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Six Steps Toward Preventing Nearly Half of Colorectal Cancer Cases

| April 1, 2017
Six Steps Toward Preventing Nearly Half of Colorectal Cancer Cases

Research-Based Strategies To Reduce Your Risk Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. It is also one of the most preventable. Research shows that Americans can prevent tens of thousands of colorectal cancer cases every year through diet, physically activity and weight management, say experts at the American Institute of […]

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Dental Implants

| March 1, 2017
Dental Implants

The Next Best Thing To Natural Teeth By Judy Latta A strong, healthy smile can do wonders for your confidence and is critical to your overall health and well-being. Unhealthy and missing teeth can interfere with eating, smiling, and speaking and can lead to embarrassment and low self-esteem as well as more serious problems such […]

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Fewer Than Half of Americans Recognize Controllable Factors That Affect Cancer Risk

| March 1, 2017
Fewer Than Half of Americans Recognize  Controllable Factors That Affect Cancer Risk

More cite unproven factors as a cancer cause than recognize obesity and other established risk factors More Americans attribute stress and other unproven factors as those leading to cancer than recognize that alcohol, processed meat and other lifestyle habits have clear links to cancer risk, according to a recent survey from the American Institute for […]

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Modest Increases in High Blood Pressure Linked to Death; Heart Failure

| February 1, 2017
Modest Increases in High Blood Pressure Linked to Death; Heart Failure

American Heart Association Report Reveals Greater Risk To African American Adults Of All Ages Even modest increases in high blood pressure were linked to a greater risk of death and heart failure among African American adults of all ages, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of […]

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Say Cheese!

| February 1, 2017
Say Cheese!

Whiter Teeth Will Make You Smile By Judy Latta A bright, white, picture-perfect smile can do wonders for your appearance, self-esteem and confidence. According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), almost all adults believe an attractive smile is an important social asset. When asked what they would most like to […]

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The Younger Face of Plastic Surgery

| January 1, 2017
The Younger Face of Plastic Surgery

The Aging Face Takes On New Meaning As More Young Adults And Teens Opt For Aesthetic Procedures The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) has announced the outcomes of its annual survey, which explores the top trends in facial plastic surgery over the past year and predictions for where the field is […]

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Lip Implants Gaining Popularity

| December 1, 2016
Lip Implants Gaining Popularity

Millions More Use Injections To Get The Perfect Pucker A record number of patients underwent lip augmentation procedures in 2015, making them the second-fastest growing facial procedure in the United States since 2000. Only dermabrasion procedures have grown faster. “We live in the age of the selfie, and because we see images of ourselves almost […]

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Strains, Sprains and the Return of School Sports

| December 1, 2016
Strains, Sprains and the Return of School Sports

Memorial Hermann Health System Offers Some Prevention Tips School sports have kicked into high gear, and that means physicians may be seeing more sports-related injuries. “Because children’s bodies are still growing and changing, we often see different types of sports-related injuries in kids than in adults,” says Andy Shen, M.D., a family medicine and sports […]

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Diabetes Myths

| November 1, 2016
Diabetes Myths

Learn The Facts About This Serious Disease There are many myths about diabetes that make it difficult for people to believe some of the hard facts – such as that diabetes is a serious and potentially deadly disease. These myths can create a picture of diabetes that is not accurate and full of stereotypes and […]

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Treating Breast Cancer

| October 1, 2016
Treating Breast Cancer

An Overview Of Options I f you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, your cancer care team will discuss treatment options with you. It’s important that you take time to think about your choices. You will want to weigh the benefits of each treatment option against the possible risks and side effects. Which treatments are used […]

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Fact-checking the Myths About Breast Cancer

| October 1, 2016
Fact-checking the Myths About Breast Cancer

Common Beliefs That Shouldn’t Be Believed By Connie Oliver With the political season heating up as the presidential election draws ever closer, it seems that everything is being fact-checked. Just as we fact-check candidates’ statements to help ensure the health of our nation, we should also be fact-checking some common beliefs about breast cancer to […]

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Are Amalgam Fillings Safe?

| September 1, 2016
Are Amalgam Fillings Safe?

Global Coalition Takes Aim At A Common Dental Practice By Judy Latta This summer, the United Nations announced that a coalition of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) has launched a global campaign to end what some consider a longstanding health and environmental hazard – the use of mercury in dentistry. This announcement was met with mixed […]

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Ovarian Cancer

| September 1, 2016
Ovarian Cancer

Women Should Understand This Serious Health Threat The American Cancer Society estimates for 2016 are that about 22,280 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer in the U.S., and about 14,240 women will die from it. Ovarian cancer accounts for about 3 percent of cancers among women, but it causes more deaths than […]

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A Picture Perfect Smile

| August 1, 2016
A Picture Perfect Smile

The secret to attractiveness at any age It’s no secret that we only have one chance to make a lasting first impression, which can often shape how we are perceived and remembered in both our social and professionals lives. A new study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) finds that a great smile […]

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Patients Opting for Lip Implants in Record Numbers

| July 1, 2016
Patients Opting for Lip Implants in Record Numbers

Millions more use injections to get the perfect pucker A record number of patients underwent lip augmentation procedures in 2015, making them the second-fastest growing facial procedure in the United States since 2000. Only dermabrasion procedures have grown faster. “We live in the age of the selfie, and because we see images of ourselves almost […]

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Men’s Skin Cancer Knowledge Lags Behind Women’s

| July 1, 2016
Men’s Skin Cancer Knowledge Lags Behind Women’s

American Academy of Dermatology encourages prevention, detection Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of age, race or gender. When it comes to skin cancer prevention and detection, however, it seems that men need to brush up on their knowledge. According to a 2016 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) survey: Only 56 percent of men know […]

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The Younger Face of Plastic Surgery

| June 1, 2016
The Younger Face of Plastic Surgery

The Aging Face Takes On New Meaning As More Young Adults And Teens Opt For Aesthetic Procedures The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) has announced the outcomes of its annual survey, which explores the top trends in facial plastic surgery over the past year and predictions for where the field is […]

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Prostate Cancer: Know the Risk Factors

| June 1, 2016
Prostate Cancer: Know the Risk Factors

About 1 Man In 7 Will Get The Diagnosis In His Lifetime Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. More than 2 million men in the U.S. count themselves as prostate cancer survivors. Researchers […]

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Learning About Lupus

| May 1, 2016
Learning About Lupus

When the immune system goes wrong Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tend to last longer than six weeks and often for many years.   WHAT IS LUPUS? In lupus, something goes wrong […]

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What is IBS?

| April 1, 2016
What is IBS?

Learn The Symptoms, Causes And Treatments Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects up to 10-15 percent of adults. It has a significant worldwide prevalence. Although IBS is not associated with an increased risk for life-threatening illness, it is associated with a significant health care and economic burden. Studies have shown that IBS patients have an increased […]

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Want to Look Younger? Smile!

| March 1, 2016
Want to Look Younger? Smile!

But If Your Teeth Are Yellow Or Damaged, There’s Help Does work or personal stress make you look older than your real age? A study from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) says smiling can help you appear younger, but cosmetic dentists say damaged or yellow teeth could have the opposite effect. The study, […]

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Not Smiling About Your Smile?

| February 1, 2016
Not Smiling About Your Smile?

Options exist for treating unattractive, misaligned and missing teeth By Judy Latta One of the first things people notice when they meet you is your smile. A big, bright, picture-perfect smile conveys the appearance of warmth, happiness, youth and health. According to an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) survey, 99.7 percent of adults believe […]

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Seven Healthy Heart Measures May Reduce Heart Failure Risk

| February 1, 2016
Seven Healthy Heart Measures May Reduce Heart Failure Risk

At 40, Men And Women Have A 1 In 5 Chance Of Developing Heart Failure In Their Lifetime P eople scoring well on the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 checklist for a healthy heart are less likely to develop heart failure, a condition that reduces blood and oxygen flow to the body, according to […]

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