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Cancer Overview

Cancers are named after the site where the cancer began, which is referred to as the primary site. If lung cancer spreads to the brain, the brain tumor is considered metastatic lung cancer--not brain cancer. The brain tumor is considered the secondary site.


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Watch Out for Disease-Carrying Insects This Summer

Expert recommends being aware of surroundings, checking for ticks after being outdoors

Health Tip of the Day

Watching Your Sugar Intake

One factor in a healthy diet is the amount of sugar consumed. Sugar comes in many forms, including white sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar, corn syrup, honey and molasses. It provides you with calories, but little else nutritionally, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To avoid getting too many calories from sugar, try to limit the amount of sugars added to your diet to 6 teaspoons a day if you eat about 1,600 calories, 12 teaspoons at 2,200 calories or 18 teaspoons at 2,800 calories. Added sugar doesn't just mean the sugar you add at the table, but also the sugar found in candy, soft drinks, jams, jellies and other sweetened foods.

Healthy Living

Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.

Health Centers

Bariatric Surgery
If you’re more than 100 pounds overweight, bariatric surgery may be the solution for you. Use this center to learn about the different types of procedures and the risks and benefits of each.

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