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As Lung Cancer Awareness Month, November is an ideal time to learn more about the leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States.

The American Cancer Society says about 80% of lung cancer deaths are believed to result from smoking, although some people who get the disease have no known risk factors.

Image of man coughing.Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease that is affecting a growing number of Americans.

A categorization that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, COPD – which makes it hard to breathe – is the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the American Lung Association. Fortunately, the chronic disease is treatable and often preventable.

Image of man sitting in wheelchair cooking.Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia can make life difficult for patients and their families, but using various types of therapy can improve the lives of those impacted by the disease.

November has been designated as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, making it a perfect time to learn more about how physical, occupational and speech therapy services at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center.  Patients are often referred for therapy as it can be used to treat the symptoms of the progressive disease which affects about 5 million Americans annually.

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More than 30 million American adults have diabetes, with one in four of them not knowing it.

Even more staggering, more than 84 million adults in the U.S. have prediabetes – when blood sugar levels are elevated, but not high enough to be considered diabetes – and 90% of them are not aware of it.

Southeastern Med, Dickens Village and Tux & Stuff have joined together in 2018 to offer the first annual “No Shave November” Men’s Health Month celebration.

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Physical, occupational and speech therapies are proven to be beneficial in the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

PD often causes a functional decline as people with this become more susceptible to falls and find increasing difficulty with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as transitioning from sitting to standing, getting in/out of a bed or getting off a commode. PD affects the brain’s ability to control movements and keep these movements smooth and coordinated. People with PD often shake or tremor as a result.