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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a malignant neoplasm of the mammary gland. It is one of the most common causes of cancer fatality in women. Early detection through regular breast self-examination and mammography is key. Through self-examination irregularities, such as lumps or masses, can be detected before the...


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Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?

Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

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Eating More Fruits, Veggies

You should have three to five servings a day of vegetables and two to four servings a day of fruit, or a total of five to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables each day, according to the USDA. Here are some suggestions from the American Dietetic Association on how to boost the amount of fruit and vegetables you eat:

  • Add vegetables and even fruit to a sandwich. Experiment with peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, apples, pineapple and lettuce.

  • As a snack, choose 100 percent fruit juice to drink.

  • Don't forget fruit as part of your lunch.

  • Make a smoothie with fruit, fruit juice and frozen yogurt.

  • When you eat pizza, add vegetables such as broccoli, zucchini, spinach, bell peppers and mushrooms as a topping.

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Mental Health
Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

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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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