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LUNG CANCER SCREENING IS IMPORTANT

According to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), lung cancer is the third most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in the United States among both men and women. Each year, more people die from lung cancer than colon, breast....

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PROSTATE CANCER OFTEN SUCCESSFULLY TREATED

There is good news about prostate cancer. It is one of the most common cancers men develop (the American Cancer Society says about one man in seven will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime), but it is often treated successfully, especially when detected….

DILATED EYE EXAM IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES

People who have diabetes must be extra vigilant about their eyes. Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults between the ages of 20 and 74, ....

DEALING WITH COLD SORES

GO NATURAL - FIND HEALTH IN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Too often we look for healing in medicine bottles. But perhaps it would be better if we looked elsewhere, to the fruits and vegetables sections of our local grocery store. Fruits and vegetables can be your best, relatively inexpensive non-prescription medicine.

CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING AN EXERCISE PROGRAM

You hear it all the time: “Before beginning any exercise program, see your doctor.”  It’s good advice, especially if you’ve been sedentary and are now determined to get back into shape.

COPING WITH THE CHALLENGES OF CHEMOTHERAPY

Chemotherapy drugs are very strong. They kill fast-growing cells, even if they are healthy, non-cancer cells. Many patients undergoing chemo encounter side effects such as nausea, fatigue, lack of appetite and constipation or diarrhea. Each person with cancer reacts differently to chemotherapy.

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OCT 2018

MALE INFERTILITY

Creating a baby is no small feat. Many conditions, both in the woman and the man, have to be just right for pregnancy to occur. According to the Mayo Clinic, (www.mayoclinic.org), up to 15 percent of couples are infertile. They have not conceived a child even though they have had frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse for a year….

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NOV 2018

Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, are often a winter inevitability. They are caused by the oral form of the herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1). The virus is highly contagious. According to one source, about 67 percent of the world’s population younger than 50 years old....

MEDICARE COVERS SCREENING FOR DEPRESSION

Have you made a resolution to take better care of yourself this year? Be sure to consider not only your physical health but your mental health as well.  According to a new federal report from the Centers for Disease Control, people in the United States have made great progress....

BREASTFEEDING GIVES BABIES THE BEST START

Breastfeeding is the best way to give your child a healthy start in life. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says human milk provides the most complete form of nutrition for infants. It is more convenient than bottle feeding because the milk is always....