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Cancer Deaths Increase Worldwide - Early Detection Can Save Your Life

Cancer Deaths Increase Worldwide - Early Detection Can Save Your Life

Despite advances in medical technology to detect and treat cancer, a new study shows that the number of cancer deaths increased in 2019. The researchers found that the number of cancer cases also rose. Fortunately, you can protect yourself from cancer and reduce your risk for dying from the disease with screening. Cancer is a devastating disease th...

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What are Fibroids?

What are Fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are tumors that develop in the uterus, or womb, which is the organ of the female reproductive system in which a baby grows. An estimated 70 to 80 percent of all women will develop uterine fibroids before they reach menopause. These tumors are usually benign, or non-cancerous, in women of reproductive age and almost never develop in...

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Understanding the Different Types of Breast Cancer

Understanding the Different Types of Breast Cancer

There are many types of breast cancer, and many ways to describe them. Reviewing the various terms used to describe breast cancer can help you understand its different types. Breast cancer can begin in different parts of the breast. Medical professionals determine the type of breast cancer by looking at the specific cells in the breast that become ...

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How Smoking Causes Lung Cancer

How Smoking Causes Lung Cancer

Doctors have known for years that smoking cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco causes cancer. In fact, by the time the US Surgeon General issued a warning about the dangers of smoking in 1964, there was already overwhelming evidence that smoking was deadly. In the decades since, researchers have discovered many of the ways that smoking causes cance...

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What Does My Thyroid Do?

What Does My Thyroid Do?

You have probably heard of the thyroid, but do you know what this important organ does? Your thyroid is butterfly-shaped gland situated at the front of your neck, just below your Adam's apple. The thyroid has two lobes, each of which is located on either side of your windpipe, or trachea. If your thyroid gland is healthy, you should not be able to ...

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What is Degenerative Disc Disease?

What is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Degenerative disc disease is not actually a disease, but rather a group of conditions that affects the joint of the spine. Most common in older adults, degenerative disc disease can cause pain and reduce mobility. Fortunately, doctors can detect and treat these conditions to alleviate discomfort and improve mobility. About Degenerative Disc Disease...

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Everything You Need to Know about Osteoporosis – Before You Fall

Everything You Need to Know about Osteoporosis – Before You Fall

Did you know that many people with osteoporosis don't realize they have the condition until they break a bone? It's true! Osteoporosis is one of the most common conditions that goes unnoticed until someone suddenly breaks a bone after a relatively mild fall. Fortunately, you can learn everything you need to know about osteoporosis, even before you ...

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What is Calcified Plaque?

What is Calcified Plaque?

Atherosclerosis is a serious health condition in which calcified plaque builds up inside your arteries. This calcified plaque causes the arteries to become hard and narrow, which can prevent blood from flowing through your veins and increase your risk for blood clots, heart attack, or stroke. But what exactly is calcified plaque? Plaque is a waxy s...

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