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April 7, 2018 is National Alcohol Screening Day Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injury, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. Encourage friends and family members to make small changes, like keeping track of their drinking and setting drinking limits If you are drinking too much, you can improve your…
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Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. Only half of the people that have glaucoma are aware…
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Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney damage, and other health conditions if not kept under control. The good news is that people who are at a high risk for type 2 diabetes can lower their risk by more than…
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Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women. About 1 in 8 women born in the United States will get breast cancer at some point in their life. When breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5 year relative survival rate is 100%. Early detection is the key!…
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Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in your body and many foods that you eat. Too much cholesterol can build up in your arteries and put you at risk for heart disease and stroke. High cholesterol normally does not have symptoms. This is why you should have your cholesterol checked on a regular basis.…
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