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Health and Wellness Articles

CDC Gives Vaping-related Illness Its Own Name

For several months, news has spread of a previously undocumented illness that physicians are linking to the use of e-cigarettes or vaping.

Understanding your Mammogram

Every two minutes in the United States, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. It is the most common cancer in women other than skin cancer. The good news is that since about 1990, the chances of...

Nutrition While Breastfeeding

Nursing a newborn is a labor of love, one that requires a mother’s body to produce a wholesome, fully nourishing and protective substance called breast milk. 

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Health and Wellness Guides

Diseases & Conditions

Flu Information

Influenza (Flu) Information

Flu season is coming! Keep up to date on what you can do to prevent the flu. Take 3 actions to Fight the Flu this season...

Diabetes Information

Diabetes Information

Learn about diabetes and prediabetes. A long-lasting disease that affects how your body turns food into energy.

heart disease

Heart Disease

Heart disease is the number one killer in the US and is a major cause of disability. The term is often used interchangeably with the term "cardiovascular disease."

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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's starts slowing and gets worse over time. Sufferers may not recognize family members and have trouble speaking.

PTSD & Trauma

Dealing with PTSD & Trauma

PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a traumatic event.

Women's Health

Breast Health and Mammograms

Breasts play many roles women's lives. Regardless of size or shape, keeping your breasts healthy means to learning what's normal and what's not....

Pregnancy, Childbirth and Newborns

From Conception to Your Baby's Frst Doctor's Visit. When it comes to childbirth, women now have more options than ever before but that also means...

Women's Wellness Exams

Many of female patients go to their wellness exam with a laundry list of questions they’ve been waiting all year to ask. Some questions are...

Healthy Living Resources

Caregiver Information

Caregiver Resources

FCSN is working to provide additional resources to help family caregivers cope with the challenges of caring for a loved one.

Healthy Cooking

Healthy Cooking

Enjoying meals that are both healthy and delicious can be tough to balance. We are here to help, with expert advice served up monthly.

Health Infographics

Health Infographics

Infographics are designed to help LVMC convey complex health information through visuals.