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Opioids Could Weaken Pneumonia Immunity

May 2012 - ProHealth

Opioids Could Weaken Pneumonia Immunity

Pneumonia is no joke. As a bacterial infection in the lungs, pneumonia often produces shortness of breath and coughing, as well as a fever.  A pneumococcal vaccine is available for anyone over the age of 2. Who needs pneumonia protection? The pneumonia vaccine is recommended for everyone 65 or older, as well as those who

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Why kids need the MMR vaccine

While adult vaccines are not particularly “fun”, that adult is at least mature enough to make the decision and realizes the benefits. But parents’ immunization decisions for children can be disconcerting. This is especially true when the children are only 12-15 months, which is the recommended age for the MMR vaccine. You might be asking, “Is

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Student Sports, School and Camp Physicals

Sweet summertime is nearly upon us. For kids, that probably means some kind of camp, sport or activity. For parents, these camps, sports and activities mean paperwork, payment and often setting up a physical. Many clinics and hospitals charge outrageous prices for these exams. ProHealth Medical Care offers student physicals for just $40. Student physicals

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Study says shingles vaccine is a safe solution

The Journal of Internal Medicine published an article last Monday, April 23, about their new research on the herpes zoster vaccine for shingles. In the study testing 193,000 adults, ages 50 and older, researchers found that the shingles vaccine is a generally safe, beneficial shot. Caused by a dormant chickenpox virus, herpes zoster (or “shingles”)

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Women’s Check-up Package Deal: $99

For a limited time…the month of May, to be exact…we’re offering an incredible deal for a women’s health evaluation: A Women’s Check-up Package. This steal of a package deal is to celebrate the 10th annual National Women’s Checkup Day (May 14) and Women’s Health Week (May 15-19). For the past 10 years, this national observance

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