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Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma usually affects patients between the ages of 10 and 20, during the adolescent growth spurt. Males and African-Americans are more likely to develop osteosarcoma. A history of radiation therapy or having certain genetic factors also increases risk. Treatment usually involves chemotherapy...


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A Cup of Tea, Anyone?

Drinking tea can boost the body's defense against disease. A chemical in tea called L-theanine primes immune system cells to attack bacteria, viruses and fungi and could, perhaps, be turned into a disease-fighting drug someday, according to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. L-theanine is found in black, green and oolong tea. Other studies have linked tea to lower heart disease and cancer risk through the action of flavonoids, a type of antioxidant. Other studies have linked tea to combating osteoporosis and relieving some allergy symptoms.

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Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.

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Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

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Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

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