Pancreatic Cancer: Looking for Hope

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Difficulty in detecting pancreatic cancer makes effective treatment challenging, but not impossible. LOCATED BEHIND YOUR stomach, the pancreas is responsible for producing insulin, which regulates blood sugar and breaks down food so the body can process the nutrients. Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal forms of cancer: The National Cancer Institute estimates there will be 53,670 diagnoses of pancreatic …

5 Steps to Stop SIDS

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The leading cause of death among babies 1 month to 1 year old is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as crib death.   WHILE IT IS not known exactly what causes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), following these steps can reduce the risk. 1. Back is best. When it comes to sleep, the safest position for your baby is …

5 Steps to a Better Back-to-School Sleep Routine

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When school starts, sleep is more important than ever. Make sure your kids get the rest they need for a successful school year. AFTER THE LONG, carefree days of summer, getting back in the rhythm of the school year can be difficult. However, a good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your child’s health and academic success. Poor sleep in children — …

Staying Hydrated In The Summer Months

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FEELING TIRED OR hungry? You might simply be thirsty. Our bodies need water to maintain the right temperature, circulate blood, remove waste, and lubricate our joints. We need a lot of water each day because we’re constantly losing precious body moisture—through breathing, urination, and sweating. HYDRATION INDICATORS Staying hydrated is always important, but during hot summer months it requires more attention. …

Healthy Bones and Your Young Athlete

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GIVING CHILDREN THE space to recover after sports play goes a long way toward protecting their maturing bodies from overuse injuries. Children’s bones are still growing. That means growth plates—the areas of long bones where growth occurs—can complicate injuries that might occur playing sports that involve repetitive arm or leg use, says Jeffrey Reagan, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, Arizona Mountain Orthopedics, who …

Get Serious About Off-road Safety

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AS THE WEATHER warms up, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and dirt bikes come out from hibernating in the garage. While this is an exciting time for many outdoor adventurers and thrill seekers, it can put a major strain on safety. Intuition might tell you that two wheels are more dangerous than four, but researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine found that crashes and …

Men, Don’t Skip Out on Checking In

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Reluctance to schedule routine checkups can prevent early intervention for a number of diseases that become more challenging to treat as they progress.   ESTABLISHING A RELATIONSHIP with a primary care physician while you’re healthy can allow for simpler, less invasive, and more effective treatments. Many diseases, such as cancer and heart disease, can be treated much more easily if detected early. …