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Blog Posts in December, 2014

Why Is Prostate Cancer More Prevalent in African-American Men?

The risk of prostate cancer among African-American men is about 35 percent higher than the risk for Caucasian men. Additionally, African-American men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have a ...
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What You Need to Know About Diagnostic Imaging

Imaging scans are an important component of the diagnostic process. Diagnostic imaging allows your physician to view your body’s structures and evaluate its function. Your community hospital may ...
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A Closer Look at Third Degree Burns

Third-degree burns are a serious medical condition that involves the destruction of the epidermis, or the outer layer of the skin, and the dermis, which is the deeper layer underneath the epidermis. ...
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What Is GERD?

Usually, the muscle at the end of the esophagus closes to prevent the contents of the stomach from flowing backward up the esophagus. When this fails to occur and the stomach contents do reflux, it is ...
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Understanding the Possible Causes for Your Chest Pain

Chest pain is characterized by pain, discomfort, or pressure that can occur in the area between the neck and upper abdomen. Chest pain is a common medical concern with a wide range of possible causes. ...
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Exploring the Best Strategies for Flu Prevention

Influenza, or the flu, is an upper respiratory tract infection. This highly contagious viral infection is spread from person to person when an infected person sneezes, coughs, or speaks. These actions ...
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Could You Be Suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the joints and certain organs. RA is an autoimmune disorder that is believed to occur when the immune system mistakenly ...
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