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You Are What You Eat

If you suffer from acid reflux, you likely know what foods are safe to eat – and which ones can ruin your day. Learn more about managing your reflux symptoms through smart eating habits.

GERD Awareness

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects millions of people, but many don’t know that you don’t have to live with reflux symptoms. Learn more about GERD symptoms, tips for managing the disease and available treatment options.

Prostate Cancer Screening

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men, outside of skin cancer. The majority of prostate cancer cases show no symptoms when the disease is in its early stages, which is why prostate screening can be an important part of preventative care.

What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is very common – affecting one in eight men. Learn more about risk factors and symptoms of this disease.

Healthy Habits: Diabetes-Friendly Snacks

Snacks are essential to keep blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible and to help prevent low blood sugar – especially for those with diabetes. When it comes to snacking, people often think of foods that are high in sugar or fats, but you have plenty of other options. Read on for some fun, healthy ideas for snacks that are low in carbs and will give you the energy you need to get through your day.

Healthy Eating on a Budget

For many people, healthy eating is important, but they only have so much money set aside for food each week or month. With a little pre-planning, you can stick to your healthy eating goals without breaking the bank.

Healthy Eating on the Run

Even if you make good choices at home, it can be very difficult to maintain healthy eating habits at restaurants, parties or on-the-go. Learn more about 12 tips to help you practice good nutrition in any situation.

Healthy Habits: Preventative Maintenance

Guest Columnist Dylan Ekstrand, DO, explains the importance of regular check-ups and screenings with a primary care provider in navigating the “check engine” lights of your body.

Hope in Full Bloom – Patty’s Lung Cancer Journey

Patty Swinehart opted to undergo a lung cancer screening, a decision that proved to be lifesaving when the test uncovered two spots on her lung.

How to Spot Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer for both women and men. One important way to lower your risk of skin cancer is to perform regular skin checks and look out for new or changed moles or growths.

Protect Your Skin This Summer

With 1 in 5 Americans developing skin cancer in their lifetime, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. There are easy ways for you to lower your risk of skin cancer this summer.

Skin Cancer Awareness

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and a great time to familiarize yourself with information about skin cancer. Check out the articles below to learn more about how to protect your skin, signs of skin cancer and more.

Types of Skin Cancer

Many people know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. But did you know that there are different types of skin cancer? It’s important to understand the differences because skin cancer type affects treatment options, progression and more.

Mental Health Awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and a great time to reprioritize your mental wellness. Check out the articles below to learn more about self-care, mental health in children and more.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a great time to reprioritize your breast health. Check out these articles to learn more about breast screening, breast cancer and stories from survivors.

Healthy Habits: Staying Active

We all know there are many benefits to being physically active, but even knowing all the perks, it can still be difficult to get motivated to move. Sometimes just knowing where to start can make all the difference. We’ve provided a variety of physical activities for every fitness level to help you stay active.

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Fitness at Every Age

No matter your age, physical activity is an important part of maintaining your physical and mental health. Read more about recommendations for activity level by age.

Healthy Habits: Self-Care

Our lives are full of challenges and obligations that can often become overwhelming. Learn about ways you can recharge every day by caring for yourself.

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Understanding Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are common and can be very painful. These deposits can be caused by a variety of factors, and there are lifestyle choices you can make that may help to prevent kidney stones.

Healthy Habits: Kidney Health

According to the National Kidney Foundation, one-third of adults in the United States are at risk of developing kidney disease. These are some ways you can help to keep your kidneys healthy and functioning properly.

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What to Expect at Your Mammogram

Mammograms are the best tool for catching breast cancer in its early stages when it is most treatable. Finding breast cancer early can lead to more successful treatments and better outcomes.

Healthy Habits: Looking After Your Lungs

While it’s probably not something we think about often, our lungs are a vital part of keeping your body alive – working overtime to take about 20,000 breaths a day! While your body has natural defense systems in place designed to protect your lungs, it is still important to take steps to keep your lungs healthy.

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Healthy Habits: Breast Health

As a woman, you know that taking care of yourself is important, but often your health gets lost in the business of every day life. We are here to remind you that regular breast exams are the best way to prevent and detect future problems – like breast cancer.

Healthy Habits: Breast Screening Matters

Many women with breast cancer have no symptoms, which is why regular breast screening is so important. The best way to catch breast cancer in the early stages when it’s most treatable is through routine mammograms. Early detection of breast cancer can lead to more effective treatment and better outcomes.

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Dr. Angeline Stergiou Named Recipient of Friend of ADAMH Award

Dr. Angeline Stergiou of Fairfield Healthcare Professionals Psychiatry and Health Psychology has been named a recipient of the Friend of ADAMH Award, which is presented by the Fairfield County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board.

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Strength in Numbers – Renee’s Breast Cancer Journey

Renee Reindle’s family and the staff at Fairfield Medical Center have kept her strong in the biggest fight of her life.

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Every Minute Counts – Rick’s Emergency Care Story

Rick Cochran and wife Denise Bauer have discovered what truly matters in life after Rick’s near-fatal battle with sepsis.