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Back to School Health Checklist

Check out the "Back to School Health Checklist" article on Connect2Local!

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Simplify Your Health Care With This In-House Lab Service

Hillside Family Medicine is excited to announce, Hillside - The Lab!

Check out the "Simplify Your Health Care With This In-House Lab Service" article on Connect2Local!

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Hillside Family Medicine Controlled Medication Policy

Governor Bill Walker has declared a public health crisis for the State of Alaska to combat what has been deemed an opioid epidemic. The disaster declaration establishes a statewide Overdose Response Program under Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer and also began a movement to “Turn the Tide”, the Surgeon General’s call to end the opioid crisis.

Here is a link to the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services for more information.

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The New Blood Pressure Guidelines

~Dr. Gabe Mirkin's Fitness & Health e-Zine

The American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and nine other heart health groups now agree that you have high blood pressure if your blood pressure is above 130/80, not 140/90 as the previous guidelines recommended (American Heart Association's annual meeting, November 13, 2017). This means that 46 percent of North American adults now have high blood pressure which means that they are at increased risk for heart attacks,

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The Importance of Vaccines

Check out the "Anchorage Doctors Explain the Importance of Vaccines" article on Connect2Local!

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Health Care & Diabetes Awareness

Check out the "Spread Health Care & Diabetes Awareness This Month" article on Connect2Local!


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Cholesterol Awareness

Check out the "Family Doctors Raise Cholesterol Education Awareness" article on Connect2Local!

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Melanomas are Often Not on Moles

~Dr. Gabe Mirkin's Fitness and Health e-Zine

Malignant melanomas are skin cancers that can spread rapidly through your body and kill you. For many years we have been told to watch existing moles for changes that may signal a melanoma, but a new review of 38 studies covering 20,126 melanomas shows that fewer than 30 percent of melanomas are found on moles (Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, August 29, 2017). More than 70 percent of melanomas show up on previously normal skin.

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Check out the "3 Pediatric Care Tips for Back-to-School Season" article on Connect2Local!



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Travel Vaccinations

Check out our "What Are the Latest Updates in Vaccinations & Travel Medicine?" article on Connect2Local!

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