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Archives for October 2011

Mammograms, Breast Ultrasounds and MRI’s: What’s It All Mean?

The key to saving lives from breast cancer is early detection.  When women reach the age of 40 (or earlier if at high risk), it is recommended that an annual mammogram test is completed.  Mammograms can’t keep women from getting breast cancer; their primary purpose is to assist in detecting breast cancer sooner than it [More]

What Women Want to Know about Menopause

As women age, so do their reproductive systems.  There comes a time in which a woman is no longer considered to be in her child bearing years; this period is called menopause. What is menopause? Menopause is the point in time when the ovaries quit working and there is no more estrogen in the system.  [More]

Breast Cancer Risk and Screening Guidelines

October is National Breast Cancer month and while we see many sports organizations and other groups in the area are wearing pink to show their support to help raise awareness, at ACMC we want to start with you! Breast cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States [More]

Small Town Medicine Gives Big Rewards

Small town gives big rewards to Dr. Arthur Rillo who is a family medicine physician at ACMC-Granite Falls.  Dr. Rillo has been with ACMC since 1997 and finds comfort in being a part of a smaller community where he treats generations of family members from birth to the elderly. Seeking a new direction I came [More]

Do Pregnant Women Need to Get a Flu Shot?

ACMC clinics have recently begun holding flu clinics and among those who should get their shots are pregnant women.  Although the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends all persons 6 months and older should get vaccinated during the flu season, it is especially important for young children, people 50 and older, pregnant women, and people [More]