Are You in Denial About Your Hearing Loss?

by Annette Pinder “Excuse me, can you say that again?” If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the U.S. affecting more than 40 million people. Despite this, only 30 percent of Americans with hearing loss seek treatment.

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Teaching Kids and Families Sun Safety

New York Cancer Prevention in Action: A Unique Initiative to Prevent Kids From Getting Skin Cancer by Mike Nanfara Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. and worldwide. According to skincancer.org, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by age 70; more than

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Simple Ways to Thank Local Nurses

Nurses have long been unsung heroes of the medical community. But, that tide began to turn in 2020 as the world confronted the COVID-19 pandemic and realized just how invaluable nurses are to public health. According to the American Nurses Association, nearly 400 nurses in the United

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Save the Michaels of the World

by Avi Israel My son Michael David Israel was everyone’s dream child. He never got in trouble, was smart, compassionate, and sensitive. Yet, on June 4, 2011, at just 20 years old, my only son held a shotgun under his chin to end his pain. Michael had

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The Threat of Anxiety and Depression Among College Students

The moment young people arrive on college campuses and begin their lives as college students marks a significant milestone. College provides many young people with their first taste of independence, and that newfound freedom can sometimes feel overwhelming, especially when it’s coupled with academic challenges that are

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What’s Your Cardiac Calcium Score?

Knowing the Answer Could Prevent a Heart Attack! By Andrea Moran & Shannon Traphagen Each year, approximately 655,000, or one in four Americans die from heart disease, including coronary artery disease (CAD), which is the main cause of heart attacks. Heart attacks are the primary cause of

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What is Preeclampsia?

According to the website preeclampsia.org, preeclampsia impacts five to eight percent of all births in the U.S. The condition often occurs after the 20th week of pregnancy, and is characterized by persistent high blood pressure during pregnancy or postpartum. Preeclampsia is associated with high levels of protein

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Heavy Bleeding During Menstrual Periods–Could You Have a Bleeding Disorder?

by Annette Pinder Heavy menstrual bleeding is a common problem, and according to WomensHealth.gov, as many as one in 10 women with heavy menstrual periods have a bleeding disorder that, if untreated, can raise her risk for anemia and dangerous bleeding after childbirth. The most common bleeding

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