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Dental Tips for Keeping Your Child's Teeth Healthy

Dental Tips for Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy 

Posted on February 10th 2022 | Posted in: Dental Health ,

Dental hygiene is important from a much earlier age than most people expect. Just because children lose their first set of teeth as part of their natural development doesn't mean you don't need to take care of them. Decaying baby teeth can cause long-lasting dental problems that can follow your child into adulthood.  Caring for your baby's teeth and gums from the very beginning can significantly reduce their risks for...

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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.edu. 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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Article Header Titled African American Infant Death and How to Prevent It by the Hamilton Health Center in Harrisburg

How to Lower Infant Mortality Rates in the African-American Community

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 your oral health routine, 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 dental...

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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 ,

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 About Sex Keep open...

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Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

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

What is 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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children eye exam at the hamilton health center in harrisburg PA

What to Expect at a Child’s Eye Exam

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? How Often Should Children Get Eye Exams? 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...

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Top Tips for Preventing Strep Throat

Posted on August 13th 2019 | Posted in: Preventative Care , Self Care ,

Strep throat has uncomfortable symptoms such as sore throat, fever and problems breathing or swallowing. The contagious bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes causes strep throat when it spreads to a person without the disease. You can reduce your chance of getting or spreading strep throat by following certain precautions. This guide will teach you how to prevent strep throat and what to do if you have it. How to Prevent Strep Throat...

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