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The Importance of Medical Compliance

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Do you sometimes miss or skip doses of your medicine? When you’re feeling good are you less likely to keep up with your meds? Has the doctor ever given you a prescription but you didn’t get it filled? ... May 1st, 2012

Am I at Risk for Heart Disease?

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Everyone knows you’re at risk for heart disease if you’re overweight, if you smoke, if you have a family history, etc. But did you know there is a simple test that will tell you your risk? The test ... February 1st, 2012

They’ve Got Your Back

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A recent study listed Long Haul Truck Driving as one of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Professions in America; yet it may not be for the reasons you would assume. Long Haul driving has been commonly associated with many ... December 1st, 2011

Handling Hypertension

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Over 25% of St. Christopher Fund applicants have been officially diagnosed with hypertension (a.k.a. high blood pressure). This closely resembles the 29% prevalence rate of hypertension in the United States that was last reported in 2004. Blood pressure ... November 1st, 2011

Why We Need Vitamin D

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Not only is vitamin D important for the development, growth and maintenance of a healthy body, but recent research has shown that a deficiency in vitamin D is a major factor in the cause of several types of cancer, heart ... July 1st, 2011

Driving to My New Life

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We often contemplate making life changes that would give us the new life we desire. While it is a journey that requires much support, determination and the right tools, few things can offer a new life like meaningful and ... June 1st, 2011

Looking Out for Cataracts

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Failing the vision portion of a DOT physical because of cataracts is a common reason drivers apply to the St. Christopher Fund. Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens. The lens helps focus light or images on ... May 1st, 2011

Cancer & the St. Christopher Fund

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Over the next year, with the help of Randal Reilly Publishing, we will visit the most common medical conditions that beneficiaries of the St. Christopher Fund have encountered.     To date, the most common condition is cancer.  Lung cancer ... November 1st, 2010