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  • Gather Around the Table this Thanksgiving and Discuss Your Family Health History

    When you gather around the table this Thanksgiving Day to share turkey and dressing, be sure you also share some important family health history. The U.S. Surgeon General in 2004 declared Thanksgiving National Family History Day to encourage families to talk about and write down their health histories, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This…Read more

  • Cooler Weather Is Here, But Ticks Are Still Active. Protect Yourself And Help With The Virginia Tick Survey.

    Cooler weather is here, bringing relief from many biting insects and other pests. While it’s the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities, including hikes in the woods, don’t forget that ticks may still be active. Some ticks are active into the fall and late winter. In Virginia, the blacklegged tick can carry Lyme Disease, Powassan Virus and several…Read more

  • American Diabetes Month

    November marks American Diabetes Month and, this year, it's happening along with an early onset of the flu season. In Virginia, more than 740,000 people are at a higher risk of severe complications from the flu that can lead to hospitalization or sometimes death, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In recent flu seasons, about 30…Read more

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