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MainStreet Clinic Celebrates National Nutrition Month in March 2016

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LAWTON — MainStreet Clinic will provide the Lawton-Fort Sill community with free information about nutrition and eating well during the month of March 2016 to call attention to National Nutrition Month, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (http://www.eatright.org). The theme for 2016 National Nutrition Month is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.

Read 16 Health Tips for Eating Well in 2016

National Nutrition MonthAccording to the American Diabetes Association, more than 30 million Americans suffer from diabetes and the number of people being diagnosed is increasing rapidly — a 13 percent increase from 25.8 million in 2010 to 29.1 million in 2012 according to the Association’s website.

“What we eat matters and it affects our health,” according to Dr. Brian Birdwell. “We encourage our clinic members and the community to be aware of when and how we eat, as well as what we eat,” said Dr. Birdwell.

MainStreet Clinic will post a Receipe of the Week each week during March, and Clinic members are encouraged to call Gabrielle Benton at 580 248-9966 to schedule their 2016 annual health screening and exam (if you have not done so already).

MainStreet Clinic is a direct primary care membership clinic offering innovative medical services in the old fashioned style of a personal physician caring for each patient individually. Clinic services include complete primary care services for individuals and families, regardless of insurance coverage, and occupational health and wellness services for employers.

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