• breast

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Every person should know the symptoms and signs of breast cancer, and any time an abnormality is discovered, it should be investigated by a healthcare professional.  Most people who have breast cancer symptoms and signs will initially notice only one or two, and the presence of these symptoms and signs do not automatically mean that […]

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  • Pharmacy

    CVS Stops Selling Tobacco Products-Offers Quit-Smoking Programs

    CVS Caremark plans to stop selling tobacco products in all of its stores starting Wednesday — a move health experts hope will be followed by other major drugstore chains. CVS is also launching a smoking-cessation campaign that will include an assessment of the smoker’s “readiness to quit,” education, medication support to help curb the desire to […]

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    American Heart Association Issues E-Cigarette Recommendations

    While much is still unknown about the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry, e-cigarettes are dangerous because they target young people, can keep people hooked on nicotine, and threaten to “re-normalize” tobacco use, according to the American Heart Association’s first policy statement on these products. The American Heart Association – which over the years has actively advocated against […]

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  • skin cancer

    Skin Cancer Overview

    What are the risk factors for skin cancer? Risk factors for non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers include: Unprotected and/or excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation (sunlight or tanning booths and lamps) Pale skin (easily sunburned, doesn’t tan much or at all, natural red or blond hair) Workplace exposure to coal tar, pitch, creosote, arsenic compounds, or radium […]

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