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It’s Healthy Vision Month

It’s Healthy Vision Month

Healthy Vision Month is observed each year in May. This is a great time to learn how vision problems can affect you and your loved ones, and what you can do to keep your eyes healthy.   Approximately 12 million people in the United States have vision impairment. Women, minority groups, and people with a
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Sleep Problems Linked to Stroke Risk

Sleep Problems Linked to Stroke Risk

A recent study indicates that sleep disorders are linked to increased stroke risk. Sleep-breathing problems like sleep apnea have the strongest association to stroke risk. However, sleep-wake disorders, such as hypersomnia, insomnia, and restless leg syndrome could also raise the threat of a stroke. In addition to increasing the risk of first-time stroke, sleep difficulties
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Products Claiming to “Cure” Cancer Are a Cruel Deception

Products Claiming to “Cure” Cancer Are a Cruel Deception

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted warning letters addressed to 14 U.S.-based companies illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer. The products are marketed and sold without FDA approval, most commonly on websites and social media platforms. Legitimate medical products such as drugs and devices
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Smoking Has Long-Lasting Effects on DNA

Smoking Has Long-Lasting Effects on DNA

A new study finds that smoking cigarettes can leave a lasting imprint on DNA. This bad habit can alter more than 7,000 genes, which in turn can contribute to the development of smoking-related diseases, such as cancer, COPD, heart disease, and more. Cigarette smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly
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Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

The American Stroke Association reports that stroke is the 4th leading cause of death and a top cause of disability in the United States. Ischemic strokes are the most common type and occur when a blood clot stops up a blood vessel or artery to the brain. These account for 87 percent of all strokes.
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