NOVEMBER 2016
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Lung Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life
Lung cancer is second most common type of cancer in the United States and Lung cancer can be difficult to find in its early stages because it often has no symptoms until it has spread to other places in the body.

According to the National Cancer Institute, a 2011 report from the NLST suggests that compared with standard chest x-rays, low-dose CT scans for lung cancer screening could reduce lung cancer deaths by 20 percent because they help doctors identify lung cancer in its early stages.

Listen in as Sarada Gurubhagavatula, MD, explains that CT lung cancer screening only takes about 10 minutes and can detect lung cancer early and result in better treatment outcomes.

This Flu Season, Play It Safe with Kids’ Germy Toys
On average, each year 20,000 kids under age 5 are hospitalized due to flu complications. One culprit behind the spread of flu in young kids could be lurking in your child’s toy box. Here’s how to protect your child.
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Exercise Could Undo Health Risks of Sitting Too Much
Spending a lot of time sitting increases the risk for early death, studies have shown. But it was unclear how exercise affected that risk—until now. Find out how much exercise you need if you spend too much time on your tush.
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High School Concussion Rates on the Rise
While school sports provide many benefits for students, they also have risks. High school athletes suffer upwards of 100,000 concussions yearly, research shows. Now, a new study finds that concussion rates are on the rise. Learn what you can do to protect student athletes and how to recognize the signs of concussion.
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Smoking Drastically Raises Risk of Deadly Stroke in Women
Bone loss, pregnancy problems, and painful periods are only a few of the many ways smoking hurts women’s health. A recent study adds one more condition to the list: a devastating form of stroke.
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Pre-Diabetes Is More Widespread than Thought
About 40% of Americans age 40 and older are walking around with a ticking time bomb--in the form of high blood sugar levels. They might not officially have type 2 diabetes yet--but they're getting close, and their risk of heart disease and stroke is on the rise. Fortunately, you can prevent or delay pre-diabetes with modest lifestyle changes.
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