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Separating flu facts from fiction

Separating flu facts from fiction

Yep, it’s here. Cold and flu season.   Myth: You can get the flu from the vaccine. Truth: The vaccine is made from an inactivated influenza virus that can’t transmit infection. If people get sick after getting a flu vaccination, they were going to get sick anyway.   Myth: Healthy people don’t need to be

Debunking Breast Cancer Myths

Breast cancer myths You only get breast cancer if you have a family history. Although having a family history can increase your risk, most women with breast cancer have no family history of the disease. I’m too young to worry about breast cancer. The disease is more common in post-menopausal women, but even women in

Man up, get a checkup

Many men would rather take their car in for a tuneup than go in for their own health checkup. Studies show men tend to put off going to the doctor. On average, they live sicker and die younger than women, who make twice as many preventive care visits as men. More than half of premature

PMS Treatment

Depending on its symptoms and severity, PMS or premenstrual syndrome can be treated in several ways. Lifestyle changes are an important starting point for most women. Regular exercise, at least four to five days a week for 30 minutes or more, can help maintain weight, improve energy levels, enhance one’s sense of well-being, and reduce

Guys Can Go Through Menopause, Too

Male menopause is the result of decreased levels of the male hormone, testosterone. Most commonly, reduced testosterone is reported by those suffering from underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity or high blood pressure. These diseases are common in men over the age of 45. While some reduction in testosterone levels occurs normally as men