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Blog Posts in August, 2012

Moving Forward After a Stroke

When an individual suffers a stroke, blood flow is restricted to a part of the brain, causing brain tissue to die. The effects a stroke has on the brain are similar to the effects a heart attack has ...
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The Importance of Breastfeeding Your Newborn

Breast milk is nature’s way of enabling the mother to care for and nourish her child, and it is the most nutritious food possible for newborn children. Breast milk has the benefit of ...
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Mammograms 101

A mammogram is a special x-ray of the breast. Though it cannot actually diagnose breast cancer, it can suggest that cancer may or may not be present. There are two different types of mammograms: ...
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Tips for Performing a Breast Self Exam

Mammography is the most effective way to detect breast cancer. Breast self examinations are sometimes recommended in conjunction with the screening to help women become familiar with the way their ...
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Emergency Care vs. Urgent Care: What's the Difference?

Physical discomfort is the body’s way of letting you know that it needs attention. Experiencing pain prompts a series of questions in your mind: What type of attention does your body need? What ...
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Life after a Heart Attack

Experiencing a heart attack is a traumatic event. Most people survive their first heart attack and go on to live full and active lives. An important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle after ...
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Tips for Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer affects one in eight American women throughout their lifetime, and 75 percent of all cases occur in women over the age of 50. However, it is important to remember that research on breast ...
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A Look at the da Vinci Si System

The da Vinci surgical system is one of the most advanced pieces of medical technology available to healthcare providers. By combining advanced monitoring equipment with precision machinery, surgeons ...
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Life After Stroke

A person’s lifestyle can change considerably after a sudden stroke, especially when there are lingering physical or mental effects. Everyday tasks may become prohibitively difficult, and memory ...
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