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By Katy Siwirski The influenza virus, also known as the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory illness that is caused by viral infections to the nose, throat, and sometimes lungs. Compared to a cold, the flu usually comes on suddenly. It can be best prevented by receiving a flu vaccine every year. ...

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By Shahneel Ahmed A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast. There are screening mammograms, and diagnostic mammograms. Screening mammograms are used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms. These mammograms can detect tumors in the breast that cannot be felt. Diagnosti...

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By Diane Woolverton October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The National Cancer Institute estimates that there are over 200,000 new cases of breast cancer in 2010 alone and over 39,000 deaths. Breast cancer is claiming the lives of too many of our women. We are losing friends, sisters, aunts, and ...

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By Katy Siwirski Alzheimer’s is a common form of dementia that affects the ability to retain memory and other cognitive abilities that causes interruptions with one’s daily life. Alzheimer’s differs from dementia in the sense that Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, whereas dementia sympto...

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By Brandi Aurelio Have you heard of this new diet fad called the Keto diet? There have been tons of success stories floating around, but what exactly is this Keto diet? The short definition of the Keto diet is assuming a low carbohydrate (carbs)/high fat diet, with virtually no sugar intake. In laym...

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By Shahneel Ahmed Ovaries are reproductive glands found only in females. The ovaries produce eggs, which travel through the fallopian tubes and into the uterus where the fertilized egg implants and develops into a fetus. In addition, the ovaries are the main source of the female hormones estrogen an...

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By Brandi Aurelio Your skin is your body’s largest organ and like other organs, it can become damaged. Skin damage can present itself in many ways. Additionally, damage can be caused by a variety of factors, from sun exposure to environmental factors. Consider these four common skin damage culprit...

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