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APRIL 2017
Inside this Issue:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Tamir Ben-MenachemColon Cancer At-A-Glance
Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers and it's also one of the most preventable. Dr. Tamir Ben-Menachem, SMG Gastroenterologist, talks about the importance of colon cancer screenings.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Screening Colonoscopy Saves Lives
 
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Find out more about the importance of screening colonoscopy and about a new SMG service that will make scheduling your colonoscopy even easier!
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Older Adults: Give Your Doctor a "Whole Health" Picture
 
From acupuncture to yoga, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is becoming more popular among Americans of all ages. However, a new survey found that more than 70% of older adults who use CAM don't tell their doctors.
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When Doctor Visits Go Up, Blood Pressure Goes Down?
 
Nearly one out of every three U.S. adults has been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Of them, only half have it under control. A new study reveals one simple way to help lower your blood pressure: visit your doctor regularly. Learn how you can work with your doctor to keep your blood pressure in a healthy range.
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Maintain a Family Health History for Your Health
 
Families often share the same features, sense of humor...and health problems. But thanks to a recent government initiative, families have a new tool to help them track their health history.
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LEARN MORE ABOUT ANXIETY:
Wed., March 22 at 7PM

Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time. For some people, however, anxiety becomes so frequent and forceful that it begins to interrupt their lives. This lecture will focus on differentiating between common worries and clinical anxiety, and provide information about how to address it.
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HELP YOUR CHILD WITH ANXIETY:
Thu., April 27, at 7PM

Parenting an anxious child can feel extremely challenging. Come hear our pediatric clinicians give their thoughts and tips about how to best understand, respond to and approach your anxious child. You'll learn about how anxiety works and learn strategies for helping your child overcome her/his fears.
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