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March 22, 2013
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Making Your Health a Priority

We’re good about bringing our kids to their regular well visits at the pediatrician’s and pretty reliable when it comes to chauffeuring elderly relatives for their doctor’s appointments. Why then are we so quick to put off our own primary care visits? Why does it often take a major illness or health scare to get our attention?

Primary care is something we all must a priority in our own lives. There is a shift taking place in the American health care industry in which the focus is moving from reactionary care for disease and acute ailments to a more preventative approach designed to keep us healthier overall. Learn More

News for your Health
Acting Out Dreams During Sleep May Signal Dementia
Small study connects REM sleep behavior disorder with 'Lewy bodies' in brain
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Mental Illness May Not Impede Healthy Weight Loss, Study Says
Overweight patients on a 'lifestyle changes' program improved exercise, nutrition, shed more pounds
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Energy Drinks Linked to Changes in Heart Rhythm
But more research is needed on the caffeine-laden beverages, review says
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Ready-to-Eat Foods for Toddlers Often Too Salty: Study
Parents urged to balance convenience with healthier meals, snacks
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Health Screenings Guidelines

The federal government has established screening guidelines for infectious diseases, cancer, vision problems, diabetes, and heart problems. Primary care providers schedule and perform screenings, which are invaluable ways to detect problems early. Download CNE's Health Screening Infographic to help keep you and your family on track.
Featured Doctor: Christie L. Dibble

Christy L. Dibble, DO is director of the Women & Infants’ Center for Women’s Gastrointestinal Health and chairs the Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Tumor Board.

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