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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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Can Cosmetic Surgery Make You More Likeable?

| January 1, 2016
Can Cosmetic Surgery Make You More Likeable?

Study Finds Facial Rejuvenation Could Change How People Perceive Your Personality By Judy Latta We have all heard the adage, “don’t judge a book by its cover,” which encourages us to not pass judgment on others based on their outward appearances. Ideally, of course, this seems like good advice since first impressions are superficial and […]

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Love Your Neck

| December 1, 2015
Love Your Neck

Most of us obsess over our complexions, the most visible part of our bodies, and would never forget to pamper our faces with meticulously selected cleansers, exfoliators, sunscreens, toners and …

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Diet and Physical Activity

| December 1, 2015
Diet and Physical Activity

What’s The Cancer Connection? How much do daily habits like diet and exercise affect your risk for cancer? Much more than you might think. Research has shown that poor diet and not being active are 2 key factors that can increase a person’s cancer risk. The good news is that you do something about this. […]

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Texas Fresh Juice Focuses on
Organic and Healthy

| November 1, 2015
Texas Fresh Juice Focuses on </br>Organic and Healthy

Offering Wellness In A Glass Drink fresh. Feel Good. The motto of Texas Fresh Juice expresses co-owner Marita Pratt’s philosophy behind the organic juicery now open in Sienna Village. She talks more about her business and philosophy:   What first started you juicing? A thirst after hot yoga and encouragement from a juicing master yogi […]

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What is Alzheimer’s?

| November 1, 2015
What is Alzheimer’s?

What We Understand Today Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA BASICS Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual […]

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Living With Diabetes

| November 1, 2015
Living With Diabetes

What To Know About The Threat Of Hypoglycemia There is no cure for diabetes, but it can be managed. Balancing the food you eat with exercise and medicine (if prescribed) will help you control your weight and can keep your blood glucose in the healthy range. When blood glucose is not controlled, however, a complication […]

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What Are the Risk Factors for Breast Cancer?

| October 1, 2015
What Are the Risk Factors for Breast Cancer?

A look at lifestyle choices and other possible concerns A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease, such as cancer. Different cancers have different risk factors. For example, exposing skin to strong sunlight is a risk factor for skin cancer. Smoking is a risk factor for cancers of the lung, […]

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