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Aids Awareness

Aids Awareness   World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease. The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a life-threatening condition caused by the human …

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Diabetes Awareness

Diabetes Awareness   You don’t get really good at dealing with diabetes overnight. But over time, you’ll figure out how to go from getting it done to taking it in stride. See if any of these tips are familiar (or worth trying!). Remember when you first found out you had diabetes and learned the basics …

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August is National Wellness Month

NATIONAL WELLNESS MONTH All during August, National Wellness Month focuses on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines. Create wholesome habits in your lifestyle all month long and see how much better you feel! Research has shown self-care helps manage stress and promotes happiness. Whether you challenge yourself to a new yoga pose or try …

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FREESTONE MEDICAL ANNOUNCES LOCAL COVID TESTING CAPABILITY

July 16, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For Information – Contact Natalie Myers at nmyers@freestonemc.com FREESTONE MEDICAL ANNOUNCES LOCAL COVID TESTING CAPABILITY Officials at Freestone Medical Center are proud to announce that COVID-19 testing is now available locally! “It seems like a decade since mid-March when COVID took over our lives” stated Freestone Chief Nursing Officer …

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Arthritis Awareness

Arthritis Awareness Arthritis includes more than 100 diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround the joint, and other connective tissue. Symptoms vary depending on the specific form of the disease, but typically include pain and stiffness in and around one or more joints.  Some rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system …

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COVID-19 – FFCRA – Employee Paid Sick Leave & Expanded FMLA

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family & Medical Leave to qualified employees effective April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.  I have attached a Department of Labor poster outlining the paid leave entitlements, eligible employees and qualifying reasons for leave related to COVID-19. …

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