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Many in our community have questions regarding the safety, efficacy, and necessity of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. A local coalition of healthcare leaders is stepping forward together to help answer these questions and demonstrate that for an overwhelming majority of people, the COVID-19 vaccines are a safe, critical element to [...]
Parkinson's Disease Early Detection April is Parkinson's Awareness Month. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, after Alzheimer’s. Most people will develop symptoms of Parkinson's disease around age 60. At Healthcare Network, within our senior primary care services, we watch for signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease as [...]
COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy With seniors willing to stand in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine, fear and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy seems to have lessened. However, before COVID-19, the World Health Organization in 2019 declared vaccine hesitancy a Top 10 threat to global health. Fear of vaccines for other illnesses include [...]
When we think of primary health, dental health is often overlooked. Some even consider it non-essential. With links between oral health and overall health, routine dental care is important throughout life, especially for young children. Tooth decay (or cavities) can develop with a child's first tooth. The Centers for Disease [...]
Congratulations if you have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine! While it is good news, it’s important to know what to do after being vaccinated. The vaccines offer hope, but do not mean the virus can’t still affect you and others. Until health officials say otherwise, everyone needs to [...]