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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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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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Heart Disease in Women

Heart Disease in Women

Heart Disease is the leading cause of death and disability for women in the United States. Yet, somehow Heart Disease is often overlooked as a major women’s health issue. It is the cause of death for 1 in 5 women in the U.S., and heart disease and...

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Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety is the most common mental-health disorder in the United States, affecting nearly one-third of both adolescents and adults. According to new research, millennials have become the most anxious generation in history. This episode discusses what anxiety is,...

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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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Conquering Obesity

Conquering Obesity

Adult obesity is associated with a decrease in life expectancy for both men and women, as well as an increase in chronic disease. It is estimated that 163 million adults in the U.S. are overweight or obese – two thirds of men, and more than 60% of women. The damage...

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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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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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Coronaviruses

Coronaviruses

Before the beginning of 2020, many people had never heard the word “coronavirus.” But coronaviruses are not new. Researchers have been studying coronaviruses for decades. As COVID-19 appeared in 2019, lives changed forever. However, long before the World Health...

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Alcoholism

Alcoholism

Alcoholism reduces a person’s life expectancy an average of 10 years. Severe cognitive problems are common, and approximately 10% of all dementia cases are related to alcohol consumption, making it the second leading cause of dementia. Overview of Alcohol...

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Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer

While bladder cancer is a cancer not talked about as much as others, the chance men will develop it during their life is about 1 in 27. It’s important to recognize the signs of bladder cancer so it can be treated early, as muscle-invasive bladder cancer needs...

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Childhood Vaccines

Childhood Vaccines

Vaccines save lives. However, parents who believe that vaccines are linked to childhood conditions such as autism, are opting their children out. And the current measles outbreak shows just how a deadly disease can make a comeback when vaccination rates decline....

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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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Depression

Depression

Depression is a treatable brain disease. But while 25 million people in the U.S. suffer from depression, there is still a stigma surrounding the disease, and this prevents people from reaching out for help. Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent...

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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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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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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism

It is estimated that 20 million people in the U.S. have thyroid disease and 12% of Americans will develop a thyroid condition in their lifetime. Thyroid disease can be life altering and debilitating, especially when left untreated. Hypothyroidism (underactive...

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Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital Heart Disease

A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart, and they are the most common form of birth defect. While it is present at birth, some people do not become aware of their congenital disorder until they are older. Many congenital heart defects...

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Insomnia

Insomnia

Insomnia can be caused by psychiatric and medical conditions, unhealthy sleep habits, specific substances, and/or certain biological factors. No matter the cause, insomnia is the most commonly reported sleep disorder, and can cause incredible disruption in a...

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