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Women, Seafood and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Why is seafood good for women’s health?In addition to numerous other nutrients, seafood contains two important omega-3 fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Many Americans do not get the recommended amount of Omega-3, which is about 1-3 grams per day, according to the American Heart Association. According …

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Bone Health and Breast Cancer

One of the last things you may think about when diagnosed with breast cancer is the health of your bones. You probably already know the importance of keeping your bones healthy throughout your life, but it becomes especially important after a breast cancer diagnosis. Why? Certain treatments, such as chemotherapy, can …

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Kathy’s Story (Breast Cancer)

Pink Ribbon

I was diagnosed at age 42: triple negative breast cancer. I had a double mastectomy and four rounds of chemotherapy. Then 2011, I had reconstruction and a hysterectomy in a 10-hour surgery Nipple reconstruction failed four times and I even got MRSA. I gave up on nipple reconstruction or tattooing. Just …

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Are Your Food Portions Making You Obese?

Obesity in the United States is is common, serious, and costly. According to the Center for Disease Control, the prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of US adults in 2015-2016. Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are …

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Losing Weight With Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne Pepper Health Benefits

Dieting is rarely an exciting experience. More often, it is a grueling exercise in monotonous self-discipline, a daily battle against the forces of pleasure. Adding to the misery is the blandness of the food you are expected to consume. While your higher brain may recognize that the quivering pile of …

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Your Biopsy: What to Expect

Having a Biopsy - What to Expect

If your doctor has recommended you undergo a biopsy, you may have all kinds of questions about the procedure. While it’s natural to feel worried about an upcoming biopsy, it’s helpful to know that biopsies are generally simple procedures, and most are entirely painless. This article details the most common …

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