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September 2013

Pink Power: Mammograms Can Save Lives

Pink Power: Mammograms Can Save Lives

Though it's not a traditional fall color, when October rolls around, many of us think pink to show solidarity and support for those affected by breast cancer. Pink ribbons are also a gentle reminder of the importance of screening mammograms, a vital part of early detection of breast cancer.
 
9/30/2013
Using Your Head: Safety in Sports

Using Your Head: Safety in Sports

Fall sports are in full swing and for many young athletes, bumps, bruises and the occasional broken bone are considered part of the game. Fortunately, life-threatening injuries are rare. But, when they happen, parents pause to consider what’s best for their child.

9/23/2013
Stroke: Know Your Risk and Think FAST

Stroke: Know Your Risk and Think FAST

Nearly every 40 seconds, someone in America suffers a stroke. Taking good care of yourself and knowing the warning signs of stroke can help reduce your risk. And acting quickly when stroke occurs may even save your life.

9/16/2013
What NOT to Do Tomorrow Morning: Skip Breakfast

What NOT to Do Tomorrow Morning: Skip Breakfast

It's often touted as the most important meal of the day but can breakfast help your heart health? Registered dietitian Kacie Cook weighs in on a study that linked eating breakfast with a significantly lower heart disease risk in some men, while reinforcing the value of that morning meal.

9/9/2013
Chew on This: Debating Dental Filling Safety

Chew on This: Debating Dental Filling Safety

Controversy, debate and conflicting media stories have caused some confusion for adults or parents of children who need a cavity filled. Here are some facts to sink your teeth into.

9/2/2013