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Melanoma – Part II

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This week, we will continue our discussion about melanoma, which is the most serious form of skin cancer.  Let’s talk about some things you can do to decrease your risk of developing this type of cancer. What can you do to reduce your risk of developing melanoma (and other types…

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Melanoma

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The first Monday in May is known as Melanoma Monday, which kicks off Melanoma Awareness Month.  The goal is to make people more aware of the deadliest form of skin cancer.  Even though it is a serious cancer, it is treatable when caught early.  Let’s talk more about melanoma, including…

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Esophageal Cancer

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Esophageal cancer forms inside the esophagus, which is the muscular tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach.  Esophageal cancer is not as common as some other cancers, such as breast, lung, and prostate cancer.  But the number of people with one particular type of esophageal cancer, called…

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Sarcoidosis – Part II

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Last week, we talked about sarcoidosis which is an inflammatory disease that can affect any organ in the body.  Let’s continue our discussion today focusing on diagnosis, treatment, and possible complications. How is the diagnosis of sarcoidosis made? Diagnosing sarcoidosis can be difficult.  The disease often causes few or vague…

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Sarcoidosis

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Sarcoidosis is a disease in which there are tiny collections of inflammatory cells, called granulomas, that grow in the body.  They are most common in the lungs and lymph nodes, but can grow in any part of the body, including the eyes, heart, skin, and any other organ of the…

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Distracted Driving

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The National Safety Council estimates that as many as 40,000 people died on U.S. roadways in 2016.  That was a 14% increase since 2014, the most dramatic 2-year increase in 53 years.  Every year in the U.S., at least 3,000 people die in crashes known to involve a distracted driver. …

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious complication of diabetes.  If you have diabetes, you are at risk of developing DKA.  If you or a family member has diabetes, you should know how to recognize this potentially life-threatening complication.  Let’s talk more about this condition, including how to recognize the warning…

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Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system.  MS can cause a variety of symptoms.  It often begins with subtle symptoms that come and go.  Let’s talk more about it and how you can recognize it. What is multiple sclerosis (MS)? MS is a disease in…

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Poison Prevention

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March is Poison Prevention Awareness Month.  It is a time when people should take the time to make themselves aware of the potential hazards of poisoning, as well as understanding the potentially hazardous materials that are in your environment.  Everyone should have the Poison Help Line number easily accessible: 1-800-222-1222….

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