2016 Apr 12

7 Screening Tests for Women

2023-12-12T09:55:59-06:00April 12, 2016|Cancer, Heart Health, Lifestyle, Women's Health|

May is the month when many women celebrate Mother’s Day. Maybe breakfast in bed, homemade cards, extra hugs….? It’s pretty wonderful to feel so cared for. But how well do you take care of yourself—whether or not you’re a mother?             One big piece of self-care involves regular screening tests, which can prevent many health problems—or help you nip them in [...]

2016 Feb 1

Reduce Your Cervical Cancer Risk

2023-12-12T09:56:05-06:00February 1, 2016|Cancer|

Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix, which is the lower, narrow end of a woman’s uterus. It is preventable. When cervical cancer is found early, it is highly treatable and is associated with long survival and good quality of life. There are ways you can help prevent cervical cancer: ■ If you smoke, seek help in quitting. [...]

2015 Oct 8

Get the Facts on E-Cigarettes

2023-12-12T09:56:24-06:00October 8, 2015|Cancer, Heart Health, Lifestyle|

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are nicotine-delivery devices. They are battery operated, but are designed to look and feel like a cigarette. The nicotine in them is derived from tobacco plants. The potential user is led to believe that e-cigarettes are a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes and can be used to help stop smoking. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration [...]

2015 Jul 22

Skin Cancers: Know the Difference

2023-12-12T09:56:27-06:00July 22, 2015|Cancer|

Basal-cell and squamous-cell cancers are the most common skin cancers. Both are found mainly on parts of the body exposed to the sun, such as the head and neck. They are strongly related to sun exposure. They are much less likely than melanomas to spread to other parts of the body and become life threatening. Still, it’s important to find [...]

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