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  • 13
  • Aug

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM)

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). The purpose of this month is to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. See below to learn the importance of vaccination broken down by age: Pregnancy- If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, vaccination in important to keep you and your baby […]
  • 25
  • Jul

BACK TO SCHOOL HEALTH TIPS

Back to school time is almost here! Following these simple steps can ensure your child has a happy and healthy school year. Schedule your child’s annual physical exam. This is also a great time to schedule a vision exam. Make sure your child is up to date on their immunizations. If you are unsure, call […]
  • 1
  • May

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Why Care? We care because: 1 in 5 adults lives with a mental health condition, such as depression, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders. Health of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14, and 75% begin by age 24. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, 90% of all those […]
  • 29
  • Mar

Childhood Immunizations

When it comes time to vaccinate your child make sure you are getting information from reliable sources. The CDC has wonderful resources to explain the importance of childhood immunizations and how they work. Want to learn more? Watch the videos below!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF6Fy4H1JbE&t=0s&index=2&list=PLvrp9iOILTQbWnCdkVOZiv9KURxNc3rPohttps://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/index.html
  • 8
  • Mar

National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness month. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States among cancers that affect both men and women. If you are 50-75 years old, ask your healthcare provider about colon cancer screening today. Colon cancer screening isn’t what it used to be! There are […]
  • 18
  • Jan

Smoking Cessation Resources

Are you ready to quit smoking? The links below offer great resources to help support you! http://www.health.ri.gov/healthrisks/tobacco/about/quitsmoking/ https://smokefree.gov/ https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/ https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco.html
  • 17
  • Jan

Do you know your BMI?

Body Mass Index, or BMI, is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. The higher your BMI, the higher your risk for diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html
  • 4
  • Dec

National Influenza Vaccination Week

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)! Did you know that flu season can begin as early as October, it usually peaks between December and February, and it can last as late as May? As long as flu viruses are spreading, it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved […]
  • 4
  • Dec

2019 Scituate Health Access Program

With 2019 just around the corner it is time to think about registering (or renewing your registration) for the Scituate Health Alliance’s Health Access Program. This program offers primary care services including; an annual physical exam, sick visits, dental exam and cleaning with our participating provider. The cost to you is only a $10 copay […]