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Month: January 2015

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Norovirus: Symptoms and Prevention

With Cruse Ship “Outbreaks” making national headlines on a regular basis, awareness of Norovirus – a group of highly contagious viruses that cause gastrointestinal illness – is extremely important.   Often called stomach flu, viral gastroenteritis, and food poisoning, Norovirus is spread through contaminated food, water, and surfaces, in addition to air and direct contact. …

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Women’s Checkup Checklist

January is a great month to focus on women’s health. It’s a new year, and time for a new start, health-wise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focuses on cervical cancer prevention and raises awareness about the benefits of folic acid to kick off 2015. At AFC , we thought we’d piggyback on those …

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Winter Health Risks: Cold Sores

According to the Mayo Clinic, over 80% of adults worldwide carry the virus responsible for causing cold sores, many of which don’t experience symptoms. Though there are many causes of cold sores – from stress to weak immunity – many aspects of the winter season make outbreaks more common during this time. Know the signs …

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