March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

colorectal cancer awareness

      March is national colorectal cancer awareness month, a month devoted to encouraging men and women over the age of 50 to get screened for colorectal cancer.  Colorectal … [Read more...]

February is Heart Health Month

February Heart Health

During February the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are promoting awareness for the  Million Hearts®  initiative. The focus  of … [Read more...]

January – Cervical Cancer Awareness Month


January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month; dedicated to encouraging early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. Each year approximately 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and … [Read more...]

HIV Testing In Primary Care


When you go to the doctor for a routine visit, you are tested for lots of potential health conditions, such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and cancer. How about HIV? Less than 50% of … [Read more...]

November is American Diabetes Month


Diabetes affects 26 million Americans, and as many as 7 million are undiagnosed and therefore uncontrolled. Additionally, an estimated 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes and are at risk for … [Read more...]

September is National Cholesterol Education Month – Here is what you need to know!

Cholesterol plaque

Almost 1 in every 4 Americans has high cholesterol. As part of cholesterol awareness month, our goal is to make people aware of the risks associated with high cholesterol and encourage people to take … [Read more...]

New Patient Portal – Follow My Health

July 30, 2014 South County Internal Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of a new patient portal vendor on July 30 2014. "Follow My Health" will provide the secure internet platform for the … [Read more...]

Retail Health Clinics- Commentary


As published in the Providence Journal June 18, 2014: CVS Minute Clinic has applied to the Rhode Island Department of Health once again for a license to operate a retail health clinic (RHC) in … [Read more...]

Sun and Skin Safety for the Summer

What is ultraviolet (UV) radiation? Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a major risk factor for most skin cancers. Sunlight is the main source of UV rays, which can damage the DNA in your skin cells. … [Read more...]

Go RED for February 2014

American Heart Month campaign in February is focused on heart disease in women.  Starting on the first Friday of the month, wearing red will help to remind women of the need to take care of themselves … [Read more...]

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