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For Healthy Skin, Replace Makeup Regularly

For Healthy Skin, Replace Makeup Regularly

Even if you know better, it can be hard to throw out older makeup—whether it’s a high-end mascara or that perfect shade of lipstick. But when you start to think about bacteria that can build up when you use a product repeatedly for months or years (and who hasn’t been guilty [...]

Posted on: November 20, 2014

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The Not-So-Sweet Health Risks of Sugar Substitutes

The Not-So-Sweet Health Risks of Sugar Substitutes

Many of us have embraced a real-is-better philosophy when it comes to food. We’re choosing butter over margarine, natural beef and chicken over processed meats, and so on. The same generally goes for our choice of sweeteners, as honey, cane and fruit-based sugars like date and maple sugars are turning up [...]

Posted on: November 20, 2014

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It’s Not Just Another Appointment: Follow-Up Care Is Critical to Long-Term Health

It’s Not Just Another Appointment: Follow-Up Care Is Critical to Long-Term Health

If you’ve had an injury or illness that’s required multiple medical appointments, one of the last things you want to do is come in for a follow-up visit—especially if you feel better and your latest tests or scans show that you’re healthy and healed. Follow-up care, however, can be just as [...]

Posted on: November 20, 2014

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Postmenopausal Women Under Age 65 without Osteoporosis May Not Benefit from Repeated Bone Scans

Postmenopausal Women Under Age 65 without Osteoporosis May Not Benefit from Repeated Bone Scans

We can’t say enough about bone health and prevention of osteoporosis and fractures, and a bone mineral density (BMD) test, or bone scan, is an important way to monitor the strength of your bones. Because a BMD test can be so valuable, it’s helpful to know when you can most benefit [...]

Posted on: November 20, 2014

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Top 10 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

Top 10 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

    By Mia Adler Ozair Pumpkin pie and turkey dinner. Shopping and regifiting. Getting together with family and friends. No matter what your traditions, the holiday season is almost here. For some, it’s a favorite time of year filled with joy and laughter. For others it means unwanted encounters, [...]

Posted on: November 14, 2014

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Understanding Hospice Care and Medicare Coverage

Understanding Hospice Care and Medicare Coverage

By Ron Pollack Executive Director, Families USA What Is Hospice Care? Hospice care is a program of care and support for patients who are terminally ill. These patients may no longer want to try to cure a terminal illness, or their doctor may have determined that efforts to cure an illness are [...]

Posted on: November 14, 2014

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Managing Your Finances in the Face of Illness

Managing Your Finances in the Face of Illness

Monitoring the financial transactions that accompany any medical challenge can require vigilance, but the long-term benefit of remaining financially secure is worth the extra effort. By Sarah O’Leary When you are in the throes of a major medical event, the last thing you want to do is manage the quality and [...]

Posted on: November 14, 2014

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Alzheimer’s Disease: A Women’s Health Issue

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Women’s Health Issue

Alzheimer’s affects more women than men, making education and awareness an essential part of your health plan. By Mia James Although Alzheimer’s disease affects both men and women, the condition is gaining attention as a women’s health issue. There is no known physiological link between gender and development of the disease, [...]

Posted on: October 31, 2014

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Lost in the Middle: Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer

Lost in the Middle: Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer

In the landscape of life experience, it is pretty clear that ages 15 to 39 represent a transformative time—a time of transition from childhood to adulthood; a period of dramatic, life-shaping events and self-discovery; and an intense time of rapid and significant physical, mental, and emotional change. When a young [...]

Posted on: November 14, 2014

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Get the Facts… and a Better Mammogram

Get the Facts… and a Better Mammogram

Controversy about the value of mammography and different screening guidelines in the news have left many women confused; learn the facts about this important diagnostic tool. By Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, MD, MPH Every woman’s health profile is unique—a complex story of age, family history, genet­ics, lifestyle, and various other factors that combine [...]

Posted on: November 14, 2014

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