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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Colorectal Cancer: Preventable and Treatable with Proper Screening The CDC reports that, among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Each year, approximately 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer,…

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March is National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month! Don’t Ignore the “Silent Killer” The kidneys are the body’s chemical factories, filtering waste and performing vital functions that control things like red blood cell production and blood pressure. But over time, your kidneys can become damaged with little or no physical symptoms to warn you there might be trouble….

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Love Your Heart

Today’s Choices Prevent Future Threats Guess what? You’re never too young—or too old—to take care of your heart. Preventing heart disease, and all cardiovascular diseases, is easy when you make smart decisions now that will pay great dividends the rest of your life. Lack of exercise, a poor diet, and other unhealthy habits can take…

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February is American Heart Month

Do More Than Wear Red This Month—Listen to Your Heart

 The numbers are sobering: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Although it’s sometimes thought of as a “man’s disease,” approximately the same number of women and men die each year of heart disease in this country. In…

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