5 Things Caregivers Need to Know About Glaucoma

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When caring for a loved one with a disease, signs and symptoms of other health issues can be easily overlooked. If you’re caring for someone -- especially someone who is elderly -- glaucoma is one of which to be aware. Often referred to as the “the sneak thief of sight," glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness; the key word ... Read More...

What HPV Means for Your Fertility

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States and the cause of most cervical cancers. A diagnosis comes with all sorts of questions and fears, but perhaps none quite as concerning as what it means for your fertility. Could your sexual past affect your future ability to have children? The ... Read More...

Living Better With Arthritis: 6 Tips for Sufferers

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Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. It affects more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children and can cause symptoms including swelling, pain, stiffness in the joints as well as trouble moving. It’s not a single disease, rather, it’s a “collection of more than 100 different types of arthritis and related ... Read More...

10 Cancer-Fighting Charities Doing Amazing Work

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Cancer is a word no one wants to hear. A diagnosis comes with shock, fear and much heartache. Unfortunately, far too many families are forced to hear it and watch as their loved ones fight to overcome the cruel disease. Amidst all that pain, however, there are amazing people fighting to help those facing cancer and to eliminate it from our world ... Read More...

Cancer Immunotherapy: 10 Things to Know

Immunotherapy is a promising area of cancer treatment in which substances stimulate the body to fight cancer. It may stop or slow the growth and spread of cancer cells and even destroy them. Here are 10 things you might not know about cancer and immunology. 1. Cancer immunotherapy was first documented in the 1770s. 2. Immunotherapy is also ... Read More...

10 Things to Know About Breast Cancer

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Almost everyone these days knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer. The disease has ravaged countless mothers, daughters, sisters, wives and friends and destroyed far too many lives. As we continue to fight for a cure, here are 10 things to know about breast cancer: 1. In the United States one out of every eight women will be ... Read More...

Cancer by the Numbers: 10 Things to Know

Cancer is a devastating disease that affects people young and old around the world. While there is still no cure, we’re learning more about it every day. Here are 10 things everyone should know about cancer and how it affects our world: 1. Estimated number of new cancer cases there will be in the United States this year: 1.6 million. 2. ... Read More...

New & Promising Treatments for Cervical Cancer

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Cervical cancer is one of the most common types of cancer for women around the world. More than 12,000 women in the United States alone are diagnosed with it each year, and 4,000 will die from it. As grim as those numbers are, however, the prognosis has greatly improved for those diagnosed with it. In fact, over the last 40 years, the death rate ... Read More...

10 Resources for People Living With Glaucoma

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More than 3 million people suffer from glaucoma in the United States today, and that number is expected to grow rapidly in coming years -- to 4.2 million by 2030. While it’s preventable (with regular eye exams) and there are effective treatments, there is no cure, and it can be a daunting diagnosis for patients and their families. If you or ... Read More...

Skin Cancer Types & Stages Explained

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Skin cancer is an alarmingly prevalent and persistent disease today — the most common form of cancer in the United States. Each year more people are diagnosed with skin cancer than with breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined. In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their life. The cases behind those ... Read More...