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Signs & Symptoms: Understanding the warning signs of a stroke

A stroke requires immediate hospital care, but most Americans don’t recognize the symptoms of this potentially deadly “brain attack.” This widespread lack of awareness often results in preventable long-term disabilities.

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Medical Advice: 7 steps to living healthy with diabetes

I met a man once who said being diagnosed with diabetes saved his life. What a powerful statement that was. He explained that before being told he had diabetes, he

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Not just blowing smoke

Preventing lung cancer: One of America’s most deadly assassins During the last decade, technologies in radiographic studies have advanced at an incredible pace. Lung nodules, which are defined as a

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Publisher’s Note: Florida launches a pain-pill database

  With 2,710 deaths resulting in prescription drug overdoses last year, and after a bitter 10-year political debate, a Florida pain-pill database was launched on October 18. The purpose of

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Believe in pink. Believe in miracles.

What it Means to be a Breast Cancer Survivor I believe in pink. I believe laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in being strong when everything seems to

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Signs & Symptoms

  Seeing the Forest for the Trees with Prognostic Factor Testing Prognostic factor testing is critical for directing proper therapy in individuals diagnosed with breast cancer. We have known for

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The gloves are on

Fighting back with risk assessment and prevention The greatest risk factors for breast cancer are being female and getting older. For women living in the United States, breast cancer is

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One of the many roles of physicians

  Physicians perform many functions in our society. One of the tasks physicians perform that almost everyone knows about is the care of the ill and injured patient. But physicians

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Mammogram memo

How often should I get checked? One in eight women will get breast cancer in their lives. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women. One way

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Breaking the mold of medical advertising

When asking, “What’s the standard of medical advertising?” That’s a simple question to answer: new medical staff, the latest equipment, or latest ratings from U.S. News and World Report are