Free School Supplies Distributed in Underserved Communities Through August

These Good for the Neighborhood events will also offer fresh produce and free health screenings. It’s time to start getting ready for school! Free school supplies, including paper, notebooks, folders, pencils, glue sticks, crayons, markers and protective face masks, will be distributed by the Independent Health Foundation

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The Art and Science of Prosthetics

Restoring a Patient’s Appearance Courtesy of Roswell Cancer Talk Blog For some cancer patients, surgical treatment may result in the losing an ear, nose, eye or other body parts, significantly changing their appearance, and causing severe emotional distress. Removal of structures like the hard palate (roof of

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Student Athletes and Abuse of Prescription Painkillers

(NewsUSA) – It has become common to hear about pro sports stars whose lives have been wrecked by misusing prescription painkillers. However, the problem also extends down to the amateur level, including high school and college athletes. At least one study found that 53.3 percent of college

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Protect Your Child Against the HPV Virus

By Tara Maving As we enjoy the remaining summer days, Cancer Prevention In Action (CPIA) reminds parents about the importance of immunizations, including the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine recommended for boys and girls by age 11 or 12, and encourages them to know the facts. HPV virus

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Lack of Concern for Skin Cancer

A new American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) survey shows that despite skin cancer being the most common cancer in the U.S., only one-third of adults are concerned about developing the disease, even though nearly 70 percent say they have at least one risk factor for skin cancer.

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Jaw Pain? Clicking? What to know about TMJ Disorders

By Jeffrey Goldberg, DDS MS MBA Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, commonly called TMJ, can cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and muscles that control jaw movement. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), TMJ disorders affect over 10 million Americans

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Is Your Pet Overweight?

Courtesy of the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society Obesity isn’t just a human issue. It’s common in dogs, cats, birds, and other pets. Being overweight shortens a pet’s lifespan and increases their risk for painful and expensive joint problems, diabetes, and cancer. Like humans, managing a pet’s weight

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