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Being vaccinated is an important part of protecting yourself and others from serious diseases.

While you may know immunizations are important, you may still have questions or concerns. The staff at Southeastern Med wants you to feel comfortable about being vaccinated and has answered some common questions patients have about vaccines.

Fotolia 63042192 Subscription Monthly LSoutheastern Med wants you to know it’s never too late to be vaccinated. If fact, depending on your health, some vaccines may not be necessary until you’re an adult.

Here is a list of common vaccines people receive as an adult:

Fotolia 100461482 Subscription Monthly LWhen many of us think of getting into shape during the summer, we think of exercising outside by going for a jog and taking a family bike ride. But summer is also a great time to eat healthy as many flavorful fruits and vegetables are in season.

Here are a few seasonal recipes from EatingWell for you to try this summer.

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The summer season is when many of us enjoy the great outdoors the most. While most of your activities will be full of fun and adventure, there’s always a chance you can be injured or become ill if you aren’t careful.

Review these summer safety tips from Southeastern Med to protect you and your family.

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Staying active and engaged is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages, but it’s not all about exercise. The staff at Southeastern Med has put together a list of local activities and events for your family to enjoy this summer.

Fotolia 83595152 Subscription Monthly XXLBarbeques, hiking and outdoor festivals are highlights for many people during the summer. But before you and your family head outdoors, make sure you follow these safety measures.

Alzheimers Disease Awareness Month

More than 5 million people in the U.S. are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for roughly 60-80 percent of dementia patients. With Alzheimer’s being so wide-spread, the Alzheimer’s Association has designated June as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month in order to educate the public about this deadly brain disorder.

diabetesDiabetes is a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated blood glucose levels.

More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes – 8 million of which are undiagnosed. This is problematic since diabetes can lead to heart disease, nerve damage, eye problems and kidney disease. In fact, diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States.

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Though many of us don’t like to go to the doctor when we notice a health problem, we schedule the appointment because we know it’s the best thing we can do for our health and safety. But for people with Alzheimer’s disease, they may not even realize they’re experiencing any problems.

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Southeastern Med is now accepting registration for its Fun 2B Fit summer day camp for students entering grades 3 – 5. The day camp runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day from June 19-23 at the Cambridge Area YMCA and costs just $35.

Fun 2B Fit is designed to help children improve their muscular strength, develop a passion for healthy and nutritious lifestyle, and build their self-esteem. Through engaging in physical activities and learning about healthy eating habits, students learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how to lead fun and active lives.