Posts Tagged: cancer

Childhood obesity—A medical concern

Childhood obesity is a growing medical concern. In fact, one out of every three children is considered overweight or obese. And the number of overweight and obese children has nearly tripled in the past 30 years. An overweight child has a body mass index (called BMI) greater than the 85 percentile for age while an…
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Freckle in the eye

Just like in the skin, you can get a freckle (nevus) in the eye also. Most freckles are benign, though they need to be watched as they have a small chance of conversion to melanoma (cancer). The freckle can be in the white part of the eye (conjunctiva), the colored part of the eye (iris)…
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Tummy troubles?

Abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits are a part of life. When these changes become severe, long-lasting or associated with bleeding, weight loss and fatigue, further investigation is needed. More than 70,000 people each year are diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the United States. IBD is a term used to describe chronic…
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Preventing cervical cancer

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 12,000 women each year are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Early prevention is the key, that’s why regular Pap tests are important, as well as talking to your doctor about the HPV vaccine. To learn more about preventing cervical cancer,…
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