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13 Must-Know Men’s Health Tips

Posted on August 11th 2019 | Posted in: Self Care ,

It’s essential to pay attention to your health. Life is busy, but that should never be an excuse for not prioritizing your wellness. Staying in tune with your well-being promotes a stable lifestyle, reduces risk factors and lowers the chances of medical emergencies. Men of all ages can benefit from the following tips. 1. Search for a Doctor For many men, an unhealthy lifestyle derives from the lack of regularly seeing a doctor or health care provider. Finding a...

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Importance of HIV Testing

Posted on August 9th 2019 | Posted in: HIV/AIDS ,

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks the immune system, the body's natural defense against disease. If left untreated, HIV can weaken the immune system so much that it can no longer fight infection. This late stage of the virus, known as AIDS, can be deadly. HIV is a serious condition that can affect people of all ages, genders and sexual orientations. Though around 40,000 people are diagnosed...

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Self-Breast Exam Tips

Posted on August 7th 2019 | Posted in: Cancer , Self Care , Women's Health ,

You may have heard there are many advantages of performing breast self-examinations. Women sometimes detect lumps that prompt their physicians to send them for mammograms, which can uncover signs of breast cancer. You should also perform breast self-exams for other reasons. Breast exams help you become familiar with your breasts so you can report any changes in them to your physician. Most changes are benign, but occasionally there is a...

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STD Testing Facts

Posted on August 5th 2019 | Posted in: HIV/AIDS ,

STD Testing & Why You Should Get Tested Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are a taboo topic in our society. However, they can cause serious health problems when you don't treat them. STD testing helps you stay healthy, so keep reading to learn the facts about STD testing and to find out where you can get tested. Why Is STD Testing Important? The CDC estimates that about 19 million new cases of...

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5 Breastfeeding Tips for New Mothers

Posted on August 3rd 2019 | Posted in: Self Care , Women's Health ,

New mothers have so much to learn. You love your baby and want to take care of them, but all the information out there can be confusing. Many mothers want to breastfeed their babies to give them good nutrition and bond with them. These breastfeeding tips and tricks for first-time mothers will help you and your baby stay happy and healthy. 1. Begin Breastfeeding as Soon as Possible If you...

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Top Men’s Health Issues

Posted on August 1st 2019 | Posted in: Self Care ,

To live long and remain healthy, adult males must pay close attention to specific men’s health issues. That’s why we’ve researched the top men’s health problems, so you can enjoy good health now and in your later years. With regular medical checkups and some lifestyle changes, you should be able to reduce the risk of developing the top men’s health issues or learn how to manage the condition. Heart-Related Diseases...

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STI Prevention Tips

Posted on July 29th 2019 | Posted in: HIV/AIDS , Preventative Care ,

Advice For Avoiding STIs The prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases is critical for sexually active people. The best way to prevent a sexually transmitted infection (STI) is to abstain from all sexual activity— but that's not practical for most people. So, we will give you proven STI and STD prevention tips that’ll help you enjoy an active sex life without the health risks. Communicate Openly With Your Partner...

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Common Signs of Hernias

Posted on July 29th 2019 | Posted in: Preventative Care ,

Hernias are a common medical concern among adults. They do not always have an obvious physical cause. Hernias become more of a health risk factor with age, but anyone can experience the discomfort of these medical complications. What is a Hernia? Hernias occur suddenly or over time, where there is a weakness or opening in the abdominal muscular wall. This area is called the peritoneum, and its main purpose is...

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Dr. Bolanle Limann Named New Chief Medical Officer

Posted on May 7th 2019 | Posted in: Uncategorized ,

Hamilton Health Center is proud to announce that Dr. Bolanle Limann M.D, M.DA, M.P.H has been named the new Chief Medical Officer of Hamilton Health Center. Dr. Limann will provide leadership for all of our clinical departments and ensure that we are providing consistent top-quality patient-center care across all of our different clinical departments. Her primary responsibility will be to direct our various departments and make certain that all departments...

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How to Manage Diabetes

Posted on April 2nd 2018 | Posted in: Diabetes , Self Care ,

Managing Diabetes In honor of Defeat Diabetes Month (April 2018), we'd like to offer some tips for those living with Type I and Type II Diabetes. When you have an illness like diabetes, it can be hard to accept that there's currently no permanent medical cure for the disease. There are two major types of diabetes. With type 1 diabetes, the body doesn’t produce insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the...

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