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What You Need to Know Before Your First Mammogram

First MammogramIn 2020, more than 270,000 women will have a new invasive breast cancer diagnosis. Mammography can help to protect you, finding cancer before it grows or spreads. If you have never had a mammogram, take a look at the answers to the top questions women have about this diagnostic imaging test.

What Is a Mammogram?

A mammogram is an x-ray of your breasts. This inside-the-body picture allows the medical provider to see the interior of the breast and detect irregularities. Mammogram can find tumors before you can feel them manually.

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Eight Things You Can Do to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Healthy Heart Your heart’s health plays an important part in your well-being and quality of life to take steps to keep your heart healthy so it remain strong throughout your life. Healthy habits are key to keeping your heart healthy and reducing cardiovascular problems overall. eight healthy habits help your heart health.

1. Exercise Regularly

Aim for a minimum of ten minutes of moderate physical activity a day. If you can do more, then go right ahead, as long as know your limits. Ten minutes is perfect if you are just starting out in order to avoid injuries. Increase the amount of time as you gain strength.

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New Year, New You: 3 Lifestyle Changes to Consider

Cup Of Coffee With NotesIt’s that time of year when many people start thinking about New Year’s resolutions and what changes they want to make in the coming year. Statistics show that while 40 percent of people make resolutions, the majority fail within the first month, and only 8 percent end up achieving their objective.

Rather than resolving to change several things at once in your life on the first of the year, consider choosing one thing to work on and break it down into actionable steps that will help you reach your goal. Here are three lifestyle habits to consider in your quest to begin the new year happier and healthier.

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3 Lesser-Known Risk Factors for Type II Diabetes

3 Lesser-Known Risk Factors for Type II DiabetesPatients who have type II diabetes end up with high blood sugar because their body does not make enough insulin, the hormone that triggers body cells to remove sugar from the blood stream. Some patients with type II diabetes do make plenty of insulin, but their body’s cells have become resistant to it.

In either case, type II diabetes can have lasting effects on the body — such as vision damage, kidney damage, and nerve damage — particularly if untreated or poorly treated. Many people know that being overweight and eating too much sugar can increase their risk of developing type II diabetes, but these are not the only risk factors. Here are three lesser-known risk factors that you should be aware of.

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