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    Get Screened for Breast Cancer

    You can help to prevent breast cancer by getting screened for the disease regularly.

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  • migraine

    Migraines & Brain Structure

    A study published in the journal Neurology finds that migraine headaches may permanently change the structure of a person’s brain.

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  • conquering-depression

    Conquering Depression

    Depression is defined as a severe and persistent low mood, profound sadness, or a sense of despair that lasts for weeks, months, or even years. It may lead to thoughts of death or attempts at suicide.

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  • cupcakes

    Helpful Hints for Eating Right

    A healthy diet is one that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, paired with healthy sources of protein and fats.

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  • colon-cancer

    Getting Screened for Colon Cancer

    Colorectal tumors often begin as small growths (polyps) on the inside of the large intestine.

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  • cholesterol

    Fasting Before Your Cholesterol Test

    If you’ve had your cholesterol tested, you know the drill. You fast for at least 8 hours before the test...

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