Falling: It’s Not Just a Concern for the Elderly

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One in three adults aged 65 or older fall each year. If you are within this age category, it’s important to take this seriously, as it can happen to anyone and can cost you money, independence and even your life. Key Facts In 2013, 2.5 million people visited the emergency room due to a fall, […]

Prevent Cancer? There’s a vaccine for that.

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As parents, the wellness and safety of our children is always our highest priority. So, what if you could do something today to help protect their future health, and even prevent some types of cancers? While not all are preventable, you can vaccinate your child against human papillomavirus (HPV)-related diseases. There is currently a worldwide […]

Fitness and Technology: Tools to Help You Lose Weight

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Your heart is a muscle, and just like any other muscle it needs exercise to stay healthy. A sedentary lifestyle is one of the top risk factors for heart disease. People who are inactive, overweight and have a poor diet are twice as likely to develop heart disease than an active person. Excess pounds do […]

Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient Finds Hope in New Technology

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When people hear “breast cancer,” they don’t usually think of a disease affecting the brain. But Mississippi native Kimberly Hathorn knows it can do just that. Originally diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in 2007, Kimberly lived in remission until 2011. At that time, her cancer began metastasizing to various parts of her body, including […]

Women: When do you need a Pap smear?

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When the Pap smear, a screening test used to detect abnormal cells of cervix, was first introduced, the causes of cervical cancer were not known. By default, Pap smears were done every year at the annual wellness visit. Over time, the Pap smear became synonymous with the annual gynecology visit. In the past few decades, […]