family history

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A Healthier You

Understanding Your Personal Health History As researchers learn that more health conditions have genetic links, knowing your personal and family health history becomes more important than ever. Upcoming holiday gatherings with family members can be a good time to sit down and
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Myths and Facts About Breast Cancer October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The National Cancer Institute estimates 266,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 — that’s one in eight women. More than 40,000 will die from the disease this year. The earlier breast
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While many factors that determine your likelihood of developing cancer, like age, cannot be controlled, you can help prevent cancer by learning your family’s medical history and living a healthy lifestyle. (Photo: Penn State)

Family Ties

Reduce the Likelihood of Developing Cancer There are many factors that determine your likelihood of developing cancer, including age, genetic predisposition and lifestyle. Some factors, like age, cannot be controlled, so experts recommend learning as much as possible about your
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