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What Do You Know About Obesity In America?

What Do You Know About Obesity In America?

“The Harvard School of Public Health estimates that obesity accounts for over 20 percent of America's healthcare related expenses at about $190 billion. The cost in lives is equally staggering:  18 percent by Columbia University's estimates. With so much at stake, continuing efforts to educate the public about obesity is paramount [...]

Posted on: March 19, 2015

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FDA Brings Genetic Testing Home

FDA Brings Genetic Testing Home

You may think it’s pretty remarkable that we can now test for genetic risk of developing certain diseases. Genetic testing looks for mutations, or abnormalities, in our genes that help us understand if we’ve inherited a risk for particular health issues—and if we can pass along this risk to our children. [...]

Posted on: March 18, 2015

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Young RA Patients Choosing Treatment Look to Trusted Source: Mom

Young RA Patients Choosing Treatment Look to Trusted Source: Mom

For young people, a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a lot to handle. Add difficult treatment decisions to the mix, and it’s understandable that many patients are overwhelmed. This is where support from family and friends—in addition to the professionals in your care team—can be invaluable. Treatment decisions for RA [...]

Posted on: March 18, 2015

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Is It Cancer? Improvements in Testing Thyroid Nodules

Is It Cancer? Improvements in Testing Thyroid Nodules

Both men and women can get thyroid cancer, but the disease is more common in women than men. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2015 there will be about 62,000 new cases of thyroid cancer, and women will make up approximately three times as many of these cases as men [...]

Posted on: March 18, 2015

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Medicare Adds Lung Cancer Screening Coverage

Medicare Adds Lung Cancer Screening Coverage

Lung cancer now appears to be responsible for more cancer deaths among women in the developed world than breast cancer, making it the leading cause of cancer death for women in these countries. There is, however, encouraging lung cancer news: as of February 2015, Medicare is covering low-dose CT (computed tomography) [...]

Posted on: March 18, 2015

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Get the Most from Your Skin Care Products

Get the Most from Your Skin Care Products

The sequence in which you apply skin care products influences their effectiveness. By Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD Founding Director, Skin of Color Center St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals Consumers often spend hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars a year on skin care products in an effort to improve the look of [...]

Posted on: March 9, 2015

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Finding Words to Describe an Invisible Illness

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Finding Words to Describe an Invisible Illness

You look good but feel bad. How do you explain RA to others when you don’t look sick? By D.Z. Stone Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a painful, chronic inflammatory disease that can damage joints throughout the body but often has little impact on patients’ outer appearance— leaving them looking healthy but feeling [...]

Posted on: March 9, 2015

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What Does Your Gut Tell You?

What Does Your Gut Tell You?

Learn to identify and manage gastrointestinal issues to maintain overall health. By Mia James At the very least, gastro­intestinal (GI) symp­toms are bother­some and sometimes embarrassing. No one feels her best when she’s beset with bloating, gas, pain, diarrhea, or constipation. This discomfort and inconvenience can also be a sign of a [...]

Posted on: March 9, 2015

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For Optimal Health, Savor Your Life

For Optimal Health, Savor Your Life

By Michael Finkelstein, MD Whether we suffer from common ail­ments like in­somnia, high cholesterol, and allergies or chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, and fibromy­algia, our health challenges interfere with our ability to enjoy our lives. The specifics of our respective health challenges affect our lives in differ­ent ways and to [...]

Posted on: March 9, 2015

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What Complementary Therapies Can Do for You

What Complementary Therapies Can Do for You

By Barrie R. Cassileth, MS, PhD Complementary therapies empower you, the patient. After being diagnosed with cancer, you might feel like you are ceding control to a team of experts—your medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, and surgeon, not to mention their nurses and technicians. Together all of these experts can give you [...]

Posted on: March 2, 2015

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