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Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer treatment most often includes surgery to remove the ovaries and any other organs that may be affected. Chemotherapy and radiation may also be used to treat other symptoms or complications of the disease. Prognosis depends on the stage at which the cancer is diagnosed.


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Biggest Ever Weekly Rise in Ebola Cases, U.N. Agency Says

About 500 new infections reported across West Africa, including first case in Senegal

Health Tip of the Day

Not All Fats Are Bad

The right kind of fat can be good for your heart. Eating the polyunsaturated, omega-3 fatty acids found in some fish and tofu, canola oil and walnuts may reduce your risk of a heart attack, say health experts at the University of Washington. What's more, middle-aged and older people may reduce their risk of heart disease shortly after adding one or two servings per week of fatty fish such as salmon, herring and mackerel to their diets. Ways omega-3 fatty acids help: They decrease the risk of arrhythmias, which can lead to sudden cardiac death; they decrease the formation of blood clots; and they reduce triglyceride levels.

Healthy Living

Nutrition
Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.

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Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.

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Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.

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