What should I expect at my first mammogram?

You’ve hit age 40 and you’ve scheduled your first mammogram. What comes next? Before coming to your appointment, make sure you: Don’t wear deodorant or lotions. Many deodorants and lotions have metallic particles in them. Calcifications are an early sign of breast cancer and it can be hard to distinguish metallic particles from calcifications when…
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Updated recommendations for cervical cancer screening

Historically, cervical cancer was one of the most common causes of death in American women. Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that starts in a woman’s cervix – the small opening that connects the vagina to the uterus. 99% of cervical cancer cases can be attributed to the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a…
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Recipe: Healthy Apple Crunch

Ingredients: 1 sliced apple 2 tablespoons melted peanut butter (can substitute almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter or honey) 2 tablespoons whole grain granola 1 tablespoon chocolate chips Instructions: Slice apple. Melt peanut butter (or alternative) and drizzle over apple. Sprinkle granola and chocolate chips over the top.

How masks impact people with hearing loss

COVID-19 has changed the way we work, spend our time and communicate with others. For some, the changes have been positive and have opened new avenues as to how people can communicate with friends and family. For others, such as those with hearing loss, communication has become more difficult. Hearing loss can be defined as…
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Staying safe in public bathrooms—a COVID primer

When you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go. But in the age of COVID-19, simply going to a public bathroom isn’t quite so simple. Without a doubt, there is a heightened risk to public bathroom usage in the middle of a global pandemic. But that doesn’t mean you can’t mitigate your risk. Let’s discuss the new…
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