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National Cancer Survivors Day (Sunday, June 4th): Celebrating Your Strength

Cancer survivor. Anyone suffering from cancer hopes to hear these two words. A cancer diagnosis is difficult to accept and even more difficult to experience. You learn early on it takes acute mental strength and tenacity to undergo rigorous cancer treatments. This disease is hard on your body, and so are the treatments. As you […]

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American Stroke Awareness Month: Know the Warning Signs

Approximately 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year. It is the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States, affecting mostly older Americans age 65 and older. It is important to know the warning signs of a stroke, so you can seek medical attention at the first sign and know when it’s time to […]

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National Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month: Warning Signs of a Bleeding or Blood Disorder

March is National Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month, a time to shed light on a group of common, and often serious, bleeding disorders. When something is wrong with your blood, it affects your overall health. The human body needs all of its blood clotting proteins and platelets operating correctly to form a blood clot strong enough […]

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When You Should Go To Urgent Care

There is never a good time to suffer an injury or illness. It can be especially unsettling when you need immediate medical attention and your primary doctor is unavailable. Emergency rooms must take patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries first, so patients with non life-threatening medical issues will have a long wait. That is when […]

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Understanding Diagnostic Imaging

Diagnostic imaging is a versatile and valuable technology that allows doctors see what’s going on inside the body. These tests send forms of energy (x-rays, sound waves, radioactive particles or magnetic fields) through the body. The type of imaging a doctor uses depends on the symptoms and the part of the body being examined. From […]

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Managing Diabetes During the Holidays

Each November, American Diabetes Month is observed to draw attention to diabetes and its effects on millions of Americans. And each November, millions of Americans plunge straight into a holiday season full of festivities, travel and parties. For people with diabetes, finding ways to stay within a normal routine, yet still enjoy holiday treats, can […]

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The Importance of Regular Mammograms

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) and America is thinking pink. The team at Charles River Medical Associates is doing its part to support BCAM by spreading the word about early detection through regular mammograms.  A mammogram takes an x-ray picture of the breast, but it safely works at much lower radiation doses […]

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National Cholesterol Education Month: Tips to Lower Your Cholesterol

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, so it’s important to understand why you should keep your levels in check. Too much cholesterol in the blood is one of the main risk factors for heart disease and stroke –– the two leading causes of death in the United States. What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy, […]

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