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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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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. Begin Breastfeeding as Soon as Possible If you can,...

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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 need to 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. We believe that with regular medical checkups and some lifestyle changes, you should be able to reduce the risk of developing the top men’s health issues: Heart-Related Diseases Heart attack, stroke...

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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. Practice Mutual Monogamy Do your...

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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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Top Skin Cancer Prevention Tips

Posted on May 23rd 2019 | Posted in: Cancer , Preventative Care ,

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, affecting more people every year than all other types of cancer combined. Most cases of skin cancer are caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. This radiation comes from the sun as well as from some artificial sources like tanning beds. Though it's difficult to avoid UV rays entirely, you can prevent damage to the skin and detect skin cancer...

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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted on May 9th 2019 | Posted in: Uncategorized ,

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. One in five Americans experience a mental illness. Hamilton is growing to support our patients’ full array of health care needs. In the past month the Behavioral Health Department has doubled in size. This team is now comprised of Dr. Goins, Joyce McCadney, and Yvette Bailey for brief intervention, brief cognitive therapy, behavior modification and crisis management. Dr. Majeed is now available for psychiatric...

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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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2018 Golf Tournament To be Held On September 10th

Posted on May 14th 2018 | Posted in: Uncategorized ,

We will be hosting our 7th annual golf tournament On Monday, September 10th at West Shore Country Club and are still accepting sponsors and golfers for this year's event. Check out our sponsorship options below: 2018.GolfTournamentBrochure (inside) To become a sponsor of this year's event fill out the form attached below and email it to bgebhart@hamiltonhealthcenter.com 2018.GolfTournamentBrochure (Sponsor Form)) We would also like to thank our 2018 Golf Tournament Sponsor; UPMC...

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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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