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Understanding New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

Understanding New Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

Are you a smoker or former smoker and worried about your risk of lung cancer? Lung cancer remains the leading cause of death from cancer in the U.S., and cigarette smoking is the single biggest risk factor. If you or someone you love has a significant smoking history — you need to know about new lung cancer screening recommendations.

Eat What You Like This Holiday

Eat What You Like This Holiday

When the holidays roll around, the term “survival” tends to be used for people trying to actively lose weight. However, holidays are a time to celebrate, and, let’s be honest, viewing celebrations as an obstacle course is a bit of a downer. Food is meant to be enjoyed and it is possible to enjoy your holiday favorites without ruining your weight-loss efforts.

My Day at the Renfrew Center

My Day at the Renfrew Center

We all want to be at our best … whether that is looking our best or performing our best. Clearly, that is human nature. More often than not, our self-image is tied to our appearance and especially tied to weight. But what happens when that image becomes distorted? When does losing weight become an unrelenting desire to attain thinness? The cross over to an eating disorder occurs when thoughts of dieting, appearance and exercise take over ones’ daily life leaving little left over.

Understanding the Influenza Virus

Understanding the Influenza Virus

23 October 2014

As the weather turns colder, it’s that time of year to start thinking about influenza (flu) prevention. While people often associate everything from gastrointestinal illness to routine colds with influenza, it’s important to understand what it is and what it isn’t in order to protect yourself and your family.

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Screening Options for Colon Cancer

Screening Options for Colon Cancer

18 October 2014

Despite great strides in the early detection and treatment of colorectal cancer, the American Cancer Societyestimates that more than 50,000 will lose their battle to the disease in 2014.

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Short of Breath? The Cooper Breathing Center Offers Patients a Path to Relief

Short of Breath? The Cooper Breathing Center Offers Patients a Path to Relief

16 October 2014

Shortness of breath – the feeling of being unable to get enough air, or that it takes more effort than usual to breathe – can be a symptom of many different conditions. While most of us think it’s a lung problem if we feel short of breath, it’s often related to a heart condition. Plus, there are many other possible causes.

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Get Your Legs Ready for Spring – Starting Now!

Get Your Legs Ready for Spring – Starting Now!

24 September 2014

Although spring may seem a world away, it’s really not too early to begin thinking about getting your legs in shape if you have varicose veins or spider veins. Fall and winter are actually the best times to schedule a procedure because you cannot expose your legs to sun for six to eight weeks following treatment.

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Acne – How to Handle Bothersome Breakouts

Acne – How to Handle Bothersome Breakouts

19 September 2014

“Acne” is a problem I often encounter in my office. It is the most common skin condition in the United States! The medical term is “acne vulgaris,” which actually means common acne.

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Be Well: Time for a Fall Tune-up

Be Well: Time for a Fall Tune-up

15 September 2014

By Dr. Laura Picciano Whether you’ve overindulged this summer or simply decided to turn over a new leaf, there’s no better time to take charge of your health than before the business of the holiday season begins. One of the biggest challenges to wellness that I see in my practice is the motivation to change. [...]

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