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Unforgettable Font

Activities like reading and doing puzzles have long been recommended to help fend off a failing memory.  Now, a new “memory boosting” type-font could also make a difference.

Diabetic-Friendly Thanksgiving

The month of November brings us Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season. How ironic is it then, that November is also National Diabetes Month? If you’re one of the 415 million adults who have diabetes, Thanksgiving can be as scary as Halloween!

Many traditional Thanksgiving foods are high in fat as well as carbohydrates; but with careful planning, you can make healthy choices that fit into a healthy meal plan, and enjoy this wonderful celebration with friends and family.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Now that October’s Breast Cancer awareness month is behind us, we wanted to take a moment to look back at some of the events you may have missed.

Danger In The Air

While smoking can increase our chances for developing COPD, new research shows that when children are exposed to second hand smoke, they too can develop the disease. The study results also suggest that adult exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of death from COPD, heart disease and stroke.

Don't Go Vaping Your Heart

So if all this talk about cigarette smoking has you thinking that e-cigarettes are a better health option, think again. Research out of the University of California shows that the use of e-cigarettes can nearly double the odds of a heart attack.

Record Flu Deaths

As we head into the cold and flu season, the debate over the safety and benefits of flu shots rages on.

Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recently reported to the Associated Press that 80,000 Americans died from the flu, or complications related to the flu, this past winter.  

Skin Cancer Risks

A new study finds that people, who develop frequent cases of skin cancer, may also be at risk for other types of cancers.

Your Family Health Portrait

November is Family Health History Month, and the holidays are the perfect time to gather information you and your doctors need. This Thanksgiving, after you give thanks and enjoy a meal with your loved ones, why not take a few minutes to discuss your family health history? Here are some tips to get the conversation started.

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My Family Health Portrait