Monthly Archives: December 2011

Storybook starts conversations about little-understood disease

Collaborative online children’s storybook starts conversations about little-understood disease (ARA) – “Wednesday was a long day. We went to the hospital for a special checkup. The nurse showed us the giant, cool-looking tunnel called an MRI machine. They told Scott he was going to slide in there so they could take a picture of his…

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Don’t let sore feet trip up your travel plans

Don’t let sore feet trip up your travel plans (ARA) – Whether you travel for business or pleasure, whether you fly, drive or take a train, there’s one other mode of transportation you’ll almost certainly use on your trip: your feet. During the course of a regular day, the average person walks 8,000 to 10,000…

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Does Lung Cancer Discriminate?

Does Lung Cancer Discriminate? Addressing the Lack of Diversity in Lung Cancer Clinical Trials (ARA) – Research shows that racial and ethnic minorities are more likely to develop cancer and die from it than the general U.S. population, but are historically underrepresented in clinical trials. As part of lung cancer awareness month, Dr. Coleman Obasaju, a…

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Expert Tips for Staying Healthy Into the New Year

Expert Tips for Staying Healthy Into the New Year (ARA) – While the winter months bring the joys of snowy days, holiday feasts and New Year’s resolutions, they can also be a challenging time to stay healthy – especially for people living with diabetes. Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) Lara Hassan notes that maintaining blood sugar…

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Tips to prevent the spread of cold and flu germs

Tips to prevent the spread of cold and flu germs (ARA) – Each year, millions of people suffer from a cold or flu and this year is likely to be no different. Between 15 and 61 million people in the United States will get the flu this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control…

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