How to Best Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer

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Skin cancer is all too common in the United States today.  Some estimate nearly 20% – or one in five — people in the United States will be diagnosed with skin cancer.  It is the most common form of cancer in the U.S.  The best dermatologist will tell you that early detection of any cancer is crucial.

When pigment-producing cells’ growth goes uncontrolled
, this is melanoma.  It is the most deadly and dangerous form but it is very curable if caught early.  Once it has spread to the lymph nodes where it can go everywhere in the body and can be fatal.

It is not the only kind of skin cancer.  There are more than 3.5 million non-melanoma skin cancer diagnoses in more than 2 million people each year in the United Stat

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Are There Minimally Invasive Treatment Options For Lower Back Pain?

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In the past, the idea of minimally invasive spine surgery seemed like a medical fantasy. Traditional, open lumbar back surgery required a minimum incision of five to six inches and a lengthy recovery time. Plus, there were nasty side effects — blood loss, risk of infection, muscle damage, prolonged pain, and up to a week or more spent in a hospital bed.

But in 2015, minimally invasive spine surgery techniques have progressed so far that many doctors now refer to it as spinal day surgery. For patients with low back pain or neck pain, MISS provides an outpatient alternative to open surgery. Not only can you avoid a large scar and extended hospital stay, but you can recover relat

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10 Facts on Fibroid Uterus Treatment

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Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that originate in the uterus. It is not known why women develop uterine fibroids. They are diagnosed by pelvic exam and by ultrasound. Uterine fibroids are usually found in women during their 30s and 40s, and typically shrink in size after menopause. Uterine fibroids can cause pain, bloating, and bleeding. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some of the facts on uterine fibroids, and some of the options for fibroid uterus treatment that can help those afflicted take back control of their life.

The Facts

  • The average affected uterus has an average of six to seven fibroids.
  • Of women diagnosed with fibroids, 46% experienced “gushing” or “flooding” during their period,
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