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    Recently, the government changed its national recommendations for mammogram testing, from annual tests starting at age 40, to age 50. The move was highly controversial, as many doctors and people believe that early detection of breast cancer is critical to beating the disease. The choice to change official recommendation, was made in part to align the US with the World Health Organization’s opinion of 50 as the year to start getting tested. For years mammograms in Europe have ...

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    The saying “men are from Mars and women are from Venus” may ring true in some instances, but when it comes to chronic pain, are the 2 sexes really that different? Chronic pain is a significant health issue that is estimated to cost approximately $100 billion in the United States each year, in health care costs, lost income and lost productivity. Both men and women experience chronic pain, but there are many questions and misperceptions when it comes to ...

  • Strengthen Your Memory, Floss Your Teeth!

    These days aging doesn’t conjure soft, glowing images of riding peacefully into the golden years; instead, it signals the opening of a floodgate of chronic illnesses and bodily worries that keep our retirement funds under attack and brains racked with worry. One of the scariest realities are the diseases responsible for taking away our memories and, sanity in some cases. Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia are devastating diseases that rob the memories and lives of those ...

  • Swine Flu: Let’s Talk Prevention

    The Swine Flu pandemic is still in full swing, despite its recession from newspapers and television. With its outbreak nearly six months behind us, it’s all too easy to presume the disease is under control and non-threatening at this point—wrong. Swine Flu, originating from the H1N1 virus, is still a valid threat that shouldn’t be ignored due to its disappearance from the media spotlight. So, now that we’ve established Swine Flu as a serious threat, what can ...