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Tips on Ticks!

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This time of year is the perfect time to get outside and explore the great outdoors. Hiking, camping, canoeing, fishing…the outdoor possibilities are endless, especially in our region.

But spending time in nature is not without its risks. One common issue in our region, and across the U.S., is ticks.

If you spend any amount of time outside this summer, you will probably find a tick on you at some point. But don’t panic.

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You Don’t Have to Live With Varicose Veins

As many as 40 million Americans have varicose veins, and many who have them think it is something they have to live with, but they don’t have to. Minimally invasive treatments have made treating varicose veins a quick, easy and relatively painless process. Plus, the majority of insurance companies and Medicare will cover the procedure if patients meet certain criteria.

What are varicose veins?

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Are There Warning Signs of Cancer?

A woman is comforted after a cancer diagnosis.

Have you noticed any changes in your body lately?

Any difficulty swallowing, skin sores that don’t heal, or night sweats?

These are just a few potential warning signs of cancer.

In 2018, an estimated 1,735,350 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, and 609,640 people will die from it, according to the National Cancer Institute.

The most common types include breast, lung, prostate, colon, rectum, bladder and kidney cancer.

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Is Snoring Serious?

man snoring in bed and keeping wife awake.

Do you snore, and is it a problem?

If you’re not sure, you might want to find out.

Forty percent of people around the world snore, and 10 percent have sleep apnea, a snoring condition that causes repeated interruptions in breathing as you sleep.

Sleep apnea can lead to heart disease, stroke or other complications.

Most people, however, don’t realize they’re snoring unless someone complains.

Causes

What causes snoring?

Gaining weight is a common culprit.

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8 Reasons Why You Need a Colonoscopy

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Getting a colonoscopy might not be at the top of your to do list, but if you are 50 or over, it should be.

A colonoscopy detects and removes 98 percent of precancerous and cancerous polyps, so you can be assured that when you make that appointment you are getting the “gold standard” in colon cancer screenings.

Here are our top eight reasons why you should make that appointment today.

1. It Saves Lives

Colon cancer is nearly 100 percent preventable. The catch is that you need to detect and remove pre-cancer polyps.

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