What to Know for a Healthier Heart Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. One in five deaths is due to heart disease, even though the disease is largely preventable. Keeping your heart healthy starts with living a heart-healthy lifestyle. But first, you need to get smart about your heart. Read More
We offer immunizations for our patients because we believe strongly that vaccinations help preserve the health of our communities. From reigning in the flu and whooping cough all the way to preventing cancers, vaccines are a cornerstone to our approach to health. Reserve yours here.
Once your vaccine is reserved, we have vaccination appointments readily available so that you can slip in and out of our office. We also have flu shot clinics every year so that the whole family can come in at the same time to receive their seasonal protection.
As we usher in January, a crisp month marked by fresh resolutions and crisp winter air, we also turn our attention to National Thyroid Awareness Month. This month-long campaign, established in 1992 by the American Thyroid Association, aims to shed light on the often-misunderstood world of thyroid disorders. Today we address some common questions people Read More
A month to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV & cervical cancer. If detected early, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable cancers. More than 12,000 women in the US are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. By having regular screening tests, cervical cancer can often be found early, Read More
Dec 4th – 8th is National Influenza Vaccination Week. If you haven’t been vaccinated against the flu, it’s not too late, schedule your shot today! The best way to guard yourself and your loved ones against influenza or flu is to get a flu shot every season. Influenza is a contagious respiratory disease that can Read More
World Aids Day is a day for people around the globe to unite and raise their voices together in the fight against HIV. This day of solidarity is an opportunity to remember those we have lost, share our experiences, and show support for the millions of people living with HIV/AIDS. According to the CDC, over Read More
October is Bone and Joint Health Awareness Month and October 12-18 is Bone & Joint Health National Action Week. This health campaign focuses on increasing awareness of musculoskeletal conditions and the importance of preventing, managing, and treating bone and joint issues. The team at River Bend Medical Associates want to focus on things you can Read More
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as part of this annual campaign, our goal is to increase understanding and educate our patients about breast cancer, screening, and prevention. In this article, we will try to answer some basic questions about breast cancer so that you can have a better understanding, including what breast cancer is, Read More
Just in time for the new school year, September is national head lice prevention month. The campaign, sponsored by The NPA (National Pediculosis Association), highlights the importance of routine screening and early detection. Head lice prevention month is a good time to learn how to prevent head lice, how to detect lice, and what to Read More