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Health Check: Knowing The Signs & Dangers Of Concussion

Updated: 09/06/2014 - It's estimated more than 100-thousand high school students in the United States get a concussion every year. Not only are children more likely to suffer a more serious concussion than adults - it also takes them longer to recover. As Serese Cole explains in this month's Health Check, that's just one more reason doctors at Fremont Health want young athletes, coaches are parents to be vigilant as student athletes get back into action.

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Health Check: Healing Chronic Wounds

Posted: 08/06/2014 - If you've ever had a bad fall or cut - you know it an be painful. But your body usually heals in a couple weeks. For millions of people - that's not the case. As Serese Cole tell us is in this Health Check report - that's where the Wound Center comes in.

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Health Check: Preventing Skin Cancer

Posted: 07/09/2014 - Did you know more people get skin cancer than all other cancers combined? That's why it's so important to protect ourselves while we're out enjoying the summer sun. Serese Cole show us how - and what to watch out for in this month's Health Check report.

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Health Check: See The Doctor Before Your Travel

Posted: 06/06/2014 - When mapping out the perfect trip, we often spend a lot of time on our itinerary and finding the best airline and hotel rates. We even spend a fair amount of time figuring out what clothes to pack. But in this month's Health Check report - we find out there's one more important thing we need to do - especially if planning to leave the United States.

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Health Check: Every Child Needs An Annual Physical

Posted: 05/06/2014 - When they're small, we're careful not to miss our childrens' doctor's appointments. But one Fremont doctor says that tends to change once a child turns three. In this month's Health Check report, Serese Cole tells us why that doctor says every child needs to see their doctor for a yearly physical.

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Health Check: Diagnosing & Treating Hypothyroidism

Posted: 04/06/2014 - The symptoms are so common you may not even know you have it. That's the danger for people living with a common Thyroid disease. It's called Hypothyroidism and as Serese Cole found out from one doctor at the Fremont Area Medical Center, millions of people get it but women are most likely to be affected.

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Health Check: Hypothyroidism

Posted: 04/06/2014 - The symptoms are so common you may not even know you have it. That's the danger for people living with a common thyroid disease. In this month’s Health Check report, Serese Cole found out from a doctor at the Fremont Area Medical Center that millions of people get it, but women are most likely to be affected.

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Health Check: Home Health Care

Posted: 03/06/2014 - When we have a bad cold or the flu doctors want us to stay home to get better. Turns out - that could also work for other ailments. That's why doctors at the Fremont Area Medical Center are prescribing home health care for some patients. In this month's Health Check report - Serese Cole take a closer look at the health care option and the benefits.

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Health Check: Code Chill Saves Heart Patients

Posted: 02/06/2014 - Some of the temperatures we've experienced this week have been dangerously cold. But doctors at the Fremont Area Medical Center say "cold" isn't always a bad thing. They're using a unique form of hypothermia to actually change and save some heart patients' lives.

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Health Check: 6 Steps To A Healthy New Year

Posted: 01/06/2014 - For many, a new year means a new chance to improve our health. In this month's Health Check Report, Serese Cole talks with a Fremont Area Medical Center doctor who gives us six ways to be healthier in 2014.

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RSV: Knowing The Signs & Dangers

Posted: 12/06/2013 - This time of year can be prime time for Respiratory Syncytial Virus or RSV. It starts with familiar cold symptoms and for most of us - that's where it ends. But for some infants - the virus can be life threatening. As Serese Cole reports in this month's Health Check - that's why one doctor at the Fremont Area Medical Center wants all of us to be aware of the signs and dangers.

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Health Check: Preventing & Controlling Type 2 Diabetes

Posted: 11/06/2013 - More than 25 million children and adults are living with Diabetes - most of them have Type 2. In this month's Health Check report - Serese Cole heads to the Fremont Area Medical Center where doctors say in most cases - the illness can be prevented.

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Health Check: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Posted: 10/06/2013 - Surgery is usually the last resort for people who suffer from serious back pain. Doctors at the Fremont Area Medical Center say advances in technology now mean procedures are less risky for patients. Serese Cole explains in this month's Health Check report.

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Health Check: Farm Safety

Posted: 09/06/2013 - Mining, construction and farming: They are the top three most dangerous jobs in the United States. Farming ranks second. As Fall Harvest season approaches, this month's Health Check report puts the focus on farms. Find out why doctors want growers to put safety first.

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Health Check: Heat & Sports - A Dangerous Combination

Updated: 08/06/2013 - This time of year there can be a dangerous combination: Hot weather and young athletes practicing in it. If we're not careful - it can turn serious. In this month's Health Check report, Serese Cole tells us what students need to do to stay safe in the heat.

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Health Check: Preventing Osteoporosis

Posted: 07/06/2013 - Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease in the United States. More than 10 million people are living with it. Eighty percent are women. It weakens bones and can lead to devastating fractures. What we do now determines how strong our bones will be later.

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Health Check: Treating Varicose Veins

Updated: 05/06/2013 - They're not pretty and they can be painful. But now there's good news for the millions of people who have varicose veins. A minimally invasive procedure has replaced a painful surgery - once used to get rid of them. Serese Cole explains in this month's Health Check report.

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Health Check: Thyroid Nodule

Posted: 04/06/2013 - Everyone has a Thyroid. It's hormones help determine how fast we burn calories and how fast our heart beats. But more than half of us could be walking around right now with a Thyroid Nodule. Serese Cole explains what a nodule is and what we need to know about them - in this month's Health Check report.

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Health Check: Colonoscopy - A Lifesaving Screening

Updated: 03/06/2013 - An estimated one in 20 people will develop Colorectal Cancer during their lifetime. If you knew there was something you could do to prevent getting it, would you do it? In this month's Health Check Report, find out how one test can help you avoid the second most deadly form of cancer in the United States.

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Health Check: Women & Heart Disease

Posted: 02/06/2013 - It is the leading cause of death for women: one in four will die from Heart Disease. But as Serese Cole tells us in this month's Health Check, being aware of the symptoms and risks unique to women - as well as making some heart healthy lifestyle changes - can protect your heart and possibly save your life.

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Health Check: Treating Inguinal Hernia

Updated: 01/07/2013 - For some, it's painful. Others may not even know they have it. But nearly one-third of all men will be diagnosed with Inguinal Hernia in their lifetime. In this month's Health Check Report, Serese Cole takes us the Fremont Area Medical Center - where technology is making treatment easier and recovery faster.

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Health Check: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Updated: 12/06/2012 - Half of the people diagnosed with cancer today receive radiation therapy. Many of them will experience stubborn, sometimes painful side affects because of the treatment. Until recently, there wasn't much that could be done to help. Serese Cole tell us how oxygen therapy has changed that in this month's Health Check report.

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Health Check: Endometriosis

Updated: 02/28/2013 - It's an often painful condition that affects one in 10 young women. Right now, there is no cure. But there is treatment for the millions of women who suffer from Endometriosis.

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Health Check: Digital Mammography

Updated: 10/08/2012 - One out of every eight women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime. It's an alarming statistic, but early detection can make all the difference. In this month's Health Check report, Serese Cole takes us to the Fremont Area Medical Center - where Digital Mammography is benefiting doctors and patients.

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Health Check: ImPACT Concussion Program

Updated: 09/06/2012 - It's estimated 10-percent of all athletes in a contact sport will get a concussion. Unfortunately, once an athlete gets one, they are four to six times more likely to receive another. In this month's Health Check report, Serese Cole shows us how the Fremont Area Medical Center is using an innovative program to reduce an injured student's risk for further injury.

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