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Are You At Risk for Diabetes If You’re Under 50?

July 24th, 2017|

Age isn’t the only factor when it comes to weighing the risk of diabetes.
Diabetes is a life-long disease that impacts the way the body handles

Is My Sore Throat a Sign of Something Serious?

July 24th, 2017|

A sore throat is right up there with a stuffy or runny nose on the list of common symptoms. But common doesn’t equal harmless. Read

I Have a New Mole. Now What?

July 20th, 2017|

If you suddenly sprout a new mole, is it cause for concern? Read on to find out.
Nearly every person has a least one, and if

Do You Have High Blood Pressure? Here’s What You Need to Know

July 20th, 2017|

High blood pressure does not have obvious symptoms but can lead to major health problems.
As high blood pressure, or hypertension, is not only incredibly prevalent

Coffee might help you live longer, according to science

July 10th, 2017|

Whether it’s caffeinated or decaffeinated, coffee is associated with lower mortality, which suggests the association is not tied to caffeine.
Here’s another reason to start the

How Much SPF Do You Need in Your Sunscreen?

July 5th, 2017|

Prevent sunburns and reduce your risk of skin cancer by selecting a sunscreen with the right Sun Protection Factor (SPF).
What is SPF?
SPF refers to the

Ask The Expert: What Are Varicoceles and What Role do They Play in Male Infertility?

July 5th, 2017|

A little-known condition, varicoceles are often harmless. But there are times when varicoceles can impact a man’s fertility.
Similar to varicose veins you might get in

Ask The Experts: What You Need To Know About Breast Reconstruction Surgery

July 3rd, 2017|

After cancer, breast reconstruction surgery helps some women feel whole again.
For many women, losing one or both breasts due to breast cancer can be just

Is Your Mole Cancerous?

July 3rd, 2017|

Sometimes a mole is a mole. Other times, it’s cancerous. How can you tell the difference?
Moles are common, even in children. Some darken, others remain