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High risk breast screening program: Empowering women to take control of their cancer risks

Chances are, you know someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Maybe it even runs in your family and you’re worried about your own risk. Or maybe you’re simply starting to get older and you want to know how to prevent it from happening to you. While cancer can strike anyone, some people—mostly women, …

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What to expect during a cardiac ablation procedure

Cardiac ablation is a preferred treatment option for many arrhythmias—or abnormal heart rhythms—and is particularly effective for the most common type of arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation (AFib). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 12 million people in the US are projected to be living with AFib by 2030. What is a …

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Navy veteran overcomes leukemia with help of his birth mother

Retired US Navy Lt. Cmdr. Bren Doreck has fought his fair share of battles. But there’s one battle he never saw coming—cancer. At only 39 years old, he was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) while fighting for his country overseas. Suddenly, Bren found himself in a battle for his life. It’s only through his unwavering strength, …

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How doctors test for and diagnose heart disease

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in both men and women in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every 36 seconds, an American dies from cardiovascular disease. But there’s good news—lifestyle modifications, like diet and exercise, can make a world of a difference in reducing your risk for …

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Endometriosis diet: What to eat if you have endometriosis

If you have endometriosis, you know it can be frustrating to live with. You also know there’s a lot of information available out there about how to manage it—but what’s really helpful and what’s not? As a registered dietitian, I’m often asked if any nutrition changes or supplements can make a difference. To answer that …

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5 things to know if you think you have scoliosis

Scoliosis, a condition that causes the spine to curve, is often thought of as something that only happens in children. But the diagnosis isn’t just for kids: scoliosis can also happen in adults, who may live with it for years without developing symptoms. Others keep it at bay with regular exercise and healthy living. For some, …

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Is an anti-inflammatory diet right for you? Plus, an RD’s top foods

As a dietitian, I frequently get asked about the latest “fad diets” and what diet is recommended to get rid of or fix x, y and z symptoms. When I evaluate different diets, I think about three key factors: The specific rules (what’s being restricted compared to what’s allowed) What impact will this diet makeshort …

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