"Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) has become new jargon in the lexicon of many sports, including all the martial arts, football, hockey, and even soccer. The term refers to permanent neuronal damage that occurs following repeated blows to the head, and may not develop until 8-10 years after a person has suffered the injuries."
Read Dr. Sturrock's latest advice for healthy living in 2016 - "Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)" - "From the President's Pen" - Here
June Health Awareness:
- JUNE - Fireworks Safety Month
- Cataract Awareness Month
- Men's Health Month
- Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month
- National Aphasia Awareness Month
- National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month
- National Safety Month
- National Scleroderma Awareness Month
- 13 - 19 Men's Health Week
- 19 - 25 National Lightning Safety Awareness Week
- 19 World Sickle Cell Day
Information from healthfinder.gov
Lyme Disease Awareness
Lyme disease is the most common vectorborne disease in Maine. Many cases are reported each year, and the number will rise as the weather continues to get warmer. Cases have been increasing each year in Maine, and occur in all 16 counties.
Other diseases that are carried by ticks in Maine include Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis and Powassan. Multiple cases of all of these tickbourne diseases have been reported here in Maine.
Family doctors provide ongoing, total health care for you and your family. Family doctors see all ages of patients and can treat almost any health problem. Family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person.
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AAFP Webcast Focuses on ZIKA Virus - Access the AAFP’s members-only Webcast: Zika Virus: Information for Family Physicians
Alternative Models of Care:
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