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Management of Uterine Fibroids: What Women Need to Know

Management of Uterine Fibroids: What Women Need to Know

By John C. Lipman, MD, FSIR Uterine fibroids are benign, non-cancerous tumors made up of smooth muscle cells and fibrous tissue. They affect one in three women of childbearing age and as many as 80 percent of African-American adult women. The incidence of these tumors increases with age, with peak prevalence [...]

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Single Parenting a Child with Cancer

Single Parenting a Child with Cancer

Finding support during a child’s cancer treatment In January 2016, after Natalie Morley, age 4, was kicked in the face at daycare by another child, a lump appeared near her temple. Concerned because the lump wasn’t getting any smaller, Natalie’s mother, Ariel Riddick, took her for a series of doctor’s appointments. [...]

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Finding Doctor Right

Finding Doctor Right

Take the time to choose the right match for your healthcare needs. By Laurie Wertich When you need a doctor, you don’t just need any old doctor—you need the right doctor at the right time in the right place. But how do you get those circumstances to line up? The truth is, [...]

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Gerd- Raising Awareness About an Unknown Killer

Gerd- Raising Awareness About an Unknown Killer

By Sharon Reynolds ECAN spreads the word about the link between acid reflux and esophageal cancer. John Mordecai, better known to his many friends as Monte, was “a healthy guy,” remembers his wife, Mindy. He was a runner. He didn’t eat sugar and kept to a low-fat diet. But for many [...]

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Cognitive Dysfunction in Cancer Is More Than “Chemobrain”

Cognitive Dysfunction in Cancer Is More Than “Chemobrain”

An update on prevention and treatment By Marlon Saria and Santosh Kesari John Wayne Cancer Institute and Pacific Neuroscience Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, CA   The increasing number of individuals surviving a cancer diagnosis prompts a heightened interest in survivorship issues that include quality of life, performance status, and [...]

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Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Today’s high-tech, high-touch support organization By Denise Portner In 1994, Valerie Kraus was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. Although it doesn’t seem that long ago, there were few resources available to women to address their concerns at the time. “All I wanted was information, and I had a horrible time finding [...]

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Probiotics: Healthy Gut, Healthy You

Probiotics: Healthy Gut, Healthy You

By Heidi Mcindoo, MS, RD, LDN I recently attended the annual conference of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. At the conference scientists from around the globe present the latest nutrition research to thousands of registered dietitians and students. It’s a great opportunity to learn what’s happening in the field of [...]

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Farm Fresh

Farm Fresh

Summer is the season for farm-fresh, flavorful foods. By Laurie Wertich Behold the bounty of summer — ripe tomatoes, juicy watermelon, and growers’ markets ablaze in color. The height of summer means an abundant selection of fruits and vegetables, and the best news of all is that not only is this wonderfully fresh produce [...]

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