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Vaccine Hesitancy

Vaccine Hesitancy

Vaccine hesitancy continues to be an issue in the U.S., with COVID continually bringing this topic to light. But it’s not just about the COVID vaccine. Childhood vaccine rates continue to decrease in certain areas of the country, setting us up for formerly...

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Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

About T1D Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. It occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells in the...

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Transgender Health

Transgender Health

What does transgender mean? Transgender is an umbrella term for persons whose gender identity, gender expression or behavior does not conform to that typically associated with the sex to which they were assigned at birth. Gender identity refers to a person’s...

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The Cancer Spouse

The Cancer Spouse

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, and this diagnosis not only brings physical challenges, but significant emotional and psychological challenges, as well. It is something no one wants to face alone. The spouse of the cancer patient...

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Teen Suicide

Teen Suicide

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for 10-24 year olds. The tragedy of a young person dying by suicide is devastating to their family, friends, and community. Suicides among young people continue to be a serious problem. Suicide is the second leading...

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Stress

Stress

Stress is a word that people throw around when they are feeling overwhelmed, but stress comes with real physical and mental health consequences. Stress in all ages, as well as pandemic-related stress, affects our overall health, and contributes to other mental...

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Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation

While cigarette smoking rates continue to drop, in 2017, 14% of adults in America still smoked. Known as one of the hardest addictions to break, people are grasping at ways to kick the habit. Tobacco use can lead to tobacco/nicotine dependence and serious health...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is caused when the immune system is not working properly. RA affects organs as well as joints, and can be debilitating if not treated properly. Fortunately, there are good treatments that can halt the destruction to the body. Rheumatoid...

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Racial Disparities in Health

Racial Disparities in Health

All across America, there are large and persistent racial differences in health and accessing healthcare. People of color get sick at younger ages and die sooner than white people. Compared with whites, members of racial and ethnic minorities are less likely to...

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Pre-Diabetes

Pre-Diabetes

Cases of, and morbidity from, diabetes continues to rise. One of the critical areas of work is to stop pre-diabetes from turning into full-fledged diabetes. The following information is from the CDC: What is Prediabetes? Prediabetes is a serious health condition...

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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is the fastest growing neurological disorder in the world. It affects nearly one million people in the United States and more than six million people worldwide. The symptoms generally develop slowly over years, sometimes starting with a barely...

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Overdose: Inside the Epidemic

Overdose: Inside the Epidemic

A panel of experts discuss the drug epidemic in the U.S., and offer solid, timely information about prevention and treatment. For many years, Second Opinion has been dedicated to using media to accurately and non-sensationally educate and inform Americans about the...

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Overview Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic and long-lasting disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she feels the urge to repeat over and over. Signs and Symptoms...

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Millennial Health II

Millennial Health II

Millennials were born between the years 1981 and 1996. At 73 million, they are the largest, most educated, and most connected generation ever. They make up the greatest percentage of the population and the labor force. They are also the least healthy generation in...

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Millennial Health

Millennial Health

In 2019, millennials are the largest living adult generation, and by 2020, nearly half of the U.S. workforce will be millennials, making millennial health and how they consume healthcare an important issue in the healthcare landscape in our country....

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Menopause

Menopause

The average life span of a woman in the United States is 84 years. That means that many women will spend a full half of their lives as post-menopausal. Source:  Office on Women's Health What is menopause? Menopause is when your periods stop permanently and you can...

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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

The diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer has been one of the most hopeful advances in medicine over the past several years. The new lung cancer screening guidelines allow for the screening for younger individuals with less of a smoking history – making lung...

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