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A New Test Aids In The Battle Against Prostate Cancer

(NAPSI)—A new type of test for prostate cancer is designed to improve on existing methods, and that’s good news for men about to undergo testing—and those who love them.

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Thursday 11/20/2014
Protect Yourself From Falls
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Every day, more than 150 Americans are injured after falling from heights. Here’s how you can avoid becoming part of this painful statistic.

Faster At The Pharmacy
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—There are five steps you can take to get in and out of the pharmacy faster:

Prepare For Long-Term Care
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—As Americans live longer, the prospect of becoming a caregiver or needing one is an undeniable reality. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 70 percent of adults 65 or older will require some form of long-term care (“LTC”). Despite the clear need, the majority of Americans have not taken proactive steps to address care for themselves or their loved ones—but you don’t have to be among them.

Be Smart About Your Heart: Talk To Your Doctor About Heart Block
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Taking care of your heart is an important part of living a healthy life, especially when you consider that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 600,000 people die of heart disease each year—that’s one in every four deaths.

Fear The Flu, Not Ebola
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—According to a poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, 40 percent of Americans feel that they or their immediate family is at risk of getting Ebola. Yet with only a few confirmed cases of Ebola in the United States, the actual risk of contracting the disease is extremely low. In fact, other infections that don’t hit the same emotional hot buttons as Ebola—such as MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection, and even the common flu—pose much more of a risk than Ebola to the average American. So what is a rational response to the Ebola virus?

Drink (Water) To Your Health
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s health news you should find easy to swallow: Whether you’re working, traveling, playing sports or just relaxing, it’s important to stay hydrated regardless of the season.

Mejorando la calidad del agua de la llave
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSM)—Mientras que los expertos en salud y bienestar instan a los consumidores a tomar más agua, el hacerlo de manera sana no es tan simple como parece: el agua de la llave puede estar más contaminada de lo que usted cree. Podría contener contaminantes potencialmente perjudiciales para su salud, como residuos químicos, metales pesados y quistes microbianos. De hecho, varios estudios respaldados por la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de los Estados Unidos y los Centros Para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades calculan que todos los años se producen alrededor de 16 millones de enfermedades transmitidas por el agua potable en los Estados Unidos.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
Reverse the onset of diabetes with simple lifestyle changes and healthy living programs
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - When Monique Wright-Williams lost her mother to diabetes-related complications, she became determined not to follow the same path.

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