Posts Categorized: Wellness

Don’t get burned: What you need to know about melanoma

Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, and the leading cause of death from skin disease. The American Cancer Society estimates 73,870 new melanomas will be diagnosed in 2015, and 9,940 people are expected to die of melanoma. Melanoma is caused by changes in cells called melanocytes, which produce melanin, the skin pigment…
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Building a toolkit to cope with stress

Stress is part of all of our lives. Demands from work, school, family, and relationships can cause physical, mental, and emotional stress. While most of us can manage short term stress (something like a big project) pretty well, chronic stress that builds over time wears on our minds and bodies. Building an effective toolkit to…
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How your thyroid impacts your health

According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists an estimated 15 million Americans have undiagnosed thyroid problems. The American Thyroid Association says that your thyroid gland (a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck just below the Adam’s apple) “produces thyroid hormones which help the body use energy, stay warm and keep the brain, heart,…
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