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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

As we come to the end of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, it's important to continue raising awareness about risks, symptoms, testing and treatments.   Too few women understand their inherent risk-level for ovarian cancer, and what could possibly increase their risk of getting it. Having a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, or inheriting the BRCA1 or BRCA1 genetic mutations can greatly increase a person's likelihood of developing ovarian cancer. According to Cancer.… [Read More]

Improve your Lifestyle, Improve your Rheumatoid Arthritis

Those with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) suffer from joint deformities, pain and stiffness caused by a faulty immune system that harms healthy joints and bones. The exact cause of RA is unknown; however, The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases suggests that scientists have found factors that could be involved in causing Rheumatoid Arthritis. Certain genes have been linked to the development of RA, and environmental factors have been found to trigger the di… [Read More]

Be Bold, Be Protected, Be in the Know: July is UV Safety Month

Sunlight is an essential part of our lives; however, too much sun can be a bad thing. July 2017 is UV Safety Month - So what better time than now to brush up on our knowledge of UV Safety? What exactly are Ultraviolet (UV) rays? MedlinePlus explains that UV rays are an invisible form of radiation. The reason we need to be so cautious of UV rays is because they damage and kill skin cells, which causes sunburn and can ultimately lead to wrinkles, skin spots, and skin cancer. Sunburns,… [Read More]

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