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PTSD Blog

Aug 05, 2020

Never Too Late to Recover

More than half of Americans experience a traumatic event in their life, according to the National Center for PTSD.
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Cuddler Program

Jul 27, 2020

Freeman NICU Caring Cuddler Program Provides Enriching Benefits

The Freeman NICU Cuddler Program gives parents the much-needed help when they’re unable to be with their little ones.
Although the birth of a baby is an expected event, the delivery of a baby who needs intensive medical care is often unexpected. Occasionally, obligations at home and work mean families cannot visit the hospital each day to spend time with their new bundle of joy.
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MBSAQIP

Jun 13, 2020

UNDERSTANDING THE HEALTH RISKS OF RADON

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month and a time when health agencies across the country urge all Americans to have their homes tested for radon.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month and a time when health agencies across the country urge all Americans to have their homes tested for radon.
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Lab Scientist

Apr 22, 2020

Celebrating the Lifesaving Hidden Value of Lab Professionals

Your doctor would like to run some tests – you've had your blood drawn and your sample has been sent off to the lab.
Your doctor would like to run some tests – you've had your blood drawn and your sample has been sent off to the lab. You met the phlebotomist who drew your blood sample, but have you ever wondered who actually receives your sample and conducts the tests?
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Doctor with patient

Mar 06, 2020

High-Tech Filters: The Kidneys

Kidneys are high-tech filters because they do so much in addition to filtering.
Our kidneys are incredibly high-tech filters. They are constantly monitoring and working to keep our bodies as healthy as possible. Kidneys filter our blood and keep the things we need, like water, sugar, proteins and electrolytes, and discard the things we don’t need, like urea, ammonia and drug metabolites, which make up our urine. Kidneys are high-tech filters because they do so much in addition to filtering.
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Save my Spot

Jan 21, 2020

Save My Spot

Get In Line By Going Online
When you or a family member need to be seen at an Urgent Care, sitting in the waiting room is sometimes the worst part of the experience. Freeman has introduced a new service that can significantly decrease your wait time. Freeman Save My Spot check-in tool enables you to get in line from your home, office or wherever!
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Radon

Jan 08, 2020

Understanding The Health Risks of Radon

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month and a time when health agencies across the country urge all Americans to have their homes tested for radon.
Do you know the number one cause of lung cancer besides smoking? Hint: it’s a radioactive gas we all breathe every day, usually in small levels. And you cannot see it, smell it or touch it. If you guessed radon, you’re correct!
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Volunteer

Dec 10, 2019

The Surprising Benefits of Volunteering

An analysis of data from the Longitudinal Study of Aging found that individuals who volunteer have lower mortality rates than those who do not, even when controlling for age, gender and physical health.
What if there was a medication-free, zero-cost way to reduce your stress level, help you live longer and even improve your satisfaction with your life as a whole? What if it was available right here in our community?
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Fitness

Oct 29, 2019

World Stroke Day 2019

Today, stroke is the leading cause of disability worldwide and the second leading cause of death.
A stroke can happen to anyone at anytime and anywhere. Today, stroke is the leading cause of disability worldwide and the second leading cause of death. Approximately 13 million people suffer strokes worldwide each year.  The good news? The majority of strokes are preventable! The American Stroke Association promotes the “Simple 7” as an easy way to decrease your risk of having a stroke. These are seven areas of life in which even basic changes will help lower your stroke risk.
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Woman Looking Out Window

Oct 03, 2019

Returning to Work After Breast Cancer

Returning to work post-treatment can be an emotional experience for many women who often feel conflicted between wanting to go on with life and being able to cope with the daily pressures.
The breast cancer treatments are over and now it’s time to return to work. Life after breast cancer means returning to some familiar things and also making some new choices. After a marathon of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment that may last six months to a year, women are eager to get back to a normal life again, and that often includes getting back to work.
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