Health & Medicine

Surviving Prostate Cancer

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time for men and those who love them to get informed about prostate cancer and take action against it. According to the National Prostate Cancer Coalition, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer in American men and is the second

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The Worst of Evils

“Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment.”—Will Rogers In a world where more and more people are voluntarily “going under the knife,” it is hard to imagine a time when anesthesia was frowned upon. In the late nineteenth

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Mental Health Month

May is national Mental Health Month, a time when the mental health community encourages everyone to learn more about the warning signs of mental illness. It is estimated that nearly one in three individuals experience psychiatric symptoms every year, so it is important to recognize the significance of such signs

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Heart Care for Life

February is American Heart Month, making this a good time to come to grips with the facts about heart disease and to join the fight against it. More than 70 million Americans suffer from some form of heart disease. For each of them, obtaining accurate information about the disease and

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How America’s First Polio Vaccine Led to the Growing Vaccine Crisis

According to a panel of experts who appeared on this weekend’s edition of Meet the Press, we are critically under-prepared in the face of the impending, and some say inevitable, outbreak of an avian flu pandemic. Dr. Anthony Fauci of the NIH says that “we don’t have the vaccine production

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