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Esophageal Cancer

Surgery is the most common treatment for either type of esophageal cancer. Radiation and chemotherapy may also be used. New types of treatments, such as laser therapy and photodynamic therapy may be used to ease symptoms.


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Almost 17 Million Gained Coverage Under Obamacare

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Health Tip of the Day

Keeping Children Safe on the Slopes

  • Get your child to wear wrist guards and a helmet.

  • Rent or buy equipment from a shop that knows the right way to fit boots and bindings. The staff also can help you pick a board of the right length.

  • Pay for lessons from a certified instructor.

  • Dress children in layers of clothing for protection from injuries and cold.

  • Train children to stay alert, take time to rest and not overextend themselves.

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.

Your Family

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

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