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Endometriosis

Abnormal Pelvic Pain? Talk to Your Doctor What makes pelvic pain abnormal? While the answer is different for every woman, having the strength to discuss it with a health care provider may help prevent years of suffering.   Pelvic pain may be a sign of many health conditions.
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Slow Down

Take Steps to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia. It slowly kills brain cells and is the fifth-leading cause of death for Americans age 65 and older. But contrary to popular belief, steps can be taken to slow it down. &nbs
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From Needle to Vial

The Low-Down on How Blood Work Works Blood tests can diagnose disease, determine organ function and help your doctor see how well treatments are working.   But when it is time to get blood work done, some patients wonder whether it is really a big deal if they eat before
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