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Sitting for Hours: What’s Your Cancer Risk? Sitting for Hours:  What’s Your Cancer Risk?

MD Anderson expert share simple ways to increase your activity level
Most people spend the day sitting behind a desk. They commute home to relax, sit and watch TV, read a book, or play computer games. …

Raising Autism Awareness Raising Autism Awareness

April is a special opportunity to educate the public about this complex disability
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate …

A New Trend for Teeth A New Trend for Teeth

Patients Want A More “Natural” Smile Rather Than Perfection
Not blessed with naturally perfect teeth? No worries. Leading cosmetic dentists with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry say that more patients are now requesting cosmetic services …

Colorectal Cancer Awarness Month Colorectal Cancer Awarness Month

What To Know About The No. 2 Cancer Killer Affecting Both Men And Women
Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of …

Cervical Cancer and HPV: Get the Facts Cervical Cancer and HPV: Get the Facts

MD Anderson Promotes Cancer Prevention By Educating Public About HPV
Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States. Today, it’s one of the most preventable cancers. Because of …

Pesticides Linked to Health Problems Pesticides Linked to Health Problems

Tips On How To Minimize Exposure
By Erin Anderson
An apple a day keeps the doctor away… or does it? Dichloropropene, glyphosate, organophosphate, and chlorpropham are not only difficult words to pronounce but these potentially harmful pesticides …

Top 10 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Science Top 10 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Science

American Heart Association’s and American Stroke Association’s top scientific advances for 2013

Beauty IS Skin Deep Beauty IS Skin Deep

Dermal Fillers Offer Similar Benefits To A Facelift Without The Expense And Downtime
By Judy Latta
Mark Twain once said that “wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” That actually is true in a literal sense, …

Raising Awareness of Alzheimer’s Raising Awareness of Alzheimer’s

 
As the over-65 population grows, so will the number of Americans dealing with the disease
Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain. It destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior. It is the …

Facelift Fervor Facelift Fervor

 
When injectables and fillers aren’t enough
By Elizabeth Anthony
In just 15 years, the number of cosmetic surgeries has exploded — from 2 million to 9 million — and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports a …

Myths about Diabetes Myths about Diabetes

What you don’t know can hurt you
There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts — such as diabetes is a serious and potentially deadly …

Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women Taking Her Breath Away: The Rise of COPD in Women

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION REPORT REVEALS THAT WOMEN ARE AT GREATER RISK THAN MEN
W omen are 37 percent more likely to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than men and now account for more than half …

What Does the Doctor Look For on a Mammogram? What Does the Doctor Look For on a Mammogram?

In a word, changes
A mammogram is an x-ray exam of the breast that’s used to detect and evaluate breast changes. Modern mammography has only existed since the late 1960s, when special x-ray machines were designed …

Lose Weight Sooner Than Later Lose Weight Sooner Than Later

STUDY SUGGESTS IT GIVES THE BEST CHANCE OF REVERSING HEART DAMAGE FROM OBESITY
In a study of the impact of weight loss on reversing heart damage from obesity, Johns Hopkins researchers found that poor heart function …

Choosing the Best Prostate Cancer Treatment Choosing the Best Prostate Cancer Treatment

By Durado Brooks, M.D., M.P.H.
More than 238,500 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. Most of these men will have to weigh a variety of treatment options and make …

Restorative Dentistry Will Make You Smile! Restorative Dentistry Will Make You Smile!

Improving Your Appearance with Cosmetic Crowns and Bridges
By Judy Latta
Astrong and healthy smile does wonders for your self-esteem and confidence. While most people are not born with perfect movie-star smiles, advancements in modern dentistry over …

Facelift Fervor Facelift Fervor

When Injectables And Fillers Aren’t Enough
By Elizabeth Anthony
In just 15 years, the number of cosmetic surgeries has exploded — from 2 million to 9 million — and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports a …

The Silent Killer – High Blood Pressure The Silent Killer – High Blood Pressure

HIgh blood pressure is on the rise in the U.S., especially among young adults
By Cheryl Alexander
Because today more than 65 million Americans suffer from the effects of high blood pressure (HBP), it is more important …

World Autism Awareness Day, April 2 World Autism Awareness Day, April 2

Promoting acceptance, help and hope
The sixth annual World Autism Awareness Day will be celebrated this year on April 2. Every year autism organizations around the world fundraise, spread awareness and encourage families to seek resources. …

Dealing with Infertility Dealing with Infertility

Options offer hope to couples who long for children of their own
 By Cheryl Alexander
As much as we love to hear stories about baby bumps, the joys of giving birth and exotic baby names; as much …

Get Heart Healthy in 2013 Get Heart Healthy in 2013

An increasing number of Amer­icans are searching online for health tips. The American Heart Association’s website shares a wealth of life-changing topics. See mylifecheck.heart.org for their “Life’s Simple 7” campaign. It shows that anyone can …

When Flab Won’t Flee There are many options for fighting fat When Flab Won’t Flee There are many options for fighting fat

By Elizabeth Anthony
Though many cultures view fat on the human body as a measure of riches and success, ours is not one of those cultures. Quite the contrary. And ridding the human body of fat …