Family Health and Fitness Day

Get together and get moving for National Family Health and Fitness Day this Saturday, June 12! Family Health and Fitness Day was created by the National Recreation and Park Association to encourage physical activity while also highlighting the important role parks and recreational areas play in keeping our communities healthy. Make a Change Whether you’re…

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FDA Approves Breakthrough Drug for Alzheimer’s Disease

The FDA has granted accelerated approval for Aduhelm (aducanumab), a drug used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Drugs approved under the accelerated approval pathway have proven to be more beneficial than what’s currently on the market for life-threatening illnesses. Considering Aduhelm is the first drug of its kind and the first Alzheimer’s treatment to be approved…

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Managing Allergies and Asthma

In 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declared May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” With May being peak season for both allergies and asthma, it’s an opportune time to discuss the conditions that affect more than 65 million Americans. Allergens Allergies are a hypersensitive immune response to allergens in…

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How to Better Manage Your Stress

Inhale…Exhale… April is Stress Awareness Month! In 1993, Stress Awareness Month was created to bring awareness to the causes and cures for the “modern stress epidemic.” And after the intense year we had in 2020, there couldn’t be a more opportune time to talk about the effects stress has on our lives. In an effort…

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World Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness

March 26th is World Purple Day, an international effort to raise awareness for epilepsy and recognize the 65 million people living with it worldwide. There seems to be a general lack of understanding about epilepsy because it’s not discussed in-depth very often. That’s why this Purple Day, we’re educating our community on the condition and…

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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

February 22-28 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDA Week). In a world where you can’t open an app, turn on the TV, or glance at a magazine rack without seeing a model with the “perfect look,” body image issues are widely common amongst teens and young adults. Although mainstream media has taken strides towards…

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Now Offering Monoclonal Antibody Therapy, a Breakthrough COVID-19 Treatment Under Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA

The Colony ER Hospital now offers monoclonal antibody therapy as an alternative COVID-19 treatment option for those who meet the criteria mentioned below. The infusion therapy offered, Eli Lilly’s bamlanivimab, is under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Admisinstration (FDA). Monoclonal antibody therapy is not remdesivir, a separate COVID-19 infusion…

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Go with Your Gut and Improve Digestive Health

One of the most common reasons people land in the ER is abdominal pain. The exact cause of stomach pain can be difficult to pinpoint, but more often than not, these issues stem from digestion problems. We hear a lot about the digestive system, usually in broad terms, but what all goes into our digestive…

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10 Holiday Recipes from Around the World

No matter what holiday you celebrate, winter classics such as eggnog, stuffing, and sugar cookies frequent our tables in the U.S. But this year, we could all use a little more cheer, so break out the aprons and have some fun spicing up your traditional holiday menu with unique, eclectic recipes from all over the…

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Understanding and Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease

We all have those days when things seem to slip our mind completely. Maybe you forgot to feed the dog before work or find yourself wondering why you walked into a room. But what happens when an older family member’s forgetfulness goes far beyond being absent-minded, and you fear this is the start of something…

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