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Understanding Low Back Pain (December 1, 2017)

From theSpineCommunity Back pain is a symptom associated with over 60 different medical conditions.  These disorders involve a number of different organ systems.  A variety of healthcare professionals... Continue Reading

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips from the Skin Cancer Foundation (May 17, 2017)

The development of skin cancer is certainly a risk for any individual, but particularly for those of us who spend time in the outdoors. As summer approaches it’s important to keep in mind that by taking... Continue Reading

CDC Vaccine Information and Recommendations for the 2016/17 Influenza Season (September 22, 2016)

With the start of a new school year and the approaching winter, it’s time to get informed about the most critical information regarding the 2016/17 influenza vaccines and CDC’s vaccination recommendations. The... Continue Reading

It’s in the Genes: Top 5 Things to Know about Genetic Testing (July 8, 2016)

Advances in genetic testing are offering women more information than ever before about their genetic makeup and are providing opportunities for empowered decision-making related to a wide range of health... Continue Reading

Exposure to Some Inflammatory Bowel Disease Drugs May Increase Leukemia Risk (August 8, 2014)

Thiopurines are an established treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.  They are used to reduce inflammation and provide symptom relief.  Thiopurine immunosuppressive drugs have now... Continue Reading

Vegetarian Diet Linked to Poor Health (April 17, 2014)

A vegetarian diet may be linked to a lower body mass index (BMI) and less frequent alcohol consumption; however, it also appears to be associated with poorer health, a higher need for health care, and... Continue Reading

Supplements May Not Protect Against Cancer and Heart Disease (December 4, 2013)

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a draft recommendation stating that it cannot recommend for or against vitamin and mineral supplements for the prevention of cancer or heart disease.... Continue Reading

Coffee Cuts Risk of Liver Cancer (November 8, 2013)

Good news for coffee addicts—new research has found that regular coffee consumption can reduce the risk of liver cancer by 40 percent. In fact, the study—published in Clinical Gastroenterology and... Continue Reading

Yoga Improves Sleep Quality in Cancer Survivors (September 11, 2013)

Cancer survivors who participated in a special yoga program reported better sleep quality and less reliance on sleep medication, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical... Continue Reading

Celiac Disease Associated with Higher Risk of Lymphoma (September 4, 2013)

Individuals with celiac disease have an increased risk of lymphoma, particularly if they have a condition known as persistent villous atrophy, according to the results of a large cohort study published... Continue Reading

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