Protecting Your Eyesight
The Solar Eclipse and Eye Safety

The Solar Eclipse and Your Eye Safety

As you have undoubtedly heard, a rare total solar eclipse will be visible across the United States on Monday, Aug. 21. The eclipse occurs when the moon’s orbit takes it into a path between the sun and the earth where it will completely obstruct the image of the bright sun. …

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Cancer Screenings
Understanding Risk: Should I Get a Lung Cancer Screening?

Should I Get a Lung Cancer Screening?

Some facts about cancer are more well known than others. For example, you may know that skin cancer is the most common cancer among both men and women. You may also be familiar with mammograms and colonoscopies and their importance in cancer screening. And when it comes to lung cancer, …

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Safety and Care Tips

How to Care for Your Tattoo So It Always Looks Great

The art of tattooing has been around for centuries, and getting a tattoo is as popular as ever. In fact, one in five Americans now has at least one tattoo. Whether you have an arm full of ink (called a sleeve) or you’re fresh from the tattoo shop with your …

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Understanding Reproductive Health

Egg Freezing 101: Why Fertility Preservation May Be Right for You

If you’re into your mid-30s and not yet ready for kids, you’re certainly not alone. More women are choosing to have children later in life for a variety of personal reasons. In fact, research shows the number of women delaying pregnancy until their mid-30s and 40s is at an all-time …

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4 Simple Tips For A Better Relationship With Yourself

4 Simple Tips For A Better Relationship With Yourself

There’s no doubt about it: good relationships with others enrich our lives. But have you ever thought about your relationship with yourself? Our busy lifestyles often make it difficult to put our own needs first, but having a good relationship with yourself and practicing self-care can improve your overall well-being. …

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Living with Cancer
3 Ways Summer Can Affect People with Cancer

3 Ways Summer Affects People with Cancer

It’s well-known that cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation can cause a host of side effects ranging from vomiting and diarrhea to hair loss. During the summer months when temperatures reach into the 80s and higher, the sun is full force and people spend much of their time outdoors, cancer …

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Healthy Habits

Want to Age Gracefully? Adopt These Habits Now

The concept that “good genes” are the key to aging gracefully is simply not true. There’s a lot you can do to stay in top shape as you get older. In fact, the real secrets to avoiding chronic illness, having a good quality of life and maintaining your appearance lie in simple …

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Getting A Good Night's Sleep

Is Your Child Having Nightmares or Night Terrors?

If your child’s nightmares or night terrors are interrupting peaceful nights in your household, you’re not alone. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, one in 10 parents discusses sleep-related concerns with a doctor during their child’s early years. These sleep disturbances can be troubling and scary for everyone, but …

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Health Topics in the News

Q & A: Facts About Brain Tumors

When it comes to medical conditions, few diagnoses are more frightening than “cancer” and “brain tumor.” And whether you know someone who has developed a brain tumor or are learning about their impact through the news, like the recent diagnosis of Arizona senator John McCain, it can be difficult to …

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Weight Loss Tips

Could Sleep Habits Hinder Your Weight Loss Goals?

While it can be difficult to make time in your busy schedule to get the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep each night, it is important to do so. Not only is sleep essential for your body to function, but too little sleep can affect your health, and even increase …

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