Tag: Preventive Care

Cancer Screenings: Which Ones You Need and How Often You Need Them

Cancer remains the second most common cause of mortality in the U.S., accounting for nearly one in every four deaths. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2014, an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases will be diagnosed, and 585,720 cancer deaths will occur in the U.S.

You can lower your risks

You Are Not Too Young to Have a Heart Attack

Women are generally protected from heart attack until their estrogen levels decline after menopause. But the key word here is “generally.” More than 15,000 women under age 55 die from heart disease every year.

Because heart attack is unexpected at a young age, women commonly ignore the symptoms or delay getting

Arthritis and Your Heart

February is American Heart Month, and the battle cry is to prevent heart attacks and strokes nationwide. While those with high blood pressure and elevated LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, levels are the primary targets, it’s now known that patients with inflammatory arthritis—including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA)—should heed

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