A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can change your life forever. Unlike most injuries, which can be healed with a cast or medication, brain injuries can affect your personality and ability to think.

Doctors at Southeastern Med in Cambridge, OH see head injuries regularly and want you to understand the severity of this injury and how to prevent it.

What is a traumatic brain injury?

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Sepsis is the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals. It kills more people than prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined, yet despite its seriousness, few people have even heard of sepsis.

Read on to learn about the signs and symptoms of this deadly condition.

What is sepsis?

Sepsis occurs when your body’s immune system over reacts to an infection. This can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and even death.

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With the school year underway, you may have already found yourself asking “What am I going to pack in the kids’ lunch today?”

Southeastern Med has some healthy (and easy to make!) suggestions to ensure your children walk out the door with a balanced lunch.

What to pack

To make sure your children has a balanced lunch, here’s what to include in each lunch:

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Since 1999, the percentage of overweight children nationwide has increased from 28.8 percent to 33.4 percent in 2014. The number of obese children rose from 14.6 percent to 17.4 percent during that same timeframe.

In Guernsey County, many cases of childhood obesity are linked to lifestyle choices.

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Southeastern Med would like all Medicare Insurance users to know that they may be responsible for paying for certain self-administered drugs including pills, inhalers and topical creams.

If you have Medicare Insurance and were prescribed a self-administered drug in an emergency room, cancer center, observation center or other outpatient setting, you may be responsible for covering the cost of the medication. Items covered and not covered are determined by Medicare Insurance, not Southeastern Med.

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In recent years, many parents have decided to not to vaccinate their children. Southeastern Med has seven reasons you should have your children vaccinated.

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about parents deciding not to vaccinate their children. The staff at Southeastern Med highly recommends having your children vaccinated on a schedule set by your pediatrician.

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When most people think about getting immunization shots, they instantly think of children. While these shots are important, you also need to know there’s a schedule of immunization shots you should receive throughout your life.

Below, Southeastern Med has shared the schedule and guidelines the CDC has put together for when patients should receive their immunizations.

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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.