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What Is a Fibroadenoma, and How Does It Affect My Health?

Dec 10, 2018 12:55:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

What are fibroadenomas?

Fibroadenomas are the most common type of breast mass. They are benign and typically affect women in their 20s and 30s but can be found at any age. Juvenile fibroadenomas are the most common type of breast lump found in girls aged 10–18.

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Why Do I Have Breast Pain?

Aug 14, 2018 3:41:00 PM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Although breast pain can be worrying as well as uncomfortable, it is not typically a sign of breast cancer. The most common cause of painful breasts is a fluctuation in hormones, but a number of other conditions can also be at the root of the problem. Read on to better understand what may be causing your pain and when to consult your doctor.

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June 11–17 Is National Men's Health Week!

Jun 11, 2018 8:25:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Since 1994, the U.S. has recognized National Men’s Health Week in order to raise awareness of preventable disease in men and boys as well as the benefits of early detection and treatment. The joint resolution that established this designation cited the threat of cancers and other diseases and recognized that men tend to visit their doctors less often than women. In 2002, representatives from six leading men’s health groups from various nations came together and agreed to launch International Men’s Health Week. Each year, health care providers and policy makers around the world work to encourage men and boys to get regular checkups and care for their health.

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Celebrate Life on National Cancer Survivors Day

Jun 2, 2018 11:57:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

National Cancer Survivors Day, recognized on the first Sunday in June, is an annual celebration of life for those who have been touched by cancer. It’s a time for cancer survivors to connect, celebrate victories, and raise awareness of the need for resources and support after cancer treatment.

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Topics: cancer, health tips

It's National Women's Health Week!

May 15, 2018 10:34:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Beginning on Mother’s Day each year, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s health leads the recognition of National Women’s Health Week. This creates an opportunity to encourage women to prioritize their own health and take steps to care for themselves. Use it as an excuse to take the time this week to think about how you can show yourself some well deserved love and support your good health.

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Brain Awareness Week—MRI and CT Imaging

Mar 14, 2018 9:10:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

This year, March 12–18 is Brain Awareness Week, a global celebration of the brain and the promise of brain research. To help expand your brain awareness, we’ll discuss how computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are used to create medically useful images of the brain and surrounding structures.

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Will Imaging Increase My Cancer Risk?

Aug 20, 2017 8:40:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

When your doctor recommends a medical procedure, it’s important that you understand the potential benefits and risks involved. There has been much debate in recent years about the relative benefits and risks of imaging procedures that use ionizing radiation, including CT scans and other X-ray exams such as mammography and fluoroscopy.

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Topics: health tips, cancer

June 12–18 Is National Men's Health Week!

Jun 11, 2017 8:20:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

Each year, National Men’s Health week encompasses the week up to and including Fathers Day, and the Friday of that week is designated as “Wear Blue Day” to encourage people across the country show their support for the health of men and boys. Men’s Health Network, a national nonprofit organization that works to promote health awareness and disease prevention, sponsors Men’s Health Week and Wear Blue Day.

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May 14–20 Is Women’s Health Week!

May 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

During National Women's Health Week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health strives to empower women to make their health a priority and take steps to live healthier lives. Women are more likely to be responsible for the care of others—not just children but older adults as well. Often, the result is that these women experience high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression and struggle to find the time and energy to care for their own basic health care needs.[1] This week, take the time to consider how you can care for your health and support the health of women in your life.

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April 23-29 Is National Infertility Awareness Week

Apr 23, 2017 8:27:00 AM

Posted by Diane Campbell

According to the CDC, 7.5 million American women between the ages of 15–44 struggle with infertility or fecundity (ability to become pregnant or carry a baby to term). April 23–29, 2017, is National Infertility Awareness Week, an initiative that strives to help people understand and overcome infertility. If you’re struggling to conceive, you may need to see a specialist to understand the causes in your individual situation. 

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Topics: health tips

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