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Heart Disease: Risk Factors and Symptoms

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. About a quarter of all deaths are due to heart disease, so it's important to recognize the symptoms of heart disease and know... Read more

How to Do a Skin Self-Exam

Learning how to do a skin self-exam could help you detect cancer early and even save your life. If you've never done a self-exam before, here's how. How a regular skin self-exam may prevent cancer According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is by... Read more

Men and Hair Loss

Learn about the causes of male hair loss, how to prevent it, and what your treatment options are. Hair loss in men vs. women Both men and women can experience hair loss, but it may look different. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the... Read more

What’s the Breast Cancer Survival Rate?

You might be interested in learning about breast cancer survival rates – especially if this disease affects you or a loved one. The National Institutes of Health estimates that, in 2017: 252,710 women have been diagnosed with breast cancer.... Read more

Risks of Combining Medications and Alcohol

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, seniors (persons age 65 or older) make up only 13 percent of the population but consume over 33% of the prescription medications in the United States. If you or someone you love takes prescription drugs,... Read more

Skin Cancer: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Up to 50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will develop one of the most common types of skin cancer at least once according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.... Read more

Heart Disease in Women: Do Women Have a Higher Risk?

One out of every four. That's how many women are likely to die of heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Here are some facts about heart disease in women: It's the leading cause of death for African American and... Read more

Should I Take Vitamins for Seniors?

You might see ads for vitamins for seniors. Most of us know that good nutrition and a balanced diet are important for good health. We also may hear a lot of talk praising various vitamins for seniors for a myriad of benefits they might provide —restoring... Read more

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