11Jun, 2018

Go Purple for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness

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Many of us have heard the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s but aren’t sure of the difference.  Dementia is not a disease, rather it describes symptoms of declining mental ability severe enough to affect daily living. Symptoms of dementia include memory loss, impaired communication and language, inability to focus and pay attention, impaired reasoning and judgement, and impaired visual perception. While some forms of dementia are reversible, most are not. Most types of dementia are considered progressive, meaning symptoms start out slowly and gradually get worse over time. Dementia is caused by […]

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9Nov, 2017

SYMPTOMS of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer that originates in the lymphatic system. It can cause a variety of symptoms, depending the type of lymphoma, and on where it is in the body. There are often no symptoms until it grows quite large. COMMON SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, groin or underarms Fatigue Unexplained weight loss Fever Night sweats Abdominal pain or swelling Frequent or severe infections Feeling full after eating only a small amount of food Coughing or shortness of breath Easy bruising or bleeding Chest pain […]

Cervical Health Awareness Month
19Jan, 2016

Cervical Health Awareness Month

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The National Cervical Cancer Coalition has marked January as Cervical Health Awareness Month. Throughout the month the NCCC will be campaigning to help educate on issues related to cervical cancer, HPV, and early detection. Cervical Cancer The CDC defines cervical cancer as cancer that starts in the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of uterus that connects with the birth canal. The NCCC warns that 12,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cervical cancer each year and more than 4,000 will die. 99% of cervical cancers […]