Category - Health Information

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Seven Ways to Be Safe and Healthy This Halloween: Tips from the CDC
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When Diets Aren’t Enough: Is Weight-Loss Surgery Right For You?
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Are Those Skin Spots Worth a Closer Look?
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Little Company of Mary Hospital Cancer Experts Warn of The Dangers of Vaping
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Get Vaccinated to Fight Flu
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Leading the Way in Interventional Radiology
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Managing Pain: Staying as Young as You Feel
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Ten Questions Women Should Ask about Cardiovascular Diseases
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Once Is Not Enough … Yearly Mammograms Save Lives
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Test Your Breast Cancer IQ

Seven Ways to Be Safe and Healthy This Halloween: Tips from the CDC

Don’t let your health get tricked this Halloween! Here are a few ways to stay safe and healthy. 1. Get Moving Carve out time to be active this Halloween – between get-togethers and trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. Take a walk and do some weight training to help you feel good! Regular physical activity can help…

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When Diets Aren’t Enough: Is Weight-Loss Surgery Right For You?

You may have seen it in the news: celebrities dropping out of sight, losing hundreds of pounds, then singing the praises of weight-loss surgery. Are you starting to wonder if weight-loss surgery might be right for you? The decision is not to be taken lightly. Bariatric surgery — derived from the Greek words “weight” and…

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Little Company of Mary Hospital Cancer Experts Warn of The Dangers of Vaping

According to the latest National Youth Tobacco Study, more than 3.6 million middle and high school students currently use e-cigarettes. Another recent national study found that 11 percent of high school seniors and three and a half percent of eighth graders vaped with nicotine during a previous one month period.       “While it is unknown…

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Get Vaccinated to Fight Flu

The best step you can take to prevent influenza (flu) and its potentially serious complications is getting a yearly flu vaccine. Flu Vaccine Benefits: While flu vaccines vary in how well they work, flu vaccination is the best way to prevent flu and its potentially serious complications. Flu vaccines prevent millions of illnesses, tens of…

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Leading the Way in Interventional Radiology

If you are like many people, Interventional Radiology (IR) may be the most important medical specialty you’ve never heard of. As one of healthcare’s newest specialties, IR is not yet as familiar as, say, oncology or cardiology. But for the last several years, IR has been quietly revolutionizing the treatment of many conditions, from liver…

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Managing Pain: Staying as Young as You Feel

Many of us feel young at heart, but our bodies don’t seem to be on the same page. About 80 percent of Americans ages 65 and older suffer from a chronic disease and 30 percent have three or more chronic diseases. In many cases, these conditions spell long-term pain. Research has shown that half of…

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Ten Questions Women Should Ask about Cardiovascular Diseases

Heart disease and stroke, two of the leading cardiovascular diseases, are the number one and three killers of women. There is much you can do to prevent these diseases, but first you must know your risks. The American Heart Association suggests that women ask their health care providers these 10 questions about heart disease and…

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Once Is Not Enough … Yearly Mammograms Save Lives

Most women are not doing everything they can to find breast cancer early — when survival rates may top 98 percent. And despite the fact that widespread use of screening mammograms has increased the number of breast cancers found before they cause any symptoms, many women in the U.S. over age 40 have not had…

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Test Your Breast Cancer IQ

Do you know everything you need to know about breast cancer? Test your breast cancer IQ with this quiz. 1. The greatest risk of breast cancer occurs at what age? A) under 30 B) 30-49 C) 50 and over Answer is C. A woman’s risk of developing breast cancer increases with age. About 78 percent…

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