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Vaccine Facts: Boost Your Immunization Knowledge

Getting unbiased information about vaccines for children is not easy. Everywhere you look, somebody seems to have a different opinion on the matter. But it is important to know some…

Olympics And Doping: Gaming The Games

Almost every Olympic games seems to be marred by some sort of doping scandal, and Rio 2016 is no exception. From Marion Jones to Ben Johnson, we take a look…

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: Boosting the Cancer Battle

Cancer cells can take control of certain cancer-fighting mechanisms in our body. Then they hide from the immune system and block the tumor from attack. No doubt - cancer is…

The Deadly Seven: Where Are These Diseases Now?

Plague, SARS, Leprosy, Polio.... do you think these deadly diseases have been eliminated because we don't hear about them any more? Think again. Some of them may even be lurking…

A Friend In Need: Getting Smart With Mental Illness

Are you worried about someone? Have you noticed subtle changes in their behavior or dramatic mood swings? Although the easy option may be to ignore that person and concentrate on…

Beat That: 12 Easy Tips For Maintaining A Healthy Heart

Why wait until New Year's? Maintaining a healthy heart should be a daily activity. But keeping up with a fit lifestyle, yearly lab tests, and medications can be a chore…

Understanding Anaphylaxis: Don't Let It Shock You

A severe, life-threatening allergy - say peanuts or a bee sting - is often unpredictable and just plain scary. But there are ways to protect yourself, or those you love,…

Inherited Risk: The BRCA Gene Explained

Do you have a strong family history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer? If you answered yes to this question, it's time to look at questions about your eligibility for…

Hep C and Harvoni: 11 Facts About Your Treatment

Both the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that all "baby boomers" - those born from 1946-1964 - be…

Ladies A Moment: 10 Health Screenings That All Women Need

Taking care of yourself means being proactive when it comes to your health. So why wait for symptoms to happen when you could prevent them from happening in the first…

Are You IBD Aware? Crohn's and Colitis, Explained

Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are common inflammatory bowel diseases. Living with them can be a challenge, but the explosion of new treatments in the past few years has brought…

Know Your Narcan: Save a Life

In many states, the opioid-reversal agent naloxone (Narcan Nasal, Evzio) can be stored in the homes of those at risk for narcotic overdose. Some states allow access directly from the…

E-cigarettes: Common Perceptions Now Up In Smoke

The popularity of vaping has risen exponentially in the past few years. But how will the whole electronic cigarette and vaping industry fare now that the FDA has been granted…

Off-Label or Off-Limits: Should You Use a Drug for An Unapproved Use?

Did you know that you have probably been prescribed a drug "off-label" by your doctor, meaning that it's use is not FDA-approved? Is this a concern medically and should you…

Lessons On Leukemia: Is A Solution In Sight?

Although the word "cancer" does not typically evoke feelings of excitement, we should all be reasonably delighted with the massive advances made by experts in the field of cancer research…
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