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Seniors: Reduce your risk of food poisoning

Food is one of those essentials of life. It's also essential to make sure that the food you eat is prepared, cooked and stored in such a way that it doesn't make you sick—especially as you get older. The reason? Adults 65 and older are more vulnerable to food poisoning than younger folk. A weakened immune system is one reason why. A reduced immune response makes your body less able to fight off germs and illness. Older adults also have less stomach acid to fight bacteria and other germs. F...

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9/27/2018 11:35:00 AM Comments(0)

Breast Cancer: Your Questions Answered

To be a woman is to wonder, and sometimes worry, about breast cancer. Almost all of us know someone—a loved one, a friend or a co-worker—who has faced this disease. That’s why we put together a list of common questions about breast cancer—with answers from our experts: Q: Is it true that 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer? A: Yes. Based on current incidence rates, 12.4 percent of all women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives, Dr. Elisabeth...

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9/21/2018 10:05:00 AM Comments(0)

Ovarian Cancer: Watch for early clues

It was once considered a silent disease—often going undetected until it was too late to do much about it. Now doctors believe that ovarian cancer may cause early symptoms. If you're a woman, it's important to become familiar with them. Around 94% of women whose ovarian cancers are found and treated early will live five years or longer—and many will live much longer and can even be cured, according to the American Cancer Society ACS . Unfortunately, only 20% of ovarian cancers are act...

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8/31/2018 9:55:00 AM Comments(0)

Prostate Cancer: Risk factors and symptoms

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common type and cause of cancer death among men. Accessing your risks and symptoms for developing the disease can be deceptive. Age is by far the most common risk factor for developing prostate cancer as the disease is most prominent among men who are over the age of 65. Other factors – including family history and being an African American – are also common among those with prostate cancer, but definitely does not guarantee you will dev...

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8/31/2018 9:55:00 AM Comments(0)

Why kids need immunizations

It’s no secret that vaccines have helped to keep us safe from disease outbreaks for a long time. Yet myths about vaccines seem to persist in our culture, and they may put your children at risk. That’s because it’s crucial that you keep your kids up-to-date on their shots so they can maintain resistance from serious conditions. Here are five points you should follow when it comes to vaccinating your child: 1. Vaccines are safe. Babies might cry and get fussy. Older kids may comp...

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8/29/2018 4:50:00 PM Comments(0)