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Category Archives: Illness

Fast Facts About Mononucleosis

Written by Courteney

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 6:23 am

Mononucleosis is an extremely common viral illness affecting close to 95% of people at some point during their lifetimes. Let’s take a closer look at mono: Mononucleosis (mono) is a prevalent and highly contagious viral illness. Mono generally resolves itself but it may .......

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Can Pancreatic Cancer be Prevented?

Written by Courteney

Posted on November 9, 2016 at 8:27 am

Pancreatic cancer is a silent and deadly form of cancer, which is predicted to claim 41,780 American lives in 2016 alone. In our last post, we looked at the known risk factors for pancreatic cancer development, so in this post we wanted to examine potential lifestyle choice .......

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Are You at Risk for Pancreatic Cancer?

Written by Courteney

Posted on November 9, 2016 at 8:19 am

While some forms of cancer have early symptoms, pancreatic cancer is a silent killer that will claim an estimated 41,780 American lives in 2016 alone. So, what is known about this under-discussed form of cancer? Who is at risk, and can it be prevented? Let’s try to tackle some of these ques .......

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Does Lung Cancer Have Early Symptoms?

Written by Courteney

Posted on November 9, 2016 at 3:51 am

Lung cancer causes more deaths than any type of cancer, killing approximately 158,080 Americans annually. Early screening is key for a positive outcome, so it is important to get screened if you are at high risk (smoker or around second hand smoke, genetically predisposed for cancer or if you work a job wher .......

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6 Tips to Lower Your Risk of Developing Lung Cancer

Written by Courteney

Posted on November 9, 2016 at 2:45 am

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death among both men and women. It is estimated that 158,080 Americans will die of lung cancer in 2016 alone. Because of its alarming numbers, it is important that people are aware of the dangers and potential causes of lung cancer. Can Lung Cancer Be Prevented? .......

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6 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Developing Colorectal Cancer

Written by Courteney

Posted on November 5, 2016 at 2:04 am

Colorectal cancer, also known as colon, rectal or bowel cancer, is cancer that develops from a malignant polyp or tumor somewhere within the bowel tract. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is the second most common form, second to lung cancer. The American Cancer Society predicts 136,830 people will .......

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COPD – Get The Facts

Written by Courteney

Posted on October 27, 2016 at 7:29 pm

COPD is a serious and misunderstood chronic lung condition. It is one of America’s stealthiest top killers, even though many people are hardly aware of the facts. COPD is serious business, and everyone should be aware of the early signs. Let’s take a gander at some of the facts: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) refers to a few .......

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Could it Be Bacterial Meningitis?

Written by Courteney

Posted on October 26, 2016 at 2:31 am

There are several different types of meningitis, but we wanted to zero in on the bacterial type in this post as it has been dangerously mistaken for colds, flus and even hangovers, resulting in several tragedies. Bacterial meningitis can have a mere few initial symptoms or present like other condition .......

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20 Conditions That Are Linked to Obesity

Written by Courteney

Posted on October 10, 2016 at 6:05 am

Obesity occurs when a person’s weight is over 20% higher than the healthy range for their height, or a person who has a body mass index of over 30. People who are obese have excess body fat than puts them at higher risk of developing many health complications such as heart disease or type 2 diabetes. .......

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Breast Cancer Causes and Risk Factors

Written by Courteney

Posted on October 8, 2016 at 3:29 am

Breast Cancer Causes and Risk Factors Breast cancer develops as a result of mutated breast cells. In approximately 10% of these cases, the mutations are acquired through genetic predispositions, while most cases of breast cancer are influenced by a combination of environmental, lifestyle or hormonal .......

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