January is Thyroid Awareness Month

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What does your Thyroid do? The thyroid, a small gland located on in the front of the neck, is a part of the endocrine system.  The thyroid produces hormones from iodine that help the brain, liver, and kidneys function properly. Thyroid problems can often go undiagnosed because of the lack of awareness about the symptoms

Cervical Cancer Health

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What is Cervical Cancer? Cervical cancer, cancerous cells found in the cervix, can be caused by HPV, a sexually transmitted infection. Cervical cancer is responsible for about 4,000 deaths each year in the U.S. Early on, a person with cervical cancer may not experience any noticeable symptoms; however, as the cancer progresses, a person may

Reasons You Might Need a Gastroenterologist

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Digestive problems often go ignored – written off as a meal not agreeing with your stomach or as the stomach bug that’s been going around. However, digestive issues can be symptoms of a bigger health problem, so there are cases when you should talk to your doctor instead of ignoring your discomfort. Your doctor will

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an opportunity to learn more about breast cancer and to contribute to finding a cure. What is breast cancer? Breast cancer is a group of abnormal cells that begin in the breast and often spread to other parts of the body. When cells grow incorrectly and group together, a