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10 warning signs of Alzheimer's

Written by Community Health Network on 2/26/2015 11:00:00 AM

Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. It is the most common form of dementia, affecting over five million people in the United States. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. continue reading ...

Guidelines for healthy sodium intake

Written by Wellspring Pharmacy on 2/15/2015 10:30:00 AM

Reviewed by Kathleen Haynes, PharmD at Wellspring Pharmacy.

Limit sodium intake to 2,300 mg per daySalt (a.k.a sodium) is an important part of a well-balanced diet, and is essential in small amounts. 

Sodium helps your body function properly by helping maintain the correct balance of fluids in your body, assisting in transmitting nerve impulses, and influencing the contraction and relaxation of muscles. But too much sodium in a diet can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease. continue reading ...

Measles 101

Written by Community Health Network on 2/10/2015 1:00:00 PM

Child with measles A recent outbreak that started at an amusement park in California is putting focus on the measles. Here's what you need to know about the respiratory disease. 

The measles (also known as rubeola) is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus. It spreads through the air via coughing and sneezing.

For the first 10 to 14 days after you're infected, the measles virus incubates. In other words, you have no signs or symptoms of measles during this time. After the incubation period symptoms begin to appear. continue reading ...

How to fight the flu outbreak

Written by Dr. William Fisher on 1/9/2015 6:00:00 AM

Dr. William J. Fisher is a board certified pediatrician with Community Physician Network. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Fisher, visit his physician profile. 

Child with fluCurrently, Indianapolis is having a very large outbreak of influenza. The current outbreak started about one month ago and has been spreading very quickly. continue reading ...

Tags: Dr. William Fisher , flu , influenza | Posted in: Wellness

HPV vaccine: What you need to know

Written by Community Health Network on 1/5/2015 6:00:00 AM

Dr. SimpkinsGenital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. There are 40 types of HPV and over 20 million Americans are infected. Most infections don't cause any symptoms and go away on their own; however, the most effective way to prevent the spread of HPV is through vaccination.

Dr. Kristen Simpkins, pediatrician at Community Physician Network, answered some of the most common questions about the vaccine and why it's important to receive. continue reading ...

Tags: HPV , vaccinations | Posted in: Wellness

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