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Women and breast cancer

Can mammograms cause overexposure to radiation?

Digital mammography has decreased radiation exposure by 22% when compared to the prior screen print mammography.  The average radiation exposure from a mammogram is 70 millirems, which is equal to the amount of radiation we are exposed to in our own personal environment over two and half months. A breast examination by a doctor or nurse [...]

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Way to go Angelina!

Prevention, prevention, prevention… This is what healthcare should be all about! It is wonderful to see such a popular public figure sharing her most intimate tales to raise awareness about genetic mutations and how they can affect individuals. Actress Angelina Jolie has the BRCA1 gene mutation. BRCA is the “breast cancer” gene that men and [...]

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Heart Facts

The heart begins beating at four weeks after conception Typically a woman has a faster heart rate than a man Your heart beats 100,000 per day 1 in 3 deaths in the USA are heart disease related Regular exercise is the single most important key to heart health Your heart is about the size of [...]

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Chicken with Black Bean and Mango Salsa

Serves: 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 8 Minutes ½ cup finely minced red onion 4 cups boiling water 1 ½ cup diced ripe mango 1 ½ cups black beans, canned or cooked ½ cup finely diced red bell pepper 3 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice 2 tsp. minced garlic [...]

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