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How to Talk to Your Children about Your Estate Planning

By- bchip

If you have adult children, the time is now to talk to them about your estate plan, including your Advance Healthcare Directive. While you may expect it to be an awkward conversation, the awkwardness often dissipates once you begin talking things out. An advance healthcare directive is much like a will, and thus, healthcare planning is much like estate planning. Just as you don’t want to leave the distribution of your remaining assets to chance or leave the kids fighting

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What Should Be Included in Your Advance Care Planning?

By- bchip

What is advance care planning and how can you complete it? Our team here in Bucks County is here to help you, your friends, and your loved ones put together these important documents so your wishes are clearly understood and legally stated should something happen to you. Medical science has improved dramatically in recent years, to the point that we are able to save the lives of people who would surely have died only a few short decades ago. This

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National Influenza Vaccination Week Is December 5-9, 2022

By- bchip

Should I get a flu shot? Cold and flu season has just begun, so it’s not too late to get your flu shot to avoid a serious illness this year. Many people do not think ahead about getting the flu shot until they hear of people who come down with the flu. If you get your shot early, you’ll have a high degree of confidence that you won’t be one of them. What is the flu? The flu is not

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National Influenza Vaccination Week Is December 5-9, 2022

By- bchip

Should I get a flu shot? Cold and flu season has just begun, so it’s not too late to get your flu shot to avoid a serious illness this year. Many people do not think ahead about getting the flu shot until they hear of people who come down with the flu. If you get your shot early, you’ll have a high degree of confidence that you won’t be one of them. What is the flu? The flu is not

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What to Expect When Your Child Is Vaccinated

By- bchip

Vaccines are an important part of fighting childhood diseases. Since the beginning of widespread vaccinations, many childhood diseases have become extremely rare, saving many children’s lives. But the germs are still out there. It’s important for children to continue to be vaccinated so that they do not contract these serious illnesses, such as measles, polio, and diphtheria. Vaccines work by stimulating the body to create antibodies to a virus (or bacterium), thus giving the body a weapon to prevent infection

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Great American Smokeout – November 17th

By- bchip

Smoking is the single largest preventable cause of illness worldwide, causing an estimated 1 in 5 preventable deaths worldwide. While the number of people smoking in the U.S. has decreased dramatically in recent decades, some communities have higher rates of smoking than others and consequently have disproportionately higher smoking-related cancers and other diseases. These communities include persons at lower socioeconomic levels, members of various ethnic communities, those in the military, and others. It’s never too late to benefit from quitting

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When You Want to Stop Smoking

By- bchip

Quitting any addiction is hard and we applaud you for making the decision to stop smoking. In order to be successful at kicking an addiction, however, you need to prepare ahead of time and know what to expect in order to have the resources to succeed. For Bucks County, PA residents we offer a support/education program to help you quit smoking. We have both in-person and zoom meetings depending on the support you need. Recognize the addiction Remember that this

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Saving Lives

By- bchip

I’m often amazed by the stories I hear from the BCHIP Adult Health Clinic staff. They’re saving lives, yet they seem to almost take their successes in stride! They’re so passionate about their work and they are always willing to go the extra mile to make sure our patients receive exemplary care. I thought I’d share a couple of recent success stories with you. Linda Linda* had been coming to BCHIP for care since 2011, when she experienced two strokes,