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Live Well

The HPV vaccine: the shot that prevents cancer

Robyn Hoke

Preventing cancer is probably not what comes to mind when you think of vaccines. But that’s precisely what the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine does....

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Cancer

5 ways you can lower your colon cancer risk

Olayinka Olowoyeye, MD

Just about everyone who asks me about colon cancer knows that getting screened can be crucial. But that doesn’t make it any easier. I’ve heard my...

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What you need to know about home genetic testing

Michelle Konstantinovsky

Melissa Partin wanted answers. She was approaching her mid-40s — about the age her mother had been when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The...

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Eat Well

10 healthy grilling tips

Jason Chirichigno, MD

Grilling outdoors is a great alternative to slaving over a kitchen stove when the weather heats up, but barbecues often include an array of overcooked,...

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The 5 things that matter most from your physical

Meg Scott, FNP

You’ve seen the signage around the office and you’ve heard the not-so-subtle hints: “Be sure to get your annual physical!” Maybe your...

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Cancer

Are You Thinking About Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer?

Michelle Konstantinovsky

When Angelina Jolie announced in 2013 that she’d tested positive for a gene mutation associated with increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers, the...

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Cancer

Breast Cancer Rates Are Rising in Black Women. Here’s What You Can Do

Michelle Konstantinovsky

Dr. Marie President could see the young woman in her exam room was clearly scared about the lump in her breast. A radiologist had told the patient to go home...

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Young Lesbians at Higher Risk of Cervical Cancer

Amy Stulman, NP

Members of the LGBT community have unique health care needs, and  there are many issues that continue to be overlooked by both patients and providers. A...

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