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What is Workman’s Comp? Safety in the Workplace

What is Workman’s Comp? Safety in the Workplace

Safety inside and outside of the workplace has become increasingly crucial now, more than ever. With the global pandemic underway, the National Safety Council (NSC) is focused on saving lives and preventing injuries by providing real-time, relevant sources on a...

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Cancer Prevention

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has listed a number of risk factors and the risks associated with these cancers. The following is a list of the most common: Alcohol: breast, colorectal, esophagus, head and neck, and liver cancers Asbestos: larynx,...

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What is Behavioral Health?

By: Becky Ela, LCSW At DCMH's Family Medicine, West Elk clinic and Internal Medicine, we have a staff of Behavioral Health Specialists (BHS) who offer whole person-care for your body and mind. What is Integrated Care? Integrated Health Care is a practice that focuses...

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Melanoma

By: Dordina Rouch, M.D. After returning from a beach-based reunion of my college friends a few years ago, I was dutifully "liking" our pictures on Facebook when I noticed a big, dark ugly thing on my chest. Where did that come from? I made an appointment with my...

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know the recommendations for cervical cancer screenings have changed? Many of you will remember when you were asked to go in every year for your "Pap smear". It became so routine that patients were often not sure when they were due for a Pap smear and when...

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What is Leukemia?

By Allan Miller, M.D. Leukemia, from Greek "leukos" & "haima," meaning "white blood." Leukemia is defined as a cancer of blood-forming organs. The main blood-forming organs in the body are the bone marrow, the lymph glands, and the spleen. You can think of the...

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Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancers

By Helen Goldberg, M.D. February is gallbladder and bile duct cancer awareness month. Green is the color that is used for public awareness. Gallbladder and bile duct cancers are rare, and together constitute only 2 to 3 percent of all cancers. Gallbladder cancers...

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Colon Cancer Prevention

By: Dorinda Rouch, M.D. After celebrating my 50th birthday this year, I soon found myself staring at the box of prep solution for my screening colonoscopy. What seemed like a good idea when suggested by my primary care provider now seemed like self-inflicted...

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