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August 30th, 2014

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Know your options when selecting a treatment for metastatic melanoma

After a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma, it can be difficult to understand the different treatment options that are available. Every case is unique and there is no single answer for which treatment may be best for you. But it is important to be an active participant in your own treatment journey, or that of your loved one, and understand the optio...

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Tips for keeping kids’ minds and bodies active through cooler months

The sunny days of summer may seem like a distant memory, but as tempting as it is to let the kids curl up on the couch when they’re home, it’s important to keep them active throughout the cooler months. Even as days get shorter, you can still use those free hours to stay energetic and fuel their curiosity. Whether your child is a bookwo...

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New year, new you: Five easy tips to get more fiber

For many, the new year provides a reason to examine the changes we would like to make for a healthier life. This January will be no different for the many Americans who will think about improving their diet. Focusing on fiber intake is one important and easy modification to consider. Research has shown that fiber has a wide range of health benefits...

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Taking control of your cancer journey

Each year, an estimated 650,000 people in the United States undergo chemotherapy in their battle against cancer. This experience can be a lonely and isolating time for patients and their caregivers, and despite all the educational resources available today, many people continue to feel overwhelmed and uninformed. “As a nurse, I always tell my...

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Taking control of your cancer journey

Each year, an estimated 650,000 people in the United States undergo chemotherapy in their battle against cancer. This experience can be a lonely and isolating time for patients and their caregivers, and despite all the educational resources available today, many people continue to feel overwhelmed and uninformed. “As a nurse, I always tell my...

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Supplemental insurance plans can help protect your family – and your wallet

No one wakes up thinking that their day will include a heart attack or a cancer diagnosis. But unexpected medical emergencies can happen to anyone at any time, and few people are prepared for the expenses that accompany them. Financial experts often recommend building an emergency fund consisting of six months of salary, but few people can achieve...

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Overcoming irritation in your running routine

Many men run to stay in shape or alleviate stress, but running can come with its own set of physical and mental irritations. To show all men that they can eliminate these everyday irritations, Dove Men+Care Deodorant and John McEnroe have teamed up to help a group of real men run the 2013 ING New York City Marathon without irritation. As the team p...

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How to lose a sweet tooth

Most of us have been there at some point. You somehow find yourself barefoot in your kitchen at midnight, eating ice cream out of the container. Alternatively, the mid-afternoon energy slump has landed you in front of the vending machine pining for a package of candy. Maybe the kids didn’t exactly have to twist your arm to make brownies last...

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Do you know your ABC’s about RSV?

Alexis Tkachuk, a healthy 34-year-old, was overjoyed when she became pregnant with her first child. After 32 weeks of an uncomplicated pregnancy, Alexis’ doctor cleared her for travel, and she and her husband decided to enjoy a relaxing trip. During the flight, however, Alexis began feeling discomfort, and upon checking into a local hospital,...

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Decoding your digestive health

A family feast for the record books, too much tailgating, a stressful day at the office, an allergic flare-up or just a change in your routine – no matter the cause, you’ve likely had to cope with digestive health issues at some point. For some, they’re an occasional occurrence. For many, they’re a regular or even daily disr...

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