Medical Misconception: Shaving

Each month we set the facts straight regarding a popular health and wellness myth.

This month’s myth: Shaving makes hair grow back faster and thicker.

Many of us have heard that shaving causes our hair to grow back more quickly, and the hair that returns is darker and thicker than before. But no matter how much anecdotal evidence we have, this ongoing belief is just a myth.

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Depression After Surgery

Often, when patients are told they require surgery, they prepare by considering what needs to happen for their physical needs and recovery. They plan who will help them, they take time off from work, and they determine insurance coverage, household matters and physical needs of recovery. Most do not consider the impact the surgery could have on their mental health.

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Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

These whole-wheat banana pancakes will become your family’s “go-to” pancakes. Sprinkle with dark chocolate mini chocolate chips and berries, and you’ve got a great dessert. They’ll never ask for regular white flour pancakes again … they are that good! You can also substitute ½ whole wheat flour for white flour in your traditional pancake recipe.

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Get Your Flu Shot After October 1

The flu is a contagious illness caused by flu viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. EVERYONE is at risk for getting the flu!  The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each year. The flu season can last into the spring, so getting your flu shot after October 1 gives you the best protection for the whole season.

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