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Recognize and Prevent Illness with Our Health Blog

We pack Family Physicians Group’s health blog with valuable medical tips and research you can immediately use to improve your health. From disease prevention and symptom recognition to important updates about our medical community, you get the latest wellness information that lets you take charge of your health. 

FPG's Healthy Aging Challenge

People are living longer, healthier and more active lives than ever before, but it doesn’t just happen this way. There’s a lot you can do to improve your chances of living well into old age, like eating right, exercise, and regular physician check-ups amongst other things. Read More
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Medical Alert Awareness Month

What will you do if you are in a medical emergency and cannot speak? How will the paramedics and doctors know about your medications and your preexisting conditions? Read More
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The Different Types of Flu

The flu can be confusing. After all, the media talks about swine flu, bird flu, H1NH1, equine flu, bat flu and others. However, there are really only three different types of the influenza virus - A, B and C - and the flu shot covers most of those, types A and B. Read More
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Dog and Cat Flu

This month, we're focusing a lot of attention on the flu and prevention. So much so, we got to thinking, "are our pets susceptible to the flu?" The truth will contribute to the long fought battle between cat owners and dog owners. Read More
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Cataract Awareness

August is Cataract Awareness Month and with more than 24 million Americans suffering needlessly from cataracts, here is some information from the non-profit group Prevent Blindness America: There are currently more than 24 million Americans age 40 and older who have cataract, according to the Vision Problems in the U.S. report from Prevent Blindness America. It is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Read More
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Flu Shots: Facts vs. Myths

We always hear from patients worried about getting a flu vaccine. After all, the flu has been around for our entire lifetimes and most of us have had the flu at some point. Today, however, fighting the flu is simple and safe. Here are four common myths of the flu and the flu shot from the Vermont Health Department. There should be no excuses to get your flu show as soon as they are available, and at FPG they are available now! Read More
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Get Protected From the Flu

While the number of people infected year to year varies, up to 40 percent of the entire population in the United States can be infected by the flu each year. Of those, 100,000 to 200,000 will be admitted to the hospital and approximately 36,000 will die. The flu is even more serious in seniors as the rate of hospitalization doubles for people older than 65. Read More
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