Health Tips

Lung Cancer Prevention & Detection Saves Lives

Lung cancer is a deadly disease. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, this leading cause of cancer death kills more men and women than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. The good news is that there are ways to both reduce your risk and screen for the disease in its early, most treatable stages.

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Breast Cancer Facts and Common Misconceptions

Hundreds of thousands of families receive the crushing news of breast cancer every year. Understanding a few key facts (and myths) about breast cancer before a diagnosis comes can help you and your loved ones have a better chance of catching the disease early when it’s easiest to treat.

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Raising Immunization Awareness During COVID-19

National Immunization Awareness Month is recognized each August to highlight the importance of vaccinations to protect children and adults from vaccine-preventable diseases. This year, as the coronavirus continues to affect so many in our community and nation, it is especially important to make immunization awareness a priority.

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Healthy Tips for Social Distancing in the Triad

We all want to do our part to keep our community and family members healthy, but social distancing doesn’t have to mean staying in our homes and isolating ourselves all the time. In fact, finding creative, low-risk ways to stay active, get outdoors and destress offers health benefits that can improve your mood and help reduce the risk of many serious health conditions.

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New Technology Advances Breast Cancer Detection in the Triad

Breast cancer affects women and families in our community every day. Fortunately, Abbreviated Breast MRI is making breast cancer testing more reliable for women with dense breast tissue.

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Ways to Help When Someone You Know Has Breast Cancer

Finding out that a friend, family member, neighbor or colleague has been diagnosed with a serious illness like breast cancer raises tough questions. What should you say? What do they need? How can you help? Would they want you to help?

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Triad Event Raises Breast Cancer Awareness

Every year, our community gathers together to celebrate breast cancer survivors, honor strong fighters and remember the lives that have been lost. Pink in the Park is a free breast cancer awareness event for Triad families. The intent of the event is not one of fundraising, but rather to provide resources and support for those currently battling the disease and to encourage community members to connect with others who have been affected.

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Ovarian Cancer: The Cancer That’s Caught Too Late

Feeling tired or bloated aren’t reasons that most people would rush to a doctor. But they are common ovarian cancer symptoms. The difficulty with ovarian cancer is that it often begins quietly and goes undiagnosed until it has spread to other organs. According to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, only about 20% of all cases are caught in Stage I or II.

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Safe Pediatric Imaging for Injuries

During National Youth Sports Week, we celebrate the healthy influence that youth sports organizations have on children and their families. We also recognize that sports and other physical activities can result in injuries that need to be addressed with the child’s age and size in mind.

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