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What are the Signs of Liver Cancer?

3D Illustration of Human Liver Anatomy

October is National Liver Cancer Awareness Month. The liver is one of the largest organs in the body. Most of us know that its function is to filter harmful substances from the blood. The liver also produces bile that helps in the digestion of fats and stores sugar that our bodies use for energy. So… Read more »

Sudden Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack

Sudden Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month. So what’s the difference between cardiac arrest and heart attack? What causes these conditions? And what’s the best way to prevent them? What’s the difference? A heart attack is caused by impeded blood flow through the heart. SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) is… Read more »

World Mental Health Day is October 10th

On October 10th, people and organizations recognize World Mental Health Day to promote awareness of mental health issues. Young or old, anyone can be at risk for mental illness, and according to the World Health Organization, half of all mental illness begins by the age of 14. However, most cases go undetected and untreated. In… Read more »

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month when we join together to celebrate people with Down Syndrome and educate others on what the syndrome is. Down Syndrome Facts Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. Down syndrome occurs in people of all races and economic levels. There… Read more »

Join us in celebrating Child Health Day on October 1st!

Let’s celebrate! Celebrated for the first time in 1929, Child Health Day has been around for quiet some time. Each first Monday in October organizations and agencies invested in children’s health are encouraged to raise awareness about the importance of children’s welfare in our country. Whether you are a parent or not, you are sure… Read more »

Dr. Wags attends Small Town Christmas in Oneonta

Dr. Wags loved getting into the Christmas spirit during the Small Town Christmas  in Oneonta over the weekend. This is the first year for Small Town Christmas which featured a few events rolled into just three days! The lovely, Christmas-filled weekend began with the Christmas Tree Lighting in downtown Oneonta on Friday night at the… Read more »