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Childhood Immunizations: What They are and Why Your Child Needs Them

A healthy start begins with on-time vaccinations.

Has this ever happened to you? On the day she’s supposed to get her shots, your infant wakes up with the sniffles. You or your doctor decides to hold off on the vaccination. The opportunity slips by and, for one reason or another, your child never gets that shot.

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HPV Vaccine: A Shot at Preventing Cancer

Imagine if you could protect your child against cancer.  Turns out, you can.

Almost 80 million Americans are currently infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus that can cause genital warts and cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva and penis, among other areas of the body. In fact, almost all men and women are exposed to it as some point in their lives.

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Food Facts and Myths

Some common questions, and surprising answers, about nutrition

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Essential Eye Care for Diabetes

Most people who have diabetes suffer nothing more than minor eye disorders related to the disease. However, they do have a higher risk for blindness than other people, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

If you have diabetes, you can take steps to reduce your risk for vision loss or blindness. Diabetes can cause the following eye disorders:

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Colorectal Cancer - The Facts About Screening, Prevention and More

Colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States — and the third most common cause of cancer deaths among men and women combined. About 100,000 cases of colon cancer, and just under 45,000 cases of rectal cancer, are diagnosed per year.

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Dr. Bao Tran: Answering Some Common Questions About Heart Health

Did you know someone dies of cardiovascular disease (CVD) every 40 seconds?

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A Woman's Guide to Beating Heart Disease

Surveys show fewer than one in 10 women perceive heart disease as their greatest health threat. But it's the nation's number one killer, and women are its prime target.

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Managing Borderline Hypertension Without Drugs

Even if your blood pressure is normal or high-normal, you're still at increased risk for hypertension (high blood pressure), the condition in which your heart works too hard and the resulting forceful blood flow harms arteries.

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Know Your Cholesterol Level

The amount of cholesterol in your blood has a lot to do with your chances of getting heart disease; in fact, it's one of the major risk factors for this illness. The higher your blood cholesterol level, the greater your risk for developing heart disease or having a heart attack.

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Realizing the Dream of Health Care Equity

In March 1966, a little less than three years after delivering the iconic "I Have a Dream" speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., fully turned his pulpit toward racial and socio-economic disparities in health care. As he was organizing a direct-action campaign against hospital discrimination in Chicago, he famously said:

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