Summit Medical Group: Thrive - June 2018
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Losing Weight Could Lower Your Risk for Endometrial Cancer

It’s never too late to benefit from dropping excess pounds. In a recent, large study, losing weight was linked to a lower risk for endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women older than age 50...

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Classes & Events
Lifestyle Class  •  Considering Weight-Loss Surgery?  •  Grief Support Group  •  Breast Case Scenario  •  Surviving & Thriving with Gynecologic Cancer  •  Community Day  •  Fighting Childhood Anxiety & Depression  •  Coffee & A Cause
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Back Pain with Drug-Free Options
The next time you go to your doctor for low back pain, don’t be surprised to leave with a “prescription” for a massage or yoga instead of pain pills. New guidelines from the American College of Physicians recommend...  learn more »
Teen Depression and Suicide
With the many physical, emotional, and social changes that accompany the teenage stage of life, it’s not unusual for adolescents to feel down or display signs of anger and discontent. Mild demonstrations of these behaviors may simply...  learn more »
Outpatient Surgeries Save Time and Money
With improved technology and advances in anesthesia and pain control, many less invasive surgical procedures are now being performed in outpatient settings like...  learn more »
SMG Supports Women’s Health
At SMG we support women’s health and recognize the many medical conditions that can affect a woman’s life. Over the next couple of months, we will be shining a light on some of these conditions, prevention methods, symptoms, lifestyle effects, and treatment methods. Topics covered during upcoming lectures, information sessions, and events will include gynecologic cancer, breast cancer, and ovarian cancer. Keep an eye out for in-office signage or visit our events page online to learn more details.
Clean Hands Week, September 16 – 22
First Line of Defense: Keep Hands Clean
Washing your hands keeps germs from spreading. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends washing hands before, during, and after you prepare food and after you use the bathroom, change a child’s diaper, touch garbage, or pet an animal. Don’t be hasty when you wash your hands either. Lather up with soap and water and scrub for about 20 seconds—the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song. Don’t forget the back of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
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