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All about BRCA genetic testing

BRCA1 and BRCA2 are human genes that produce tumor suppressor proteins. When either of these genes is mutated, or altered, cells are more likely to develop additional genetic alterations that can lead to cancer.
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What is atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation, often called AFib or AF, is the most common type of heart arrhythmia. An arrhythmia is when the heart beats too slowly, too fast, or in an irregular way.
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Shedding light on a hidden cancer

Ovarian cancer is difficult to detect early. Symptoms may be mild or non-existent until the disease is advanced. That’s why it is important to listen to your body.
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Talking with your father or son about prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer in U.S. men. Talking about cancer isn’t always easy. But open communication between families is an important part of promoting awareness, encouraging testing, and lending support.
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Staying active with a disability

Regular physical activity is good for everyone's health, including people with disabilities. Getting active can help you strengthen your heart and improve your mood.
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How to avoid food poisoning

Was it the reheated leftovers from three—or was it four —days ago? Or maybe it was the salad that spent too long out of the fridge? Whatever the culprit, chances are you've been affected by food poisoning at some point in your life. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk.
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Preventing Group B Strep in newborns

Not all babies exposed to GBS become infected, but, for those who do, the results can be devastating. GBS can cause babies to be miscarried, stillborn, born prematurely, become very sick, have lifelong handicaps, or die. Even babies born to mothers who have tested negative can become infected by group B strep.
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Depression: Conversation starters

Depression can be hard to talk about. But if a friend or loved one is depressed, having a conversation about getting help can make a big difference. Still, it can be hard to find the right words or to know exactly what to say. Use these conversation starters to start talking.
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