Posts Tagged ‘health’

The Benign Good News

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One woman explains her breast biopsy experience and urges others to get checked By Francine G. Burke “We saw something in your films.” These are the most-dreaded words after your tits have gone through Pancakeville. It was finally explained to me that breasts, cysts, fibrous tissue and the like will flatten under the X-ray machine [&hellip
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Protecting Yourself with the Flu Shot

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The elderly are most at risk against the deadly virus By Fred Cicetti It’s time for a flu shot. You can get the flu vaccine from your doctor, and at public health facilities, senior centers, pharmacies and supermarkets. Adults over 50 are prime candidates for the vaccine because the flu can be fatal for older [&hellip
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Chronic Heartburn Poses Danger

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Treating GERD now lessens long-term threats to health By Fred Cicetti Q: I’m getting heartburn a lot since I turned 60. Is more heartburn something that comes with more years? A: More than 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month and more than 15 million Americans experience heartburn daily. Heartburn is more [&hellip
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The Testosterone Test

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Scientists continue to search for an effective male contraceptive drug By Will Alden The latest development in the search for a male birth control pill isn’t a pill at all—it’s an injection. Last year, a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism revealed that Beijing researchers have successfully tested a testosterone-based injection, intended [&hellip
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Baby Fat

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Prospective parents should worry about their own weight when deciding to get pregnant By Keysha Whitaker Many women worry about how to take the weight off after a pregnancy, but according to many doctors, taking the weight off before a pregnancy might increase fertility, promote healthier pregnancies and healthier babies. Men could also increase their [&hellip
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Addictions Need Our Attention

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Could be the best thing that happened, not only to Tiger Woods and family, but to the whole human race. Yup, if he does what he promises—shares and helps others with similar problems. That’s what these recovery programs require. Alcoholics Anonymous members are warned to keep out of harm’s way—bars, drinking situations and friends—but what [&hellip
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