Measles, mumps, and rubella are viral diseases that can have serious consequences as it is an acute respiratory illness. Before vaccines, these diseases were very common in the United States, especially among children. They are still common in many parts of the world. Measles can be prevented with a measles-containing vaccine, which is primarily administered as the combination measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine.
posted: April 30, 2019
It’s that time of the year when you can finally enjoy the sun again. Flowers and trees are blooming everywhere, and the air is fresh and crisp – not too cool, not too hot, and not too humid (yet). Unfortunately, North Florida’s beautiful April weather comes with a price… and that price is pollen.
posted: April 15, 2019
The Capital Medical Society is pleased to announce Dr. John Katopodis as the recipient of this year's Outstanding Physician Award.
The Capital Medical Society is pleased to announce Dr. Andrew Wong as the recipient of this year's I.B. Harrison, M.D. Humanitarian Award. Each year this award is presented to a physician who demonstrates dedication to the humanitarian values we associate with the late Dr. I.B. Harrison.
Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in America, with the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimating that there will be more than 100,000 new colon cancer cases and over 40,00 new rectal cancer cases in 2019. Historically, colon cancer has been the third most common cancer in both men and women, and it remains so today.
Capital Health Plan is proud to sponsor Tallahassee’s 10th annual Capital City Senior Games to support active lifestyles within the local senior community. The Senior Games is an entertaining Olympics-style event with activities ranging from traditional archery and bowling to powerlifting and table tennis, and more. The games began March 1 and will run through March 11, so there’s still time to take in some of the fun!
posted: March 06, 2019
It’s normal for kids to have a hard time falling or staying asleep sometimes. But it can be very frustrating for your child and you—especially if it happens often. There isn’t a cure-all or magic fix but there are things you can do to help you and your children have a better night’s sleep.
posted: February 14, 2019
First, get the go-ahead from your doctor, and then lace up your sneakers and start walking. It’s one of the easiest ways to improve your health. Regular brisk walking can help strengthen your heart, lower your blood pressure, and improve your blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
posted: January 23, 2019
Here are some tips to help you avoid the flu:
Wash your hands
For how long? Try singing the happy birthday song twice as you wash your hands. Use your paper towel not only to dry your hands but also to turn off the faucet and open the door
Cough and sneeze into your elbow
Flu is spread through moisture droplets which can end up in the air or on your hands after you sneeze or talk.
posted: December 20, 2018