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In My Shoes: A Day in the Life of a Social Worker

My name is Katie Kauffman and I am the Social Worker for PACC. When asked to write this blog post, I was coming out of a tough week (as many of us face in our work) and hopefully can shed some light on the impact not only we as medical providers have, but also the [...]

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Heart Attack Symptoms for Women

February is American Heart Month. It is important for all Americans to learn more about our own heart health, as heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States (source: cdc.gov). Many people are familiar with the “classic” signs of a heart attack: sudden, crushing chest pain that [...]

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Having trouble sleeping?

Do you have trouble waking up in the morning?  It may be because you’re having trouble falling asleep at night.  Try out some of these sleeping tips! Stick to a schedule.  Try going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, even on weekends.  This will help control your body’s internal clock.  [...]

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Staying Active During Colder Months

As the weather gets colder, it is time to start thinking about how you are going to stay active during the colder months. Fortunately, there are things you can do both indoors and outdoors. Indoor If a gym membership is too expensive or not a good fit,  there are other places for you to get in [...]

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Back to School Sleep Schedule

Summer is almost over and the kids are probably only a week or two away from starting back to school. Now is the time to start getting back to a normal sleep routine. Between sleepovers, camp, and other summer activities, your kids might not have a sleep routine. Having a good sleep routine is important [...]

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What is HIV?

Someone is infected with HIV every 9.5 minutes in the United States (1).  I don’t know about you, but those were some scary numbers when I heard them.  Are we as a society educated enough to help or support those around us that could be infected?  I believe the more education we can receive the better. [...]

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Choosing the right birth control for you!

According to the Guttmacher Institute, “some 62% of all women of reproductive age are currently using a contraceptive method.” While the pill is one of the most popular forms of birth control, there are many other choices that can be used to prevent unwanted pregnancy. As with most medicines, there are some risks to using [...]

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Are you the “Best Father”?

I am sure most men would say they are good fathers and so many of you are. However, if asked “Are you the ‘Best Father,’ most would say “I am a good father but there are some things I don’t know… I am good, but not the best.” This is the perfect opportunity for you! [...]

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Back to School Asthma Checklist

Post by Dan Wilson, RRT, CPFT, AEC School is back in session and parents are making sure their children are getting back into the swing of the school season.  In the rush to get school supplies together and checking the bus schedule, it’s easy to over look the, “Back to School Asthma Checklist”. The American Lung Association [...]

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