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Breast Cancer May Affect Women and Men

Posted: November 12, 2012

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In the United States, breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer among women, and the second leading cause of female cancer deaths. One in every eight women develops breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI estimated that for 2012, there would be 228,870 new female cases and 39,510 female deaths from breast [...] Read Post

Type 2 Diabetes: Prevention is the Best Cure

Posted: September 27, 2012

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If you’re overweight or have a family history of Type 2 diabetes, now is the time to make five simple lifestyle changes recommended by the American Diabetes Association. Get more physical activity. If you have a sedentary lifestyle, even moderate increases in your activity levels will help you lose weight and lower your blood sugar. [...] Read Post

Age 40 Smart Start for Annual Mammograms

Posted: August 8, 2012

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Breast cancer ranks among the most frequent and fatal diseases among American women, regardless of race or ethnicity. As with most diseases, early detection increases chances of survival. That’s why it is vital for women to start annual mammograms at age 40, according to Lori Alfonse, DO, a Lehigh Valley Health Network surgical oncologist with [...] Read Post

Protect Yourself from the Sun: Use the Correct Sunscreen

Posted: July 3, 2012

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Whether we are exposed to the sun when exercising, gardening, vacationing or have a job that requires outside work, it’s important to protect our skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, which is the light we cannot see. There are two types of UV light — UVA and UVB. UVA is responsible for deep tissue [...] Read Post

Bicycle Safety—A Two-Way Street for Drivers and Cyclists

Posted: June 5, 2012

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Did you know that one-quarter of all trips or errands people take in the United States are no more than a mile from start to finish? In fact, half of all trips we take are within three miles from home, which makes bicycling perfect for transportation. In addition to encouraging a habit of regular physical [...] Read Post