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Bassett Family Practice

Mar 21, 2011

“I received more helpful care at Bassett Family Practice in 2 hours than I’d had in the past 2 years.”

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Overcoming the Obstacles

Mar 21, 2011

There are many reasons to keep us from being physically active including physical barriers, time constraints or the lack of childcare. The Coalition’s FREE Family Aerobics Program realizes these struggles and offers a solution.

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Becoming Active Through Aerobics

Mar 21, 2011

Chronic disease limits participation in activities of daily living. Water aerobics increases physical mobility, reduces disability, and improves health quality.

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Bringing it Home

Mar 21, 2011

Getting out of the house to go exercise can be a difficult task, especially for our older residents. Airing Chair Aerobics classes on television has helped many seniors to overcome that barrier.

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Prescription for Health

Mar 21, 2011

Many people have to choose between being able to take the medications as prescribed by their doctor or providing for themselves and their family. MedAssist helps to alleviate that problem.

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Medical Home for All

Mar 21, 2011

Lack of medical insurance coverage is a serious issue that keeps many patients from seeking the medical help that they need. Bassett Family Practice offers a solution for all patients regardless of income or insurance status.

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Doctoring Diabetes

Mar 21, 2011

Without a local Endocrinologist, local physicians treat all diabetes patients. Healthy lifestyles and diabetes classes are offered, free, through the MHC Coalition to help these patients receive education.

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Changing Choices

Mar 21, 2011

Everyone loves to snack, but not everyone makes the healthy snack choice. The MHC Coalition Diabetes Self Management program helps teach patients healthy alternatives and offers a friendly group setting where patients can share ideas.

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Cancer Screening for Uninsured Women

Mar 21, 2011

Losing a job often means loss of medical insurance. Funding through the Martinsville Area Community Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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Healthy Tip of the Day

Healthy Tip of the DayPhysical activity not only burns energy (calories), but may also help lower the risk of breast cancer.  Exercise lowers estrogen levels, fights obesity, lowers insulin levels, and boosts the function of the immune system that attack tumors.

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