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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National Immunization Awareness Month: The Importance of Vaccinations for All Ages

Imagine what our world would look like without vaccines. In the last 50 years, vaccines have saved over one billion lives in the United States alone. In honor or National Immunization Awareness month, let’s take a look at the importance of vaccinations for all ages. When the vast majorities are vaccinated, it can help eradicate preventable illnesses, […]

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Healthy Living News

Primary Care Testing: COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a chronic condition characterized by poor airflow into your lungs.  Though your doctor can control the symptoms and slow its onset, there is no cure and the disease typically worsens over time.  COPD patients encounter chronic cough, shortness of breath, and excessive sputum production.  Most […]

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Gastrointestinal Health and Weight Management

Gastrointestinal Health and Weight Management Your mother was right: an apple a day CAN keep the Doctor away, though for reasons she probably never suspected.  It turns out the microscopic bacteria in your stomach play a much larger role in overall health than previously thought.  As a result, we now see an influx of foods […]

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Trivia / Payments

Health Trivia Every square inch of human skin consists of twenty-five feet of blood vessels. • A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60mph. A sneeze can exceed speeds of 100mph. • Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself while standing still. • The width of your […]

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