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Cancer and Flu Don’t Mix Well—Remember to Get Your Flu Vaccine This Fall

While our minds and hearts have been preoccupied with COVID-19 the past few years, it’s important to also remember annual protection from the influenza (flu) virus. For everyone older than six months of age, the Centers for Disease Control recommend a flu vaccine each year. Why is the flu vaccine especially important for those with cancer or histor...

Women’s Health

The Fight for Equity in the World of Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding

By Sarah Davis, Supervisor, Kent Clinic The fight for health equity begins at day one and includes one of the most basic building blocks of life, feeding. While the act of feeding one's baby is often mistakenly perceived as simple, breastfeeding/chestfeeding is a great feat. Research strongly supports the act of breastfeeding, which provides benefi...

Children’s Health

The Selflessness, Patience, and Endurance of Breastfeeding

August is National Breastfeeding Month and includes World Breastfeeding Week, from August 1-7. This month aims to inform, anchor, engage and galvanise action on breastfeeding and related issues as we celebrate and promote the topic of breastfeeding. We know that the breastfeeding journey is so different for many and it's important to consider cultu...

Joint & Spine

GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWEREDWatch orthopedic surgeon William Barrett, MD's Frequently Asked Questions video series where he shares what you need to know about hip and knee replacement surgery. View FAQ video series.  What causes joint pain? Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones in a joint to deteriorate. The resu...

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COVID-19 Booster Shots—Frequently Asked Questions

August 2022—With the rise of new, highly contagious COVID-19 variants, and varied guidance about vaccine schedules for different groups of people, there have been a lot of questions about COVID boosters. Valley compiled the latest recommendations from health authorities and our own Infectious Diseases team to put all the answers in one place.1. Whe...