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By Katy Siwirski With Halloween ending and the holidays approaching, now is the time to focus on keeping up on your physical health. You‘re trying to avoid that big pile of candy, and you’re worrying about finances for the upcoming holiday season. The approaching time of festivities is typically...

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By Veronica Golden 1. Be patient with your body. Often times there is an adjustment to dialysis when you first start. Your body is used to accumulated toxins in your body. Sometimes you feel worse before you feel better. There are bumps in the road for even the most “seasoned” dialysis patient- ...

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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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