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statin therapy

Task Force Reverses Decision on PSA Guidelines

In a reverse move certain to cause some confusion, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force…

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diabetes

Check Your Risk for Diabetes

National prediabetes awareness campaign launched

Diabetes doesn’t discriminate. That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched…

By Selena Hill

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Rethink That Daily Soda

Research shows that drinking a can of soda each day can significantly increase someone's risk of prediabetes

One can of sugary soda every day can heighten significantly a person’s risk of developing…

By Selena Hill

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statin therapy

Blacks May Receive Different Advice on Statin Therapy

The disparity can have deadly consequences

We have a disproportionately high risk of cardiovascular disease, and statin treatment can be an…

By Selena Hill

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breast cancer

Meditation and Yoga Ease Breast Cancer Symptoms

Mind-body therapies can be used to help breast cancer patients during and after treatment

“We have good evidence that [some] mind-body therapies—such as meditation, yoga, relaxation—can provide benefit to…

By Selena Hill

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lung

What Women Should Know About Lung Cancer

This form of cancer poses the highest risk to women and it’s on the rise

Lung cancer is actually the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the U.S.…

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Denial

Digging Out of Diabetes Denial

The first step in managing diabetes is acknowledging the necessity of change and remaining committed to following through on those lifestyle adjustments

“I’ll have time to work on it. It won’t happen for some time from now.”…

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lung cancer

Black Smokers Less Likely to be Screened for Lung Cancer

How racial differences influence smoking patterns

Research shows that the differences in smoking habits between black and white folks may lead…

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quit

What Happens When You Quit Smoking?

When you put out the cancer sticks, nothing but good happens!

No doubt about it: Smoking is bad. But what happens when you quit? It all…

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Diabetes

Your Diabetes Self-Care Package – Take Control

How a Philadelphia lawyer has successfully managed his disease for 25 years

Read about how fear motivated Daniel Tann — a Philadelphia-based lawyer — to successfully manage…

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Blood Sugar

Your Diabetes Self-Care Package – Blood Sugar

Glucose meters vary in size and features. Here are a few tips to in mind…

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exercises

Your Diabetes Self-Care Package – Get Fit

At least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three times a week can lower blood sugar levels

Walking and aerobic exercises are a great way to lower your blood sugar level if…

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Insulin resistance

Your Diabetes Self-Care Package – Check Insulin

What is insulin, and how does it affect your body?

Insulin is a hormone that unlocks your cells so glucose from your blood can produce…

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Type 2 Diabetes

Your Diabetes Self-Care Package – Get Tested

The launch of the national prediabetes awareness campaign

More than one in three adults in the United States has prediabetes, a serious health…

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Diabetes

I’m Living With Diabetes

Gestational diabetes didn’t go away after she gave birth

Nicole Crawford-Tichowanna found out she had diabetes and was pregnant nearly simultaneously. Read how she’s…

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Diabetes

James Gavin, M.D.: Diabetes — ‘It’s an Emergency’

This is the epidemic of our time

One person dies every 10 seconds from the ravages of diabetes. With diabetes, strokes, heart…

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fatigue

Fight Hep C Fatigue With This

Try these tips to stop the energy drain

Suffering from hepatitis C virus and feeling fatigue? Here are six things you can do…

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healthy

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight

Define a healthy eating plan

Here’s a healthy eating plan that helps you manage your weight and includes a variety…

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flu

Is It Time to Get Your Flu Shot?

The pharmacy chain pitches start in August, encouraging consumers to come get their flu shot, but is that too early?

The start of flu season is still weeks—if not months—away. Yet marketing of the vaccine…

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happy

You Belong In One of These 10 Cities

Survey of unhappiest cities uncovers joyous gems

Check out this like of the top 10 happiest metropolitan areas (with populations larger than…

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How to Position Yourself As an Industry Authority

To build your authority, you’ll need a continuous message that tells the world who you…

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‘I See You’: The Power and Beauty of Building Multiple Tribes of Professional Women

Women that make the time to find their tribes of professional sisters have a competitive…

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