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    • AUGUST 14, 2017
    Hepatitis A FAQs

    Hepatitis A FAQs

    What is hepatitis? “Hepatitis” means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain drugs, some diseases, heavy alcohol use, and bacterial and viral infections can all cause hepatitis. Hepatitis is also the name of a family of viral infections that affect the liver; the most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. What is

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    • AUGUST 2, 2017
    Simple Steps to Reduce Your Skin Cancer Risk

    Simple Steps to Reduce Your Skin Cancer Risk

    Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It accounts for nearly half of all cancers in the United States. More than 3.5 million cases of basal and squamous cell skin cancer are diagnosed in this country each year. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will account for more than 76,000 cases

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    • JULY 31, 2017
    Top 5 Healthy Heart Tips

    Top 5 Healthy Heart Tips

    Here are 5 most important things you can do to look after your heart. Give up smoking If you’re a smoker, quit. It’s the single best thing you can do for your heart health. Smoking is one of the main causes of coronary heart disease. A year after giving up, your risk of a heart

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    • JULY 27, 2017
    Burn Injuries and Pain

    Burn Injuries and Pain

    Dealing With the Pain Caused by a Burn Injury Burn injuries are very common and affect hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. The CDC estimates that there were 486,000 burn injuries that received medical treatment in 2011 in the US alone. Dealing with the pain of these injuries can be difficult, as there are

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    • JULY 24, 2017
    A Women’s Physical Exam

    A Women’s Physical Exam

    A Woman’s physical exam is an essential part of caring for you health The words “complete physical exam” have long stirred up feelings of concern in many young women. Many wonder why they need a complete physical exam, especially when they’re feeling well. Often, women put off having a physical exam primarily because of fear

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    • JULY 21, 2017
    Joint Pain in a Young College Athlete

    Joint Pain in a Young College Athlete

    College Athlete Joint Study by Vicki BrooksRead more
    • JULY 20, 2017

    Falls and Their Consequences

    Each year, millions of older people those 65 and older fall. In fact, one out of three elderly individuals falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again. Falls Are Serious and Costly • One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken

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    • JULY 10, 2017

    School Starts Soon-Is Your Child Fully Vaccinated?

    Make sure that your children are up-to-date on vaccines before sending them back to school. School-age children, from preschoolers to college students, need vaccines. Making sure that children receive all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things you can do as a parent to ensure your children’s long-term health as well as

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    • JUNE 27, 2017

    Food poisoning: What you need to know

    Despite food safety measures, the threat of foodborne illness remains in meat and produce — and some types of illness are on the rise. About 48 million people contract some form of food poisoning each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Salmonella remained the top cause of foodborne illness last year,

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    • JUNE 27, 2017

    Inflammation and Diet

    Inflammation is a protective process you are probably more familiar with than you think. Inflammation is the body’s method of healing itself in response to an injury or exposure to a harmful substance. This is useful when, for example, skin is healing from a cut; however, inflammation is not always beneficial. Chronic (or ongoing) inflammation

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