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Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia

Anemia is diagnosed with a simple blood test. If it is determined that you have chemotherapy-induced anemia, medicines such as erythropoietin are available. Erythropoietin, or EPO, is a naturally occurring hormone that is produced by the kidneys. EPO stimulates the body to produce red blood cells. A...

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Healthy Weight Loss

Losing weight might seem like a daunting task, but here are some tips from the American Medical Association (AMA) to get you started:

  • Keep track of what you eat. If you want to lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories than the amount of energy you put out through activities.

  • Get regular exercise. The AMA and other experts recommend at least 30 minutes of brisk walking or its equivalent each day.

  • Lose weight slowly, no more than a pound a week is best. If you are overweight, losing 5 to 10 percent of your weight can improve your health.

  • Be sure to check with your doctor before beginning a new exercise program or a diet plan.


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If you feel overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. But you can start to view stress as a fact of life and respond to it in positive ways. Learn the skills to keep stress in check and have a more balanced, healthy life.

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Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.

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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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