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What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a painful, chronic disease that affects at least 6.3 million women and girls in the U.S., 1 million in Canada, and millions more worldwide. It occurs when tissue like that which lines the uterus (tissue called the endometrium) is found outside the uterus — usually in the abdomen on the ovaries, fallopian tubes,…

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9 Tips for a Heart-Healthy Diet

Eating a heart-healthy diet pays big benefits, like better cholesterol and blood sugar, blood pressure, and weight. Surprise: Eating this way can taste good! While most diets tell you what you can’t eat, it’s more powerful to focus on what you can eat. Take these nuggets of nutrition wisdom to heart: Eat more fish. Fish…

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What Are The Symptoms Of A Heart Attack?

The symptoms of a heart attack can vary from person to person. Some people can have few symptoms and are surprised to learn they’ve had a heart attack. If you’ve already had a heart attack, your symptoms may not be the same for another one. It is important for you to know the most common…

Are You At Risk For Cervical Cancer?

Infection of the cervix with human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common cause of cervical cancer. However, not all women with an HPV infection will develop cervical cancer. Routine Pap testing is the best way to detect abnormal changes to the cervix before they develop into cancer. Because of this, women who do not regularly…

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The K.I.S.S. Christmas

For just about everyone, the holidays are a flurry of activity from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. There are kid portraits to schedule and holiday cards to order and mail. There are gifts to purchase and hours spent wandering aimlessly around big box retailers looking for stocking stuffers. There’s the annual debate about whether or not…