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Ovarian Cancer: Know Your Risks

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According to the American Cancer Society, about 20,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the U.S. in 2022.
 
While that number appears relatively low, nearly 13,000 women who have ovarian cancer will die from it during the same period.
 
Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women, largely because it is difficult to detect in its early stages, when treatment can be more effective.
 

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How To Talk About Addiction

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Talking to loved ones about substance abuse or addictions can be daunting even for the most open and loving families.
 
Once a person becomes addicted to a drug, it may be very difficult to quit due to painful withdrawal symptoms that lead to powerful desires to start using again. Drugs also alter a person’s state of consciousness, causing abnormal mood changes and hindering their ability to communicate.
 

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Get Active Again After an Injury

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Right after an orthopaedic injury or surgery, your steps on the road toward recovery are often clearly laid out. You’ll probably have numerous appointments penciled across your calendar—a follow-up visit with your health care provider here, a trip to have imaging done there—and plenty of specific instructions on what to do (and not do) while you recuperate.

But what happens when you’ve completed your medical treatment, yet aren’t quite back to your old self and your favorite physical activities? Are you on your own from there on out?

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Sickle Cell Disorder: Why Should I Care?

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Sickle cell anemia, also called sickle cell disorder (SCD), is the most common type of inherited blood disorder. More than 100,000 people live with SCD in the U.S., and 40% of them are children. About 2,000 U.S. newborns are diagnosed with SCD every year. 

What Is SCD?

Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body to the organs and tissues that need it.

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