Why January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

By Laurie Panzer, PA-C
The Family Health Centers
The medical community has improved the way we screen for cervical cancer. We now screen for the Human Papillomavirus, which causes cervical cancer. Today Cervical Cancer is one of the most preventable cancers because of a simple screening test called the PAP smear, and the availability of the HPV (Human Papillomavirus Virus) vaccine…

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Nov. 16 is The Great American Smokeout

By Natalie Dorsey, PA-C
Thinking of quitting smoking and don’t know how? Have you tried to quit smoking, but started back? You are not alone. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of mortality. On the third Thursday of November of each year since 1977, the American Cancer Society has sponsored the “The Great American Smokeout” to help encourage people put down their cigarettes. Here are some tried and true methods for kicking the habit:

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October is American Pharmacists Month – Know Your Pharmacist – Know Your Medicine!

October is American Pharmacist Month, and The Family Health Centers now has two clinical pharmacists available to see you for your medication needs. Dr. Dana Arrington is caring for patients of our Asheville and Arden locations, and Dr. Allie Fay is serving the patients in Hominy Valley…

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