Colon Cancer Awareness

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With over 200,000 cases diagnosed each year, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most common cause of cancer death in the United States in men and w...

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Being Smart When It Comes To Your Heart

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President Lyndon B. Johnson established February as American Heart Health Month in December 1963. The first Friday of American Heart Month is also Nat...

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COPD: Why It Takes Your Breath Away

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COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems, according to...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Education

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About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 13%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Growth-Regulating Genes Breast cancer is an u...

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Sleep Apnea: Are You at Risk?

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The sleeping disorder in which breathing stops for a while and then starts eventually is called sleep apnea. What is sleep apnea? Obstructive sleep ap...

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Understand & Tackle High Cholesterol

A cholesterol test can help monitor HDL and LDL levels, helping you live a healthier life.

Cholesterol is a fat (also called a lipid) that your body needs to work properly. Too much bad cholesterol can increase your chance of getting heart d...

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Learn the Facts About Kidney Stones

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Could that painful sensation in your lower back be kidney stones? Learn all you need to know about these pesky obstructions. Definition The human body...

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Periodontal Disease

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An estimated 43 percent of U.S. adults ages 30 years and older have periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is inflammation of the gums and bone caus...

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LDL & HDL Cholesterol: Helping to Achieve Heart Health

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  September is National Cholesterol Education Month. There are many factors that contribute to heart health, one of those being your cholesterol ...

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Celiac Disease: Diagnosing and Living With a Gluten Intolerance

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Celiac disease is a chronic, genetic autoimmune disease. The immune system is overly sensitive to gluten and the reaction causes damage to the small i...

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