being and even lower the risk of developing certain diseases. Yet, without knowing how to maintain your sexual health, you may not enjoy the pleasure and satisfaction that sex can bring. Read on to discover some sexual health facts and tips that can make sex a more enjoyable activity in your relationship. 1. Speak With Your Partner...

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Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

Posted on December 11th 2019 | Posted in: Cancer ,

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer Ovarian cancer is a medical condition in which cancerous cells are located within, around or outside the ovaries. The ovaries are two almond-shaped organs that can be found on both sides of the uterus. They store eggs and produce progesterone and estrogen, two important hormones for reproductive health. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer? It’s not always easy to detect ovarian cancer in...

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The Importance of Eye Exams for Children

Posted on December 11th 2019 | Posted in: Eye Care ,

You know how critical regular visits to your pediatrician and dentist are to maintain your children's health. But did you know you should also take them to get pediatric eye exams regularly? Starting at six months, children should see an eye doctor, who can diagnose vision problems or monitor conditions that could grow into something more serious. Children who need eyeglasses should visit the eye doctor every year for a...

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