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It's long been known that excessive childhood sun exposure and sunburns are significant risk factors for developing skin cancer and premature aging (such as sun spots and wrinkles) later in life. … more
After a long and snowy winter, we're heading into the high season of summer with great weather and lots of fun times ahead. While it's a relief to finally be outside, chances are pretty good that … more
NEW YORK — New guidelines recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50.The American Cancer Society's advice puts it out of sync with guidelines from an … more
Q: About 15 years ago, while giving blood, I was advised of an irregularity, which my doctor confirmed after an EKG, known as premature ventricular contractions. He told me not to worry, and I've not … more
Adequate hydration is essential for growing babies, toddlers and kids. As with adults, water is necessary for their body's daily activities. Because of their smaller size, though, children are more … more
Walter Gardner knew his life was at risk: Nearly 100 pounds overweight, he had developed Type 2 diabetes and needed several prescriptions. Traditional medical appointments had little effect on the … more
Q: I've suffered from atrial fibrillation for several years now. I recently read that overall heart health could reduce the risk of the condition. Is it too late for me, considering I've already been … more
The next time you head to the drugstore to buy sunscreen, don't forget to pick up some sunglasses, too. That's because both products work to protect your body from the sun's damaging ultraviolet … more
As more and more Medicare patients take advantage of the free annual wellness visits and personalized prevention plans offered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), older Americans are discovering a … more
Q: I had several concussions when I was younger due to various sports activities, not to mention one singularly bad bike ride. Now I read that a single concussion can raise the risk of Parkinson's … more
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