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GIVING BACK TO LANCASTER FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The Holiday Season is a time of celebration for many.  Family and friends gather to exchange gifts, share meals, and enjoy each other’s company. Each year; however, many in the Lancaster community do not have this opportunity. Arbor View Family Medicine strives to serve as more than just physicians in the Lancaster area. While their passion is to give expert medical care to their patients, the entire team feels there are many more ways to help people in the community. This November and December, they invite the people of Lancaster and all over Fairfield County to help them give to those in our community who may be in need of extra cheer.  Arbor View Family Medicine is giving to two local charities, and they are asking their patients and others to contribute as well. Between now and December 15, the staff will be collecting donations for the local Toys for Tots and food items for Foundation Dinners. New, unwrapped toys can be brought in to Arbor View’s office. These toys will really help put a smile on the face of a little girl or little boy in our neighborhood. Canned goods and other non-perishable food items will be collected for Foundation Dinners. Each night at their location in Lancaster, they prepare and serve a hot meal to families in need. The staff at Arbor View Family Medicine is thankful to be able to serve and care for their patients. In this season of giving, they hope that we can all join together to give a little more back to our community, and impact lives in really special...

IMMUNIZATIONS: NOT JUST FOR KIDS

August marks the National Immunization Awareness Month (NAIM), and we want to focus on the importance of immunizations throughout the entirety of your life – they aren’t just for kids! Many of us know about vaccines that are recommended for infants, such as MMR for measles, but there are many more. For instance, infants often receive vaccines for Hepatitis A and B, Diphtheria and Tetanus, and even the Varicella vaccine, which protects against chickenpox. The full list of CDC (Center for Disease Control) Recommended vaccines can be found at this site. While most have heard about these immunizations for younger kids, it is important to continue on the recommended schedule all the way through high school as well. The CDC has another list and schedule for the vaccinations your children should have through high school. As kids spend much of each year in school and close proximity with other children, it is crucial to be vaccinated from diseases that are easily spread in those environments. Vaccines don’t stop with school – Adults also are encouraged to get their doses of appropriate immunizations. The most common one, recommended yearly, is the Flu Vaccine. There are even more vaccines suggested by the CDC, with easy to read charts for adults. Immunizations are a medical discovery that has significantly decreased the number of cases of many diseases, and are important to one’s health throughout their life. If you thought that you only needed them as a child, then we highly recommend you talk to your healthcare provider about which, if any, you may be due...