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By HealthSpot on 9/15/2015 11:34 AM

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. This national health observance is meant to draw attention to one of the most common cancers among men. The American Cancer Society estimates that one out of seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer sometime during his life.

By HealthSpot on 8/26/2015 9:21 AM

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. This national health observance is meant to draw attention to one of the most common cancers among men. The American Cancer Society estimates that one man out of seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer sometime during his life. This type of cancer is rarely seen in men below the age of 40 and normally occurs in men ages 65 and older. Prostate cancer is a severe disease, but most do not die from it. It is a very treatable cancer, as the American Cancer Society states that there are over 2.9 million survivors in the United States.

By HealthSpot on 8/26/2015 8:54 AM

October 1st begins Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a health observance that brings national attention to the most common type of cancer found in women, besides skin cancer. The American Cancer Society has found that one in eight American women will develop breast cancer during their life. Fortunately, death rates from breast cancer have been declining since the late 1980s. The reasoning for this is that early detection has increased due to screenings and growing awareness.

By HealthSpot on 8/17/2015 7:13 AM

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. This national health observance is meant to create awareness of the importance of immunizations in all age categories. Immunizations can save lives and have become a vital part of modern medicine. National Immunization Awareness Month puts an emphasis on all ages and the following messages are specific to each age category. 

By HealthSpot on 8/10/2015 7:30 AM

The human brain is very similar to a muscle, meaning it needs to be exercised regularly in order to become stronger. Making a conscious effort to work out your brain will lessen memory loss and decrease the chances of age-related dementia. Growing one’s abilities to change and adapt to different environments, known as neuroplasticity, is the key to strengthening the brain’s capabilities. Stimulating your brain will produce new neural pathways and adapt existing ones to create better neuroplasticity. To start exercising your brain, see the following tips:

By HealthSpot on 8/5/2015 8:15 AM

Don’t forget the most important item on your back to school list… A well-child check-up! As you are preparing to send your children back to school, scheduling a well-child care visit with a physician and making sure your child’s immunizations are up-to-date is vital to their health. 

By HealthSpot on 7/13/2015 4:40 PM
Purchasing food from a farmers’ market has many advantages. Farmers’ markets have turned into something more than just being a place to purchase food. These markets create fresh and local food for purchase, which leads to healthier lifestyles, protecting the environment, and supporting the community.
By HealthSpot on 7/6/2015 8:07 AM

Undisturbed sleep is necessary to create a healthy mood and lifestyle. An unhealthy sleeping pattern can affect many areas of your life including your memory, weights, metabolism, and concentration. It is important to receive at least seven hours of undisturbed sleep in order to feel your best throughout the day.

By HealthSpot on 6/24/2015 7:24 AM

As the 4th of July draws near, Americans across the country are preparing for the holiday weekend. Whether you are preparing for a backyard barbeque or traveling to the beach, some safety precautions should be taken. The following tips on firework, grilling, skin, and water safety will help you and your family to safely enjoy the holiday.

By HealthSpot on 6/17/2015 8:16 AM

Summer is a great time to either begin your fitness journey or to continue it. Warmer weather allows for more activities and vitamin D absorption, which motivates people to start exercising. The summer might also demotivate people due to difficulty exercising in high temperatures, so you should avoid exercising at peak heat times. See the following tips on summer fitness to succeed in your commitment to exercising during the warmer months. 

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Gordon Hospital
1035 Red Bud Rd
Calhoun, GA 30701
(706) 629-2895